JOIN US AND SERVE
HIGH FIVE BASICS | Elgin
June 19- 23, 2023
Day Camp is on Monday through Thursday, June 19–22. 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Family Carnival on Friday evening June 23
March 16 | Registration opens at 12:00 PM (noon) . Register under Camper Electives.
May 31 | Last day to receive a full refund for cancellation without the possibility of a $25 fee
Friday, June 16 | Receive camper email with essential information for the week
Sundays June 11 and 18 before and after services | T-shirt pick up, or the first day of camp
Doors Open at 8:30 AM
All Campers: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
How Much Does High Five Cost?
Both preschool and grade school programs cost $100 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.
FLY! preschool campers must be four years old before June 1, 2023. Children entering kindergarten also register for FLY.
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.
Volunteer Childcare for Children 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.
Camper Electives | Elgin
Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Doors open at 8:30 AM each day
Family Carnival on Friday, June 23, 5:00–8:00 PM
- Carnival Games
- High Five Highlights
Ages 4-Entering Kindergarten
Preschoolers get to experience the fullness of High Five with our Preschool FLY 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 4 years old before June 1, 2023.
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, the Creative Electives, or the Standard 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. Or if they choose the Standard Elective Track they will spend 4 days there engaging in a week-long elective.
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.
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)
This elective is full of outside games in the 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!
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
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 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.
Standard Electives: (Campers stay with their Elective choice all 4 days. Like it’s been before)
The amazing Mr. Nelson returns to teach the skill and discipline of martial arts. Break real boards, practice Samurai Sword fighting (with foam swords and helmets), learn how to use nun-chucks, and win a karate trophy on competition day! Defenders is one of our best electives led by one of our best teams.
MILITARY AND JUNGLE GAMES
Explore the Harvest “Jungle” with special missions. It’s hot. It’s crazy. It’s so fun that Military Strategy has been offered for nine years this summer. Soldiers are separated into teams by age and they playfully enjoy challenges, strategies, and games on our beautiful 80-acre campus.
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. A different sport each day.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
We give girls a sampling of many types of experiences so they can choose what they like and discover who they are in Jesus Christ. This elective spends the majority of the time indoors and there are no mudslides or zip lines involved. It caters to girls who enjoy dancing, singing, crafts, and dressing up.
TREEHOUSE FOR GIRLS
Spend the morning with girls who love to explore the great outdoors! We’ll be frogging in the pond, adventuring in the woods to find materials for our nature art projects, building fairy gardens, and best of all — learning about how God has revealed Himself to us through the wonder of His creation.
Join Us and Serve | Elgin
Don’t let the kids have all the fun . . . JOIN US AND SERVE!
- Registration for volunteers opens Thursday, March 9 at 12:00 PM (noon). Volunteers register here.
- 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 are available and are required to be currently serving in Harvest Kids or serve with a parent/grandparent at High Five
- The registration fee of $30 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 11, 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 11.
- You will receive or confirm your volunteer assignment on Sunday, June 11
- Volunteers must complete all certification requirements prior to Friday, May 26 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 FLY! (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 Pastor Dave at [email protected] if you have any questions about serving options.
Elective Director 8:00 AM -1:00 PM daily
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 12:00 PM camper dismissal
High Five Team Leader 8:00 AM -1:00 PM daily
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 12:00 PM camper dismissal
Admin Team 8:00 AM -1:00 PM daily
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 12:00 PM camper dismissal
Junior and Student Volunteers– 8:00 AM-1:00 PM daily
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 12:00 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 18 there will be lots of opportunities to help move furniture, set up, and decorate for High Five.
- Email Pastor Dave 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 | Elgin
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
Registration Opens March 16 at 12:00 PM (noon) at HarvestBible.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 Pastor Dave at [email protected] with any questions.
HOW DO I CANCEL REGISTRATION?
You may cancel your registration by May 31 by emailing Pastor Dave 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 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 12:00 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 on the third floor of the original building (building 1) near the Rock Counter.
HOW DO I DROP OFF MY GRADE SCHOOL CHILD?
Check your camper in each morning in the Worship Center with their Elective Director. They will check your camper’s wristband and yours and we will take them from there.
HOW DO I PICK UP MY PRESCHOOL CAMPER?
Preschool campers will remain in their classroom on the third floor where you dropped them off for pick up. A member of the High Five team will check your wristband or driver’s license and verify you are on the approved pick-up list for that child.
HOW DO I PICK UP MY GRADE SCHOOL CAMPER?
You will pick up your grade school camper in the Worship Center in the same place you dropped them off. The exception will be if your camper is in the Active Elective, on Water Works day they will be in the specified area in the West Lobby that day. Remember the High Five Team member will check your wristband or driver’s license to make sure 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 11 and 18 by HK Resource Board outside the preschool room after each service. If you miss a pick-up, no problem. T-shirts will also be available on the first day of High Five.
WHAT IF MY CHILD LOSES SOMETHING?
This is a normal occurrence at High Five. We have a lost and found table by the Hope Center counter. 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 Pastor Dave at [email protected] or text him at 630-309-3980. He 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.