Traveling Day Camps


About Us

“Our Day Camp program is a unique and beautiful ministry.  We have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with kids that come for 1 week or all 10 weeks of the summer.  Our staff are exceptional.  We have searched for servant-hearted staff just for your child.  They teach our campers Bible stories, play crazy games, sing songs and most importantly love them for exactly who they are.  God is so real at camp and I am blessed to see this unique experience change the lives of our campers and staff daily.  Bringing our incredible Day Camp program to the surrounding communities is such a wonderful opportunity.  God is so good and I can’t wait for the summer to start so that we can spread the Good News of Jesus Christ together.

-Andrea Cronin (Staff Alumni)


To Register. . .

Find your location here!

All registration will be through Heartland Camps (to register click on your location below)

  • The price of traveling camp varies according to each location

  • All payments are made to the host church after completing the online Heartland registration

  • The host church will be in contact with you (payment, what to bring, times, etc.) once you register

  • Questions? Please call Heartland Camp at 816-891-1078

Albany UMC- Albany, MO June 24-28

Blue Rapids UPC- Blue Rapids, KS July 29-Aug 2

Blue Ridge Presbyterian- Raytown, MO July 22-26

Cameron UMC- Cameron, MO June 24-28

Cassville UMC- Cassville, MO July 8-12

Chapel Hill Presbyterian- Blue Springs, MO July 8-12

Clinton FPC- Clinton, MO July 15-19

Damascus Road- Springfield, MO July 29-Aug 2

Fairview UMC- Columbia, MO July 22-26

Fenton UMC- Fenton, MO June 10-14

Fort Scott FPC- Fort Scott, KS June 24-28

Gardner FPC- Gardner, KS June 17-21

Gashland UMC- Kansas City, MO July 22-26

Green Trails UMC- Chesterfield, MO July 8-12

Hallsville UMC- Hallsville, MO July 22-26

Hamilton UMC- Hamilton, MO June 17-21

Holmeswood Baptist- Kansas City, MO July 8-12

Hood UMC- Republic, MO July 8-12

Huntsville UMC- Huntsville, MO June 17-21

Joplin FPC- Joplin, MO July 22-26

Joplin UMC- Joplin, MO July 15-19

Kaw Prairie - Overland Park, KS June 3-7

The Kirk- Kansas City, MO July 29-Aug 2

Kirkwood UMC- Kirkwood, MO June 10-14

Lee’s Summit FPC- Lee’s Summit, MO June 24-28

Liberty FPC- Liberty, MO July 8-12

Manhattan FPC- Manhattan, KS July 15-19

Maryville FPC- Maryville, MO July 22-26

Minneapolis FPC- Minneapolis, KS june 3-7

Mt. Zion UMC- St. Louis, MO June 17-21

North St. Joseph FPC- St. Joseph, MO July 8-12

Pacific UMC- Pacific, MO June 3-7

Platte City UMC- Platte County, MO July 29-Aug 2

Richmond UCPC- Richmond, MO June 24-28

Riley FPC- Riley, KS June 17-21

Salem UMC- Salem, MO June 24-28

Sunrise Presbyterian & FPC- Salina, KS June 10-14

Topeka Trio at Second Pres- Topeka, KS June 10-14

Trinity Presbyterian- Springfield, MO July 29-Aug 2

Trinity UMC- Piedmont, MO July 15-19

Village Presbyterian- Prairie Village, KS July 29-Aug 2

Wakarusa Presbyterian- Wakarusa, KS June 10-14

Westside Presbyterian- Lawrence, KS July 15-19



For Churches:

Thank you so much for your interest in being a part of Heartland’s Traveling Day Camp!

Heartland has partnered with churches in our traveling day camp program across the Midwest for the last eight years. If you are interested in finding out more information about our camps we would love to set up a meeting with you and/or your committee to answer any questions that you might have.


About us. . .

Why Traveling Day Camp?

Our program exists to

  • Build relationships and impact lives for Jesus Christ

  • Share the Good News of Jesus Christ with young people in your church and community

  • Connect young people with committed Christian role models

  • Immerse kids in the outdoors with water games, archery, camp activities, campfires and sometimes we bring our horses!

  • Teach kids the love of God through daily Bible stories, crafts and skits

  • Bring 55 years of camp experience to your backyard

  • Give your church another way to reach out to the local community

What is Traveling Day Camp?

Traveling day camp

  • Is a week-long unique blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry

  • Is designed for young people who have completed grades K-6

  • Provides all programming on Heartland’s behalf (staff, art supplies, game equipment, curriculum resources, and activities)

  • Is supported by the host congregation through support services, promotion of the program, involvement, and volunteering

  • Includes a Christ-centered and activity based curriculum

Strengths of Traveling Day Camp

Our program

  • Is a uniquely relational ministry that’s emphasis is to offer quality Christian role models for young people

  • Provides traveling teams that are competitively comprised of young adults who are passionate about the and chidlren’s ministry

  • Includes trained staff who are equipped to lead Bible studies, worship, singing, crafts and recreation

  • Is dedicated to bringing the outdoor activities and energy of camp to your community



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20-40 campers
1 leadership staff
3 counselors

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43-56 campers
1 leadership staff
4 counselors

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57-70 campers
1-2 leadership staff
5 counselors

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71-48 campers
2 leadership staff
6 counselors

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85-100 campers
2 leadership staff
7 counselors

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once counselor/ 14 campers
one leadership staff/ 50 campers


These Prices Include:

  • All activity and craft supplies

  • Curriculum and all activities/instructions to execute curriculum

  • Evening Program Options (Family Night, Youth Night, Camp-In)

*Heartland charges the church and the church then determines the fee per camper.  The fee per camper varies among churches. 



Our available weeks are listed below

  • June 3rd - 7th

  • June 10th - 14th - All Spots Are Filled

  • June 17th - 21st- one spot remaining

  • June 24th - 28th - All Spots Are Filled

  • July 8th - 12th - All Spots Are Filled

  • July 15th - 19th - All Spots Are Filled

  • July 22nd - 26th- one spot remaining

  • July 29th - August 2nd- one spot remaining


Take a look at our program



Horses can be added starting at $400 per day, with possible additional cost for locations outside of the Kansas City area. Horses are driven to your church, rides are led by trained camp wrangling staff.


For Volunteers:

Steps to Being an AWESOME Volunteer:

1. Please watch this video tutorial:

2. Read this:   Traveling Day Camp Volunteer Basics

3. Read this: Volunteer Policies and Procedures Packet

4. Before filling out your online volunteer form we recommend gathering the following information as you cannot save the form and finish later:

  • Two character references (first and last name, reference’s email)

  • Date of last tetanus shot (month/year)

  • Current medications/side-affects

5. Fill out this online Traveling Day Camp Volunteer Form (should take 10-15 minutes):            

*note all information in this online form is kept confidential and secure

6. You should receive a confirmation email celebrating the completion of your volunteer forms!  Hooray!

7. We will review your Volunteer Form and contact your church coordinator to let them know we have received it!

8. On the Sunday before your week of Traveling Day Camp our staff will host a volunteer training to help make sure you enter the week with confidence and a sense of community!

9. Show up to your week of Traveling Day Camp ready to serve the Lord and love kids!