Educating the Adults of Tomorrow
The Kroc Center is committed to building a strong community, and that starts with educating the adults of tomorrow. The Kroc’s youth programs combine developmental learning, mentorship, team building and more in a fun atmosphere where kids will feel comfortable learning, being active and making new friends.
Youth Development & Outreach Specialist
Youth Development Coordinator
Youth Ministry Forms & Applications
Take the home out of homework!
The Kroc Center takes after-school care to a whole new level! Every day, children can enjoy exceptional homework assistance, healthy snacks, free play, and time in our interactive game room.
Always supervised! Daily healthy snack, homework assistance, and game room.
After-school transportation provided for Quincy area schools.
Weekly, Monday–Friday | 2:30–7pm
Begins August 17
Kroc Academy provides new and exciting experiences that encourages children to be lifelong learners committed to exploring the world around them! Includes:
Monday – Interactive Bible Lessons
Tuesday – Sports + Fitness
Wednesday – Character Building
Thursday – S.T.E.A.M.
Friday – Aquatic Center
Kroc Member $65/week | Non-Members $80/week
Counselor in Training (CITs) receive 50% off listed price.
When school’s NOT in session!
School’s Out Day Camp (SODC) is a Christian day camp that gives children the opportunity to engage in fun-filled activities in a safe and positive environment. The Kroc Center’s SODC promotes the development of the whole child through structured group activities to improve socialization and boost self-confidence.
Always supervised! Pack a snack lunch!
Your child will enjoy:
Interactive game room
Science & discovery
Snacks are provided
Friday, Oct 7th
Monday, Oct 10th
Thursday, Oct 27th (Half Day)
Friday, Oct 28th
Tuesday, Nov 8th
Wednesday, Nov 23rd
Friday, Nov 25th
Monday, Dec 19
Tuesday, Dec 20
Wednesday, Dec 21
Thursday, Dec 22
Friday, Dec 23
Monday, Dec 26
Tuesday, Dec 27
Wednesday, Dec 28
Thursday, Dec 29
Friday, Dec 30
Monday, Jan 2nd
Friday, Feb 17th (Half Day)
Monday, Feb 20
Monday, March 6th
Tuesday, March 7th
Wednesday, March 8th
Thursday, March 9th
Friday, March 10th
Friday, April 7th
Monday, April 10
Kroc Member $20/day | Non-Members $25/day.
Counselor in Training (CITs) receive 50% off listed price.
Weekly Character Building
(Begins September 21)
Held every Wednesday, when school is in session. Please register at The Kroc’s Control Desk.
Join us to worship, study, and seek to share Jesus’ love together. We build character, relationships, and learn the importance of morality.
$5 Annual Activity Emblem Fee
$5 Optional Troop T-Shirt Fee
$10 Optional Award Sash
Kick Back | 2–4pm
After-school fun, filled with snack, gym, games, and singing all leading up to our exciting character building programs. Children learn about God while enjoying these various rotations and preparing for special Singing Company performances. Grades Pre K–12. Held in various rooms.
Kick Character Building | 4–5pm
Moonbeams | 4-5pm
Children learn to help others, do their best, be kind and good, and grow more like Jesus while earning emblems that teach a variety of new talents.
Boys & Girls
Sunbeams | 4-5pm
Girls develop skills and talents that reflect the love of God in order to grow into strong, ambitious and capable young ladies that display honesty, kindness, courage and knowledge so they can do what is right.
Adventure Corps | 4-5pm
Boys explore God’s Word and God’s world, while developing new skills, talents, and habits that earn them emblems and prepare them for an adventure with Christ.
Girl Guards | 5:30-7pm
Young women develop skills and talents to grow spiritually, mentally, physically and socially while earning emblems for their accomplishments.
Adventure Corps | 5:30-7pm
Young men go through a series of achievement awards and levels that help to develop their individuality and potential physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.
Group Meal | 5–5:30pm
Counselor in Training (CITs)
Calling all youth interested in enriching your days and being a part of an unforgettable experience!
Counselors in Training will receive all of the benefits that come with the program as well as hands-on training, mentoring, and leadership development.
Limited CIT positions available.
Submit your registration for review. Approved CIT applicants will receive a call with more information.
