A Christ centered summer day camp


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Zion Summer Day Camp is a Christ-centered child care opportunity families of children ages 18 months – 5th grade (currently). Throughout the summer children will be involved in weekly chapel services, in house field trips, water play day, art, games, time outside, and other classroom activities. On a daily basis children will participate in planned thematic activities, recreational activities both indoors and outdoors, and arts & crafts. Children in ELP and preschool will follow schedules similar to their typical school schedule.

All classrooms are air conditioned and arranged by grade level and staffed by caring, qualified Christian educators and assisted by High School and College students.

Upon registration completion, you will turn in a $50 registration fee and fill out a Joyful Response for camp fees.  If you do not already have an account, Zion’s business manager will contact you to set one up.

June 3- August 2

Monday-Friday Weekly

*No camp Thursday, July 4

Hours: 7a.m- 6p.m

Before Camp Care- 7 a.m – 8 a.m.
Summer Day Camp- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
After Camp Care- 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Ages: 18 mos.-5th Grade

Special Events


Chapel Service- Every Wednesday

VBS, Reptile Experience, Bubble Bus, Fire Truck, Bike Days, Water Play Days, Pizza Party, Ice Cream Socials, Kona Ice Truck, Face painting fun, Inflatable water slides, and other special surprises.  Specific Dates below.

**Soccer, Basketball, Art and Cooking mini-camps are offered at an additional cost.

Summer 2019 Events Schedule

June 3- First Day of Camp
June 5- Ice Cream Social
June 6- Tie Dye T-shirt
June 7- Kona Ice Truck

June 10-14- Vacation Bible School

June 17- Basketball Mini-camp
June 18- Wheels Day/ Soccer Mini-camp
June 19- Chapel
June 20- Inflatable Water Slide- Art Mini-camp
June 21- Cooking Mini-camp

June 24- Basketball Mini-camp
June 25- Soccer Mini-camp
June 26- Chapel- Pizza Lunch Party
June 27- K-5 Water Gun Fight- Elp-Preschool water play Art Mini-camp
June 28- Reptile Experience- Cooking Mini-camp

July 1- Basketball Mini-camp
July 2- Kona Ice- Soccer Mini-camp
July 3- Chapel- Art Mini-camp
July 4/5- CLOSED- No Camp

July 8- Basketball Mini-camp
July 9- Pasta Lunch- Soccer Mini-camp
July 10- Chapel- 1st- 5th grade Nerf Gun fight
July 11- Art Mini-camp
July 12- Cupcake Wars- Cooking Mini-camp

July 15- Movie Day- Basketball Mini-camp- Pajama Day
July 16- Wheels Day- Soccer Mini-camp- Favorite Sports Team Day
July 17- Chapel- Super Hero Day
July 18- Art Mini-camp- Wacky Tacky Day
July 19- Cowboy Critter Petting Zoo- Cooking Mini-camp- Class Color Day

July 22- Basketball Mini-camp
July 23- Soccer Mini-camp
July 24- Chapel- 1st- 5th grade Nerf Gun Fight
July 25- Inflatable Water Slide- Art Mini-camp
July 26- Baseball Day- Hot Dog lunch provided- Cooking Mini-camp

July 29- Kona Ice
July 30- K-5 Water gun fight- ELP-Preschool Water Play
July 31- Chapel
August 1- Movie/Popcorn Day
August 2- Last Day of Camp/ Pizza Party

Camp Costs

One time $50 registration fee
Before Camp Care- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. $3/day
Summer Day Camp- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30/day
After Camp Care- 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. $10/day
Both Before and After Care- $10/day

**These rates are for days that you are previously signed up for.  If you would like to add days you did not originally register for or drop days we need one weeks notice otherwise you will be charged a drop in rate for added days or the regular amount you registered for missed days.

Drop in rate (unplanned use)

Before Camp: $5
Day Camp: $40
After Camp: $15

Snacks and Lunch

Campers will need to bring a morning snack, lunch, and water bottle from home daily.  We will provide a snack in aftercare.

Zion Lutheran School is peanut sensitive.

  • Students in ELP or Preschool must bring snacks and lunches that are peanut free. 
  • If your children are in K-5th grade they may bring peanut items but will sit at a peanut table.

Meet our Summer Camp Directors

Jeri Derrington


  • Bachelor of Science in Education – University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Currently enrolled in Graduate classes in Early Childhood Education through-University of Missouri, St. Louis


  • In home daycare – 10 years
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – Preschool Extended Care Director 2003 – 2010
  • Parent’s Day Out teacher 2008-present
  • After School Care Director-2006-present

“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.” ― Fred Rogers

Carrie Buerges


  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO 2011


  • St. Charles Parks and Recreation Summer Camp- Assistant Director 2004-2009
  • Little Guppy Child Development Center – Summer Camp Director 2009-2014
  • Little Guppy Child Development Center – Pre-Kindergarten 2011-2012
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – 5th grade 2012-2013, 4th grade 2013-2014, 5th Grade 2014-Present

“I want to inspire people, I want someone to look at me and say, “because of you I didn’t give up!”