VBS Arts Camp

Super Hero Academy: July 10-14, 2017

What does it take to be a super hero?  Are there REAL super heroes out there?  How can we become one?? This summer, our kids discovered that God has given them all the power they need to be Heroes…and we learned how to use those powers!  We also introduced a new arts camp to our lineup - Homesteading Arts!  Here are highlights of our week: 

  1. Domestic Arts Camp: This year's Domestic Arts campers focused on how they can use their cooking skills to serve others.  They made homemade lasagnas and sack lunches for Journeys: The Road Home.  Journeys: The Road Home is a non-profit agency that provides shelter, social services and housing to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County.  They also collected food from our POP neighbors for the Palatine Township food pantry.  
  2. NEW! Homesteading Arts Camp: Students in this new camp learned some great life skills! Participants in the homesteading arts track explored fire building and safety, got their hands dirty with some gardening and construction, and made some delicious and useful treats using the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor. They also spent some time planting and caring for the Roots: Community Garden.  
  3. Performing Arts: Students learned a whole musical in the span of 15 hours this week!  The highlight of the week was listening to them share their musical gifts with us on Friday night! 
  4. Visual Arts: Learned about famous artists, and some of the techniques and skills they used to create their works of art.  They put their skills together to create a coloring book for WINGS. WINGS is now one of the largest domestic violence service and housing providers in the state of Illinois. Single women and women with children are able to receive temporary safe shelter through WINGS housing. Staff provides one-on-one, individualized assistance that allows women to set personal goals that will enable them to work, continue their education, and care for themselves and their children.
  5. As always, Rookies had a sampling of what the "big kids" were doing...they learned stories from the Bible in "Hero Adventures", created works of art in "Gadgets and Gizmos", and played games and learned skills of teamwork and cooperation in "Hero Training."

Here's some pictures from this year!