Camp Backyard

Camp Backyard will be an amazing at-home camp experience for Kindergarten – Fifth grade. When kids register they will get to participate in a week-long camp adventure from June 22nd-26th that includes:
• A Camp Backyard kit with a t-shirt, daily surprises and activities.
• Participating on a camp team with friends and amazing team leaders to help guide their camp experience.
• Virtual camp chapels that are designed to help kids grow in their friendship with God.
Registration is only $15 per camper and closes on June 15th at midnight!

Backyard Adventures

Welcome to the BRAND NEW James River Kids weekend online experience!

BRAND NEW! Craft Time with Pastor Cami

Join us for a new craft

The “That’s a GOOD Idea” Show

A brand new show released EVERY Wednesday all about good ideas! Good ideas from us, good ideas from YOU, and good ideas from God’s Word.

What’s Cookin’

Watch for weekly recipes and fun with Pastor Madi and Jean Piérre the Cook!

Story Time

Join us for bedtime stories with Pastor Cami!

Sciency Stuff

COMING SOON! Join us for crazy experiments with Pastor Lindsey!

For the Littles

Watch a weekly service geared toward your preschooler. Plus, extra videos and fun from the Early Childhood team!

Digital Coloring Book

Choose a page, color it in, and save it to your computer!

Camp Backyard - FAQ

Who is Camp Backyard for?

All kids who have just completed Kindergarten – Fifth grade

Where does Camp Backyard take place?

This is an at-home camp experience designed to take place in your home and backyard!

What is included with the registration fee?

All campers will receive a Camp at-home kit that includes:
• Camp T-Shirt
• Camp Bandana
• Daily surprises
• Daily camp activity guides
• Camp devos and journal

How will teams connect?

Teams will connect virtually using safe digital platforms such as Zoom, Facebook Rooms, or Google meet.
Leaders may also send short videos of encouragement to parents to keep kids updated.

How many kids and leaders are on each team?

Teams are designed to have 12 kids and 2 leaders. We feel this will be the best size to create meaningful connection between kids and their leaders.

Will friend and leader requests be allowed?

Yes! We want kids to be connected with their friends and leader requests are allowed.

What if my child has summer day care, summer school, or other engagements?

• The camp at home experience is designed to be flexible to fit your family's schedule.
•Daily activities can be completed based on kids availability
• Content will be released at specific times, but will be available on-demand so that kids can access
anytime and even multiple times throughout the week.

How will camp content be accessed?

• All camp video content (ie. chapels, games, crafts) will be uploaded onto both James River Kids YouTube page and

• Additional content, encouragement, and daily updates will be posted on James River Kids Facebook & Instagram

For Parents

Hey families! We are excited to be regularly updating this section with resources for you as you raise your world changers. Stay tuned!

Kids Service Journals

We are so excited for you to watch James River Church Online as a family. Below you'll find resources to help your kids engage with the service!

21 days of Prayer Journal

We are so excited to seek the Lord during 21 days of prayer and fasting. Here is a journal to help your kids understand the importance of prayer and fasting and join in with prayers of their own!

James River Kids on Pinterest

Check out some of our favorite ideas for your time at home!

James River Kids on Spotify

Hey kids! We've made a playlist of some of our favorite songs from church. Enjoy!

For Preschoolers

We know that engaging kids in God's Word is so important from an early age. We recommend the Bible App for Kids to engage kids ages 3-6 and help them grow in their understanding of God's Word.

Connect with a Pastor

If you would like to talk with a member of our staff, we'd love to connect with you!