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Kids Summer Camps
Preschool, Elementary, 4th & 5th Grade

Summer Fun & Sun
Summer Fun & Sun is playtime for preschoolers! All children must be accompanied by and adult. Younger siblings are welcome.

Funny Farm
May 25 • 9:30–11:30am • Pavilion
Cost: $5 per person. Come dressed as your favorite farm animal, but keep in mind that you will be playing outside. We will have crafts and activities based on farm animals and there will be a petting zoo and pony rides.
Register online by May 24 at noon. Register online now!

Trike & Bike
June 22 • 9:30–11:30am • Pavilion
Cost: $3 person. Bring a trike or bike and a helmet, if possible. They should also wear clothing they can get wet or dirty. Register online by June 21 at noon. Register online now!

Ooey Gooey
July 27 • 9:30–11:30am • Pavilion
Cost: $3 person. Children should bring a towel and come dressed in clothes for water play. There will be crafts and sensory stations with lots of messy/wet fun! Register online by July 26 at noon. Register online now!

Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.


Promotion Weekends

May 27 & 28 for incoming 1st – 12th graders
Parents, don't forget on Sunday, May 28, your 5th graders become 6th graders, and your 8th graders become high schoolers!

August 5 & 6 for incoming kindergarten and younger
This weekend is early childhood promotion. New kindergartners will attend K3 Base Camp, and Pre-K and younger will promote to new color rooms.


Summer Fun Days
This is an event for 4th & 5th grade students.

Cosmic Bowling @ The Alley
May 31 • 12:00–4:00pm
Cost is $10, lunch is included. Bring a water bottle, must wear socks.
Register online by May 26 at noon. Register online now!

Movie at the Warren
June 21 • 12:00–4:00pm • We will be seeing "Toy Story 4"
Cost is $10, includes movie ticket. Register online by June 19 at noon. Register online now!

Glow Dodgeball
July 19 • 12:00–4:00pm • Central Court
Cost is $5, snacks and drinks are included. Students are encouraged to wear neon or white colored clothing for optimal black light effect. Register online by July 18 at noon. Register online now!

Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.


Instrumental Strings Lessons
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  •  July 6, 13 (concert)  •  In the Summit  •  Instructor: Jackie Langhofer
For 4th–8th Grade Students (younger students with 1 year experience, with approval)
Intermediate (1 yr playing experience): 1:00–2:00pm
Advanced (2+ yrs experience): 2:15–3:15pm
Cost: $100 (non-refundable), includes music


This class is an enrichment course for those who have previously played a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or string bass). This class will help students continue to develop their instrumental skills over the summer, and learn new theory and techniques for their instrument. Students will be responsible for providing their own instruments and music stands, as needed. Violins and violas will need shoulder rests, and cellos and basses will need rock stops. Sessions will conclude with a concert on Thursday, July 13. Space is limited to sign up today!

Intermediate Class: 1:00–2:00pm
Register Online Now

Advanced Class: 2:15–3:15pm
Register Online Now

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


Start the Summer Off Right Math Workshop
June 5–9  •  1:00–4:00pm  •  CCA Innovation Center  •  Instructor: Dana Oswald
For students going into 5th & 6th Grades in the fall of 2017, 4th Graders accepted with approval.
Cost: $150 (non-refundable) per student (includes $10 for workbook).

Students will focus on computation and fractions through hands-on experiments along with practical application. A workbook is included and a special surprise will be given to students who complete the workbook by the start of school next fall.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Dana Oswald
Dana Oswald has her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and has taught for 10 years, with five of those years specializing in mathematics. She enojys researching and finding new ways to engage students and incorporate hands-on learning.


Book Club: Discussion and Weekly Activity
June 6, 13, 20, 27  •  July 11, 18, 25  •  August 1  •  1:00–2:30pm •  CCA Innovation Center
For students going into 5th & 6th grades in the fall of 2017 •  Led by Gaye Ruschen
Cost: $40 (non-refundable), includes $8 for novel

Students will participate in reading a novel; have group discussions; review basic literary elements, and participate in creative activities to enhance their understanding of the novel. We will also have just plain fun with a book!

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Gaye Ruschen
Mrs. Ruschen, a teacher, wife, mom and grandma, earned a B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education from Calvin College and Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. She also holds a M. Ed. from Wichita State University with an emphasis in Early Childhood and Child Development. She has preciously taught Kindergarten, and K–3 Art at CCA. this fall will mark her 27th year at CCA. Currently, she teaches EXCEL Literature and Writing for grades 2–5.


