Youth Events and Activities (with Summer 2017 info!)

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 $140/student.

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. The cost is $150/student.

ARTS Camp, grades 1-5: June 26-July 1, 2017
9:00am-3:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)

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! The cost is $30/child with a $75 max/family.

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!