Parent Frequently Asked Questions
Parents are an important part of Camp Good News staff! We realize that you may have questions about your student’s involvement in the program. Below are helpful resources for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of spiritual instruction will my teenager receive?
At training camp, our schedule provides many opportunities for spiritual growth. Our mornings feature chapel. Challenging messages are given on their Bible stories that they teach the children. We believe that when a Bible story has meant something to your Christian walk that you will be much more likely to be passionate about teaching the story to the children. Evenings feature spiritual development sessions around the theme for the summer. Each session features a time of worship through music followed by separate devotions for boys and girls. Finally at training camp, teens learn the discipline of prayer as we set aside a half a day for prayer. During the summer, challenging devotions based on a book of the Bible are given each day.
What kinds of ministry skills does will my teenager learn and practice during their time on Camp Good News staff?
Teenagers will be trained in storytelling for children, how to share the gospel for kids through the wordless book, how to place the gospel into a Bible story, how to effectively teach children a memory verse, how to have good club management skills, how to lead songs and games, how to counsel children, and much more
How much supervision does my teenager have?
At training camp, about 8 local/state directors and about 5 college-aged interns all assist with supervision. During a week of Camp Good News on the Go, supervision is provided by the hosts, college-aged interns, and the local director. Team leaders, who are older high school students, provide supervision for each team as they go to club. At Camp Good News, program directors and counselors provide supervision as well as the local director or his representative.
How does transportation work?
For Camp Good News on the Go, parents or teenagers are responsible to have a ride to Metro Baptist Church at 9:30 AM (time will vary from week to week). We provide all the rides to the clubs. However, in most cases, they will be picked up at Metro Baptist Church. For Camp Good News, parents or teenagers are responsible to arrive at the camp site at 8:30 AM and pick them up at 4:15 PM (unless working before or after care).
For Camp Good News on the Go, how do the students get from club to club? Do I or my child need to help with driving from club to club for my child to be involved?
No, you do not need to provide a ride from club to club. We have designated driver that takes the team from club to club.
What happens after my child applies for Camp Good News Staff?
Once your student applies, we will set-up a meeting to share with parents and students the expectations and answers questions that you may have for this upcoming summer