Clearnote Summer Conference: your children will love it!

Here's the e-mail that went out to fathers and mothers of children registered for our 2014 Clearnote Summer Conference this coming weekend, "Salt and Light: Confessing Christ in the Public Square," and it's one small evidence of the truth we repeat to those considering attendance: the Clearnote Summer Conference children's programs are second to none. Clearnote churches and Clearnote Fellowship are family-centered. 

We are very thankful to the many men and women who serve our children during the conference, and especially Dr. Ben Burlingham who has led them. If you have children and you're able to get out of town during the summer, make plans now to attend next year's conference. You and your wife and sons and daughters will love it!

A Parents’ Guide to the 2014 Clearnote Fellowship Summer Conference

We have a great program planned for the kids this year, and the purpose of this email is to ensure that they all arrive ready to hit the ground running...

The full child care schedule will be included in the informational packet you receive when you arrive on Friday. Below you will find the things that you need to know to prepare.

The biggest change for the program this year is on Friday night.  Friday night will be a family worship service.  Childcare for ages 0-3 will be provided, but children ages 4 and up will be with their parents in the main sanctuary.  The worship service and childcare will end at 8PM; at that time, we encourage your family to stay for a while and enjoy our ice cream social.

During childcare on Friday and Saturday, food will be provided. The menu for each age group is also listed below. If your child needs different food than what is listed below, it will need to be provided by you.

We plan on the children being outside a significant amount on Saturday, and we will be applying sunscreen.  If your child requires particular sunscreen, please bring it with written  instructions.

Babies (under the age of 1)
Please provide a change of clothes, diapers, and a sippy cup (if appropriate).
Do not have siblings share diaper bags because they will likely be in separate nursery rooms.
Please include all the food your child will need, as the nursery only provides Cheerios.
Please be prepared to write down any necessary instructions to care for your child.
Please bring any other items that are needed to care for your child such as pacifiers, swaddle blankets, etc.
Please label bottles, cups, and anything else you can by writing your last name on them.

One-Year-Olds 
Please bring a change of clothes, diapers, and a sippy cup.
Do not have siblings share diaper bags because they will likely be in separate nursery rooms. 
Please provide a blanket or towel, and any necessary cozies, for nap time on Saturday afternoon.
Please be prepared to write down any necessary instructions to care for your child.
Please label bottles, cups, and anything else you can by writing your last name on them.

Food Menu
Friday night snack - pretzels, Goldfish crackers
Saturday breakfast – Quaker Oat Squares, string cheese
Saturday lunch - meat and cheese wrap with banana
Saturday snack - pretzels, Goldfish crackers 

Two and Three-Year-Olds
Please provide a change of clothes, diapers (if needed), and a sippy cup.
Do not have siblings share diaper bags because they will likely be in separate nursery rooms.
Please provide a blanket or beach towel, and any necessary cozies, for nap time on Saturday afternoon. (Children who are not asleep after 20 minutes will be taken to another room to play.)
Children will participate in water games; you may send a towel and swim diapers if you wish. 

Food Menu
Friday snack - pretzels, Goldfish crackers
Saturday breakfast – Nutrigrain bars, yogurt, string cheese
Saturday lunch - meat and cheese wrap with banana
Saturday snack - pretzels, Goldfish crackers 

Four and Five-Year-Olds

Saturday’s program will be staffed with members of Clearnote Church, but will be held at Legacy Learning Place.  This preschool facility is about 0.5 miles from the church building (4645 State Route 45, Bloomington), and offers an ideal location for our children’s program.  You will be responsible to drop off and pick up your child at Legacy Learning Place on Saturday.  A map will be provided to you at registration.

On Saturday, please bring a change of clothes in a bag and a water bottle, both labeled with your child’s name. 

Food Menu
Saturday breakfast - NutriGrain bars, string cheese, yogurt
Saturday lunch – meat and cheese wrap, grapes, cookie
Saturday snack - pretzels, Goldfish crackers 

Six, Seven, and Eight-Year-Olds
Each child should have a labeled water bottle on Saturday.
Bring a labelled bag with a change of clothes.
Small water guns or sponges for a water fight

Saturday morning, your child will have breakfast at the church building, and then cross Endwright Road to Karst Farm Park (weather permitting).

The children will do crafts and play games in the morning, eat their lunch around noon, and then be joined by Al and Amy Parker of Canoe Creations for an exciting afternoon of learning about what God has created.  
 
Food Menu
Saturday breakfast—NutriGrain bar, string cheese, yogurt
Saturday lunch—lunch meat and cheese wraps, grapes, carrot sticks, chex mix without peanuts, cookie
Saturday snack—Goldfish crackers, pretzels 

Nine through Thirteen-Year-Olds
Each child should have a backpack with a change of clothes and a water bottle.
Hat
Raincoat/jacket
Notebook/pen/Bible in a gallon Ziploc bag labeled with name.
Please have your children wear close-toed shoes.
Long pants are not required, but might be good if your child is inclined to poison ivy.
Small water guns or sponges for a water fight

Saturday will be spent on the church property and at Karst Farm Park with Al and Amy Parker of Canoe Creations leading activities and lessons.  
 
Food Menu
Saturday breakfast—NutriGrain bars, string cheese, yogurt
Saturday lunch—meat and cheese wraps, grapes, carrot sticks, chex mix without peanuts, cookie
Saturday snack—pretzels, Goldfish crackers 

We're looking forward to a great program.  We can’t wait to see you!

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

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I'm just gonna leave all my infants and toddlers at home...

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