MAKE YOUR SUMMER COUNT!
 

We know that as a parent, the chaos of real life can often distract you from giving your kids your best - especially when school's out for the summer. We offer a summer day camp for kids that’s safe, fun, and Jesus-centered and gives you the confidence to make your summer count.

 
 

These cOCUSA parents made their summer count!

There was so much about COCUSA that my daughter loved! Learning how to find verses in her Bible, the friends she made, how silly her counselors were, and how fun they made each and every day. We LOVED the staff: professional, yet fun with the kids every single day, present and responsive to any questions or needs we had. The fact that the people involved with my child were consistent every day of the summer was so important to us!
My son loved Camp this summer and spoke highly of all the counselors. He would light up anytime he ran into a counselor outside of Camp.
 
I see my son talking openly about God and what he learns at Camp. He loves to talk about God. It is such an inspiration to see this in my 7 year old.
This year I told a co-worker of mine about Camp. She registered her son and received a partial scholarship from COCUSA to cover the cost. The excitement that her son had when came home was great to see! My friend started to see God change him throughout the summer, and he would come home to tell her what he learned at Camp that day. My friend isn’t a Christian, but now at work she has started to ask questions about my faith. What a great way to show God’s love!
 

What Does a summer at camp look like?

 

We love to partner with parents like you to help you cut through the chaos of life and make your summer count. That's why we're so focused on giving your child an experience that helps them to thrive by keeping them safe, engaging them through fun activities, and helping them grow in their faith and character through our process of Gospel-centered discipleship. Here's what you can expect if your child joins us this summer:

  • Support of our year-round leadership team to guide you through registration and address your questions before, during, and after summer camp.

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  • Summer staff members (students in high school and college) who want to give your child a memorable summer of growth and fun.
  • Balance of high and low energy activities to keep each day exciting.
  • Weekly field trips to local water parks, pools, and activities in the community.
  • Spiritual growth with Bible teaching, focused discussions about Bible stories, and time in prayer throughout the day.
  • Reinforcement of godly character with weekly Character Awards given to each child.
  • Prioritizing safety by following our Top 5 Rules.
    • Groups of 3 - Always stay with at least 2 other people. Never be alone with another person.
    • Follow the Leader - Campers should stay with and obey Staff at all times. Staff should always know where their campers are and stay actively engaged with them.
    • Good Touch || Bad Touch - Good touch = things like high-fives and short side hugs. Bad Touch = things like hitting, sitting on laps, and back rubs.
    • Good Words || Bad Words - Good words = respectful, kind, build each other up. Bad Words = disrespectful, cursing, threats, tear each other down.
    • Treat It Right - Respect all property and equipment at Camp. Stay within the boundaries.

OTHER INFO ABOUT SUMMER CAMP AT COCUSA

  • Dates: Camp runs for most of June, July, and August while kids are out of school. You can register for as many or as few weeks as you want or need.
  • Times: Our daily program runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. Drop-off starts at 7:30am, and pick-up ends at 5:30pm.
  • Ages: Children currently in Kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible to attend our program.
  • Cost: $125/week per child. We offer discounts for families enrolling multiple siblings. Families may also fill out an additional application for financial assistance, which is available through two scholarship funds.
  • Locations: We partner with churches to host our camps. We have many locations throughout Central Illinois. Find a location near you.
 

How will your kids spend summer break?

 

Could summer pass you by without much to show for it? Will your child continue to grow, mature, and thrive without the routine of the school year? Will your house still be left standing after 3 months filled with restless kids?

Don't regret a wasted summer. Make Your Summer Count!

 

Become the parent who cuts through the chaos, focuses on what's most important, and creates the future you dreamed of for your family. We can help you get there this summer.
 

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Camp Aide Program

Service opportunities and leadership training for students in junior high school.

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Summer Staff Team

Positions available for students in high school, college, and beyond.

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Help more even families make summer count by donating to one of our funds.