Story Time and Crafts with Mrs. Ruschen
June 8, 15, 29  •  July 13, 20  •  August 3  •  10:00–11:30am (6/22 & 7/27: 1:00–2:30pm)
Pre–K–2nd Grade  •  CCA Innovation Center  •  Cost: $30/$5 individual sessions (non-refundable)

Children will hear a classic children's story or a new story each week accompanied by creative/interdisciplinary activities which will reinforce the theme of the story.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


1st – 3rd Grade Day Camp
Gadgets & Gizmos: Uniquely Wired, Wonderfully Made
June 12–15  •  8:00am – 5:00pm  • C3 Youth Center  • Cost is $60 per person

Find out how we are made, and why. Each day campers will have large group and small group teaching times, crafts, recreation, and much more, with some trips for off-site activities. All lunches and snakcs are provided each day.

Registration deadline is June 5 at noon.

Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.


3D Designing and Printing for Beginners
June 12–16  •  9:00–11:00am  •  CCA Innovation Center  •  Registration is closed
For students going into 4th–8th Grades in the fall  •  Instructor: Marc Tucker

Students will use a web based program to learn basic 3D design and how a 3D printer works. They will leave at the end of the week with a 3D printed design of their own.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


Blue Crayons Art Camp
June 19–22  &  July 10–13  •  Ages 4–6: 9:00–11:00am  •  Ages 7–10: 12:30–2:30pm
Cost: $50  •  Led by Patty Yetter

June 19–22
9:00–11:00am: Insects/ Eric Carle
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12:30–2:30pm: Famous Artists
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July 10–13
9:00–11:00am: Ocean Animals/ Leo Lionni
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12:30–2:30pm: Landscapes
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The children at Blue Crayons Art Camp will create! Each day of art camp will find the children drawing, painting, creating, getting messy, and being exposed to line, shape, color, and shading.

Using high quality art supplies, the children will complete and take hom 2 projects each day of camp, and will work on a culminated project that will be finished and taken home on Thursday of each week.

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.


Dr. Seuss Acting Camp for 1st–3rd Graders
June 26–30  •  9:00am–noon  •  Cost: $50 (non-refundable)  •  In the Summit
Instructor: Tiffanie Cain

The students will explore their God-given creativity through the work of Dr. Seuss. They will learn about acting, characterization, blocking, and physicalization. We will explore using theatrical games, and conclude with a performance of their discoveries. They will also think through and create various costumes and props for their performance. It will be action-packed; that's for sure!

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Tiffanie Cain
Tiffanie Cain had been teaching drama for the past 10 years. She has a degree in Speech and Drama Education and absolutely loves the classroom. She currently teaches at Wichita's Children's Theatre and Dance Center, as well. She has four children of her own, and would love to spend a week with you student exploring their God-given creativity!


STEAM Maker Camp
June 26–30  •  9:00am–noon  •  CCA Innovation Center  •  Cost: $85 (non-refundable)
For 2nd Grade – 6th Grade  •  Instructors: Tara Kater, Kim McDaniel, and Marc Tucker

Students will work on various projects, individual and team, throughout the week. Working in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each student should gain experience in creating, using their imaginations, sometimes failing, but always learning.

Materials and daily snacks are included in the cost. Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Tara Kater
Tara Kater has taught at Central Christian Academy for several years. She has a passion for incorporating critical thinking into the classroom, and is excited about how today's technology can assist students to do just that.


1st – 5th Fun Day: Nerf Battle
June 26  •  9:30–11:30am  •  C3 Youth Center  •  Cost: $5

1st thru 5th garde students LOVE Nerf. We are going to have a fun time together playing, learning, and exploring Nerf and the wonderful time these toys give us. Your student will receive a snack, fun, and a take home prize during the experience.

Registration dealine is June 23 at noon. Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.


Computer Science Camp
July 10–14  •  1:30–3:00pm  •  Room C3: CCA Computer Lab  •  Cost: $40 (non-refundable)
For 4th–8th Grade Students  •  Instructor: Marc Tucker

Students will have access to computer science activities and block-based coding using Scratch. They may work at their own pace and discover the ins and outs of this rapidly growing field of study. No prior computer programming experience required.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


Summer Bible Fun Camp/FX
July 10–11  •  9:00–11:30am  •  For Kids going into Kindergarten – 5th Grade
July 12–13  •  6:00–8:00pm  •  FX: Family Experience

This year, there is a change to FX, our Family Experience. Our mission in Central Kids is to "Partner with parents to build the next generation of Christ-followers." FX helps the whole family join together in worship, learning, and fun seeking Christ together. The first two days of our Bible Fun Camp, we will have kids only (with lots of volunteers) as we begin the journey finding what it means to be made by God, made for a relationship with jesus, and made to love others.

