The United Methodist Camp & Retreat Association is pleased to offer programming for the children and youth of those who want to make the 2019 United Methodist Camp/Retreat Leaders Gathering a memorable family experience. Programming will utilize the Life Enrichment Center facilities and beautiful campus to provide activities and outdoor experiences.
Children and Youth programs will be offered during all workshops and seminar sessions, freeing parents to fully enjoy the available learning opportunities while their children are enjoying age-appropriate activities and experiences. Childcare & Youth programs will be offered Tuesday – Thursday. In addition to separate programming for the children and youth mornings and afternoons, parents of infants and toddlers will be provided with “wiggle space” in the worship auditorium.
Childcare will be based in the Cokesbury room on the Life Enrichment Center campus. Daily crafts and activities are being planned to connect the daily theme or scripture being used at the event to create connections and conversations for families. Daily outdoor exploration and playtime will be provided for your children to experience the beautiful campus and amazing gifts that God has given us in nature. Thursday afternoon is a planned field trip to Uncle Donald’s Farm. This experience will include opportunities to enjoy a hayride, feed a pig, milk a goat, and other animal encounters.
The UMCRM Children and Youth programs are Safe Gatherings-compliant and all childcare/youth workers will be background checked and cleared through Safe Gatherings. The United Methodist Camp and Retreat Association understands the importance of making it possible for participants with children to attend the Gathering. Therefore, the children’s and youth programming is provided without a program fee. It is our hope that this will make the 2019 National Gathering an awesome family experience.
Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact the Childcare Coordinator, Becky Valenzuela: firstname.lastname@example.org. To register your children, simply provide the requested information about your children on the registration form. A more detailed registration packet will be sent to you prior to the event.