Number of pages: 128
• Less packaged, more theologically and pedagogically appropriate, thoughtful, and community-based alternative to Vacation Bible School
• A way for churches to conduct an artful exploration of faith
Arts Camp provides practical, concrete instruction that a church needs to plan, organize, staff, and conduct an annual five-day Arts Camp, including guidance on logistics, funding, finding art instructors (within both the local church and the broader community), ideas for structuring and scheduling the five days of camp, and a celebration on the Sunday following camp. Each chapter includes details on art projects, programming, music, drama, games, and resources.
For Episcopal and other mainline churches looking for alternatives to pre-packaged VBS programs, directors of Christian education and children’s ministry, camps and retreat centers.
Christiana Clark is a former public elementary school teacher and the mother of two boys, as well as the Family Minister at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado. She worked with St. Barnabas's Arts Camp for several years before being hired by the church and taking over the Arts Camp in 2010. Tina is now in the midst of planning her fifth year of Arts Camp, which has grown in reputation and popularity over the last five years. The success of this camp is measured by the enthusiasm of the kids who attend every year, continuing as counselors after they've outgrown the elementary-age requirement for campers.