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Recreation VBS 2014

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Recreation VBS 2014 | August 18-22 | 9am-3pm
at First Presbyterian Church
2619 Broadway, Oakland 94612

We’re ramping up for camp and are excited to spend a week together doing art, civic service, having fun and making new friends from the perspective that Jesus taught us to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Here’s your reminder to sign up for camp!  You’re receiving it because you’ve attended in the past, expressed interest, or have come to every camp session!

We already have over 30 of our 50 spots taken for camp, so don’t tarry too long before you register.  By signing up in advance you ensure that you have a spot, and help our camp staff to be the best prepared that we can for our first day together – Monday, August 18th!




Registration 411

We are again offering a tiered registration fee from $100-150.

The price includes all instruction, lunch (M-W-F) and snacks, supplies and fun!

Camp will be 9am-3pm daily, taking place at First Presbyterian Church,
located at the corner of Broadway and 27th
in Oakland’s Uptown along Auto Row.

Our daily schedule will include:
a beginning welcome with music, energizers and a faith story,
followed by a morning of art instructions and creation,
lunch (we’re providing lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
recreation and games, and community service projects in and around Uptown.

This year our art show will take place on Thursday evening.
It’s an unique time to which all family and friends are invited!

This year we’re offering a youth counselor track
for youth entering 7th grade and up.
Come help us lead the week,
care for kids and impact our great city of Oakland for the better!
Be sure to check the youth counselor box on the registration form.
Download a camp flyer HERE [flyer link]
Download a registration form HERE [reg form]
While we’re meeting at First Presbyterian Church,
all registration forms and monies are being processed through
College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Ave, 94618.
Contact Monte
– camp registrar and co-leader –
with any questions at
or (510) 658-3666 or cell (510) 520-0746

We’re taking
Recreations VBS on the road!
Recreation VBS 2014 | August 18-22 | 9am-3pm

at First Presbyterian Church
2619 Broadway, Oakland 94612

This year we’re meeting at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland.  In taking VBS “on the road” this is a unique chance to expose our children and youth to a different part of Oakland in terms of community service and art creation.  We’ll have a street-side drop off for your campers, on 27th Avenue, just before Broadway, just after the entrance to the church parking lot.
You can easily learn more about First Presbyterian online at


Recreation VBS is a day camp, issued from the historic tradition of Christian church communities offering a week long summer experience for children.  Each day does include a Bible story and we’ve created our program to wrestle with themes which can be religious and philosophical, about personal engagement  and communal social action.  We are not an in-your-face proselytizing camp, and yet we do recognize and wrestle with the roots of our community ethos.  Each day begins with roughly 30 minutes of music and story telling. We’ll end each day with a closing summary and litany.  Our approach to faith is rooted in the ancient prayer written by Theresa of Avila, as we seek to be actors, not mere spectators, in the world.

Adapted from St. Theresa’s Prayer :

Christ has no body now but yours
no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Through your eyes Christ looks with love
on all people.
He walks about on your feet doing good,
and uses your hands to bless the world.

Yours are the hands,
yours are the feet,
yours are the eyes
and you are His body.

Christ has no body now but yours.


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