Creative Church Youth and Camp Activities for Moms and Dads

May 14, 2015

Working parents face unique challenges during Summer months with children are out of school, and churches have a great opportunity to help Moms and Dads by offering creative youth and camp summer activities for their communities. Most parents are looking for programs that are healthy, fun and even educational. Music greatly enhances any summer program, and CCS’s PERFORMmusic License assures that you can legally play and perform more than 19 million songs during any of your programs and activities.

Your church can be a great source for inexpensive activities like:

  • Movie nights
  • VBS & youth programs
  • BBQs & social events
  • Camps
  • Drama & music classes
  • Concerts & sing-a-longs
  • Dance & aerobics classes

Your church summer camp programs need a performance license to cover playing music or performing songs outside your religious services, but it’s EASY to obtain immediate coverage with the PERFORMmusic License for as low as $199/year covering more than 19 million songs (Christian, holiday and all music genres) from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.

Creative Summer Church Activities Provide Community Outreach

Here are some different summer ideas you may want to consider, as cited by LifeWay’s Facts and Trends.

School’s Out Celebrations: Host three last-day-of-school parties. Elementary kids’ ice cream party, middle school pizza party and treasure hunt; high school sand volleyball tournament and Christian concert. Provide a summer calendar of church events for each age group.Welcome Wagon: Deliver welcome baskets to people who move into your community. Include baked goods or pantry items, information about your church, as well as coupons to local businesses. The Chamber of Commerce can provide you with the names and addresses of people who recently have relocated to your area.

Be Festive: As a church, participate in the town’s annual fair or festival. Wear church T-shirts and have fun. Make a parade float, host a diaper changing station or offer to be the cleanup crew.

Neighborhood Cookout: Encourage church members or small groups to host a neighborhood cookout one Saturday and invite their neighbors to church.

Cool Comfort: Open your facility to those in the community who may not have air conditioning. Provide play areas for moms with young kids. Set up a workspace for college students with free Wi-Fi access. The summer heat is especially dangerous for seniors. Providing a cool place for them to spend their days may even save a life. You may need to arrange transportation to and from their homes.

Student Camp Sendoff: Members of an adult Bible class select a camper, prepare a snack bag for the trip, and pray for them that week.

Outdoor Concert: Invite the entire community to a free outdoor concert on the church lawn. The PERFORMmusic License would cover any of the music you’d like to feature in a concert.

Thank Local Heroes: Invite firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel and others for a special recognition service and lunch at your church.All-Church Picnic: Plan a fun-filled day of food, games and fellowship.

VBS. Vacation Bible School is an enormous outreach. Visit for ideas.

Thinking about streaming any of these programs on your website? Not a problem…you can legally feature your music with the WORSHIPcast License, the ONLY one-stop streaming performance license covering 19 million songs.

If you have any questions about copyright compliance requirements for your Summer programs and activities, please call and talk to a CCS Rep at 855-576-5837 to discuss your specific licensing needs.

About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and Christian ministries “do music right.”  CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches, as well as representation, administration and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.

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