Outdoor Ministry in Response to COVID-19

The Christian Church In Kentucky’s Outdoor Ministries is looking forward to a fun summer, even during these challenging and uncertain times. We are excited about the following alternatives to our original 2020 Camp Kum-Ba-Ya and Camp Wakon’ Da-Ho programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Camp Kum-Ba-Ya

Instead of traditional in-person camps, Camp Kum-Ba-Ya directors and staff are at work right now preparing an entirely new program of virtual gatherings. What new things will God do through technology and our faithful discipleship to connect campers of all ages and grow their faith this summer?

Please watch KBY’s social media, website, and your email for details about our new off-site opportunities, and please share them across and beyond your congregations as they are rolled out. We have an unprecedented opportunity to share the gospel to a new cast of virtual campers this year.

Our hope and prayer is that the fall will offer us opportunities to meet face-to-face again around the campfire by the lake at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya.

Camp Wakon’Da-Ho

Camp Wakon’Da-Ho is offering camps according to the following schedule:

June 26-28Mini Camp
June 29-July 4CYF 2020
July 5-11Eighters’ Camp
July 13-18Chi Rho 2020
July 20-24Junior Camp 2020
July 24-26Camp 101
September 4-6Y’ALL Camp
October 2-4Fall Festival

The registration forms for the alternative dates are available on the Camp Wakon’Da-Ho page.

What makes this schedule possible is that instead of offering our traditional two options of 101, Junior, Chi Rho and CYF camps, there will only be one session of each of these camps. This will still allow us to provide Kentucky youth a camp for every age group; however, access to camp will be on a first come, first served basis, and it is very likely that we will reach our maximum capacity for several of the camps. Though this plan is not ideal, it does allow The Christian Church In Kentucky to continue to provide a vital outdoor ministry program.

Camp Wakon’ Da-Ho’s leadership and the Region will continue to monitor CDC, federal, and state guidelines concerning the approved sizes of gatherings and social distancing. It is possible that Wakon’ Da-Ho may not be able to host any camps this summer as well. We will revisit this decision frequently and communicate any further changes.

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