On Wednesday evening we will serve the evening meal at 5:00pm, and continue to learn as a family where we left off on Tuesday. We will close out the week with one last learning time on Thursday evening all together and celebrate with our annual carnival! Please join us as we grow together and move forward in our journey seeking Christ.

This is a FREE event. Wednesday's meal is optional and costs $3 per person, or $10 per family. Fun carnival food will be served on Thursday during the carnival at NO charge. T-shirts are available for $10, if ordered by June 26.

Monday & Tuesday Mornings Event • July 10–11
Register online now! Pre-registration will close Friday, July 7 at noon.

Wednesday & Thursday Mornings Event • July 12–13
Register online now! Pre-registration will close Tuesday, July 11 at noon.
Childcare for Wednesday and Thursday (for the wrap-up session) is provided for kids 4 and under.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, register online now.

Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.


4th & 5th Grade Summit 2-Day Camp
July 23–25  Cost: $100 per Camper, all meals included

We will continue our summer theme of Gadgets & Gizmos. This year we are going to Camp Haiwatha, located just minutes from CCC. We will have a wondeful camp ground complete with a new large swimming pool and waterslide, ropes course, adventure games, air-conditioned meeting spaces, and lots of outdoor space. Each day and night, campers will have large group and small group teaching time, crafts, recreation, swimming, and much more. It is a great opportunity to dig deeper as 4th and 5th garders.

Registration deadline is July 21st at noon. Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.


Kindergarten Kick-Off
July 26  •  6:00–8:00pm  •  Chapel

This event provides a fun orientation for you and your child, to the Central Kids' Elementary weekend programming; as well as meeting Vicki Ejibe, Central Christian Church's Children's Ministry Director. We will start the evening in the Chapel, then move to north Central Court where families will make and eat their own pizzas.

Each family will be able to make their own pizza and enjoy a night of fun. This is a FREE event! Registration deadline is July 25 at noon.

Questions? Email Donelda Edwards for more information.

Youth Summer Camps
Middle School and High School

Worlds of Fun Middle School Trip
May 31  •  Cost: $55, lunch is included  •  Registration Dates: March 1 thru May 28

Each year, the C3 youth middle school has worlds of fun at Worlds of Fun. It is a single day trip where we welcome all of our brand new 6th grade friends and say goodbye to all of our 8th grade friends. We leave early in the morning, get back late at night, and fill the day with roller coaster, rides, and lots of hang time. Parents are welcome and needed for this event, and we guarantee that even if you don’t like roller coasters, you will still have a blast. Students will only need money for dinner on the road, games, and snacks.

If you would like to volunteer to be a leader for this trip, please register online. Cost is $39 and covers admittance into Worlds of Fun, lunch, and transportation.

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.


Instrumental Strings Lessons
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  •  July 6, 13 (concert)  •  In the Summit  •  Instructor: Jackie Langhofer
For 4th–8th Grade Students (younger students with 1 year experience, with approval)
Intermediate (1 yr playing experience): 1:00–2:00pm
Advanced (2+ yrs experience): 2:15–3:15pm
Cost: $100 (non-refundable), includes music


This class is an enrichment course for those who have previously played a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or string bass). This class will help students continue to develop their instrumental skills over the summer, and learn new theory and techniques for their instrument. Students will be responsible for providing their own instruments and music stands, as needed. Violins and violas will need shoulder rests, and cellos and basses will need rock stops. Sessions will conclude with a concert on Thursday, July 13. Space is limited to sign up today!

Intermediate Class: 1:00–2:00pm
Register Online Now

Advanced Class: 2:15–3:15pm
Register Online Now

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


C3 Youth High School Summer Kick–Off BBQ
Sunday, June 4  •  6:00–8:00pm  •  CCC Pavilion

This will be our official welcome to our incoming Freshman class. All students entering 9th–12th grade are welcome to join and bring others. There is no cost to the event, just come ready to play soccer, volleyball, gaga ball, hang out, meet new people, eat, and welcome summer.

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.


