Welcome to KFN Summer Day Camp!

Kids For The Nations 2015: Sessions 1 and 2 — SOAR! Session 3 — CREATE!
Come join us for high action recreation, Bible exploration, wild and crazy water games, fun theme days, energetic CFNI counselors, and an amazing time in the presence of God! KFN is the best way to spend one, two, or three weeks this summer!
Sessions: June 15-19 | June 22-26 | July 6-10
Come for TWO sessions for DOUBLE FUN!! or come for THREE sessions for TRIPLE PLAY!!!






Program

KFN Day Camp is actually 3 camps in 1! Each camp is creatively designed for a specific age group. Children ages 5-6 love the ISLANDERS. Boys and girls who have completed grades 1-3 will have an incredible time in the NATIVES. Preteens, who have completed grades 4-7, will have a blast as a part of THE TRIBE.

Islanders

Kids For The Nations – “Islanders” is for kids ages 5 and 6 who have not yet completed first grade. Every part of the Islander’s camp day is specially designed just for this age group complete with fun indoor and outdoor activities and their own live worship and Bible Discovery times. Islanders will enjoy getting to know many other kids their age along with a group of dynamic CFNI student counselors. Their activities include: discovery zone, nature exploration, swimming and water activities, creative crafts, eat n’ treat, world spotlight, and more! Islanders will also have their very own “Theme Day” each session.

Natives

Kids For the Nations – “Natives” has been wonderfully created to provide boys and girls having completed grades one, two, or three with an exciting summer that will impact their lives forever. Campers will enjoy developing friendships with other kids their age and getting to know the marvelous CFNI student counselor who leads their group.

Natives will be challenged spiritually in creative and fun daily Bible Discovery Times. Native campers will experience the best in praise and worship and will be given every opportunity to receive ministry and respond to God.

There are a wide variety of fun activities that fill a Native’s camp day; swimming and water games, sports of all kinds, water slide, wilderness adventure, ga-ga ball, extreme art, archery, grill skills, culinary creations, theme days, and much, much more.

Tribe

Kids For The Nations “The Tribe” offers a dynamic camp experience for preteens ages 10-12 who have completed fourth grade. Friendships and fun will be emphasized in “The Tribe” as they join together to discover more about themselves and God’s plan for their lives.

“The Tribe” campers will participate in high action games, swimming, waterslide, water games and go-karts, along with a wide variety of other camp activities. They will have an opportunity to feel God’s presence in worship experiences designed just for them. Campers in “The Tribe” will choose special hands-on skills workshops such as sports, cheerleading, dance, flags, culinary arts, drama, art, and more. Campers in “The Tribe” enjoy a day at Bahama Beach Water Park, only minutes from our camp.

Counselors in Training

Counselors in Training are an elect group of teenagers who want to experience the excitement of giving part of their summer to “make a difference.” They will serve alongside the wonderful KFN Interns to transform this generation! C.I.T.s have a unique opportunity to be trained and mentored through KFN. For six weeks C.I.T.s will be immersed in excitement, challenges, spiritual growth, training, and fun. Each will be challenged to develop leadership skills and discover God at work in their life. If you are ages 13-17, join us to, “rock your summer, rock your world!”

C.I.T.s will be challenged and stretched through assisting group counselors, nature exploration, sports and skills workshops, helping with games, assisting in archery, swimming, outdoor cooking and much more. C.I.T.s will participate in KFN Preteen Impact. They will be placed according to their desire and skills and the area they are needed most.

For 2015 we are continuing our successful Discipleship Program for CIT’s beginning in February 21st. They will meet at 10:00-11:30 am on Saturdays. More information is available in the CIT Application Packet.

C.I.T. Program Summer 2015 Dates: June 9 – July 24 
(Camp will not be in session the week of June 29-July 3; the CIT’s will NOT attend KFN during this week.)

Housing will only be provided during Preteen Impact.







