Kids

Sherwood Kids!

Vision

The Christ-led influencers of this generation will work together to raise the Christ-led influencers of the next generation.

Mission

We are a community of families, volunteers, and staff members whose relationship with Jesus leads kids to experience who God is and how we love Him.

Faith Skills

  • Listen to Jesus
  • See Jesus at work in me and around me
  • Express my love and appreciation for Jesus through my words and actions

Here's how to connect in Sherwood Kids Bloomington!

 

Sherwood Kids Calendar

 

About/FAQ's:

Upward Basketball is a program designed to help families discover Jesus through sports. It is for boys and girls in kindergarten through the 6th grade. K5 division is co-ed. All other age divisions are typically divided by gender but may be co-ed based upon participant registrations and volunteer coach availability

Players get Upward reversible jerseys and shorts.

Practices and games will take place at the Boys and Girls Club facility at Crestmont.

Registration Information:

The regular registration cost per child is $100; after November 6, the cost is $120. Deadline for regular registration is November 6.

Online registration is available through November 6. Walk-in registration will also be available at the evaluations.

Click Here to Register

We provide a 50% discount off the registration fee for a coach's or referee’s child.

Click Here to Volunteer

Evaluations:

Each player must attend one of the following evaluation dates:

Saturday, November 4, between 10:00am-12:00pm (at Crestmont Boys and Girls Club)

Monday, November 6, between 6:00pm-8:00pm (at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church)

Program Schedule:

Monday, January 8 - Practices Begin
Saturday, January 20 - Games Begin
Saturday, March 2 - Season Ends

Contact:

Joel and Katie Stevens
upward@socc.org
(317) 563-2319

During the 9:30 and 11:00 services, we provide age-appropriate environments where kids can grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Kids ages 0-24 months meet in the Nursery area, 2 year olds-kindergarteners meet in the Early Childhood area, and 1st-5th graders meet in the Elementary area. Here's a map of Sherwood Oaks classrooms. 

If you’re new to Sherwood Kids, enter the building through Door 4 and go to the welcome desk. The volunteer team there would be happy to help you get connected. If you have any questions before your visit, feel free to email us at kids@socc.org.

 

This program is for kids ages 3 years - 6th grade. During this time the kids will participate in our kids’ choir and AWANA--a dynamic, gospel-centered program that helps kids develop a biblical worldview. They will deepen their understanding of God and His Word, do various service projects, and prepare for choir performances.


Registration is $35 per child, but is waived if a parent or guardian volunteers on Wednesday evening. (If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at kids@socc.org.)

AWANA/Choir Registration

AWANA Information for Parents

AWANA Handbook Schedules

Nursery | 6:00pm-7:30pm

This year, we are introducing the Nursery-Puggles. The Nursery-Puggles program is designed for newborns through 2 year olds whose parents attend a Wednesday night class. (If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at kids@socc.org.) 

Nursery Registration

Contact us at kids@socc.org if you have any questions.

At VBX Block Parties this year, kids will learn that everyone can make a difference in the world! Through crafts, games, and more, kids will explore examples of people who brought about change in the world around them. The kids will see how these changemakers ask hard questions, work together to solve problems, care for all people, reach across differences, and imagine a new world. It will be a blast, so invite and friend and plan to join us!

Event Details

Days - June 3-7

Find out more HERE

 

For more information about our Weekday Preschool at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington, visit our preschool website

The Scout Oath

"On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country And to obey the Scout LawTo help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong mentally awake, and morally straight."

Cub Scout Pack 164 is part of the Wapehani District, under the Hoosier Trails Council and includes four dens:

  • Lions Den (Kindergarten)
  • Tiger Cubs (1st grade)
  • Wolf Cubs (2nd grade)
  • Bear Cubs (3rd grade)
  • Webelos (4th-5th grade)

Meetings
  • Den meetings are the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month (Sept - April)
  • Pack meetings are generally the 2nd Tuesday of the month


You may join Cub Scouts at any point...if you're in fourth grade, you're welcome to join Webelos...no need to go back and do the other badges.


Annual Fee

Your annual fee is just $75 and includes admission to all Pack activities, such as skiing, tubing, Indian's baseball game, Holiday World trip, rock climbing, camping, and more! To cover additional costs we sell popcorn in September as our main fundraiser.


Other Costs

Uniforms and handbooks are available locally at the Hoosier Trails Council building east of Bloomington on the way to Nashville. Uniform requirements for new Scouts include the blue uniform shirt (most kids opt for the short sleeve size medium), a blue webbed belt, and a neckerchief, slide and book for your appropriate den (for example, a 2nd grader would need the blue shirt, belt, and a Wolf neckerchief/slide/book).The shirt and belt will hold patches and loops your child earns each year, the following years you will only need to buy the neckerchief/slide/book for your child's new den. Many kids opt to purchase hats as well, but it's not necessary. Few kids in our Pack purchase the pants/shorts/long shirts.


Contact Cub Master Cullen McCarty or Pack Committee Chair Stephanie Calhoun 

Volunteers needed! 

We are always looking to add new volunteers to our Sherwood Kids Volunteer Teams! We have a variety of opportunities available. You can find out more about those positions here. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering in Sherwood Kids, here is our volunteer registration form. 

