Under normal circumstances, Christ Church buzzes over the summer with camps of all sorts, with crowds of kids singing, dancing, learning, playing, and praying together. This summer will likely look a little different, as we seek to gather in the safest ways possible.
As noted below, we have made the difficult decision to cancel VBS, which is our largest summer gathering (usually about 400 people including volunteers). But because our kids need to practice love of self, neighbor, and God now more than ever, we are excited to introduce Love First at Home, Sundays beginning on May 3rd.
Our other wonderful summer camps are generally much smaller gatherings. We are closely assessing the safety of gatherings as advised by the CDC and local authorities, and will contact registered participants individually by email as decisions are made about each camp. Our first priority will always be the safety of our campers and our community.
More information and registration instructions can be found below.
Vacation Bible School is now LOVE FIRST AT HOME
Love First. We need it now more than ever.
Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Love First VBS 2020, which was planned for June 22-26, in order to protect our campers and our community. But because our mission remains, we are excited to announce Love First at Home, Sundays beginning May 3rd!
Love First at Home will meet online every Sunday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. beginning on May 3rd, and will continue online as long as we are worshiping from home. Please note the slightly earlier start time than our traditional Sunday School.
Just like VBS, Love First at Home is open to all. Together we’ll explore what it means to LOVE FIRST:
Love Self: All people are lovable in the eyes of God, no exceptions.
Love Neighbor: I am called to love and care for people in need.
Love God: I can see and feel God’s love in my life.
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
Nourishing Eats Cooking Camp
Registration is $250 per child.*
Nourishing Eats summer camps are for children ages 7-13. This Summer we will be traveling through the regions of France bringing farm fresh ingredients to our tables. Classes include kitchen safety techniques, regional culinary history, hands on cooking experience and lunch at the end of every class. Children will be given a recipe book and apron. Jennifer De Rycker, a native of New York City, lived and worked in Paris France for ten years. While living there she worked at Le Cordon Bleu, Le Grand Diplome in both Cuisine and Patisserie and has been cooking for more than 16 years.
*Limited partial scholarships are available in cases of financial hardship. To inquire about a confidential scholarship, please contact Catherine Montgomery.
July 6 – 9, 2020
Christ Episcopal Church Nursery is offering a four day camp for ages 2-4, from 9:30 – 1:15 pm.
Registration is $160 per child.* REGISTER HERE
Our theme this Summer is Love. Each day we will read a different book and do crafts, music, cooking and/or science related to that days theme.We will show how kindness, caring and compassion are important to share with our neighbors, family and friends! We can show our love through cooking for our families, reading to friend, singing a song, or putting our creativity into a craft to share. Let the summer fun begin!
*Limited partial scholarships are available. To inquire about a confidential scholarship, please contact Catherine Montgomery.
Christ Church Creative Academy
Mini-Musical Camp with Barbara Roberts
August 3 – 7, 2020
Rising 2nd – 5th graders are invited to come and join the fun of putting on a mini-musical play. Each child will have lines to memorize and a singing solo. We will do crafts and a snack will be provided. Camp will meet from 9:00 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, and then 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Friday. The performance will be on the last day (Friday) at 3:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Early bird registration: March 1- 30: $200
Registration on April 1st or later: $240
Confidential partial scholarships may be available in case of financial hardship. Please contact Rachel Root for more information.
Space is limited for each age group. After registering, you will receive both an automatic email confirmation, as well as an email from Barbara Roberts to confirm your spot. When capacity has been reached, please contact Barbara Roberts to be placed on the waiting list. If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible so that someone on the waiting list can take your spot. Refunds will be considered only if a waitlisted participant can take the spot. We reserve the right to cancel this camp if minimum number of participants is not met.
Musical Theater Camps with Stephanie Bennie
Stephanie Bennie’s theater camps provide an opportunity for rising 2nd through 8th grade students to perform a 60-minute musical for their friends and family. It is designed for campers to experience the onstage and backstage process of putting on a show. After being assigned roles, students will learn their music, lines, blocking and choreography as well as participate in either the costume, set design or stage crew. Throughout the week, campers will also enjoy theater games and group voice and acting lessons.
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation as well as an email from Stephanie with detailed information about theater camp. Registrants will receive a playlist of the show’s music and script with the expectation that students become familiar with the musical before camp begins . There is a minimum and maximum number of participants necessary for each week of theater camp. A waitlist will be used if we reach capacity. If you are unable to attend, please contact Stephanie ASAP. Refunds will only be considered if a waitlisted person can take the spot.
Stephanie is new to Christ Church. She is the preschool music teacher and director of our three kids’ choirs. Stephanie has directed musicals and taught preschool – eighth grade music for over 20 years. She also teaches private voice and piano lessons through Christ Church’s Creative Arts Academy.
Golly Gee Whiz (rising 2nd – 8th grade students)
June 15 – 19, 2020
THIS CAMP WILL NOW BE ONLINE
Registration details coming soon. Email Stephanie Bennie if you are interested.
Through the Looking Glass (rising 2nd – 8th grade students)
July 13 – 17, 2020 / $240
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – noon
Friday: 9:00 – 3:00 pm, performance at 3:00 pm.
Miss Felicia's Dance
Miss Felicia’s Dance will offer summer camps at Christ Church during these weeks:
June 8 – 12
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
The Dance Camp registration form can be found here. Please return the completed form and payment to Miss Felicia or to the church office. Please contact Dawn Jacobs with questions.