GIFTS 1GIFTS camp is an exploratory camp that encourages campers to experience new interests and explore new skills. Campers return to the same “focus” class each morning and rotate through eight other classes throughout the week. This gives them the opportunity to Grow their God given Interests, Fellowship, Talents and Skills. Children entering 1st grade through 7th grade can attend GIFTS Camp.




Missions: Please note all campers will rotate through this area learning about the camp service project. Campers do not need to choose this as a rotation. It will be built into their schedule.

Below is a list of confirmed classes:

Amazing Race: (Focus grades 4-7; Rotations all ages) Amazing Race will help students showcase their perseverance by completing tasks no matter how hard they may be.  This class will teach students about inclusion by learning about the world we live in and the exploration about the cultures, animals, foods, and people of the world.  In addition, they will get the opportunity to participate in amazing races that will be full of twists and turns and jammed packed full of fun!

American Girl: (Focus grades 1-3; Rotations all ages) Come discover the historical world of American Girl! Make crafts and play games inspired by your favorite American Girl dolls. Focus group will be very similar to last year, but rotation groups will have new activities.

Art 1-3: Do you like to draw, paint, and create? Campers will have fun with new friends as they create unique works of art.  Each day will be a new project.

Art 4-7: Campers will have fun with new friends as they create unique works of art.  We will have a variety of art projects to create throughout the week.  Each day brings a new project! (We will be doing many of the same projects in our focus group as we did last year)

Board Games: (Focus & Rotations all ages) Will you outwit, outplay, and outlast your opponent? What strategy will you use to win the game? In this class, campers will have fun playing board games and learning inside tips and tricks to be a board game genius! The Focus Group will also have the opportunity to build their own board game using easy-to-find objects. Win or lose, it is fun for all!

Bible Journaling: (Focus 4th-7th grade; Rotations all grades) Bring your Bible alive with color and art.  We will learn basic art journaling techniques and decorate scripture verses and Bible pages.

Camping: (Focus & Rotations limited to campers in grades 4-7) Camping and outdoor skills can be important for everyday life and a lot of fun!! Come learn a few basics in the area of campfire building and general fire safety, camp cooking, trail signs, geocaching, wild animal recognition and safety, survival skills and first aid.

Cooking 1-3: We teach a hand-on cooking class for the younger children. Come mix it up with cooking. Young chefs will have a blast preparing basic cooking concoctions and tasting the results of their work. Class members will work together to prepare recipes. They will take home recipes and be encouraged to try them with their families. Many of the focus activities will be the same as last year but rotation recipes are new. PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NOT GLUTEN FREE.

Cooking 4-7: Chefs will enjoy a fun, hands-on experience preparing popular kid-friendly food. All recipes are kid-tested and agreed to be 100% yummy! We will discuss kitchen safety and the importance of good nutrition for health.  Focus class chefs will receive a class cookbook that will include the recipes we prepare in class.  Focus class chefs should bring an apron and a ponytail holder to class.  ALLERGY NOTE: THIS IS NOT A GLUTEN FREE CLASS.  Different recipes will include meat, poultry, dairy, eggs and fruit (including strawberries). No recipe will include nuts; however, some ingredients may have been processed in a factory that processes nuts.

Daring Class For Girls: Join us for an extraordinary week of not-so-ordinary girl activities. From exploding science experiments to gnarly skateboarding. Are you daring enough to join us?

Fabric Fun: (Focus grades 4-7; Rotations all ages) Come and learn about no-sew fabric projects! Campers will learn how to create fleece blankets and pillows, wire hanger wreaths, bulletin boards, and pencil holders.

Fishing 101: (Focus only; grades 4-7) Are you interested in learning the basics of fishing? Topics covered will be equipment and tackle. Campers will learn to cast and tie knots, learn about boats and boating equipment, as well as fish identification for salt, fresh water, and conservation. Students will go on a field trip to Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson to catch redfish and tour the hatchery. Parents are required to sign a release form for transportation. Because of this off‐site opportunity, students in this class will only have rotations for three days AND MUST BE ABLE TO BE AT CHURCH BY 7:45 am ON WEDNESDAY.  Safety is our number one priority with this class so there will be l Adult or 2 experienced Youth Volunteers for every 2 students.  ALSO ON MONDAY, STUDENTS WILL HAVE ONLY THE SECOND ROTATION.  WE WILL BE LEARNING HOW TO CAST IN FOCUS AND 1ST ROTATION.  All equipment will be provided for the student.

Fun with Frosting: Focus group limited to entering 4th7th grade and limited to campers who have never taken this class as a Focus Group. Rotation Groups open to all ages. Does learning how to decorate cakes and cupcakes with various icing techniques sound like a sweet idea to you? All campers will learn to decorate and ice using icing tips. The rotation group will learn to decorate cupcakes. They will learn figure modeling using fondant! The focus group will also learn how to decorate a cake. We will learn how to pipe flowers, ruffles and other fun ways to make their cake special. Focus group campers should bring an apron and a ponytail holder to class. PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NOT GLUTEN FREE.

