CRYSTAL LAKE BASICS
JOIN US AND SERVE
HIGH FIVE BASICS | Crystal Lake
Thursday, March 16 | Registration opens at 12:00 PM (noon) under Campus Electives.
Wednesday, May 31 | Last day to receive a full refund for cancelation without the possibility of a $25 fee
Friday, June 9 | Receive camper email with essential information for the week
Sundays, June 4 and 11 before and after services | T-shirt pick up
High Five | Monday through Friday, June 12–16
Doors Open 8:30 AM – Lobby open for fun!
All Campers: 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
How Much Does High Five Cost?
Both preschool and grade school programs cost $80 for the week.
Adults serving all week at High Five, receive a discount of $30/off of each of their campers’ fees. Volunteers must serve all week to receive the full discount.
Volunteers must register to serve first, and then will receive the discount code via email for registering campers.
Explore! preschool campers must be three years old and fully potty-trained before June 1, 2023. Children entering kindergarten also register for Explore!
Grade school campers must be entering first through fifth grades, and register by the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2023.
You may cancel your registration for a full refund until May 31. After May 31, there is a $25 fee to cancel.
Campers will be placed in teams based on grade. If your child has a friend request, please note that at the time of registration and we will do our best to honor your request.
Childcare for Children of Volunteers 0-3 years
Free childcare is available for children ages 0-36 months of adult volunteers. Please register any child you will be bringing with you while you volunteer.
High Five is June 12–16. Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM each day
Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 17, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
- Free Pancake Breakfast for the entire family
- High Five Highlights from campers and staff
Explorers! for ages 3 through entering Kindergarten
Preschoolers get to experience the fullness of High Five with our Preschool EXPLORE program. We will take an exciting adventure each day that will leave campers wanting more! They will explore, create, learn, play, and sing as they learn that it is all about Jesus!
Preschool Campers must be 3 years old before June 1, 2023, and potty-trained before High Five begins. A child is considered potty-trained when he/she can recognize his/her need to use the bathroom in advance, verbally communicate that need to the leader and use the bathroom, and re-dress without assistance.
Grade School Adventure for Students Entering Grades 1-5
We’ve selected the best of High Five and combined them so your camper doesn’t miss out on any of the fun. Your camper can choose from the Active Electives or the Creative Electives. They will rotate through each elective in that group throughout the week. They will engage in a different experience each day. Campers are separated into smaller groups by age.
Creative Electives: (Campers will rotate through and do each elective, a different one each day)
Calling all chefs. We will make some amazing snacks that you will love to eat while you are at High Five and want to make again at home.
You will create with unusual things and maybe even get a little messy! Engage in all types of art projects. Let your inner creative star shine!
DIY—Do It Yourself
Hand tools and a creative mind will be your building blocks to make an incredible project that you will love to use at home.
Gadgets and Gismos
Gears and Gadgets will keep you going. From magnets to robots you will love to play and explore.
What happens when you mix this with that? Can you paint with the concoctions that you make? Can you eat your science experiment? We will answer all these questions and so much more.
Active Electives: (Campers will rotate through and do each elective, a different one each day)
Don’t Try This at Home
What goes boom? What makes smoke? Can we make that fly? Will that really shatter? Let’s find out together while we experiment, explore, mix concoctions, and catapult things through the air.
Fun in the Sun!
This elective is full of outside games and water! We will definitely have fun in the sun!
Let the Nerf darts fly! From dodgeball to target shooting, this elective aims to please and will really hit the target for fun!
If it has a net, a bat, a ball, a glove, a birdie, a racket, or a club we will have a spectacular time playing it. This day will be a ball!
Little Games Made BIG
All of the games that you love playing will be bigger and better on this day. This day will be epic and have some giant fun!
Don’t let the kids have all the fun . . . JOIN US AND SERVE!
- Adult Volunteer – volunteers 18 and over
- Student Volunteer- student volunteers entering grades 11 and 12
- Junior Volunteer – student volunteers entering grades 6-10- limited spots and priority will be given to those already serving in Harvest Kids or has a parent/grandparent serving at High Five
- The registration fee of $50 for junior volunteers (those entering grades 6-10) covers the cost of a t-shirt, snacks, and lunch during the week. Some restrictions on the area of serving may apply.
- See below for our volunteer training requirements and policies.
Mandatory Training Meeting
All volunteers must attend the training on Sunday, June 4, 12:30–2:00 PM in Cornerstone.
- Receive $30 off of preschool or grade school camper for parents or grandparents serving in High Five.
- Students in grades 6–12 do not qualify for the camper discount.
Notes on Volunteering
- Attend the required training meeting on Sunday, June 4.
- You will receive your volunteer assignment on Sunday, June 4
- Volunteers must complete all certification requirements prior to Friday, May 28 or they will not be permitted to serve.
- Junior volunteers -limited space and spots will be given priority to those already serving in Harvest Kids or has a parent/grandparent serving at High Five
During the registration process, you will select Explore! (Preschool) or Grade School. You can select either to lead an elective or to be a Team Leader. If you would like to lead one of our electives, please email Stacey at [email protected].
if you have any questions about serving options.