Guest Speakers

Pastor Richard Konderla

Natives and Tribes, Session 1: June 15-19

Pastor Richard and his wife Dottie both graduated from Christ For The Nations in 1980. Glory Gang, the children’s ministry they founded, has served children for 30 years. They ministered as travelling children’s evangelists for 10 years and have led a bus ministry for inner city children for the last 15 years. Pastor Richard and his wife Dottie have 6 children. Pastor Richard has been a favorite guest minister at KFN for the past 6 years. We are thrilled he and his team will bring their truly special anointing to us for SOAR! 2015.

 

Farah Stout

Natives and Tribes, Session 2: June 22 – 26

Farah served for years as the Worship and Fine Arts Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Midwest City, Ok. Farah is involved in the Midwest jail ministry, ID Ministries and leads worship for various events. She founded and directed VeloCity children’s outreach team– a 10 month discipleship and ministry program for children from 9-12 years old. She loves God and loves people of all ages. “I am passionate to help people connect with their heavenly Father and know that He has a great purpose for their life.” Farah is married to Tony and they have 6 amazing kids. Farah and VeloCity have ministered at KFN Preteen Impact for several years with tremendous power. We are all so excited to have her as this week’s special guest minister at SOAR! 2015.

 

Rayanna Fields

Natives and Tribes, Session 3: July 6-10  

Rayanna is an ordained minister, arts educator and worship leader. She is the Outreach and Arts Pastor at CFN Church, where she and her husband Tom have birthed a Dream Center Outreach Ministry. This ministry hosts Kids Konnect to serve neighborhood children with worship services, tutoring, and classes in creative arts and sports. Rayanna taught music at CFNI for 17 years where she developed a traveling outreach arts ministry Kaleidoscope. Through all of her ministry she shares her passion for “arts from the heart of God.” Rayanna has a great desire to see children saved, discipled, and sent forth in their God-given destiny. When God gave us the idea to dedicate a week of KFN to emphasize the creative arts, we knew Rayanna was the person to be the guest speaker for this unique and very special week of CREATE! 2015

 

Patsy Milam

Islanders, Session 1-3: June 15 – July 10

Patsy Milam completed 3 years at Rhema Bible Training Center. She is also a graduate of Christ For the Nations. She served as the Director of children’s ministries for R.W. Schambach Ministries for 8 years. She currently serves as the Director of Christ For The Nations Preschool and she also serves as Children’s pastor for Christ For The Nations Church. She loves teaching and leading children in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, ministering Healing to children, as well as prayer, Salvation, and the Gifts of the Spirit.

 

Christy Jackson

Islanders, Session 1-3: June 15 – July 10

Christy Jackson is from South Africa. She serves as Administrative and Ministry Assistant in Children’s and Family Ministries at CFNI. She has a degree in Education and holds a Master’s in Adult Education. Christy also graduated from Christ For The Nations and CFNI’s School of Missions. She has taught in the South African schools as well as helping her brother start Souls Ablaze Ministry outreach. She has ministered to children in countries throughout Africa, giving her great insight into the lives of children in crisis. She loves Children’s Ministry and has a gift for teaching.







 

Staff

 

Connie McKenzie

Connie McKenzie

KFN Founder / Director

Connie McKenzie has a passion and tremendous burden to raise up ministers who will effectively reach children and their families with the gospel, both in the U.S. and around the world. She has a M.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky. She also graduated from CFNI. Connie started and directs the Children’s and Family Leadership Major at CFNI. Connie has ministered and conducted teacher training seminars in over 20 nations. She is involved in the Global 4 to 14 Window Movement. She is anointed to equip and lead CFNI students and children on mission trips around the world, and especially loves taking teams to refugee camps and to China.
Julie Hartzfeld

Julie Hartzfeld

KFN Assistant Director

Julie Hartzfeld was born in Canada and raised in New York. She has a culinary degree from The Art Institute of New York City. She is a graduate of Christ for the Nations and CFNI’s Children’s and Family Leadership Major. She also graduated from Iris Ministries, Harvest School. She has gone on mission trips to China, Thailand, Africa and Mexico. She has a passion to see Children all over the world know their identity in Christ and for them to discover NOW who they were created to be. Her heart is to, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Christy Jackson

