SUMMER CAMPS AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Nurturing the faith and artistic development of children
Each year, we offer art and music camps for children to grow, make friends, and have fun! The details of the art camp are still in the planning stage, while the music camp is now open for registration. Both camps will adhere to the necessary protocols as it relates to mask wearing, social distancing, sanitation, and ventilation for COVID-safe gatherings. Read more below.
In addition, if you and your family are looking for an opportunity to enjoy a camp experience together, check out Family Camp at the Procter Center.
And, finally, each year, our outreach ministry supports a Summer Camp Reading at the cathedral to help students reading below grade level improve. The program is coordinated by cathedral members Dianne Ebbs, Noel Julnes-Dehner and Joe Dehner. Learn more and how you can contribute to the camp’s success here. You may also purchase books and leave them at the cathedral for use in Summer Camp Reading. See a list of wanted titles here.
JUNE 21 – JUNE 25
Singing out, singing for joy and using the voice to share the good news is the theme for this year’s music camp. Days will be filled with choir rehearsals and ukulele and xylophone lessons that involve the Orff method – using a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and playing percussion instruments. The music lessons will be built around the songs “I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing” and “More Love.”
Children will also work on a week-long art project creating stained glass panels with colored, pourable glue. An outing at Smale Park with ice cream provided is planned as well.
During the week, we will be following the cathedral’s guidelines on safe singing, including these steps: 1) Singers will rehearse in groups of eight; 2) Each group will sing in a room for a given amount of time then the room will be left to ventilate – when not singing, children will be learning their instrumental music); 3) All instruments and mallets will be sanitized after use; 4) Children well be served a pre-packaged cold lunch (PB&J, fruit, chips, cookie), as well as a pre-packaged snack (or they may bring their own).
The camp will culminate on Friday with a performance for parents only. Again, all COVID-related safety protocols will be in place for this performance.
JUNE 7 – 11
10 AM- 2 PM
THIS CAMP IS FULL. We are so excited to be able to welcome kids back to in-person art camp this year! Led by Shelly Riemer, this year’s art camp will focus on mosaics and, specifically after this pandemic year, on the theme of repair. We will explore how things fall apart and come back together in weird and wonderful ways.
Kids are encouraged to wear clothes that they can get messy in, and to bring their bright, big imaginations with them to camp!
The cathedral will be practicing safe gathering for all of our camps this year, and children will be required to wear masks and physically distance while they are creating.
Art camp will culminate on Friday of camp week with an art gallery walk through for parents/caregivers. Again, all COVID-related safety protocols will be in place for this event.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR ART CAMP? Great! Email Shelly Riemer for details!
There is no cost to families who wish to register their children for our music and art camps. If you would like to make an in-kind donation to help support enriching programs like these summer camps, simply click here and select summer camps from the drop down box.