 

If you have questions about how or where to begin, contact Stephen Figert.

Christian camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to build relationships with each other and grow in their relationship with God. If you're searching for a nearby camp that will meet the needs of your family, please check out the following camps we recommend:

Hilltop Christian Camp

Hilltop is mission of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and is a place "where Christ and a great time go together." This camp provides a secluded and unique setting where every young person or adult can have a great time while encountering the presence of the living God through play, Bible study, fellowship, and worship. To learn more about Hilltop and to register for camp, visit https://hilltopchristiancamp.com/

Allendale Christian Camp

Allendale has a purpose of reaching others for Christ. Located in a natural environment, this camp offers many exciting activities designed to help kids grow in their relationship with God. To learn more about Allendale and to register for camp, visit http://www.camp-allendale.org/

Camp Illiana

Illiana is located in Washington, Indiana. It is a place where God provides amazing life lessons for the kids. The day camps, overnight camps, and week camps are full of fun, friends, Bible teaching, and worship. To learn more about Illiana and to register for camp, visit http://www.campilliana.org/

Springhill Camp

Springhill offers camps all over the state of Indiana. This camp strives to glorify God by creating life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and to grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ. Everything they do focuses on teaching God's messages of grace, hope, and love to kids through faith and fun. To learn more about Springhill and to register for camp, visit https://www.springhillcamps.

 

Sherwood Kids! offers camp scholarships for kids in kindergarten through the 5th grade. If you are interested, simply fill out the Camp Scholarship Request form.

The Cornerstone Homeschool Group focuses on biblically based support for home educating families. It is the mission of Cornerstone to honor Christ as we homeschool our children alongside other homeschooling families. We seek to glorify God in all that we do and will intentionally teach everything from a Christian perspective. We work collectively to supplement the education being directed by parents in the home. The goals of Cornerstone are: to provide a safe, Christian setting where families can strengthen relationships, encourage, support, and pray for one another; and create a positive learning environment where children can grow in wisdom and knowledge.  

Meetings : Cornerstone meets weekly during the school year (mid August through early May).

 

Contact  Information : Contact the leadership team at  coopcornerstone@gmail.com

Sherwood Kids Policy Manual

View Here

Here's how to connect in Sherwood Kids Bedford!

 

Sherwood Kids Calendar

 

Spring Wednesday Night Programming begins on January 10th! Men, Women, Kids, and Students will be studying the Answers in Bible Curriculum. Visit this link to register. 

Is your child asking about baptism?

Do you wonder if they’re ready?

This class for children and their parents facilitates discussions between you and your child and explains why we all need a Savior. At the end of the session, the class takes a field trip to the changing area and baptistry to see where it all happens. 

This class will be on February 25 in room 103, from 11:15am-1pm. Lunch is provided.

Recommended age: 7-12.

Children should bring their own Bible (NIV or NIrV), a pencil, and a highlighter. Other materials are provided.

Register for Bedford

If you have any questions about the class, please email us at kids@socc.org.

Christian camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to build relationships with each other and grow in their relationship with God. If you're searching for a nearby camp that will meet the needs of your family, please check out the following camps we recommend:

Hilltop Christian Camp

Hilltop is mission of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and is a place "where Christ and a great time go together." This camp provides a secluded and unique setting where every young person or adult can have a great time while encountering the presence of the living God through play, Bible study, fellowship, and worship. To learn more about Hilltop and to register for camp, visit https://hilltopchristiancamp.com/

Allendale Christian Camp

Allendale has a purpose of reaching others for Christ. Located in a natural environment, this camp offers many exciting activities designed to help kids grow in their relationship with God. To learn more about Allendale and to register for camp, visit http://www.camp-allendale.org/

Camp Illiana

Illiana is located in Washington, Indiana. It is a place where God provides amazing life lessons for the kids. The day camps, overnight camps, and week camps are full of fun, friends, Bible teaching, and worship. To learn more about Illiana and to register for camp, visit http://www.campilliana.org/

Springhill Camp

Springhill offers camps all over the state of Indiana. This camp strives to glorify God by creating life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and to grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ. Everything they do focuses on teaching God's messages of grace, hope, and love to kids through faith and fun. To learn more about Springhill and to register for camp, visit https://www.springhillcamps.

 

Sherwood Kids! offers camp scholarships for kids in kindergarten through the 5th grade. If you are interested, simply fill out the Camp Scholarship Request form.

Sherwood Kids Policy Manual

View Here

At VBX this year, kids will learn that everyone can make a difference in the world! Through crafts, games, STEM activities, and more, kids will explore examples of people who brought about change in the world around them. The kids will see how these changemakers ask hard questions, work together to solve problems, care for all people, reach across differences, and imagine a new world. It will be a blast, so invite and friend and plan to join us!

Event Details

Days - June 5, 12, 19, & 26

Details on registration coming soon!

Volunteers needed! 

We are always looking to add new volunteers to our Sherwood Kids Volunteer Teams! We have a variety of opportunities available. You can find out more about those positions here. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering in Sherwood Kids, here is our volunteer registration form. 

 

Contact Heather Knoy with questions pertaining to serving in Bedford.

For more information about our Weekday Preschool at Sherwood Oaks Bedford, visit our preschool website