Special Children’s Activities

Children’s Summer Events for 2017!

Or check out summer events for older youth here!

St. Thomas is excited to offer these great opportunities for service, learning, and fun during the summer! Please see below for dates and other information and check back here as next summer gets approaches.

Summer 2017 Save the Dates:

Reaching Out to the Community (ROTC)

This week-long day camp has been a great success over the last six years. The event engages our children and youth in community outreach. Our program is from 9-5 p.m., we open the doors at 8:00 a.m. and close the doors at 5:30 p.m. to help our parents who work with drop-off and pickup. Each day we travel together to various sites that have included: Heart to Heart, Kansas City Community Kitchen, St. Paul’s Food Pantry, Operation Breakthrough, Harvesters, Special Olympics, and the Ronald McDonald House. We eat sack lunches at mid-day and play in the afternoon at one of the city’s fun spots like: putt-putt golf, bowling, pool parties, the Zoo, movies, moon marble factory, and more. . We will also have a special celebration on Fridays for all the hard work during the week. The 3-5 graders will go to Sky Zone and the 6-8 graders will go to Worlds of Fun. The youth will need to bring sack lunch and a water bottle. Some days’ activities require a change of clothes. We will inform you via email closer to the event. The cost for ROTC is TBA.

ROTC 2016, grades 6-8: June 19-23, 2017

ROTC 2016, grades 3-5: July 10-14, 2017


This week-long day camp provides our students a chance to explore and develop their artistic abilities. We provided mentoring and coach in many areas including music, creative writing, and visual art. Members of St. Thomas offer their gifts in sharing with the youth about some of what they know of their various artistic fields.

Young artists will choose from a variety of guided experiences including culinary arts, vocal and instrumental small ensembles, movement, art, and drama. Projects will be shared with the people of St. Thomas at a worship service featuring the creative activities of the students. This year’s theme is “The Arts in the Bible” Teens are invited to serve as counselors and assistants.

ARTS Camp, grades 1-5: June 26-July 1, 2017


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS at St. Thomas meets in the evenings from 6:00pm-8:30pm and features a fun program for children of all ages. Nursery age and Pre-K children through 5th graders are welcome to participate and share in the fun, learning, songs, and many activities that take place during VBS. Each night begins with a dinner together with the last night featuring a fun party and celebration! The theme for this year will be announced soon!

Vacation Bible School: July 23-27, 2017 (Meeting in the evenings, 6:00pm-8:30pm)


We hope to see you at these great summer program opportunities and hope you will bring a friend!


*Grades listed are for Fall of 2017

*$10 Discount off event registration fee for the parents who volunteer at the events!

Registrations Forms for all 2017 events will be available at a later date.

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We have a wide variety of  special opportunities for children to gather, learn and have fun at St. Thomas! For more information about special children’s activities throughout the year, or to learn what’s coming up, please contact Barbara McCall through the Parish Office at 913-451-0512.

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Children are also welcome to participate in the life of our worship. We have a children’s choir directed by Dr. Beth Elswick, Children’s Church on Sunday Mornings, and occasional special service opportunities, such as our annual Christmas Pageant and children’s worship services.