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Compassion Day Camp 2024

June 18 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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North Scottsdale United Methodist Church (NSUMC) is thrilled to introduce a new church summer camp experience for children. Named “Compassion Camp,” this innovative program will be offered in two formats during the week of June 17-21, 2024. Participants can opt for either the morning session from 8:30 am to 11:30 am or the extended-day session from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The camp will take place at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church.

The morning Day Camp, running from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, will focus on yoga, mindfulness, exploration, and nature. The fee for the morning camp is $50 for the entire week, and it is open to children ages 3-12.

For those seeking a more immersive experience, the extended-day Day Camp, operating from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, will encompass all activities included in the half-day option. Additionally, participants will engage in science, physical education, gardening, meditation, and a community mission outreach project. The fee for the extended-day camp is $150 for the entire week, also open to children ages 3-12.

NSUMC’s Compassion Day Camp 2024 is designed to help children and families explore the concept of compassion for others, themselves, and the world. Departing from the traditional Vacation Bible School (VBS) style, NSUMC will embrace a more serene approach this year. Recognizing the significance of students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) and their ability to tap into mindfulness, the Compassion Camp curriculum will be tailored to support participants in these important areas.

Rev. Christopher Wurpts, Lead pastor at NSUMC states, “Through insights from our church families, educators in the community, and national research, it’s evident that many children face overstimulation in their daily lives. In response, we’re adopting a fresh approach to our church day camp to provide support for families. This camp will feature calming activities and mindful breathing techniques, which can benefit not only children but also us as adults.” Some of the activities at the camp will include yoga, self-regulation exercises, Godly Play scripture stories offering Montessori tactile experiences, crafts, science, gardening and music in a rotational model. To enhance instruction, NSUMC’s dedicated volunteer staff and trained Godly Play Instructors will be joined by a professional yoga instructor and psychologist.

About NSUMC: North Scottsdale United Methodist Church (NSUMC) is a welcoming community committed to fostering spiritual growth, serving others, and spreading love and compassion in Scottsdale, AZ. Through worship, fellowship, and community outreach programs, NSUMC seeks to make a positive impact and inspire lives with the message of hope and grace.
For more information about North Scottsdale UMC or upcoming events, please contact the church office at (480) 948-0529 or visit their official website and social media platforms: www.nsumckids.info, Instagram , Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube. Visit them in person at 11735 North Scottsdale Road (just south of Cactus Road).


June 18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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