Start the Summer Off Right Math Workshop
June 5–9  //  1:00–4:00pm  //  CCA Innovation Center  //  Instructor: Dana Oswald
For students going into 5th & 6th Grades in the fall of 2017, 4th Graders accepted with approval.
Cost: $150 (non-refundable) per student (includes $10 for workbook).

Students will focus on computation and fractions through hands-on experiments along with practical application. A workbook is included and a special surprise will be given to students who complete the workbook by the start of school next fall.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Dana Oswald
Dana Oswald has her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and has taught for 10 years, with five of those years specializing in mathematics. She enojys researching and finding new ways to engage students and incorporate hands-on learning.


Book Club: Discussion and Weekly Activity
June 6, 13, 20, 27  •  July 11, 18, 25  •  August 1  •  1:00–2:30pm  •  CCA Innovation Center
For students going into 5th & 6th grades in the fall of 2017  •  Led by Gaye Ruschen
Cost: $40 (non-refundable), includes $8 for novel

Students will participate in reading a novel; have group discussions; review basic literary elements, and participate in creative activities to enhance their understanding of the novel. We will also have just plain fun with a book!

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Gaye Ruschen
Mrs. Ruschen, a teacher, wife, mom and grandma, earned a B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education from Calvin College and Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. She also holds a M. Ed. from Wichita State University with an emphasis in Early Childhood and Child Development. She has preciously taught Kindergarten, and K–3 Art at CCA. this fall will mark her 27th year at CCA. Currently, she teaches EXCEL Literature and Writing for grades 2–5.


3D Designing and Printing for Beginners
June 12–16  •  9:00–11:00am  •  CCA Innovation Center  •  Registration is closed
For students going into 4th–8th Grades in the fall  •  Instructor: Marc Tucker

Students will use a web based program to learn basic 3D design and how a 3D printer works. They will leave at the end of the week with a 3D printed design of their own.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


STEAM Maker Camp
June 26–30  •  9:00am–noon  •  CCA Innovation Center  •  Cost: $85 (non-refundable)
For 2nd Grade – Entering 6th Grade  •  Instructors: Tara Kater, Kim McDaniel, and Marc Tucker

Students will work on various projects, individual and team, throughout the week. Working in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each student should gain experience in creating, using their imaginations, sometimes failing, but always learning.

Materials and daily snacks are included in the cost. Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Tara Kater
Tara Kater has taught at Central Christian Academy for several years. She has a passion for incorporating critical thinking into the classroom, and is excited about how today's technology can assist students to do just that.


CIY MOVE – High School Summer Camp
July 10–15  •  Cost: $250, non-refundable $50 deposit  •  Registration Deadline: July 2

CIY Move is a 5-day high school summer youth gathering designed to amplify the call of Christ on students' lives to become kingdom workers. Located on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln, MOVE will provide a High School experience where students will be challenged through interactive worship sets, preaching, small group discussions, sports, games, fun and community building. Students at MOVE not only learn and worship together – they spend time with their church youth groups, discovering ways that God will use them to impact the world.

Students will also need money for two meals on the road. They are welcome to bring extra money for additional activities and merchandise.

If you would like to volunteer to be a leader for this trip, please register online. Cost is FREE for leaders.

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.


Computer Science Camp
July 10–14  •  1:30–3:00pm  •  Room C3: CCA Computer Lab  •  Cost: $40 (non-refundable)
For 4th–8th Grade Students  •  Instructor: Marc Tucker

Students will have access to computer science activities and block-based coding using Scratch. They may work at their own pace and discover the ins and outs of this rapidly growing field of study. No prior computer programming experience required.

Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.


Cross Bearing Adventures Middle School Trip
July 30 – August 4  •  Cost: $275, non-refundable $50 deposit  •  Registration Deadline: July 19
Need based scholarships are available by emailing Kyle Fleet.

This year for Middle School Camp, students going into 6th through 8th grades, will head out to Colorado for high adventure with Cross Bearing Adventures. The week includes a ropes course, rock climbing, repelling, white water rafting, and hiking up a 14,000-foot mountain. Students love this trip as they spend a week living out of cabins, engaging in high energy activities, building friendships, learning about Jesus, and doing what middle schoolers do best! Not a fan of heights? Afraid of adventure? No problem. We never force anyone to do anything they are unsure about. We want everyone to have an experience of a lifetime!

Students also need money for 4 meals on the road. Space is limited.

If you would like to volunteer to be a leader for this trip, please register online. Cost is $125 per leader, with a non-refundable deposit of $50.

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.

