OVERNIGHT CAMP for Ages 6-12
Since 1977, FVCA (also known as Riverwoods) has been providing a free summer camp for qualified children in the Fox Valley. This summer FVCA is offering a FREE overnight camp for children ages 6-12 who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch at their school. The overnight camp will be held at our 85-Acre campus in St. Charles. Each session of overnight camp will run Monday – Friday. Transportation will be provided to and from FVCA at the beginning and end of the week. Children will be picked up by FVCA busses at 2 pm on Monday and will return at 5 pm on Friday to the designated pickup / drop off locations in your community shown below.
WHO: Children ages 6-12 who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch at school and live in the U-46, D300, D129 or D131 School Districts.
WHAT: Overnight camp at the FVCA campus in St. Charles, includes all meals and camp activities: canoeing, biking, nature walks, sports & games, arts & crafts, daily Chapel times, good food and great fun!
Children will stay in one of our beautiful cabins. There are typically 4-6 children in a room and at least 2 adult staff in an adjacent room. When you register, we will send a list of the things your child will need to bring to camp.
FVCA is accredited by the American Camp Association This accreditation means that Fox Valley Christian Action thoroughly reviews operational practices, seeks the wisdom of other camp professionals, and continually makes improvements to comply with more than 300 written standards. Only one-fourth of the camps in the US have earned this mark of distinction and FVCA is committed to the highest standards in health and safety for your children. This includes carefully screening and training all of our staff. All of our staff are at least 16 years old and most of them are 18 or older. We operate in small groups, usually no more than 7 kids per staff member and staff members are never alone with your children. Designated staff members have been certified in First Aid and CPR. Accreditation also means we do practical things like wearing helmets when we ride bikes and life jackets anytime we’re in a boat! We are also committed to the highest standards of health and safety regarding Covid-19 including daily health screenings for all staff and campers, regular hand sanitizing, masking, proper social distancing for all activities, and consistent sanitizing of our vehicles and facilities. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.
When/Where We Pick Up:
Session 1 June 7-11 * First Christian Church, Elgin & Calvary Baptist Church, Elgin
Session 2 June 14-18 * Greater Grace Church, Elgin
Session 3 June 21-25 * Fox View Apartments, Carpentersville
Session 4 June 28-July 2 * Aurora Township Youth Activity Center
Session 5 July 5-9 * San Nicholas Church, Aurora
Session 6 July 26-30 * The Center of Elgin
WHY: Camp provides an important opportunity for kids to grow and learn new things in a safe and fun environment. This may be the first time that your child gets to paddle a canoe, ride on a pontoon boat, or create an art project using only things they find in the woods! Camp provides great opportunities for children to grow in their independence and learn how to work with others. Camp at FVCA also provides a unique opportunity to experience God, to learn more about Jesus, and to grow in faith if they choose to do so.