Childcare

Annual Conference Options for Kids

Check out these new options for kids at the Great Plains Annual Conference! Clergy and Lay Members to Annual Conference – please take note and pass this along to all who you know who may be interested. Register here for all childcare and Annual Conference Camp options or when you register for Annual Conference.

 

Safari Camp an Annual Conference Residence Camp

Ages 9-16 | June 8-11

This fun-filled experience all the camp activities such as swimming, crafts, and zip line. Friday of this week campers field trip to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. Omaha Zoo is the number two zoo to see in the United States and the number three in the world. Cap off this day at the Zoo with an overnight Friday night at Safari Park.

Starting on Wednesday, June 8 between 3-4 p.m. at the La Vista Conference Center in the Pre-Conference area. We will load up our camp van and head to Camp Fontanelle shortly after 4 p.m.  If other arrangements need to be made for drop off, please reach out to Camp Fontanelle at campfontanelle@greatplainsumc.org or call the office at 402-478-4296. Check out on Saturday, June 11, 12:30-1:30. Pick up is at the same place as check-in at the La Vista Conference Center. 

Cost: $150.00 with Code

Type in the Discount Code: ACSC Scholarship to get $150 off for the Annual Conference Subsidized Cost (ACSC) 

If cost makes this childcare experience prohibitive, please let email sshaw@greatplainsumc.org for further scholarship. We want your kids to have a great time while at Annual Conference and at camp! 

 

Day Camp

Ages 5-8 | June 8-11

Annual Conference Day Camp at Water's Edge Church. This is a special day camp just for early elementary kids, sponsored by Camp Fontanelle staff. Kids are dropped off each day. Explore your faith, make new friends, and enjoy daily themes with crafts, group games, bible studies, and fun filled activities. Day Camp includes lunch and snacks. 

  • Check in: Wednesday at 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Waters Edge, 19600 Harrison St. Gretna, NE 68028
  • Check in: Thursday - Saturday at 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Waters Edge
  • Check out: Wednesday at 8:30 – 9 p.m. at Waters Edge 
  • Check out: Thursday – Friday at 5:30-6:15 p.m. at Waters Edge
  • Check out: Saturday at 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Waters Edge

***Extended hours 6:30-9 p.m. available June 9 and 10 for The Memorial Service, and Ordination. We will have a movie night with popcorn for Day Campers at La Vista Conference Center in the Fedora Room. Please sign up for extended hours on the first day of check in for day camp. Day Campers will meet in the Fedora Room for extended hours. Dinner will not be provided these nights, so please feed your camper before checking in for these extended hours. Movies playing: Disney’s Encanto and Moana

Cost: $75.00 with Code for the Annual Conference Subsidized Cost (ACSC)

Type in Discount Code: ACSC Scholarship to get $100 off

 

Onsite Childcare

Infant – age 4 | June 8-11 | La Vista Conference Center

  • June 8, 2-8:30 p.m.
  • June 9-10, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

***Extended hours 6:30 – 9 p.m. available June 9 and 10 for the Memorial Service and Ordination. Please sign up for extended hours when you register for childcare. Dinner will not be provided these nights, so please feed your camper before checking in for these extended hours.