Where: New Salem Baptist Church, 1805 N. Blue Mills Road, Independence.

When:  June 15-19, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening

Who: All children age 3 through grade 6.

What: Join an archaeological expedition through the Egyptian desert and experience a great adventure. The trekkers (kids) will participate in a journey filled with exciting Bible stories, cool crafts and theme-related recreation games and snacks. The church has trained a team of trek guides (teachers).

The Truth Trek Kickoff will be from 5 to 7 p.m. June 15 (rain or shine) with free hot dogs, games and prizes.

Learn more: 816-796-4174.


Where: First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. Missouri 350.

When:  June 15-19, 6 to 8:45 each evening

Who: All children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1 through those who have completed fifth grade. A special needs class is available for elementary-aged children. Pre-registration for special needs children is required. The whole family is invited to join in the fun for family night June 19 beginning at 6 p.m.

What: Hop on board the Boomerang Express for a train ride across the land down under. As kids wind their way through Australia, they’ll discover the vastness of God’s love, and they’ll learn that no matter where they go or what they do in life, it all comes back to Jesus.

In this one-week adventure, kids and their Outback Guides will travel to Bible Study Outback, Music Opera House, Crafts Crossing, G’Day Café, and Recreation ROC. The tour guide for the week will be Billy Buchanan, who will lead the kidaroos in music and Bible stories.

Learn more: www.firstbaptistraytown.com. or 816-353-1994.