“I sing because I’m happy.
I sing because I’m free.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.”
Children’s Summer Camps
Exploring Spirituality through Music and Art
Christ Church Cathedral offers summer camps for children that bring a new depth to other camp offerings in the region. Each week-long camp is led by professional musicians and artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, inspiration and spirituality with young people. And each is built upon the same principles: to use the sacred space of the cathedral to nurture both the faith and the artistic development of children. These vibrant summer programs provide children from the cathedral congregation, the diocesan parishes and the community beyond an opportunity to come and enjoy an experience that intentionally and openly encourages them to awaken to their own inner spirituality, no matter what their beliefs.
About “Camp Create” Art Camp
Monday – Friday, June 15 –19
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Using different mediums and age-appropriate lessons, local artists help children develop their own unique artistic expression by exploring the ways in which art and the sacred can intersect, particularly as it relates to cultural themes that celebrate community. The lessons are designed to encourage children to express their creativity in new and fun ways. All materials are provided, as well as mid-afternoon snacks. For those entering the second through fifth grades, the camp culminates late in the afternoon on Friday with an art exhibit and reception for parent and families.
The fee is $75 per child. There is a $25 discount for each additional child with the same family. Families seeking a scholarship are to contact Hannah Teetor.
About Music Camp
Monday – Friday, June 22 – 26
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Singing out, singing for joy, and using your 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 to teach children about music. Music for the week will be built around the gospel songs “I Sing Because I’m Happy,” in particular, and “I’m Gonna Sing When The Spirit Says Sing.” Children will also work on a week-long art project creating stained glass panels with colored, pourable glue, have fun in a gym, and enjoy a field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo. The camp is for children ages 8 to 14. All instruments and materials are provided, as well as lunch and snacks. The camp culminates late in the afternoon on Friday with a performance exhibit with a reception for parent and families.
The fee is $100 per child. There is a $25 discount for each additional child with the same family. Families seeking a scholarship are to contact Christopher Wheeler.