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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!
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!
OUR APPROACH TO TALKING ABOUT FAITH
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.