Outback After-School Ministry
"Outback" is the afterschool ministry of Christ Covenant School, and is approached like a discipleship ministry with more of a feeling of a camp than a daycare. Our staff is made up of caring and responsible Christian adults, as well as some older students. These students are known for their Christian testimony and desire to work with kids. Whether playing kickball, building a Lego tower, or crafting a scarf, the student helpers are actively engaged with the students, and contribute to the success of the program. Outback is located behind the Main Educational Building: "Out Back."
Outback is open throughout the school-year and the summer. Closures include Federal holidays, as well as the school vacation days for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. Outback is open until 5:30 every school day and from 7:30 until 5:30 in the summer. Outback is billed by the half hour and without any reservations or time commitments. There is a small, per family registration fee for the school year and for the summer with hourly rates charged per child. Outback billing is calculated through a timeclock as the service is used.
Special Notes concerning Outback:
- As with all of our campus, parents will ring a doorbell to be let in by a staff member.
- Outback facilities are in the front of the gym with easy access to the playground, gym, and field area.
- Study hall is included at age appropriate levels on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the school year.
- A snack bar is available for purchases using an Outback snack card.
- Enrichment Activities are offered during Outback to help the busy family. We secure the instructors to be sure they fit in with our mission, and these instructors do their own billing. Classes include activities such as art, piano, guitar, tumbling, ballet, karate, indoor tennis, and cooking.
- Outback students enjoy many aspects of our school garden.
- 3 and 4 year-old preschool students may use Outback in the summer and on days that lunch bunch is offered (Monday-Thursday).
- Students bring their lunch during the summer and wear comfortable and appropriate play clothes and play shoes.
- Summer Outback includes special days, such as water fun on Fridays, and special weeks, like bike week.
- Summer also inlcudes opportunities for special summer camps for football, basketball, study skills, art, tennis, tumbling, and more.