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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

GROWING IN JESUS IS ONE GREAT ADVENTURE

SUNDAY

MORNINGS

When | 10:00AM
Where | Camp AdventureLand

Camp AdventureLand is the place to be for kids ages birth through 4th grade. Each morning kids will head to their age specific classes for a great time of singing, games, snacks, and creative teaching through God’s Word. All training is age specific and built to help kids grow in wisdom and their relationship with their Creator.

Kids (1st-4th grade) come together in our AdventureLand Theater for a time that just may be the best hour of their week, followed by engaging and fun age and gender specific small groups.

New here? Head to the Guest Services Ranger Station, where one of our outstanding Rangers will show you around the camp, and help you get registered.

WEDNESDAY

NIGHTS

When | 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where | Camp AdventureLand

CORE Training is our unique ministry where kids will be training in mind, body, soul, and spirit including: weekly scripture memory and real physical fitness training.

CORE Training at Camp AdventureLand runs every Wednesday from September-May for ages 0-4th grade.

6:15PM | Check-In Starts

$20 | Covers the entire year (enter at any point)

All kids must be registered to attend.

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HAPPENINGS

& HANGS

THE BONES STORE

1st & 3rd Sundays

We love to reward our kids who are living for Jesus. Throughout Camp AdventureLand kids have ways to earn “bones” by being on time, memorizing scripture, demonstrating fruits of the Spirit, and spending time “in the Word”.

Bones can be spent on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at the Bones Store (for prizes like Chuck ‘E Cheese) after service.

Store is located in the AdventureLand Theater.

VACATION BIBLE ADVENTURE

Jun 12-16 | 2023 | 9:00AM-12:30PM

Each summer, NewCov is proud to present one of the largest VBAs in Fresno.

The 2023 theme will officially be released on Easter Sunday (April 9th).

Registration begins on Easter Sunday (April 9) at the “Early Bird” rate. “Early Bird” rate will only last until Mother’s Day (May 14).

Registration for VBA/X 2023 will be ONLINE only.

PARENTING TOOLBOX

Parenting Toolboxes are classes built to help give parents tools to parent in this crazy world. Classes happen on a variety of days and times.

Upcoming classes…

The Art Of Parenting

Sep 14-Nov 16 | 2022 | 6:30PM-8:00PM

The art of parenting is a series from FamilyLife, geared towards parents of all ages. Topics include:

  • applying discipline
  • building relationships
  • understanding and nurturing identity
  • preparing your kids for mission

This class will be taught by Karen & KC Hughes and Everett & Carrie O’Keefe on Wednesday nights for nine weeks.

$25 | per couple
$12.50 | single parent
(includes workbook)

Core Training children’s ministry is available for all kids as well.

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Parenting Social Media and The E-World

Sep 18 & Sep 25 | 2022 | 9:00AM

Parenting is hard enough without having to navigate the electronic world that your kids live in. Come to this class taught by Pastor Chip & Tara Jo Henderson, who have been training parents to navigate this world in school systems and churches for the last decade. We’ll tackle what you need to know about the digital environment your kids live in and how to set them up for success while they’re young and in their teen years.

There is no cost to this class, but we do ask that you register below so that we know how much materials to print.

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HOMETOWN HEROES

Sep 24 | 2022 | 10:00AM-1:00PM

Our Home Town Heroes event is a free, family friendly event, from 10:00AM-1:00PM, that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of machinery and to meet the people that build, protect and serve the local communities. Vehicles on display will include construction trucks, emergency responders, tractor-trailers, utility trucks, police cars, and much more! We will also feature food trucks and many other family-friendly activities.

TRUNK ‘R TREAT

Oct 30 | 2022 | 5:00PM-7:00PM

This year, Trunk R Treat will move off of Halloween night for the very first time. Kids ages 6th grade and under can come and get loads of candy from almost 100 uniquely decorated cars, in a truly safe environment. There will also be food trucks so no one has to cook that night.

ADVENTURE BUDDIES

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

Camp AdventureLand desires to minister to ALL kids, and see ALL kids grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We’d like to welcome you to our Adventure Buddies ministry. Kids with special needs are ministered in ways that fit them best, whether in our Adventure Buddies classroom, or in a classroom with a buddy of their own.

MEET THE TEAM

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Chip Henderson

Pastor Of Kids

Hey y’all. My wife, Tara Jo and I have been ministering at NewCov since 2009 in various roles throughout the Family Ministry world. Mostly as the Kids and Preteen Pastor. We have 3 teenage boys, who all have chosen to follow Jesus: Miles, Ty and Eli.

I have the privilege of getting to do a lot of public speaking at both camps for preteens, as well as, conferences throughout the United States as a representative of a great organization called fourfivesix.org.

While I get paid to do what I love, Tara Jo, is known as the girl whisper, despite having three boys, because she is one of the wisest mentors for young girls on the planet!

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Lisa Jones

Early Childhood Ministry Director

I am a wife, mom, adoptive mom, and a “Lolli” to two super cute grandbabies.

Our family has attended NewCov for 7 years, and have found a true community here.

As the Early Childhood Director, I feel my job is the most fun.  I get to make play dough, create projects with glitter, and teach preschoolers all about Jesus.  It doesn’t get better than that!

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Kirsten Bartel

Kids Ministry Administrator

I’ve been married to Dan for 26 years, and we’ve been at NewCov even longer! We have 4 kids: 2 are in college (1 of those is in the Air National Guard), and 2 are in high school. We love traveling and serving at our church!

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