Christy Jackson

Children’s and Family Ministries Administrative Assistant

Christy Jackson is from South Africa. She has a degree in Education and holds a Master’s in Adult Education. Christy also graduated from Christ For The Nations and CFNI’s School of Missions. She has taught in the South African schools as well as helping her brother start Souls Ablaze Ministry outreach. She has ministered to children in countries throughout Africa, giving her great insight into the lives of children in crisis. She loves Children’s Ministry and has a gift for teaching.
Aaron Richardson

Aaron Richardson

KFN Administrative Assistant

Aaron is a current student at Christ For The Nations. In 2013, he left his life in Ohio to attend CFNI with a determination to fulfill God’s call on his life for ministry to Children, especially in the area of kid’s camps. He found his niche at KFN, where he blesses all of us with his many talents and abilities. We say, “Aaron can do anything”, and it seems he can! His desire for KFN is that campers will connect with God in such a way they will know who they are in Him and discover His purpose for their lives.
Kim Loy

Kim Loy

KFN Day Camp Registrar

Kim grew up “all over America” as her family moved frequently. She is a graduate of CFNI and the Advanced School of Children’s & Family Ministry. She has ministered in Mexico, Jamaica, and taken three ministry trips to Asia; training children’s teachers and leading children’s ministry for schools in China and children in Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma and the Philippines. She is involved in her local church through teaching the preschoolers and planning special programs for all the children. Her gift of organization is greatly utilized in the Children’s and Family Ministries at CFNI and KFN.

KFN Leadership Team 2015

Twelve amazing CFNI students have been selected to serve as the 2015 Leadership Team. They get to wear the “red shirt” as they lead the various age level camps and activities. This year’s team is Adraina Salazar Espinola, Amanda Coleman, Aaron Richardson, Chris Aguilar, Christina Aguilar, David Reyes, David Bakthakumar, Grace Nelson, Jordana Wyman, Miles Goodman, Naomi Cano and Shelby Griffing.






Endorsements

Dennis & Ginger Lindsay

Dennis & Ginger Lindsay

President & CEO and Chief Operating Officer

We love welcoming children onto the campus of Christ For The Nations each summer as they attend KFN Camps. It is a joy to see them following their CFNI student counselors from activity to activity. It is hard to tell who is having the most fun, the campers or their leaders. We believe that reaching children with the gospel is vital and we are proud to host Kids For The Nations.
Jaycee & Anna Jennings

Jaycee & Anna Jennings

Youth for the Nations Director

We cannot even begin to list all the ways in which KFN has made an impact in our children’s lives. From the first time our oldest son attended four summers ago to this past summer when all three of our children got to go as campers, KFN has left an indelible impression on their young hearts and minds. Nations are on the inside of them because of what they have learned about at KFN. Hearing about Bibles being smuggled into places like China continues to be a topic of conversation in our home. The worship songs and fun chants sung throughout their camp days have not quickly been forgotten. The smiles and the way their faces light up when they see their counselors speaks volumes of the huge impression these interns have made on our children’s lives. Oh, and how much they love the water park and swimming activities!

A day that will forever be etched in our memory is from a couple summers ago when Zach, our now eight year old, came home from KFN and said that he had gotten his prayer language that day at camp. We were beyond thrilled! We appreciate KFN because our children are not viewed as inferior or too young when it comes to being taught the things of God. Under the great leadership of Connie McKenzie and the KFN staff, each child is invited into God’s presence and afforded the opportunity to know Him and share in every gift that He has for us all, regardless of age. As camp directors ourselves, we know the true success of what we do is not just found in what happens during the course of a week, but rather in the fruit which remains once the camper returns home. Without a shadow of a doubt, we can say that Kids for the Nations is raising up a young generation who know they are handpicked by God and will go and change their world.

