For more info or to register call

Shawna Thole, Director @ 618-304-1513

Now Hiring Staff for Both Programs
Applicants Must Be At Least 18 Years Old
Love Jesus and His Children
Flexible and Willing to Serve
Contact Shawna for more information.

Kids in Christ Latchkey Program

Our before and after school childcare program is available from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and dismissal – 6 p.m. every day school is in session. On those pre-lunch dismissal days, we have a pizza party!

Children engage in Bible stories, short devotionals, snacks and art projects, as well as having time for play and homework. We are a licensed exempt, ecumenical ministry sponsored by Highland Hope.

Kids in Action School Holiday Camp

Realizing our families and others need a place for their kids on school holidays and teacher institutes, we’ve added camp days during the school year. Located at Highland Hope UMC, we provide service from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. for Kindergarten — 6th grade. We provide morning and afternoon snack (campers bring their own lunch), as well as many activities throughout the days. We may be singing, dancing, reading, creating art projects, playing outside when weather permits, and then there are all the fun activities our teachers dream up for the children.


Kids in Action Summer Day Camp

Dates for 2018:  May 21 – Friday, August 10

We are excited about our summer program, Kids in Action! Kids in Action is a Christian summer camp that takes place at Highland Hope UMC. The camp operates Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kids in Action is available to children going into Kindergarten through Grade 7.

Our summer calendar is quickly filling up with scheduled field trips and activities. We will visit the pool twice weekly. We will be traveling to Springfield Zoo, Lincoln Museum, Lory Theater, Poplar Junction for bowling, Splash City, Edison’s, the Edge, Grant’s Farm, Busch Stadium, Monkey Joes, Skyzone, the Magic House and the City Museum.  On field trip days we leave at 9 a.m. and return to Highland Hope by 4 p.m.

Also, we swim two afternoons each week; at Lindendale Park, weather permitting, or the Korte Rec Center. Our schedule will be a bit different from previous years in that the children will be divided into groups so we can better provide activities at their developmental level. On swim days we leave at 12:30 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m.

As in past years, each child will need to bring a sack lunch with a drink (if they want something other than water). Highland Hope’s soda machine will not be available to campers. Also, we need to know of any allergies so we can plan appropriate snacks for all.

While we understand the children like to bring items from home, please understand that Kids in Action and Highland Hope are not responsible for these items. Please make sure these items are permanently labeled with your child’s name. We require that all electronic games brought to Kids in Action be rated E.

We are looking forward to a fun filled summer of Christian blessings!

In His Service,

Shawna Thole, Director


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