We can't wait to invite your child to dive into the ocean of grace with us!

At Summer Swell, your kids will explore what it means to live fully alive in Jesus!
Below are a few important things for you to know.

Summer Swell is a 3-day camp at Ocean City Church for rising 1st-5th graders. It is July 9-11 from 9:00-1:00 each day.

Each child will need their parent or guardian to sign two waivers to attend Summer Swell.

  • Hold Harmless Agreement

  • Activity Waiver

  • Please email Valerie Cooper at if you need either of these.

  • Once printed and signed, you are welcome to scan or take pictures of the signed documents and email them to Valerie. Please ensure they are high-quality images showing the entire document.

Summer Swell check-in will be in the Ocean City Church foyer from 8:45-9:00 am each day.

All children must be checked in by a parent or guardian. Ocean City Church's foyer doors will be locked prior to 8:45 am to ensure that all children who enter are properly checked in and supervised by OCC Staff + Anchors.

Each team will spend 1 hour on the beach. With that in mind:

  • Please know that children will be in the water with leaders. We have a 1:1 leader to child ratio while in the water. If needed, leaders will help children paddle out and stand up/ride back on foam surf boards. We will also have a Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue Lifeguard on-site. If you fear your child will be unsafe in this scenario for any reason, please contact Valerie Cooper at so that we can work on a solution together.

  • Please send your child to Summer Swell wearing their bathing suit (with/under clothes if they'd prefer) so that they can quickly head out to the beach after the opening session. Also send a towel + any additional necessary dry clothing for them to change into afterwards. A Summer Swell shirt will be provided for each child. Please send items in a labeled drawstring bag, grocery bag, etc.

  • Slip-on shoes are recommended.

  • Consider applying sunscreen before the event. Team leaders will have spray sunscreen, but it wouldn't hurt to ensure your child has full coverage!

  • OCC will provide drinking water and surfboards for all children on the beach. Your child does not need their own.

  • If it is stormy, we will remain indoors for some big-fun team games!

Lunch will be provided each day.

Email Valerie Cooper at with any questions or concerns about possible menu items. 

We encourage all kids to represent their team by wearing their team color to Summer Swell!

Each parent should have received an email with their child's team name and color! If you are unsure, please reach out to Valerie! Team shirts will be provided on day 1 of Summer Swell!