What is Mission Kids?
During the school year, children grades K-5 are welcome to attend our Mission Kids program every other Saturday from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
At each program, the children enjoy a fun Bible lesson, make crafts, sing songs, play games, and learn from exciting guest performers. They also receive a free lunch during the program. For some, this will be the only meal they eat for the day
Through Bible-based character lessons, we teach these young children how to deal with life's problems without turning to drugs, alcohol, or gangs. Our simple message: God loves you, you are valuable, and God has a wonderful plan for your life.
Want to Sign Up Your Child?
Fill Out a Permission Slip
If you would like your child to participate in Mission Kids, please download our Permission Form from the section below the "Program Dates" banner, fill it out, and bring it with you to the next event.
Please arrive by 10:40am to register your child, as it will take time to sign in your child for the first time. Because of the size of our facility, program space is limited.
Transportation is available for residents of the HELP Suffolk Family Shelter in North Bellport. The Lighthouse Mission van arrives at the shelter lobby at 10:45am for pick-up, and will bring your children back by approximately 1:15pm.
*We are unable to provide transportation for children from any other location. Please arrange to transport your children to and from the program.
To sign up your child for our FREE Saturday Mission Kids program, please download, print, and fill out the appropriate Permission Slip from the list below and bring it with you when dropping off your child for the first time.
**In order to properly register your child we ask that you please arrive no later than 10:40am to speak with the Mission Kids program director.
Para inscribir a su hijo en nuestro programa GRATUITO Mission Kids del sábado, descargue, imprima y complete el permiso correspondiente de la siguiente lista y tráigalo cuando traiga a su hijo por primera vez.
Para registrar adecuadamente a su hijo, le pedimos que llegue a más tardar a las 10:40 a.m. para hablar con el director del programa Mission Kids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this program cost anything?
No. The Mission Kids program is free for all who wish to attend as our blessing to local families.
Do we have to live in North Bellport to attend?
No. All children are welcome to attend our program. However, space is limited and you must be able to provide transportation for your children.
What should my child wear or bring with them?
Teens should wear modest weather-appropriate clothing and sneakers for high-energy activities. Those wearing revealing clothing or items with violent or offensive imagery will be asked to leave. Please do not send your child with electronic devices. Lighthouse Mission is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Will you notify me if a program is canceled?
During severe weather we may cancel our youth programming. Please check our website and Facebook page for notifications.
Can children with physical or mental health needs participate?
Yes! We welcome all children & do our best to handle their needs with care. Please contact our office to discuss your child's needs before they attend.
Do parents need to stay for the whole program?
No. Lighthouse Mission has plenty of volunteers to care for your children. Please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child. If your child is left at the Mission beyond a reasonable time, local police will be called to escort them home.
Does the Mission offer transportation?
Transportation is only available for residents of the HELP Suffolk Family Shelter in North Bellport. Please contact our office for more information.
Is food offered at the program?
Yes. We offer a free hot lunch meal for all children who attend the program.
What if my child has an allergy?
Please inform us of any allergies when you register your child for the program. We will do our best to keep them safe and provide allergy friendly foods.
Why are there police officers at the program?
We like to have local police officers spend time with the children and get to know them. Our hope is that they will build strong relationships to benefit the community.