A Christ centered summer day camp



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 1- July 31

Monday-Friday Weekly

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

Week One

Monday, June 1- Opening Day of Camp
Tuesday, June 2
Wednesday, June 3-Kona Ice Truck
Thursday, June 4
Friday, June 5- Pizza Party Lunch

Week Two

Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 9- Soccer Mini Camp- Pasta Lunch
Wednesday, June 10- Chapel-Cooking Mini Camp
Thursday, June 11-Art Mini Camp-ELP/PS Water Play–K-5 Water Guns
Friday, June 12-Gym Bus Mini Camp-Petting Zoo

Week Three-VBS- All PS-5th will attend 9AM-12PM

NO Mini Camps will be held this week
Monday, June 15
Tuesday, June 16
Wednesday, June 17
Thursday, June 18
Friday, June 19

Week Four

Monday, June 22-Waterslide
Tuesday, June 23-Soccer Mini Camp
Wednesday, June 24-Chapel, Cooking Mini Camp-Nerf War K-5
Thursday, June 25-Art Mini Camp-Bike Day
Friday, June 26-Gym Bus Mini Camp-Ice Cream Social

Week Five

Monday, June 29
Tuesday, June 30-Soccer Mini Camp-Model Painting
Wednesday, July 1-Chapel- Cooking Mini Camp
Thursday, July 2-Art Mini Camp-Fruit Kabobs
Friday, July 3-Gym Bus Mini Camp-Kona Ice Truck

Week Six

Monday, July 6
Tuesday, July 7-Soccer Mini Camp-Reptile Experience
Wednesday, July 8-Chapel-Cooking Mini Camp
Thursday, July 9-Art Mini Camp-Nacho Day
Friday July 10-Gym Bus Mini Camp

Week Seven

Monday, July 13-Movie Day/PJ Day
Tuesday, July 14-Soccer Mini Camp-Wheels Day/Favorite Sports Team
Wednesday, July 15-Chapel-Cooking Mini Camp-Super Hero Day/Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 16-Art Mini Camp-Wacky Tacky Day
Friday, July 17-Gym Bus Mini Camp-Bubble Bus-Class Color Day

Week Eight

Monday July 20
Tuesday, July 21-Soccer Mini Camp
Wednesday, July 22- Chapel-Cooking Mini Camp-Cupcake Wars
Thursday, July  23-Art Mini Camp-Waterslide
Friday, July 24-Gym Bus Mini Camp-Baseball Day/Hot Dog Lunch

Week Nine-Final Week of Camp

Monday July 27
Tuesday, July 28- Nerf War K-5
Wednesday, July 29 Kona Ice
Thursday, July 30- Pizza Party Lunch
Friday, July 31-Final Day of Camp


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 2014-2019, 7th grade/Jr. High Science 2019-Present

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