PACE Holiday Children’s Camp

What is a Pan African Christian Exchange (PACE) Camp?

  • Camp is a leadership-developing activity that takes place in the months of April and August each year. It occurs over a period of several consecutive days and nights, usually for about a week. It is designed for school children and youth to give them an inspirational and structured recreational break from classroom activities and academic demands.  The children who attend camp have distinguished themselves as leaders by good moral character, academic improvement, social responsibility and spiritual development.

Who Can Participate in PACE Holiday Camp?

  • The Head Teacher, Faculty and the Management of PACE school determine who will attend. The criteria for selection are several. They include: Best in Moral Character, Discipline and Leadership, Social Responsibility, Spiritual Development, Academic Excellence, and Most Improved in these areas over the immediate past three terms.

Purpose (Mission Statement) for Camp

The reasons why PACE offers camp to students:

  1. Evangelistic: To introduce Jesus Christ as Savior and Friend.
  2. Service Motivation: To motivate children and youth to serve in their homes, at school, in the community, the nation, Africa and the world.
  3. Leadership Responsibility: To ignite desire to lead responsibly—in a way that please God.
  4. Exposure: To exposure children to the world around them—outside the classroom, the community, country and the continent.
  5. Empowerment: To reward leadership that embraces our core values of character, competence, confidence, courage and change.
  6. Entertainment/Recreation: To discover their talents and non-academic abilities with opportunity to learn such things as swimming, mountain climbing, horseback riding, driving, fishing, boating, crafts and various art.

PACE Camp offers the same opportunities and exposure to our staff and faculty members who attend and assist our students. Through PACE Camps our PACE family has chance to make and build friendships with our international partners who help co-sponsor the camps.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • PACE Ministries and its international partners sponsor the Holiday camps.
  • The cost of the April Camp is between $80 (Ksh8,000/) and $100 (Ksh10,000/) and is limited to 30 students. It is free to the eligible students selected to attend. Parents must however, provide residential requirements, toiletries, pocket money and transportation cost from the school to home when the camp is over.
  • The August Camp is not free. It is open to “whoever will” on a first-pay priority basis. The cost is between  $50 (Ksh5,000/) and $60 (Ksh6,000/).

Before camp

  • Make sure you are clean and your body is odor-free. Make sure your hair is tidy. This means, boys get haircuts, girls have your hair done in a way that is not bothersome during sports activities and swimming. No extreme hairstyles). Do that after camp.

What to bring or use at camp

  1. Your own mattress and blankets. (Day students must bring from home)
  2. Home clothes for sports activities. No Sunday-best clothes, no high heels or boots. No excessive jewelry, including big belt buckles and large necklaces.
  3. A flashlight.
  4. Slippers
  5. Towel
  6. Bible, Writing pad or booklet, pen or pencil.
  7. Personal toiletries such as soap, shower cap, toothpaste, tooth brush, deodorant
  8. Small suitcase or backpack. No big boxes and no big plastic bags.
  9. One phone only (High school students). All Phones must be registered with the teacher or camp director. No obscene pictures, no pornographic materials, no obscene music. Any such violations, phones will be taken and destroyed.
  10. Pocket money—Primary Ksh200/-, High School Ksh500/-
  11. Transport Fare to return home at the end of camp.
  12. Girls must have a one-piece bathing suit or use a long cotton T-shirt to wear over two-piece bathing suits.
  13. Boys must have shorts that are thigh-length. No T-straps or underwear style.

How to Behave at Camp

  1. No coupling
  2. No drugs, alcohol or other forbidden substances
  3. No visitation of tents by the opposite sexes.
  4. No stealing
  5. No borrowing on any level including clothes, money, toiletries, etc. If you forgot to bring something that is needed, report to the teacher. If it is necessary, it might be supplied.
  6. Observe and obey camp rules and camp leadership
  7. Completely obey and participate in camp activities, group chores and responsibilities.
  8. Observe the time schedule. Be punctual at all activities.
  9. Go to bed when told and get up on time.

After Camp

  1. Make sure you return your school belongs to your box.
  2. Make up your dormitory bed properly.
  3. Leave the dormitory neat and clean.
  4. Make sure you have not taken anything that does not belong to you.
  5. IF you were assisted with any item by the staff, make sure you return it before leaving for home.
  6. All students must leave the PACE campus for home, no later than 10AM on closing day.

For Teachers

  1. Please observe all the rules for students
  2. Make sure you have registered your phone
  3. Have a list of all students, 2 family contact phone numbers, amount of money brought to camp and note style and make of all phones. All monies must be verified.
  4. Please have Motion-sickness tablets (dawa) on the bus. Give to students that need before the bus trip.
  5. Make sure you are aware of the First Aid Kit and how to use its content.
  6. Please find out if any child is on medication. Know the prescription.

Date of Camp:    13—19 August 2017

  • Location:To Be Determined, Possibly Naivasha, Kenya

Typical Camp Schedule

Day One*:

  • 2:00 – 4:00PM Campers report to PACE

Day Two:

  • 10:00 — Depart for the Camp Site.
  • 2:00 –Arrival at Campsite and Set up Tents. Lunch served upon arrival
  • 4:00 – 6:00 Swimming
  • 6:30 – 7:00 Super
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Devotion, Lesson/Activity
  • 9:00 – Bed Time

Day Three:

  • 6:30 – Wake Up
  • 7:00 – 7:30 Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Devotions
  • 9:00 – Climbing Mt. Kenya
  • 2:00 — Lunch
  • 4:00 — 6:00 Swimming
  • 6:30 – Super
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Devotion, Lesson/Activity
  • 9:00 — Bed Time

Day Four: Same as above

  • 8:00 – 10:00 Lesson, Games
  • 10:00 – Tea
  • 10:00  — 11:00 Free Time
  • 11:00 – 1:00 Games/ Lesson/Activity
  • 1:00 — Lunch
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Recreation
  • 4:00 — 6:00 Swimming
  • 6:00 – Super
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Devotion, Lesson/Activity
  • 9:00 — Bed Time

Day Five: Same as above

  • 8:00 – 10:00 Lesson, Games/Activity
  • 10:00 – Tea
  • 10:00  — 12:00 Swimming
  • 12:00- 1:00 Break Camp
  • 1:00 – Lunch
  • 2:00 – Depart
  • 5:00 Arrival at PACE
  • 7:00 Supper
  • 8:00 Goodbye Ceremony

Day Six:

  • 8:00          Breakfast
  •  8:00 – 10:00 Clean-up
  •  10:00 – Depart PACE for Home

*Day One usually includes horseback riding, driving and fishing.

One Comment On “PACE Holiday Children’s Camp”

  1. It is a good program but for this year of Kenya national election I thought it would be wise to change the date may be a month after elections to avoid unnecessary inconveniences to those who would wish to attend.
    Thank you and God bless you.


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