Of Note




Christ Church Cathedral

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. During the choir camp, children sing, play instruments, create art, play games, and explore Christian faith. The art camp explores the ways in which art and the sacred meet through the creation of that art. 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.

 

2018 Camp Create: Monday through Friday, June 18–22, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM*

To be built around Rose Zubizarreta’s book, The Woman Who Outshone the Sun, Camp Create will explore the ways in which art and the sacred can intersect by providing age-appropriate lessons in one of three art mediums – painting and/or drawing; dance or creative movement; and ceramics, sculpture or textile arts. For ages 6 to 11 (entering first through sixth grade). Fee: $75.**  Contact Hannah Teetor to request a scholarship.

 

Are you an artist teacher who enjoys working with children? Why not apply to be a teacher in Camp Create? Apply here.

 

2018 Cathedral Choir Camp: Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM*

Cathedral Choir Camp will give children an opportunity to explore Orff-based music activities, choral rehearsals, choir chime and ukulele lessons, semi-private vocal instruction, faith formation, and arts and crafts. One day will include a field trip. For children ages 8 to 14. Fee: $100.** Contact Christopher Wheeler to request a scholarship. 

 

Read a letter from the Cathedral Choir Camp director Christopher Wheeler with more detail about this year’s choir camp.

 

*Both camps will run longer on Friday to accommodate an end-of-the-week program.

 

** There will be a $25 discount for registration of each additional child within the same family or for registration in both camps whether of the same child or two different children within the same family.