Open to grades 7th–12th
School’s Out Day Camp
Monday, Oct 31 | 5-7pm
Looking for a safe and fun place to take the kids this Halloween? Dress them up and bring them to The Kroc Center! Travel through the Meadows to visit various booths and see creative displays and costumes. Children will collect tasty treats and fun trinkets. Select displays support the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Interested in hosting a booth? Please contact Jakin Logsdon at 217-231-5667 or Jakin.Logsdon@USC.SalvationArmy.org
The Ledge Game Room
Welcome to The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s FREE interactive game room, The Ledge! The Ledge is designed as a positive space for our community. Our goal is to be a safe place that offers engagement, connection, and opportunity. We are dedicated to welcoming all and displaying the love of Jesus Christ. Our game room provides guests of all ability levels the chance to play and grow in a welcoming, encouraging, and friendly environment. We strive to develop the whole person, mentally, physically, and emotionally through activities that aid in reinforcing socialization, sportsmanship, self-worth, and respect. Hours vary. Click for details.
The Ledge is proud of its inclusive environment, one that strives to accommodate every guest. In an effort to fully embrace inclusion and acceptance of all, we believe that:
• Every person deserves grace, love, and respect.
• Every person can participate and be involved.
• Every person can rise to new challenge and be successful.
• Sign in on the check-in sheet
• Be entered in on the Kiosk
• Complete an annual waiver
General Game Room Policies
Guests must be at least 12 years old to use The Ledge without a parent/guardian present. Children younger than 12 must have a relative (i.e. sibling or parent) 15 or older supervising them. Parent supervision is not required for members with children 8-11 years old, these children must check-in at the Control Desk and receive an arm band. The parent/guardian is required to stay in the facility. Parents with younger children, without available supervision, are encouraged to look into options at Huck’s Hideout.
Guests must dress modestly and absolutely no swim wear. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Guests may only remove shoes while actively playing Eye Play. Socks are required to be worn when playing Eye Play. As this is a family room, clothing with explicit logos or words/sayings will not be permitted.
Roller blades, bikes, and scooters are not allowed in The Kroc Center for any amount of time. All personal belongings, backpacks or gym bags, must be stored out of the way of other guests. Balls of any kind are never allowed to be brought into The Ledge. To grant access, balls must stay outside of The Ledge or be placed in The Ledge closet.
Any guest vandalizing the facility in any manner (kicking, hitting, writing, etc.) will be removed immediately. Guests may also be held financially responsible for any damages.
Guests who intentionally break game equipment (controllers, etc.) will be charged for the replacement of the equipment and will not be allowed to use The Ledge Game Room until the charges are paid in full.
Snacks & Drinks
Snacks and drinks are permitted in The Ledge in designated areas only. Designated areas include the counter top and the table. No food or drinks near the game systems or on the floor. Please keep the space neat and tidy or use the Café tables outside of the game room. Hands need to be washed prior to resuming play.
Game rotation is at the discretion of the Youth Development Assistant supervising The Ledge; however, it should appear as fair as possible. Game rotations should only occur when the game room is full. If there are more open games than guests present, rotation is not necessary.
Rotation options include:
• At the end of a race
• After each battle
• Once character has lost/died
• Every 20-minutes with the timer set to ring
Guests must be seated with the controllers to avoid dropping and damaging them. Tipping in chairs is not allowed as it can weaken the legs of the seat. Feet are not allowed on table tops or the counter of the gaming cabinet.
Guests exhibiting abusive behavior, either verbally or physically, toward a fellow guest or employee will be asked to leave the facility immediately. Vulgar language will not be tolerated. There is to be no horseplay in The Ledge.
Summer Day Camp –
Info coming Spring 2023
Campers LOVE The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s Camp Kroc Christian day camp.
• Supervised by trained
& certified camp staff
• Arts, crafts, STEM, drama,
games, & music
• Bible lessons, scouting,
wellness, literacy, &
Call to inquire about availability.
GOALS OF CAMP KROC
1. To help campers learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. For all campers to feel safe, valued and loved.
3. To help campers learn something new about themselves.
HOW TO REGISTER
STEP 1: Members can register online. Non-Members please call 217-22-5762.
STEP 2: Members can lg in or create an online account.
STEP 3: Search or browse for the camps you want, adding before/after care as desired.
STEP 4: Follow the instructions to fill out your registration and forms. All paperwork MUST be completed prior to your child’s first day of camp.
Registrations must be received no later than 5pm on the Wednesday two weeks before the start of the selected camp.
Scholarships covering up to 50% of camp costs are available throughout the summer on a limited basis for families that qualify for assistance. Application deadline is May 1. Scholarships are available for Day Camp only – extended care, junior counselors, and specialty camps are not included.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
No full refunds are given unless the camp program is cancelled by The Salvation Army Kroc Center. If a participant has paid in full but requests to cancel at least one week (5 business days) before the start of the registered session, a refund will be issued minus a $25 processing fee (or, you may choose to transfer to another session if space is available). Requests made less than one week (5 business days) prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies, as determined by Kroc Center personnel. No credits or prorated refunds will be issued for missed days of camp due to illness, partial attendance, or behavioral issues.
