PO Box 265 West Fargo, ND, 58078, US



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Frequently Asked Questions

I need to drop off or pick up my kids before 9 AM or after 4 PM. Do you have any options to drop kids before 9 AM or pick up kids after 4 PM?
Yes, before/after care is a supervised time for parents who would need to drop off their kids early or pick up their kids late because of work, transportation, etc. The times would be from 7:30 – 9:00 AM and from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. You can sign-up for the entire week with your registration form for $10 per week for just before care or just after care per week ($20 if registering for both). If you need before or after care for part of a week or for less than 20 minutes, please email at office@ceffm.org or call at 701-200-4865 for a discounted rate.
What is the difference in the schedule for the half day (9-1 PM) and full day (9-4 PM)? What happens after 1 PM?
The half day (9-1 PM) is designed for those parents who want their children to experience camp without being gone for the entire day. As a result, our afternoon programming has more general activities such as swimming, large group games (like capture the flag or blob tag), arts & crafts projects like beads, etc. All of the specific activity programming and Bible hour happen in the morning. For example, if it is basketball week, basketball instruction and play will happen in the 9-1 PM time along with the Bible hour. There would not be any basketball in the afternoon.
How are the kids split into groups? Can I request my child to be with sibling or friend?
Campers are split up by age and are usually split up into two groups (younger and older) between the ages of 6-12.
What is a sample daily schedule?
Sample Daily Schedule

8:45 – Registration Opens
9:00 – Welcome/Opening Ceremony
9:15 – Activity Instruction
10:15 – Bible Hour/Snack
11:15 – Activity Practice
12:15 – Lunch (Campers bring a sack lunch)
12:45—Quiet Time
1:15— Swimming on M, W; Large Group Game on Tu, Th, F
2:30 – Camper’s Choice (Campers offered an array of activities such as crafts, games, outdoor skills, etc) – Tu, Th, F
3:45—Closing Ceremony
4:00 PM—Camper Pick-up

What is the camp for “Summer’s Not Over” campers? What will the activities be for that week?
This is a camp designed for kids who have come to Camp Good News for at least one week during the summer. Campers will be involved in choosing the activities for the week. Activities will be chosen from a list of the most popular activities for the summer.
Are there scholarships available? How do I apply? How are they distributed?
Yes, people with heart and passion for kids have given to our scholarship fund. To apply, when you register, mark “yes” to the scholarship question when you click the registration button and the short application will appear. Please note that we generally do not grant full scholarships and require at least $15 deposit per camper. Once your short application for a scholarship is received, the scholarship screening committee will review your application and get back to you as soon as they can. Getting your registration in before June 1st increases your chance of receiving a scholarship.
How are the staff selected to work at camp?
Every staff member must submit an application and references to be on camp staff. Staff over 18 must also complete a background check. Once this process is complete, applicants are interviewed. Applicants are then selected for their spiritual maturity and ability to work with children.
How old are the staff members?
All lead staff needs to be at least 18 years old. Ages 15 -17 can sign up to assistant counselors. We also have a Counselor in Training program for ages 12-14.
Where does the camp take place at?
Day camp is at Metro Baptist Church in Fargo.
Who are the sponsors?
Bell Bank