North Scottsdale United Methodist Church invites children to Compassion Day Camp this summer June 12–16.
The day camp is 8:30–11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the church and is open to all children in preschool through fifth grade (ages 4–12), according to a press release. The fee is $150 per child for the full week program. There is an early bird discount of $25 if a camper registers prior to May 30.
Compassion Day Camp is a week-long program that will focus on developing compassion, empathy and connection with the natural world. Through a combination of fun songs, games, crafts, activities, snacks, lessons and reflection time, children will explore what living things need to survive, including shelter, food, water, air and community, the release stated.
They will also learn how to become co-sustainers and participants in the work of God’s creation. This program will help children develop skills like gratitude, wonderment and reciprocity.
In today’s fast-paced, overstimulating world, it can be hard for children to connect with the world around them and develop empathy, the release stated. The goal of Compassion Day Camp is to teach children to be understanding, empathetic and loving toward one another and their environment.
NSUMC will celebrate the campers and their newly acquired skills during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 18. Campers will have a special activity, see videos of their camping week and share the songs they learned with the congregation.
Contact the church office at 480-948-0529 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information or register online.
NSUMC also offers Sunday school classes, “Busy Bags” and “Sermon Notes” for children and youth during the 10 am service. Other children and youth activities include mission trips, small groups, festivals and youth group.