Come one, Come all!

The second annual Kicking Bear Camp for Kids is back at The Village Church/Wausau Homes Grounds on Sunday August 12th!

Children and mentors are welcome to partake in free activities including: casting, archery stations, bb gun stations, face painting, marshmallow fights , food and more!

Registration will be open during the event with games and activities from 12:30pm - 3:30pm.

A great opportunity to expose youth to the joys of outdoor sports as well as hear inspiring messages and get plugged into other local organizations and activities.

THE KICKING BEAR MISSION: Put a bow in a kid’s hand and lead their family to the Lord—one-on-one.

The Kicking Bear Ministry is a nationwide faith-based, non-denominational youth program. It was founded in 2000 by Ray Howell as a 501(c)3 organization. Kicking Bear is valued as an important outreach to the Christian community. By using God’s great outdoors and archery as tools, we are able to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to reach those who have yet to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. 

Learn More About Kicking Bear




Sunday, August 12th 2018
12:30pm - 3:30pm


The Village Church
1489 Village Way,
Kronenwetter, WI 54455

Pre-Register Today

*Registration will not be complete until release forms are submitted on event day.

**In the event of inclement weather the event may be cancelled.  Cancellation notification will be posted on The Village Church website, and Facebook page.  Click HERE to "like" the Facebook page to stay informed as the event draws closer.

Event Forms:

To expedite registration on event day please download the three release forms below and bring them completed to the event. All forms will also be available on site prior to the event start.

Camp Attendee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is a Kicking Bear Camp?
Kicking Bear is a free camp where kids and adults come to have fun, fellow ship, enjoy the outdoors, expand outdoor skills and experience, and hear the message of Kicking Bear.  Kicking Bear camp was formed over a decade ago through a vision that was given to Ray Howell.  Ray had a troubled youth and by the grace of God, was invited by a probation officer to go hunting with his family.  From this experience, Ray feels his life was changed from a definite path of destruction to being a community minded adult.   Later in life Ray was guided to a leap of faith to sell his business and promote this type of mentorship experience to other youth in need of guidance.
Each camp has opportunities such as but not limited to: huge water slides, dunk tanks, archery, axe throwing, paintball/bb guns, field games, and free food to those that attend.  Safety is our biggest concern, all measures will be taken to keep kids safe at all times, yet we will need a liability waiver signed for each attendee to the camp before participating.

2. Who should come to the camps?
Kicking Bear encourages kids of all ages to come to the camp.  With the focus being on kids that need mentorship, parents and group leaders, please invite at least one kid from outside of your family to enjoy this day with you.  We ask that all adults not have more than 3 kids attend the camp with them, this give the adults to become more involved in the lives of those kids that attend the camp.  Adult volunteers are encouraged to come to the camp to stand beside our youth that do not have active adults in their lives.

3. What do I need to bring to the camp?
A parent or mentor- Each attendee will need to have someone at the camp that is acting as a mentor.  No drop offs allowed.  If you have a child that would like to/needs to get to the camp and will not have a mentor present, please contact your local director to see if there is an opportunity to pair up with a volunteer mentor.

Registration- If registering online- a liability waiver needs to be signed by a parent or guardian and brought to the event, or there cannot be participation for this individual.   Registration is available at the event, which would require a parent or guardian to be present