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SBC children’s, Fuge registration open

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Registration is now open for families to enroll their children in preschool childcare and the children’s conference — as well as Fuge camp for grades 6 through 12 — in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

For all information regarding registration, visit www.sbcannualmeeting.net and click on “Children & Students.”

All children’s programs will be held in the Orange County Convention Center (West Building).


Childcare for newborns through 3-year-olds will be available from Sunday evening through Wednesday, June 13-16. (For older children, see children’s conference and Fuge below.) There is a non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child for preschool care. This fee is in addition to the session fees for the convention. The cost per session is $5 per child, not to exceed $40 per family, plus the $10 non-refundable registration fee. Lunch also will be available for preschoolers on Monday and Tuesday at $5 per meal. Complete payment is due for all sessions, and lunch if selected, no later than arrival at the first session.

Registration is being handled exclusively online at www.sbcannualmeeting.net.

To assure that your child is registered, applications and fees must be submitted promptly. Once the completed forms and registration fee for each child are received, a confirmation packet, parent handbook, security information and procedures for check-in and check-out will be sent via e-mail to the parent. The materials also will include information about preschool policies, hours of operation, fees and registration forms.

The deadline for preschool childcare registration is June 1 and is limited to 150 children per session. Parents wanting to register their children after June 1 may print the required information and bring it to Orlando, where they will be registered on-site on a space-available basis. Questions about this year’s childcare can be directed to [email protected].


Children ages 4-12, meanwhile, can participate in the children’s conference at the SBC annual meeting.

Children’s Conferences International will provide an age-graded, Scripture-based conference for all children ages 4-12. This year’s theme, “Star Patrol!” will include fun songs, crafts, stories, skits and games.

The cost for the children’s conference is $45 per child. However, only $20 is required per child to register, which is nonrefundable. The balance (an additional $25 per child) is due upon arrival at the conference, although advance payments for the full amount may be made.

Questions about the children’s conference program can be phoned to Children’s Conferences International at 248-346-5373 or e-mailed to [email protected]. The deadline for enrollment is June 1 and is limited to 400 children. Parents wanting to register their children after June 1 may inquire at the first session, where they will be registered on-site on a space-available basis.


At Fuge, students who have completed grades 6 through 12 will have opportunities for worship and recreation from Monday night, June 14, through Wednesday morning, June 16.

Fuge will kick off with a worship session Monday night. Tuesday will be a day at Universal Studios, with another worship time that evening. Fuge will conclude Wednesday morning with games and an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship.

Fuge is sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Kevin Spratt, LifeWay’s recreation specialist and event coordinator who works with the Centrifuge area, said Fuge will offer students fun with a purpose.

“Many of the students who go to the SBC are there with their parents, and lots of the dads, and some of the moms, are on church staffs,” Spratt said. “We want the kids to know this is special time.”

The cost for Fuge is $60 per student, including all materials as well as tickets and food at Universal Studios. Students can pre-register online at www.Fuge.com or sign up outside room W101A-B, level 1, in the Orange County Convention Center when they arrive in Orlando. For more information, check the website or contact Spratt at [email protected].
Compiled by Baptist Press and LifeWay Christian Resources staff.

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