Will Hart

Will Hart

Evangelist with Global Awakening, Mechanicsburg, PA

I have been in ministry for 15 years, and when I watched kids encounter God at KFN it blew my mind. I rarely see ministry like this. As a father and a minister, I’m very conscious of who my kids get ministry from. All I see from the leadership staff here is top notch. They truly demonstrate servant leadership and give the kids a blank slate to encounter the Holy Spirit. I would 100 percent send my children here. What God does here will put a stamp on the life of the kids and mark them forever. I can see the staff has been praying and fasting for camp. I say send your children here and let them encounter God.







Registration

Sign Up

EXTENDED CARE (ONE SESSION):

Early OR Late Care: $20

Early AND Late Care: $30

EXTENDED CARE (TWO SESSIONS):

Early OR Late Care: $40

Early AND Late Care: $60

EXTENDED CARE (THREE SESSIONS):

Early OR Late Care: $60

Early AND Late Care: $90

Camp Rates

ONE SESSION:

Regular (by May 4, 2015): $120

Late (after May 4, 2015): Add $20 Late Registration Fee

DOUBLE FUN (two sessions):

Regular (by May 4, 2015): $205

Late (after May 4, 2015): Add $20 Late Registration Fee

TRIPLE PLAY (three sessions):

Regular (by May 4, 2015): $300

Late (after May 4, 2015): Add $20 Late Registration Fee

GROUP RATE (10 OR MORE registering at the same time):

Regular (by May 4, 2015): $110

Late (after May 4, 2015): Add $20 Late Registration Fee

 

Please note that a $40 deposit is due at registration and the balance will be due by May 25, 2015.







 

FAQ’s

 

What is KFN DAY CAMP?
KFN Day Camp seeks to provide children with an unforgettable multi-cultural, Christ-Centered camp experience. Through fun, stimulating activities, a positive environment, and dynamic prayer and worship, our trained and qualified CFNI students desire to foster relationships with each child that will impact them eternally.
KFN is a ministry of Christ For The Nations.
Who is KFN DAY CAMP for?
KFN is especially for children and preteens ages 5-12 and is actually three camps in one! Each camp is creatively designed for each age group. Children ages 5-6 will love the “ISLANDERS”. Boys and girls who have completed grades 1-3 will have an incredible time in the “NATIVES”. Preteens, in grades 4-7, will have a blast as a part of “THE TRIBE.”
What will the campers do?
Campers will have an opportunity to experience God through dynamic worship services with Bible exploration and ministry. We will have a blast with swimming, water games and slide, archery, extreme art, wilderness adventures, grill skills, culinary creations, theme days, exciting workshops for preteens, and much, much more!
What is spiritually taught at KFN DAY CAMP?
Campers will learn about the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit and how to have a lifestyle of worship. Through Spirit-led worship, powerful Bible experiences, and anointed prayer times, campers will have an opportunity to experience the presence of God.
Who are the KFN Counselors?
The amazing counselors are the best part of KFN. All of our KFN team members are trained and equipped Christ For The Nations students. These dynamic students come from all over America and around the world to seek God and study His Word here at Christ For The Nations. Their enthusiasm, energy and zeal for God are contagious. They will model godly character and demonstrate God’s love for each camper.
When is KFN DAY CAMP?

KFN Day Camp will be offered in three sessions.:

  • Session 1 is June 15 – 19
  • Session 2 is June 22 – 26
  • Session 3 is July 6 – 10

Check out our Double Fun and Triple Play rates! KFN Day Camp is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Extended Care is available for an extra cost. Early care begins at 7:30 am, and late care extends until 6:00 pm.

Where is KFN DAY CAMP?

KFN DAY CAMP will be held on the campus of Christ for the Nations, just 10 minutes from downtown Dallas.







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Contact Us

Our Location:
3404 Conway St.
Dallas, TX 75224

Phone: 214-302-6335
Email: kfn@cfni.org