Lakeside has always been proud of our engaging kids experiences that teach about God with hands-on, relevant, fun, age-appropriate activities. Our staff is top-notch and our kids programs and experiences are often the thing that families rave the most about. Our staff is well-trained and puts a high priority on your child's safety. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and supervised, and a thorough security process provides parents the assurance that their child is being well-cared for during the weekend gatherings and other experiences.
KIDSFEST (Infants - 5th grade)
Each weekend we provide a warm and inviting place for infants through 5th grade to learn about God in fun and tangible ways designed specifically for each age. Children will feel loved and valued by the caring staff and volunteers found in each of our classrooms. Kidsfest programs are available during each of our weekend gatherings.
FIRST TIME VISITORS: If it is your first time at Lakeside, just head to the Kidsfest Check-in Kiosk at the right side of our main lobby. Members of our Kidsfest team are easy to spot in their blue T-shirts. They will be happy to get you signed in and lead you to the proper classroom for your child's age. Click here if you would like to learn more about our classrooms and staff. We look forward to seeing you!
Our Special Needs ministry is prepared to serve all children, teens, young adults, and families with unique needs. Our programs offer children and teens with special needs an opportunity to interact with each other and with typical peers in a variety of environments. We offer special needs classrooms and buddies for children and teens during all of our weekend gatherings, and seek to support parents and siblings in their unique family situations
We offer a monthly Kidsfest Respite Night for children, teens, and their siblings to gift parents with a night off. Our Respite Nite is typically held on the first Friday of each month (6:00 - 9:00 PM) at the church. Advanced reservations are requested so that we can ensure we have the proper staffing in place to welcome and care for your children.
Click here to learn more about our Special Needs classrooms and Respite Night.
Kidsfest Presents events are designed to have families connect with each other and other families. We need time to slow down and play! Kidsfest Presents events are interactive experiences where families gather together, let loose and have fun. Events are scheduled throughout the year, our next one is coming soon. So tell your family, invite your friends and we will see you there!
Our renowned summer camp is designed to help kids move closer to God through hands-on and interactive storytelling, incredible music, wet 'n wild recreation, and messy art experiences. BLITZ is one of the biggest things we do each year, and our campers from Kindergarten through 5th grade look forward to it every summer. BLITZ happens each year in June, with registration opening in early spring. Click here for more information and registration dates.
LITTLE STEPS (WEEKLY CHILD CARE)
Want to attend a Lakeside event and need childcare? Little Steps is affordable childcare during many of our weekday courses and special events. Pre-registration is required in order for us to ensure appropriate staffing. Click here for more information and to register for upcoming dates.
High5 is an action-packed program designed specifically for our 5th Grade kids. Throughout the year we have several events focused on adventure, connection and community. Join us in the fall for High5 Fry Night as we determine which restaurants serve up the tastiest french fries, or get ready each spring for Organized Mass Chaos - an evening of shaving cream, field games, and wet 'n wild fun. We have several events throughout the school year, open to all 5th graders in our community. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For children 1st - 5th grade who want to know more about what being a Christian is, what baptism is, or who are interested in being baptized. This class is offered at various times throughout the year so kids can ask questions and get answers on their own level. For upcoming dates, hop over to our First Steps page.
This special class is designed to come alongside parents on their journey in supporting their child’s spiritual development. For more information and dates of future baby dedication classes, please email: email@example.com
GOD AND ME
God and Me is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for young people and families to explore their faith together and to help children realize that God is active in every part of their lives. Typically offered each January.
GOD AND FAMILY
God and Family is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family. The God and Family Program provides an opportunity for young people and their families to explore their faith together. Children will read about different families in the Bible, which can teach them about God’s plan for strengthening families. Typically offered each September.
Volunteer in Kidsfest
Help to create a warm and caring environment in our classrooms. No teaching experience required - just an open heart and adventurous spirit. All materials and direction provided. Hold babies, play, sing songs, prep snacks, greet and check in, teach Bible lessons, facilitate small groups, give hugs. Volunteer opportunities are available for ages 11 and up.