May 28-August 14
First Baptist Tulsa Summer Day Camp is not your ordinary day camp! We have a fun summer recreation program that will enrich your child physically, socially, mentally and spiritually. Day Camp is for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. Our weekly schedule includes, swimming, movies, arts and crafts, games, trips to area attractions and outdoor activities, to name a few. We are located in downtown Tulsa and meet in our Student Center building (on the corner of 4th and Detroit), which features a full-size gymnasium and fully-equipped game room.
The cost is $35/day, but do no worry if you miss a day, because we roll over payments. During the summer months campers are placed into groups according to gender and grade, each led by a summer staff counselor. A non-refundable $50 registration fee is due at sign-up. Additional paperwork and a schedule will be mailed upon receipt of the registration.
Debbie Thompson, First Baptist Tulsa Minister to Children
Sarah Ryan, First Baptist Tulsa Day Camp Director.
We carefully select college-aged students and older who have proven to live a Christian lifestyle, who exhibit maturity, have a healthy love for working with children and show good leadership qualities. Staff are hired after filling out a background check and participate in a staff development orientation, which includes, CPR and first aid training, health and safety, risk management, child abuse prevention and age-group characteristics.
Campers go swimming twice a week and are expected to know how to swim unless written notification is received from parents. Certified lifeguards are stationed by the pool.
Lessons are provided by Miller Swim School for an additional fee. There are a limited number of spaces available and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation is provided for the two weeks (eight lessons of 35 minutes, Monday - Thursday). Campers return to the Student Center by 4:00 pm each day.
For variety, campers visit area attractions each week—Safari Joe’s Waterpark, The Gathering Place, Woolaroc, Incredible Pizza, The Oklahoma Aquarium and the Tulsa Zoo, to name a few. Campers return to the Student Center by 4:00 pm each day.
July 10-14 campers participate in Vacation Bible School (VBS) at First Baptist from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.
How to Dress
Campers should dress comfortably. Shorts, t-shirts and sneakers are recommended. Socks are strongly encouraged and are necessary for skating. Sandals and flip-flops are discouraged unless used specifically for swimming activities.
Our policy is that each camper be escorted in and out of our building by a parent/ guardian each time they enter or leave the Student Center. For the added protection of your child, parents or guardians must log in their camper’s arrival and departure through one of the computer terminals located on the counter, just inside our front doors. Our computer check in/out process makes this easy. Parents are allowed to pick up their child for lunch. The best days to take your child out are on the days we have afternoon activities scheduled for in the building. Campers must be signed out at the lobby desk before leaving the building for lunch.
Lunch and Snacks
Campers need to bring a lunch from home each day or purchase items from our concessions. Items available include, pizza pockets, corn dogs,burritos and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, as well as chips, pop and candy. Campers should bring non-perishable food, although some refrigeration is available. Microwaves are provided in the lunch-room for foods that need to be heated. Chocolate milk, milk and bottled water are provided at lunch. We also provide a morning and afternoon snack.
$35 per day (or $175 per week) you are only charged for the days your child/children attend. For families with more than one child attending camp will be discounted $10 for the second (and third, etc.) child for that week’s tuition, if ALL children attend the full week!
Tuition is payable on the first day of camp your child attends each week. Parents should make payment in the lobby of the Student Center. Tuition includes expenses for everything the child does during camp except swim lessons and spending money for souvenirs or snacks that are not provided by the camp. For financial questions, please call (918) 594-5028.
Register online, a non-refundable $50 registration fee is due at sign-up. Additional paperwork and a schedule will be mailed upon receipt of the registration. Each camper will receive a Day Camp t-shirt and backpack on their first day of camp. Once registered, campers may attend any day the camp is open. For financial questions, please call (918) 594-5028 or email Katy Edmonson.
An up to date immunization record that has been signed or stamped by your child’s physician will be required on or before the first day of camp.