Register Now for the 2021 St. Stephen's Summer Camp

Welcome to the 2021 St. Stephen’s Church Summer Camp info and registration page!

St. Stephen’s Family and Children’s Ministry is pleased to announce that this year’s St. Stephen’s Church Summer Camp will be an in-person event.  

Registration has begun! Click here to sign up today.

The camp will offer in-person summer programs for children ages four-year-old through those campers who are rising sixth-graders.  As we continue to remain cautious in light of the pandemic, the number of campers in each session is lower than it has been in previous years. The length of our camp days range from one-and-a-half  hours to three hours.  All of our camps are fun, educational and faith-based.

If you would like a downloadable 2021 Summer Camp Information Guide PDF created by the St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Ministry program, please click here. 

Don’t miss out on these great summer activities. Space is limited, so please register today!

A wide variety of camps to choose from…

This year’s offering of  faith-based camps at St. Stephen’s includes a Bible Music Camp, a Bible Sports Camp and two  Vacation Bible Schools, (a regular and a mini!) See below for a complete session listing and description of all the camps.

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Indoor and outdoor offerings

Some of our camps this year are entirely outdoor while others will be a hybrid of indoor and outdoor. With one exception, all of our camps will be held at the St. Stephen’s Church campus at 9203 Braddock Road, Burke, Va., 22015.

The Bible Sports Camp will take place at Rutherford Park, a Fairfax County Park Authority park located at 4710 Guinea Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032. All campers registered for this session are required to be dropped off by their parents or guardians at the park. There will not be transportation provided running back and fourth from St. Stephen’s. The park is a little more than a mile’s drive from St. Stephen’s.

Participants’ Health and Safety always come first

The entire St. Stephen’s Summer Camp program has been reviewed and approved by the St. Stephen’s Healthy Church Team.

All campers, volunteers and leaders  will be required to follow our Healthy Church Team guidelines at all times.  Those guidelines include but may not be limited to : wearing a mask for the entire program; maintaining proper social-distancing and  undergoing a daily health check-in that includes a temperature reading.

Below is a full description of the camp sessions we are offering this year and the online registration form you will need to complete to take part. You can also register by  visiting Summer Camp Registration.    If you need any assistance registering or do not have access to the internet, please call the St. Stephen’s Church office at 703-978-8724  and one of our staff will gladly assist you.

Before registering your child for any of our summer camps, please be aware of the following : 

  • All of our programs have a limited number of spots. This summer, the length of our camp days range from one-and-a-half  hours to three hours, a slightly shorter day than in previous years.
  • All participants should follow St. Stephen’s health and safety guidelines, which include, but are not limited to: wearing a mask for the entire program, social-distancing, having a daily check-in procedure such as a temp check, etc.
  • There are no snacks shared at any program. Participants may bring their own bottled water to the program. Make sure to label with your child’s name.

Due to inclement weather, it is possible an outdoor camp could be moved indoors or in an extreme event, canceled.

Please note : We currently are considering also offering an  At-Home Vacation Bible School as our regular VBS is smaller than usual. As registration progresses, we will offer more information on a possible virtual VBS in April. 

Partial scholarships : Partial scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis for all camps. Requests for scholarship assistance are made through the registration process online and are sent directly to Pastor Jiyeon Kim, who heads our the St. Stephen’s Children and Family Ministry. 

Volunteers : As always, volunteers are an important part of the St. Stephen’s Summer Camp. If you are interested  in helping out at one or more of our camps,  you can sign up to volunteer on the camper registration form or you can contact the church office at 703-978-8724.   Thank you ahead of time for your help!

If you would like a downloadable 2021 Summer Camp Information Guide PDF created by the St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Ministry program, please click here. 

To learn about the St. Stephen’s Church Children’s ministry and learn about how you and your children can stay connected with St. Stephen’s and enjoy a variety of programs all year long, please visit  opportunities-for-children.

Summer Camps to choose from at St. Stephen’s, 2021

Mini-VBS “M&M”

Mini-VBS “M&M” is specifically geared for children, ages 4 (by June 1) through rising first graders. Our Mini-VBS will help kids to know that “My God is Mighty”as they learn about God’s story in the Bible. This camp is held outdoors.

WhenMonday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost :  $5/child. Camp size is limited to 20 campers or 10 family units whichever comes first.

Reach the camp registration form here. 

Bible Sports Camp “Power Up”

Bible Sports Camp “Power Up” is for children, rising 3rd through rising 6th grades as they discover and explore the source of power, strengthening their body, mind, and soul. Throughout the week, kids will learn and gain skills in tennis, basketball, and soccer for their physical strength. Each day will include discussion on a Bible story to explore the work of God, empowering our mind and spirit. Our theme verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).”

Please note location : This camp is a full outdoor program at Rutherford Park (4710 Guinea Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032), which is also  the drop-off and pick-up location.

When : Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Cost : $25/child. Camp size is limited to 16 campers.

Reach the camp registration form here. 

Bible Music Camp “Make a Joyful Noise”

Bible Music Camp “Make a Joyful Noise” is a one week music camp designed for rising 3rd through 8th grade kids. This fun camp will include musical instruction on chimes and handbells as well as making our own instruments such as kalimbas or ukuleles. Each day will include discussion on music in the Bible and how music can help us know God better. A recording of their performance will be available after the camp on the St. Stephen’s YouTube Channel in public without names listed. The camp is a hybrid of indoor and outdoor at St. Stephen’s.

When : Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost :  $25/child. Camp size is limited to 16 campers.

Reach the camp registration form here. 

VBS “Knights of North Castle''

VBS “Knights of North Castle” invites children, rising 1st through 6th grader, to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of God’s power by exploring how we put on the armor of God. Children will explore Old and New Testament stories and discover different pieces of protective armor – the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Justice, the Shoes of Peace, the Shield of Faith, and the Helmet of Salvation – at work in the lives of Bible characters, and explore how that armor works in their own lives as they follows and serve God. The VBS includes music, science, crafts, recreation and Bible stories to help kids take up the gauntlet and accept the challenge to “armor up” and be strong by remaining with God. The camp is a hybrid of indoor and outdoor at St. Stephen’s.

When : Monday, July 12-16, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost : $15/child. Program size is limited to 25 campers or 10 family units whichever comes first.

Reach the camp registration form here. 

2021 Summer Camp Registration Form