Elective Director 8:00 AM–3:00 PM daily – lunch provided
Pick an elective that you love and get ready to have some fun. You will only have to plan one day of activities for your elective and do it five times. Each day will be with a different group of campers. *** special arrangements can be made if you cannot stay past 12:30 camper dismissal
High Five Team Leader 8:00 AM–3:00 PM daily – lunch provided
New this year! You will be assigned a group of campers and be with them the entire week. You will get to create team spirit, guide them through 5 days of fun, and lead a daily devotional that will be provided to you. *** special arrangements can be made if you cannot stay past 12:30 PM camper dismissal
Admin Team 8:00 AM–3:00 PM daily – lunch provided
This team manages and implements all the behind-the-scenes work of High Five. We move, clean, drive, transport, walk, run, cut, shop, organize, problem-solve, find shoes, laugh, pray, cheer, smile … and anything else it takes to make every person’s High Five experience unforgettable. *** special arrangements can be made if you cannot stay past 12:30 PM camper dismissal
Junior and Student Volunteers– 8:00 AM–3:00 PM daily – lunch provided
During the registration process, there will be an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, which will help us select the best place for you on the High Five team. Some Junior and Student volunteers will be assigned to an elective or team, while others will be assigned to assist with “behind the scenes” jobs. *** special arrangements can be made if you cannot stay past 12:30 PM camper dismissal
We can use your help BEFORE High Five
- Watch for information on optional work nights on Wednesdays in June from 6:00–8:00 PM (during Student Ministry) to sort, cut, open, iron, and assemble materials for High Five.
- Set-up: After service on Sunday, June 11 there will be lots of opportunities to help move furniture, set up, and decorate for High Five.
- Email Stacey at [email protected] if you are interested in more opportunities to help prep for High Five.
Student Volunteer Policy
- Mandatory Pre-registration for Student Volunteers:
In order to serve at High Five 2023, you must pre-register online by Monday, May 29, complete the required volunteer certification requirements, and attend the training meeting on Sunday, June 4
- Volunteers entering grades 6–10 – limited space and priority will be given to those already serving in Harvest Kids or has a parent/grandparent serving at High Five
All volunteers must wear their High Five t-shirts each day. If you would like an extra t-shirt, you may order one for $10.00 during the registration process.
Frequently Asked Questions | Crystal Lake
Dates: June 12–16
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
Register at HarvestBibleChapel.org/HighFive.
WHEN IS THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE?
Final payment is due at the time of online registration through an automatic charge to your form of payment. Please contact Stacey at [email protected] with any questions.
HOW DO I CANCEL REGISTRATION?
You may cancel your registration by May 31 by emailing Stacey at [email protected] for a full refund. After May 31, we will refund your costs minus a $25 fee.
DO YOU PRORATE THE WEEK IF WE LEAVE EARLY OR MISS A DAY?
We do not prorate the week for those who do not attend every day of High Five or leave early.
HOW CAN I HELP WITH SCHOLARSHIPS?
No child is ever turned away due to finances. You can help here.
HOW DO I MAKE A FRIEND REQUEST?
During registration, you may note a friend request and we will make every effort to honor your request.
PICK UP / DROP OFF
CAN I PICK UP MY CHILD EARLY?
To ensure the safety of all campers, we discourage early pick-up. High Five is from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Please schedule other camps, lessons, and appointments outside of camp hours.
HOW DO I DROP OFF MY PRESCHOOL CHILD?
Check-in your camper at the registration table in the main lobby, and we will direct you to their drop-off location.
HOW DO I DROP OFF MY GRADE SCHOOL CHILD?
Check-in your camper at the registration table in the main lobby, walk them to their team’s zone, and we will take it from there!
HOW DO I PICK UP MY PRESCHOOL CAMPER?
Preschool campers will remain in their classroom for pick-up. A member of the High Five team will check your driver’s license and verify you are on the approved pick-up list for that child.
HOW DO I GET MY KIDS’ T-SHIRTS?
T-shirt pick-up weekends are June 4 and 11 by HK Resource Board outside the preschool room after each service. If you miss pick-up, no problem. T-shirts will also be available on the first day of High Five.
WHAT IF MY CHILD LOSES SOMETHING OR NEEDS TO CHANGE THEIR CLOTHES?
This is a normal occurrence at High Five. We have a lost and found table by the Harvest Kids Resource Board. Please label all items to help us better keep track of each camper’s belongings. We also strongly suggest you send your child in with nothing of value. They get dirty, and their clothes and shoes may never be the same.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
Your child should wear their High Five t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes. Everything gets dirty, stained, and worn out this week. Please do not send your child in anything you love. This is camp and they play hard.
HOW DO YOU CARE FOR MY CHILD WITH ALLERGIES?
Note your child’s allergies when registering. All allergies are reviewed by our camp medical team. Every leader is notified of your child’s allergies and will make sure to prepare any necessary alternate ingredients or activities. Campers with allergies will also have an allergy wristband.
Allergy-friendly snacks will be provided and communicated to all parents prior to the start of camp. Changes and accommodations can be made if needed.
Our camp medical team will be able to support any medical needs, including keeping allergy medications and/or Epi-Pens in a safe area and administering them, if needed.
I NEED TO CONTACT STAFF DURING THE WEEK.
Email Stacey at [email protected] or text me at 319-270-0021. I will be checking emails hourly during the week of camp.
What procedures do you have in place to ensure my child is safe at High Five?
We have a member of our medical team on-site at all times to handle medical needs. All adult volunteers have a current background check and complete mandatory training to ensure they comply with safety protocols. Volunteers are never permitted to be alone with a child. Campers use the child-only bathroom, while adult and student volunteers use a separate one. We work very hard to ensure your child will be safe and that you feel comfortable entrusting them to us for the week.