In accordance with state law, parents are required to provide health insurance policy information for each child, verification that immunizations are current, and the date of the child’s last tetanus shot. A signature is required for parents who choose not to immunize.
We strive to make camp accessible for ALL children. Unfortunately, the Kroc Center cannot provide specialized, one-on-one care for any individual camper. Parents of children with special needs must submit an inclusion application AND call the day camp manager at (616) 588-7200 ext 2021 at least two weeks before their desired camp start date to schedule a meeting to determine whether the Kroc Center can provide appropriate accommodations and, most importantly, keep the child safe while in our care. Campers are accepted on a case by case basis.
Only adults listed on the pick-up authorization section of the medical form may sign out a child. Valid photo ID must be presented EACH time a child is signed out (MI state ID or driver’s license, Military ID or passport). Campers, including Junior Counselors, may not sign themselves out of camp.
CAMP HEALTH & REGISTRATION INFORMATION
In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff, Camp Kroc is partnering with CampDoc.com. Camp.Doc.com is an electronic health record system for camps, and will help us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location.
The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper’s personal health information will always be protected. Only Camp Kroc health staff will have access to camper health information, and the CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted and password protected.
LUNCH & SNACKS
Campers and junior counselors should bring their own lunch Monday–Friday. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day.
Campers are grouped by age and specific activities are targeted towards their age group. Requests for campers to be in specific groups may not be able to be accommodated.
Parents will receive a newsletter via email the week before each week registered. This will include all camp policies and procedures. This information is also available on our website or at the Kroc Center Welcome Desk. For specific questions feel free to contact Jakin Logsdon at (217) 222-5762 ext. 5667.
1. The Kroc Center Day Camp program strives to offer every child, regardless of ability, the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that are both fun & educational. Our counselors work to create a positive environment, free from discrimination or other factors that may prohibit campers from having an enjoyable experience at camp. Day Camp counselors are trained to utilize positive discipline techniques to promote growth & learning.
2. Counselors and campers work together to create a “group contract” and outline the consequences for misbehavior. We deal with issues pro-actively, by informing campers of expectations and creating an environment that fosters safety, openness and respect.
3. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable and will be addressed immediately.
4. Our behavior correction process is a three step system:
Step one: Verbal warning
Step two: Temporary suspension from activity and discussion with Youth Development Staff.
Step three: Parents will be notified. If campers do not follow the rules or repeatedly misbehave, we will contact parents and depending on the severity and frequency of the behavior, we may ask parents to remove the child from camp.
5. Campers are expected to follow our five guidelines for behavior:
-Respect the Kroc Center
If you feel that your camper may struggle with any of the above guidelines, please fill out an inclusion application to make sure we can provide the best care possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each day at Camp Kroc includes a morning game, ice-breakers, worship and camp songs and large or small group lessons. Campers are grouped for the week by age. Activities vary each day and follow the week’s theme to keep things fun and exciting.
WHAT TO WEAR
Campers are required to wear socks & closed-toe shoes every day. Campers should wear weather-appropriate clothes in which they can play and get dirty.
WHAT TO BRING
• Backpack/bag – Campers should bring their belongings in a backpack or bag. EVERYTHING should be labeled with the camper’s name.
• Water bottle
• Lunch – Campers and junior counselors should bring their own lunch Monday–Fridays. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day.
• Sunscreen – We recommend that you apply SPF 35 or higher before dropping your child off. In keeping with child safety standards, counselors are not permitted to apply sunscreen to campers. However, they can instruct and supervise campers during reapplication throughout the day.
• Swimsuit – Campers swim frequently, so please pack a swimsuit, sandals and towel on scheduled swim days. A plastic bag or swim bag is helpful to keep the camper’s belongings together in the locker room. EVERYTHING should be labeled with the camper’s name.
Church Camp – Info coming Spring 2023
Camp Mihaska is The Salvation Army’s divisional Christian summer camp located in Bourbon, Missouri.
Activities include, but not limited to:
• Row Boating
• Climbing Tower & Zip Line
• High & Low Ropes Course
• Sand Volleyball
• Putt Putt Golf
Late registration only available if space permits and must be accompanied with special permission. Call Jakin at 217.231.5667 for more information.
Bring all immunization records, insurance card, and payment.
Children with medication or food allergies will require a doctor’s signature.
Contact Youth Development Specialist Jakin Logsdon regarding registration 217-231-5667