This 48 hour mini-camp allows 6-8 year old campers to experience the wonder of an overnight camp experience with the comfort of having a parent close by. Chapel sessions are short and filled with action songs and multi-media instruction that keeps kids engaged. Our staff provide creative program activities throughout the day and, if the weather cooperates, they may even get to ride in one of our giant voyageur canoes
Finding God in every moment
Campers stay in cabins with about 6 other cabin-mates and 2-3 cabin leaders. This 48 hour mini-camp is a great introduction to cabin life that helps to build a young camper’s confidence with the whole camp experience.
Chapels are especially geared to this age group. Lessons are simple and short with different teaching tools and activities to explain the Bible lessons. Singing is fun with lots of actions!
Campers travel together with their cabin leaders to participate in crafts, field games and canoeing. They also join in a creative special event to overcome a challenge together as a team.
PeeWee Parents Volunteer at Camp
What can we expect?
The PeeWee and Parents Mini-Camp is unique in that each camper comes with a parent or grandparent who helps run the retreat by volunteering in maintenance, food service or as a cabin leader. Camp Crossroads prepares all the program areas and chapel sessions.
Once a camper is registered for PeeWee weekend, a parent then needs to fill out an on-line Volunteer application by clicking any green Volunteer button on the website. Please note, any first time volunteer with us will need to send in three references and a background police check (instructions will follow your volunteer application submission).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have two kids, do two parents have to come along?
A: One parent is required for each family. PeeWee is designed to give campers a best introduction to camp. Having a parent along and close by at times makes them feel most comfortable. As long as one parent comes they will have that built in comfort of familiarity. (This could also apply if a Grandparent wanted to come with multiple grandchildren)
Q: Can two parents come with one child?
A: Unfortunately, this is not usually possible because we run out of accommodation space. Contact the office if this is a concern for you.
Q: Can another family member come instead of a parent?
A: Yes. We have had Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles come. We simply ask that the person coming is over 19, is a family member, and is someone that the PeeWee Camper is comfortable with.
Christie Worden & Emma Fretz
Christie is the Kids Pastor at WMB Church in Waterloo, Ontario and is incredibly impassioned by the imagination and faith that is hardwired into kids. Her own childlike faith enables her to believe in kingdom promises in real time. She sees in technicolour and lives out loud and celebrates God’s exuberant creativity in her best through writing, speaking and caking. She gets super excited about sharing vision with grownups, igniting a spark for serving kids in innovative ways and blazing a trail for kids to step onto with kingdom purpose. When not setting fires and freelancing as a rainbow unicorn, Christie spends the rest of her time with her charming husband and three (mostly) delightful kids.
Emma is a high energy, loud talking, hooked on Jesus girl whose dream is to see kids not only know the uncompromising truths of the Gospel in their heads, but for them to be transformed from the inside out by the power of the Holy Spirit.
As Program Coordinator of Wumba Kids Camp, Emma has had the opportunity to train youth and young adult leaders in 2 continents to share the Gospel with children through camp ministry. It is her prayer that God would use Wumba to spread the Kingdom of God across the globe, and that she would be lucky enough to get to see it happen.
In her spare time, Emma is a student at the University of Waterloo in Health Studies and French, teaches calligraphy and art workshops through her business Emma Fretz Designs, and volunteers at her church in kids ministry, as a worship leader, and as a youth leader. (No, she does not sleep at the church). She is a jack of all trades and a “down for anything” kind of gal, and is looking forward to the adventures that God has planned for her life with great anticipation.
Discover the Wonder
Our family camps are designed to give families a chance to enjoy all the experiences of camp together. We provide structured and unstructured time for families to spend together enjoying nature and activities. We have two daily chapels with sessions geared to the specific age groups of adults, teens, young and older children. Each member of the family will be fed spiritually throughout the week.Register Learn More
Discover the Wonder
Each camp week consists of various activities including swimming, canoeing, crafts, games, nature hikes, low ropes course, singing, storytelling, drama, day trips and theme days. Camp Crossroads Day Camp provides a fun and safe environment for children where they can create and grow lasting relationships.Register Learn More