Sports Summer Camps
Kindergarten to High School

 

Victory Soccer Camp led By Goran Hunjak
June 5–9  •  9:00–noon  •  Ages 5–16  •  CCC Soccer Field
Cost: $89, Every camper will receive a ball and a camp t-shirt

Victory Soccer Camp values the disciples that make an athlete successful, and teaches how to apply them to your daily lives. We have created an atmosphere to encourage children to score a victorious Christian life.

Victory Soccer Camp provides professional quality soccer instructions, and excellent curriculum that helps to make the Bible come alive. Being an athlete is not required. This camp is designed for students with various levels of athletic ability. They'll learn to combine excellence in sports with a relationship with Christ.

Camp Features
Professional quality soccer instructions, skills & fundamentals, bible half-time, mini games / scrimmages / skills drills, and FUN, FUN, FUN!

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.

Get To Know Goran Hunjak
Goran Hunjak was born and raised in Croatia, Europe. he played 19 years of professional soccer both indoor and outdoor in Europe and the U.S. He has also coached a professional team for 4 years. God blessed him with a long pro career, achieving many awards and playing in 18 different countries.

Goran enjoys working with youth and feels compelled to pass his soccer knowledge to all ages. He wants to help them improve their skill level, gain confidence and develop a positive self-image. Most importantly, Goran wants to help people understand that God loves all people, and that God demonstrated His love by giving and sacrificing Jesus Christ, His only Son, to die for all people.


Volleyball Camp led By Dave Yordy & Jennifer McCurdy
June 19–22  •  Grades 3–6: 9:00am – noon  •  Grades 7–9: 12:30 – 3:00pm
Cost: $45 online/$50 walk-up registration

Focus will be on passing! Attacking, serving, positioning, and teamwork will be covered, as well.

Morning Camp, Grades 3–6 from 9:00am – noon
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Afternoon Camp, Grades 7–9 from 12:30 – 3:00pm
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Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.

Get To Know Coach Dave
David Yordy, Coach Dave, was an All State basketball player back in the day in Massachusetts. Over the past 21 years, Dave has coached basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball at the high school level, as well as, other sports at the elementary level. He began coaching with the purpose of investing in the lives of young people, to help them build character, as well as, teaching the skills necessary to succeed in each sport. He has had the pleasure of coaching two State Basketball Champions, and 2 National Homeschool Championship teams, but his greatest reward is seeing athletes grow in character.


Fundamentals Basketball Camp led by David Yordy
June 26–29  •  Ages 5–8: 9:00am – noon  •  Ages 9–12: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $50 online/$55 walk-up registration

Each camp will be designed to teach campers the fundamentals in a fun, exciting environment with great drills and individual instruction. Emphasis this year is shooting.

Morning Camp, Ages 5–8 from 9:00am – noon
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Afternoon Camp, Ages 9–12 from 12:30 –3:30pm
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Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.


Dodgeball Camp led by David Yordy
July 10–13  •  Ages 6–10: 9:00 – 11:30am  •  Ages 11–17: 9:00am – noon
Cost: $35 online/$40 walk-up registration

Focus on skills, strategies, and the rules of Dodgeball, as well as, playing 10 different types of Dodgeball.

Questions? Email Michelle Lamson for more information.


Triple Threat Basketball Camp led by Matt Swank
July 17–20  •  8:15am – 4:00pm  •  CCA Gym (Times vary based on age)
Cost: $65 (non-refundable), includes $5 for t-shirt
For students going into 1st – 12th Grades in the Fall of 2017.

The focus of each camp is to become a "triple threat" by teaching ball handling, shooting skills, and passing techniques necessary to experience success on the basketball court in a simple, fun, and understandable way. We want to encourage each camper to love the Lord Jesus Christ, show improvement in the basketball fundamentals, and develop a heart for excellence in everything they do.

Session 1: Grades 1–3, 8:00 – 9:30am
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Session 3: Grades 7–8, 1:00 – 3:00pm
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Session 2: Grades 4–6, 10:00am – noon
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Session 4: Grades 9–12, 3:15 – 5:15pm
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Questions? Email Deana Black for more information.

Get To Know Matt Swank
Matt Swank is the current middle school Head Coach at Central Christian Academy. He enjoyed a successful collegiate basketball career at Sterling College, and became the winningest player in school history. Matt was recognized as KCAC Champion of Character in his senior season, and also earned a spot on the All KCAC Defensive Team. He is a 4th grade teacher at CCA, and has many years of experience working with kids in camp atmospheres.