Base Camp


Summit Church

At Summit Church, we love children! We are passionate about children developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, we put a tremendous emphasis on kid’s ministry. We want children to be excited about our program and eager to come back again! 

Base Camp is our dynamic ministry to children that happens in the Family Life Center on Sunday mornings during the 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 worship services. Base Camp is a fun, engaging, faith-growing program filled with scripture, music, skits and small group time. Our vision is to guide kids in their first steps of faith as they begin this lifelong journey with Jesus. 

The Hunt is our midweek program for ages 4yrs – 5th grade and takes place on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This is a fun and exciting time for the kids as they play games, build relationships, expereince an engaging message, and worship.

Every month we update our Hubs page with a summary of what the kids are learning and doing. You can also use the calender to keep up to date on upcoming events.  Feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of ministering to your family. 

Jesus is where the joy is, 

Pastor Matt

Summit Church

Happy New Year! We can’t wait to get started on a new year of ministry with you and your kids.




Museums have the unique ability to transform learning! Instead of merely reading words on a page, we can experience them through all of our senses! A Day at the Museum is a series all about helping kids interact with the stories of Jesus and connecting them to God. Jesus’ life and early ministry helps all of us experience (see, hear . . . even taste!) and follow God in new, tangible, and real ways.


When we think of gifts that kids have we tend to think of certain, visible type of gifts in areas like music, athletics, or leadership. Those are all excellent skills and gifts that a kid can share with the world . . . But there are so many more amazing gifts that we can recognize, celebrate, and develop! Check out this Video!


For those of you with preteens, you know what’s coming . . . lots of difficult conversations. Fortunately, we found a wonderful RESOURCE to help you get started on having some of these talks with your tween in less awkward ways. Okay, it might still be awkward. But you can navigate these topics with more grace and keep the communication going during this key developmental stage!


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Light Seekers Girls Bible Study

Laura Aspinall

A new Bible Study will be starting on January 20th for girls in 3rd-5th grade! This will be led by Lily Dunlap and Emily Barker on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm in Summit library. Sign up is not necessary, but we do have a sheet at the Base Camp check-in table to write your girl’s name down if they are planning on coming.

Winter Kids Retreat

Summit Church

We are beyond excited to announce that for the first time ever, Cedar Canyon Camp in Rapid City is hosting a winter kids weekend retreat Friday, Feb. 25th-Sunday, Feb. 27th! This is for children in 2nd-5th grade.

As of right now, the leaders going with our Summit group are Pastor Matt and Laura Aspinall and we will recruit more leaders as needed depending on the number of kids.

The cost is $109 per camper. Cash or check can be brought in or mailed to the church at 980. N Main St. 

Click HERE to register. 

The retreat will be a unique time to grow closer to God, build relationships with each other, and have fun at camp in this special winter setting! Please contact me at with any questions. 

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