Morning: Wednesday–Friday, 8:45–12:00 PM
Each of the three mornings (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) of Council, registered kids will have the opportunity to take part in a great time of fun and physical activity! Kids Council is teaming up with Mega Sports Camp to provide kids with plenty of games to play and fun times with friends, while learning solid biblical truth! Mega Sports Camp will feature soccer, basketball, cheerleading, and performing arts.
Afternoon: Wednesday–Friday, 2:30–4:30 PM
During the afternoons, registered kids will rotate through a variety of exciting, fun-filled activities—including games, having fun with inflatables, and camp-style activities.
Evening: Tuesday–Friday, 7:00–9:00 PM
Kids Council staff along with local children’s pastors will host services each evening where kids will participate in an exciting and powerful kids church experience! Each night the full red carpet will be rolled out for our special guests, your kids! The service times will also allow for small-group interaction to take place with each age group.
Late Nite Party: Wednesday, 9:00–11:00 PM
The “Late Nite Party” Wednesday night is going to be a blast! We will be viewing an exciting new movie and what movie is complete without intermission and popcorn! Not only will this night be an incredible night of fun for the kids, it will also allow parents to attend the different General Council receptions that will be taking place Wednesday evening.
Early Childhood: Tuesday–Friday, 7:00–9:00 PM
The Early Childhood area will consist of four rooms: 0–12 months, 1–2 years, 3 years, and 4 years. Each room will be fully and appropriately staffed. There will also be both a Nursing Moms’ Room and a Family Room that will be set aside for parents to use any time at their convenience, FREE of charge! Parents will supervise their own children ages 5 and under. Interested parents must stay with their child(ren).
Special Needs: Tuesday–Friday, 7:00–9:00 PM
A Special Needs Room will once again be provided during the Kids Council Evening services for children with special needs ages birth–12. We will provide activities and teaching with a knowledgeable and professionally trained staff.
Parent Pager Registration
This year we are partnering with Parent Pager—a technology that helps ensure the security of your child and allows us to match up every child with the proper guardian. You will be able to check your child in or out quickly and easily. To make entrance into your first Kids Council session a breeze, visit one of the Kids Council registration booths to get set up.
National Youth Convention Services
Evening services run throughout the week and are open to all registered attendees. Monday and Wednesday night services are National Youth Convention Services. Each of these services combines dynamic speakers with inspiring worship.
6:30 p.m. Pre-Service Guest: KJ-52
7:00 p.m. Opening Youth Convention Service featuring Leeland, KJ-52, new STL theme release, AIM Commissioning, and newly-appointed National Youth Director, Heath Adamson.
6:30 p.m. Pre-Service Guest: Slap Happy Comedy
7:00 p.m. Youth Convention Service featuring Integrity worship and Jeanne Mayo
50th Anniversary National Fine Arts Festival Choir and Orchestra
The 50th Anniversary Choir and Orchestra rehearses daily in W 230, Tuesday to Thursday (Orchestra at 11 a.m. and Choir at 1 p.m.). The Choir and Orchestra will kick-off the final General Council/National Fine Arts Festival Celebration Service on Friday, August 9, at 7 p.m.
PK Network Party
All high school and college PKs are invited to attend the PK Network Party on Wednesday, August 7, in the Orange County Convention Center, Valencia Ballroom B/C from 9–11:59 p.m. Come and enjoy the pizza, wings, a DJ, an Instagram wall, Slap Happy Comedy, and tons of awesome giveaways! If you haven’t registered already, you can register at the PKN Booth (Hall B, #561) or at the door for $10.
More than 500 students and leaders from around the nation are expected to converge on Orlando to minister through Ambassadors in Mission (AIM) outreaches, in partnership with the Peninsular Florida and Southeastern Spanish Districts. Along with the host churches, teams are participating in outreach block parties, community services, sidewalk Sunday schools, a Convoy of Hope Outreach and much more. AIM offers an experience of a lifetime as youth from across the nation unite to show the love of Jesus Christ to Orlando.
2013 National Bible Challenge Tournament
The 2013 National Bible Challenge Tournament is a one-on-one competition with a series of 10 basic Bible knowledge questions per round. The questions in the earlier rounds are easy, and as the tournament progresses to the Grand Finale, the difficulty level increases. The Bible Challenge tournament is open to all students, grades 6–12, and not just Bible Quizzers. However, Bible Quizzers who participated at the 2013 National Bible Quiz Finals in Chicago, Illinois are ineligible. Students may register at On-Site Check-In on August 5 or in the Customer Service desk in Hall A4 on August 5 and 6. The tournament takes place on August 7 and 8 in the Rosen Centre Hotel, Salons 17–19. The tournament winner receives $750 for post-high school education or training. The next three runners-up also receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively.
Hours of Operation:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Do not walk outside alone. Always go out in groups of two or more.
- Do not leave valuables in the open in your vehicle as this invites theft.
- Do not leave your belongings unattended at any time for any reason.
- Report any suspicious activity that you may witness to police or security.
- Do not let anyone in a locked door unless you can verify they belong there.
- Obey any directions that may be given to you by police or security. They are there for your benefit and are looking out for everyone’s well being.
For everyone’s safety, we reserve the right to inspect any bags, backpacks, purses, and persons on the premises without notice.
Orange County Convention Center—West Building
Location #1: (Med Room 3) In Central Lobby (Hall WC)—used for daytime activities.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9………………………… 7 am–6:30 pm
Location #2: (Med Room 4) Level 1 Lobby (below Hall WA)—open during the evening service.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, August 5–Friday, August 9……………………………… 6:30 pm–10 pm
Orlando has a Humid Subtropical Climate with summer being considered the “hot and wet” season. This means you can expect very warm and humid conditions with daytime temperatures in the 90s and mild evenings in the 70s. Strong but brief thunderstorms are not a guarantee but can be expected to blow through daily. Summer is also hurricane season. Be prepared to follow all instructions in the unlikely event that shelter or evacuation is required. Given the typical weather conditions of this area, heat related illness can happen without much warning. Here are some prevention tips to help keep you from becoming dehydrated or ill while attending General Council:
- Drink more fluids, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot.
- Don’t drink liquids that contain large amounts of sugar as these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
- Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- If you have outdoor activities, make applying sunscreen a part of your daily routine. Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15 or higher. Apply it to all exposed areas of the body including your lips, ears, feet, hands, and bald spots. Re-apply sunscreen every two hours or use the rule of “1 minute per SPF” when swimming or sweating heavily. (SPF 50 = 50 minutes)
- NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
Days and hours of operation will be:
• Monday–Friday, from 6 am–10 pm, or longer depending on GC13 activities still in progress.
B.A.G.S. will also be offering Valet Parking at a rate of $20 per day. Valet Parking is available behind the West Building off of Convention Way and Freight Street Road.
Scootaround accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 8 am – 8 pm