Grace Church Summer Camp 2016 This summer, Grace Church is doing something different. Instead of coordinating a traditional vacation Bible school, we are putting on a weeklong camp entitled: All Creatures Great and Small: Celebrating the Wonder of God in Creation. This camp will be an opportunity for your child to learn how to praise God for the beauty and complexity we find in creation. We will use all of our senses to explore the world around us, such as our voices to sing songs of praise, our hands to mold clay, and our feet to trek up a mountain. And throughout this week we will use Scripture to articulate God’s presence amongst all that was, that is, and that is to come. Here is some more information about logistics:
Place: Grace Episcopal Church
14 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Dates: August 8th-12th, 9am-12pm, August 14th, 9:00-11:00am
Costs: $25-$50 sliding scale
Ages: Campers: Rising Kindergarten-Rising 6th grade
Junior Counselors: Rising 7th-Rising 9th grade
Senior Counselors: Rising 10th-Rising 12th grade
Even though our older youth are listed as counselors and will help assist our younger children with activities, they are also expected to take part in the camp. And younger children than Kindergarten are welcome to join as long as a parent is present for the duration of the camp.
All events will take place at Grace Church except for a Friday morning hike to worship God in the beauty of holiness, celebrating the Eucharist on the mountaintop. Younger children will be driven up the mountain, while older children will walk with chaperones. The exact location of this hike is still to be determined. In terms of costs, this camp is funded based on a sliding scale. Please give what you can, but no one will be turned away due to finances. The funds go towards your child’s art supplies for the week. Parents are also asked to sign up for snacks on a given day, based on their availability. And we will also ask for volunteers to drive the group to the mountain.
Please email the Rev. Sarah Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org, for a registration form. The deadline for Registration is Friday, July 5th. However, please remember space is limited.