It’s time to sign up for Unity Church of the Hills Spirit Camp! This summer’s camp will focus on “religions of the world.”
All registration for Spirit Camp is online at https://unityhills.infellowship.com/Forms/392809 Prices listed are per child. If you are a UCOH congregant, use the promo code “congregant” when registering.
Deadline to register for Spirit Camp is one week before the start date or when the camp is full, whichever happens first. Space is limited so register early!
Parents, if you need childcare before or after camp, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We look forward to an interfaith experience with all who join us this summer in our UCOH Spirit Camp!
Linda Hancock, CSE, LUT
Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Unity Church of the Hills
“Religions of the World” – Unity’s Summer Spirit Camp
June 25-29, Monday-Friday (5 days), ages 6-12. Time is 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-1pm Friday
Cost is $150 for Church congregants and $175 for non-congregants
(Fee covers all camp materials and field trip costs)
Please bring a healthy snack, brown bag lunch, and a drink on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Parents and family members are invited to an 11:30am presentation and special ceremony, followed by a potluck lunch “Spirit Celebration” on Friday, June 29 at 12-1pm. Bring a dish to share from your favorite religious celebration!
Campers will explore a variety of religions from around the world to gain an understanding of people who believe differently than they do. As part of this exploration, campers will learn what all the major religions have in common with each other as well as with Unity. They will also learn to appreciate that while we may worship God differently or have different beliefs or customs, we all share very similar core values. Campers will learn the importance of tolerating and accepting others who seem to be different and treating them with respect. This camp aims to cultivate in our campers an appreciation and reverence for all the paths to God and all the different ways God expresses through living beings.
We will visit a variety of local temples, synagogues, churches and community centers for guided tours and to experience special activities characteristic of each faith. We will also have guest speakers who will come and share about their religious beliefs, customs, rituals, ceremonies and celebrations, and the meaning behind them. The intention is for this camp to be as experiential and immersive as possible. The following aspects of a given spiritual tradition may be covered:
- Clothing unique to their faith
- Artwork or decorative items
- Photos/a slide show/a short video
- A popular spiritual story
- Music— a song or a special dance ceremony
- Cleansing rituals or healing ceremonies
- Common expressions or special terminology
- Values about children and families
- Rites of passage for young people
- Eating a typical food from a spiritual observance
Campers will give a presentation and performance at 11:30 am on Friday, June 29. They will also lead parents and family members in a special sacred ceremony created by the campers themselves. After the ceremony, parents and family members are invited to join us for a Spirit Celebration on Friday at noon, where we will enjoy a “spiritual traditions” potluck lunch. Everyone who attends is invited to bring a dish to share from a favorite spiritual observance.
The camp will conclude at the end of the celebration on Friday at 1pm.
This camp will be co-facilitated by Linda Hancock, Kimberly Grimes and Misty Turner-Wade. Linda is the Director of the Youth & Family Ministry, and Kim and Misty are Youth Education teachers at our Church.