KIDS CAMP 2019
14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49464
(616) 399-4410
Monday-Friday, July 29 - August 2
From 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided)
Ages 4 as of September 1, 2019 thru entering 5th grade
FREE Bible-based Children's Ministry
All Kids Camp activities are held on our Parkside, and Wendt Park, located directly west and adjacent to our property.

You and your child(ren) are invited to our Kids Camp Finale during our church service on Sunday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m.

Be sure your child(ren) wear their Kids Camp t-shirt.

It’s hard to believe that Kids Camp is almost over! Your children have enjoyed lots of fun and safe activities including a mini talent show, playground activities, singing, jumping and of course Bible stories where your child hears how much God loves each child and how Jesus Christ gave His life for our sins so that we can be righteous before God and be in heaven with Him.  Thank you parents and grandparents for entrusting your children to our care.


May we remind and invite you to join your child Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for our Kids Camp 2019 Closing Ceremony right here at Parkside.  Be sure to have your child wear their Kids Camp shirt, too!


Today’s picture and video album has lots of picture to look at!  You can view them HERE


See you Thursday!

We are rejoicing and thankful for 92 precious children on our last day of regular Kids Camp, but Kids Camp isn't over yet! This Sunday, August 4th at 10 a.m. Kids Camp concludes with a joyful celebration of the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done in and through the leaders, the children and all who supported this ministry in prayer.  Please join us and afterwards (about 11:15) enjoy a free meal along with games and a dunk tank!  Can your children guess who will be IN the Dunk Tank?


To view all of Friday's pictures click HERE


See you Sunday!

friday, august 2

​​We are so thankful to the parents, grandparents, caregivers, and others who bring your children to us at Parkside, and we want you to know that we have servant hearts and a clear purpose of our ministry to your children.  For this reason, the leaders and support team gather 45 minutes early to spiritually prepare ourselves for the day. This morning, Pastor Gary led us in thinking about Romans 1:18 which states, in part, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone that believes.”  Once again, thank you for entrusting your precious children to us.  We pray that those 3 1/2 hours are worthwhile in the lives of your children.


Today was a very busy day at Kids Camp 2019!  We had more children and lots of excitement with singing, Bible verses, and outdoor games; the weather was perfect!  We know the leaders went home tired, as did your children.  We think they’ll sleep well tonight!  One of the highlights for the children is a chance to “shop” with their gold coins, and we know they can’t wait to show you their “wares”!  Lunch today was pancakes and sausages.  The children LOVED it! Many asked for more pancakes and of course syrup topping.  It was a bit sticky, but so much fun to see them enjoy eating with their new friends.


We have many new pictures and a few videos to share with you from today.  You can see  all of today's pictures (and some movies clips) by clicking HERE.


Welcome to Kids Camp 2019!

Our theme this year is “Armor of God” from Ephesians 6:13a:

“Therefore, take up the whole armor of God.”


Parkside Bible Kids Camp is a free Bible based day camp for children ages 4 through 5th grade.

We believe and know that God loves everyone and every child and the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is the power of God for salvation to everyone that believes, (Romans 1:16)  and each one must trust in Jesus Christ as the One who died in our place, paying the punishment for our sin on the cross, and resurrected in victory over death. (Romans 10:9) In this way we are made righteous before God.     We look forward to serving and ministering to your children this week, and we invite you to join your child Sunday morning, August 4 at 10 a.m. for our Kids Camp 2019 Closing Ceremony and lunch afterwards right here at Parkside.  And be sure  your child wears their Kids Camp shirt, too!  See you at Kids Camp!




This morning at Parkside Bible Church we welcomed your children back for our Kids Camp Finale Celebration!  We wanted you to experience a little bit of Kids Camp with music, Bible verses, singing, puppets and of course the "why" we do Kids Camp.  It's the Good News of the Gospel that God so loved the world He sent His Son,  Jesus Christ to take our place on the cross for our sin so that we may be made righteous before a holy God.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Passionately Pursuing Jesus Christ Within Community

​​​​​KIDS CAMP 2019 DAILY POSTS

MONDAY, July 29

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THURSDAY, august 1  so thankful for 102 Children today!

Kids Camp 2019 is off to a great start! The leaders met early for a short devotion and prayer to prepare our hearts and minds to minister to your children, and with nearly 90 children arriving Parkside Bible Church was a VERY busy place!  And the good news is we have plenty more room for Kids Campers!


Today's non-stop excitement began with the children enjoying a healthy snack and singing songs. Puppet shows, activity games, and craft time rounded out the morning.  Children learned that God loves them, and that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins, and began learning our memory verse for the week taken from Ephesians 6: “Put on the whole armor of God”.  After a very “kid friendly” meal (tacos and carrots), the children were dismissed to “shop” at our Kids Camp “stores” for special prizes, books, toys and games!  Be sure to ask your child what they learned at Kids Camp and what was their favorite part of the day.


We have created an online photo album for you! Feel free to check out today’s pictures AND some videos! We’ll continue to add pictures every day!  To view the album of todays pictures, click HERE

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TUESDAY, July 30

Kids Camp 2019 Finale Celebration!

WEDNESDAY, July 31

After the service Parkside invited everyone to stay a bit longer and enjoy a free meal under the "Big Tent" and the various "smaller tents" in our huge gymnasium. A fun time  and good food was enjoyed by all.  Plenty of games and even a dunk tank made a good time and created great memories for everyone!


As always we have uploaded many pictures and a few videos for you to enjoy!

Click HERE to view our picture album for today.

You can also watch the entire service on our YouTube channel HERE

We very much value the trust you place in us when you entrust your child(ren) to us at Kids Camp.  We believe children want to know they are loved by God so much that "He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:16)
This morning the leaders met early to consider the words from the Bible  in Ephesians 4:20-32.  Verse 32 reminds us to “Be kind and compassionate to one another.”  Children respond to a kind word and action when those words and actions are from a heart filled with a love for your children, and that love ultimately comes from God.


This week we’ve been looking at putting on the full armor of God, also from the book of Ephesians, chapter six. Today we looked at verse 16, and spoke about the “Shield of Faith”.  Your children learned that the Shield of Faith helps defend ourselves against the lies of the devil. Be sure to ask your child(ren) about the “arrows” they shot at Pastor Gary as he held his shield of faith!  We want to remind you of our invitation to bring your Kids Campers (wearing their shirts) to our closing ceremony followed by a free lunch this Sunday at 10 a.m. here at Parkside.  


And, for today’s exclusive Kids Camp pictures and videos, click HERE.


See you Friday at Kids Camp 2019!