Group Games: (Rotations only. Open to all ages.) This is a great class for active kids who have a lot of energy to spare and like a little friendly competition. Campers will participate in some crazy competitions and exciting games including relay races, team‐building games, obstacle courses, and more. Have some good old‐fashioned fun in the gym!

Happy Planner: (Focus & Rotations grades 4-7) Come happily plan your life around God.  We will learn how to make shaker bookmarks, planner dashboards, dividers and washi tape a weekly spread.

Hogwarts Academy: (Focus & Rotations all ages) You have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!  Be sorted into your house, matched with a wand, join our Hogwarts Dueling Club, and win the Hogwarts House Cup!  Come explore the same subjects that Harry studied at Hogwarts: Potions, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against the Dark Arts.  Learn how these subjects truly connect to our Muggle world!  Join us and explore the amazing world of Harry, Ron, Hermione and of course... You Know Who... 

Intro to Computer Coding: (Focus & Rotations grades 4-7) This is a class for complete beginners as we learn to code Javascript. We will learn coding concepts and critical thinking and learn to make cool apps that will run on any phone or tablet. Focus group will be the same as previous years, but our rotations will be designing all new apps.

Jewelry Making: (Focus & Rotations all ages) Let's have some fun making jewelry! Using all types of beads, we will learn how to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. No supplies needed; just creative ideas!

Lego Imagination Workshop: (Focus & Rotations all ages) If you like to build things and use your imagination, you will love this class. Participants will have access to 230 pounds of Legos and can build, build, build. This class includes both unstructured time and daily challenges. Come see what you can create!

Minecraft: (Focus grades 1-3; Rotations all ages) (We will not be playing the video game.) Explore the world of Minecraft through various crafts and activities including peg boards and pixel paper crafts. Come join our Minecraft craft party!

Missions:  All campers will rotate here. Houston Children’s Charity provides items for kids and families in need. We will learn all about this organization and make items for other children in need. Throughout the week the camp will be collecting donated items to give to Houston Children’s Charity organization.

Music Mania: (Rotations only, all ages) Don’t wait! Join us to make musical melodies! Together we will explore unique instruments with hands on opportunities. Campers will sing, dance, stomp, clap, beat, and find joy through music. Music is a language all its own! Spend the week in creative composition, creation and exploration of music and instruments.

Disney Adventure: (Focus grades 1-3; Rotations all ages) Children have the opportunity to dive into their favorite Disney movies and highlight their favorite characters through art, music, and enjoyable crafts! 

Science 1-3: Prepare yourself to have a "blast" this week! We will explore scientific mysteries as we "conduct" experiments using our five senses: hearing, sight, taste, smell, and touch. Be prepared to get messy and wet, learn cool things to share with your family, and HAVE FUN! We will offer kid appropriate activities tailored toward younger scientists.

Science: 4-7: Are you MAD about science?  Don’t worry, there’s a MAD scientist in us all!! Be prepared to get a little messy, and learn cool things to share with your family & friends while having fun!!  NEW experiments for Focus and Rotation groups!!

Sculpture: (Focus & Rotations open to grades 1-3) Options for sculpture are as endless as the camper’s imagination. Proposed projects and instruction will include the creation of animals, pinch pots, trinket boxes, play food, etc. However, campers are welcome to create to their hearts’ content. 

Sewing: (Focus & Rotations grades 4-7) Are you ready to sew? Join us as we navigate our way through making the ultimate sleepover package! The focus group will make pajama pants, a pillow case, a sleep mask and maybe even a matching T‐shirt. We will learn how to cut out a pattern, place the pattern on material, cut it out, and seam up our creations. You will need to purchase your own fabric prior to camp. Feel free to bring your own machine so you can continue to learn at home. Rotation participants will have fun getting warmed up with the machines as we learn how to make something fun too!

Survival of the Fittest: (Rotations Only. Open to all ages) In this class, the kids will learn fitness and food tips that they can carry with them in their daily lives.  We will be testing our strength and learning what foods give us the fuel we need to be amazing!  We will discover how to keep ourselves feeling our best through training that can be done anywhere at any time! 

Theatre: Campers will explore all aspects of theatre including improve, makeup, stage design, technical theatre, theatre games, and acting. 

Woodworking: (Focus & Rotations grades 4-7 ) Campers will participate, with adult supervision, in many "hands-on" tasks such as drilling, cutting, sanding, driving nails, and joining with screws as they construct a new project that is kid‐friendly and creative. Focus campers should bring their own labeled tape measure and safety glasses. Rotation groups will learn to cut, drill, and hammer as they also assemble a new project. Rotation campers will not need to bring any supplies.




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