Every summer, we host a week-long summer camp, generally the first week after school has let out in June. This is an all-day camp that is a central part of our children and youth religious exploration programming. Designed as a K-12 camp where the varying ages take on different roles, it allows for everyone to connect across the ages and develop various aspects of themselves.
Those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in the coming school year register as campers and are divided into age-similar small groups. Those entering 7th-9th grade are Counselors in Training (CITs) and assist Counselors with these small groups, as well as other camp tasks. Those entering 10th-12th grade, as well as youth who have just graduated from high school, are the Counselors, leading the way for each of the small groups.
The mornings are spent exploring the curriculum for the year. We rotate between three different curricula: Unitarian Universalist Basics, which introduces everyone to the principles and basic ideas of our faith; Identity and Justice, which is an exploration of the history of race in this country, as well as individual camper’s racial roots; and Out of the Stars, which introduces evolution and takes campers through the whole beginnings of our universe.
Afternoons are spent in our rotations, with opportunities for campers to choose to participate in art, science, theater, music, swimming, outdoor play, and other activities.
Register for Chalice Camp here!
Apply to be a Counselor or Counselor in Training here!