Youth and Family Ministry – Why We Do it, and How We do it
Youth and Family Ministry is an essential part of any church community. Walking alongside children, youth, and families together on their journey reflects an understanding that faith development doesn’t only happen inside the church, but it involves the whole church family. Youth and Family Ministry is based on three key pillars; leading young people and their families to a deeper connection with God, with one another, and with safe and supportive adults in the congregation. We support young people and their families by meeting their needs, and providing opportunities for discipleship, formation and loving relationships! This takes shape in many ways: fun Day Camps, Youth Group events, Children’s Focus Sundays, music programming, Bible study, neighbourhood outreach, cheering kids on at their performances and sports, and small group mentoring in coffee shops. We also provide parents and caregivers with resources to support a life of faith at home.
We are looking forward to 4 weeks of fun and learning this summer and we hope to see you there!
Children 4 - 12 years of age ~ Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm ~ Field trips and tons of fun!
Cost $150/child per week ~ we are committed to access for all children, camperships are available.
All Saints’ Discovery Camp is an action-packed, fun-filled discovery of faith and community. Each week, through crafts, games, drama, music, science experiments, and play, we discover exciting things about God, our world, and each other. Every week on Thursday we take a field trip, where we explore and learn more about this planet and our history. On Friday afternoon we have a party and invite the whole family to come and see what we have learned together.
Finally, each Sunday after Camp is a “Show-and-Tell Sunday” –
where campers are invited to show the grown-ups at All Saints’ all the things they learned at Camp
(and maybe have some celebratory treats too!).
It’s going to be a blast!
July 4 – 8th, 2022: Under the Sea Camp
This Discovery Camp takes us on a deep dive under the sea! We will learn about the creation story, the oceans of the world, and how to take care of the water! Through story, hands-on activities, outdoor games, and art, we will make a real splash in our undersea adventures. Drop your campers off in the morning for a full day of fun!
Campers will enjoy giant art, science experiments, special guests, and big games. They will learn Creation stories from the Bible and from around the world! Campers will leave this camp with a deeper understanding of the underwater world, and their role as caretakers of the earth.
July 11 – 15th, 2022: CAMP Peterborough
This Discovery Camp is all about discovering the magic in our own backyard! Peterborough, also known as Nogojiwanong, is our home, and it is home to so many amazing people, and cool creatures. At Camp Peterborough, we will learn how to be good neighbours to the people who live here, and how to take good care of the land we live on!
Whether we are adventuring on a field trip, getting close to nature at the park, reading Jesus’s teachings about love, or learning from one of our many special guests – this week of Camp is sure to give your camper a deeper appreciation of the place we call home.
August 15 -19th, 2022: Justice Camp
Do you want to change the world? Join us for this exciting week of Camp that equips kids to be a force for justice and peace in their own neighbourhoods. We will learn about how Jesus was an agent of change and look at real-life change agents in our world today! Kids CAN make a
August 22nd - 26th, 2022: Superhero Camp
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s Superhero Camp!
Grab your capes and get ready for this super exciting week of Discovery Camp. In this camp we are learning all about the character qualities of Superheroes - the things that make them really SUPER! Each day we will explore a Superhero quality: qualities like bravery, strength, honesty, and goodness! We will be teaching these qualities with stories about our favourite superheroes, We’ll also get to try out some of our own super-powers, through creative play, art, adventures, and games.
This Camp needs a hero! Sign up today!