Epworth Camps/Classes for Kids!

March 2021

Dear Parents,

Since last year those of us involved in developing camps and classes for children have been monitoring regulations and recommendations from the Alameda County and City of Berkeley Public Health Departments, as well as the Centers for Disease Control to assess if it is safe/allowable for us to offer in-person group experiences for elementary and middle-school aged kids.  Last July we hosted two one-week camps, implementing health and safety protocols, with no infections showing up in either staff or campers.  Based on this, we feel that we can again provide safe, healthy, and psychologically positive environments in the forms of an in-person camps and art classes during the spring and summer of 2021. Please note: we are carefully following infection data, and should numbers increase to unsafe levels, we will reserve the right to cancel camp and provide a full refund to protect the health and safety of your families.


We invite you to review our in-person options, and if you are interested, please fill out the enrollment form below.  You only need to fill out one form per child, even if you are enrolling your child in more than one activity.    Note: Dates, times and tuition info in the registration form.

After-school Creative Arts Classes: This is a great option for kids who just can't get enough art!  Build your ideal house, create collages, think up a wild 3-D invention, Underwater frames, draw yourself as an animal, make a dream catcher, Joy Jars!

Peace Arts Camps - Elementary: NOTE: WEEKS 1 & 2 ARE FULL - please contact Susan at 510.499.2841 to be placed on waiting list. two weeks of Epworth's popular camp for kids in grades K-5. This year's theme: All Creatures Great and Small!  Visit a flock of hens across the street from the church, learn about raising goats, enjoy a visit from the Oakland Zoomobile.  Plus the Glue-In, sewing, painting, building, outside time, skits, crafts and more!  Note: You can sign up for one week or both weeks - up to you.

Peace Arts Camp - Middle School: one week of fun for kids in grades 5-8.  This year's theme: Backyard Camping!  Tie-Dying, making lanyards and pennant flags, campfire songs and stories, S'mores.

New at Epworth: Sewing Camp!  NOTE: Camp IS FULL - please contact Susan at 510.499.2841 to be placed on waiting list.  Mardawn Wendt and Susan Jardin lead a fun camp for those new to sewing, and those who want to pick up new skills: sewing on a button, cutting out a pattern, making an apron or school bag.  Create your own stuffed animal, pillow, wall hanging.

Please review our health and safety protocols and complete the registration form below. After clicking Submit, you will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions. 

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol for Epworth UMC Summer Camps - View/Download PDF

Please contact Susan Jardin at susanejardin@gmail.com or 510-499-2841 for more information.

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