2018 Summer Camps

Summer @ St. Thomas 2018…REGISTER TODAY!

Here at St. Thomas we have a long tradition of high quality and meaningful summer day-camp programs designed to support the personal, creative and spiritual development of the children and youth of our parish and the larger community!  Each of our camps is loving led by a team of St. Thomas Staff and volunteers who are excited to work with your student to give them an experience that is meaningful, memorable and fun!

Read below for details about each of our Summer Camp programs and to find links to our online registration forms!

Once you’ve registered, stay tuned to your email for updates – including new options to pre-pay for an Early Bird Discount!!

For general questions about our Summer Camp offerings, please contact our Summer Program Coordinator, Mother Kelly Demo at kdemo@stthomasop.org.

Episcopal Diocese of Kansas MEGA CAMP 

During the first week of June each summer, young members of the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and their friends gather together for a week of faith, fun and fellowship at Camp Wood YMCA – nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills near Elmdale, KS.  This “sleep away” camp is put on by the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Youth Ministry and is divided into THREE camp groups:  Elementary (children entering grades 4-6 in the 2018-19 school year);  Junior High (youth entering grades 7-9 in the 2018-19 school year); and High School (youth entering grades 10 through graduating seniors).   Each year, St. Thomas has a very large contingent of youth members and their friends, as well as adult staff who attend Mega Camp!  For more information and access to online registration, visit  https://edokyouth.wordpress.com/camp/

Arts Camp 2018 (for entering 1st through 6th graders):  Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22

(8 AM – 5 PM;  program from 9 AM – 4 PM)

Cost:  $178

Camp Director:  Dr. Beth Elswick  belswick@stthomasop.org 

Join us for Arts Camp 2018 as we explore the story of DANIEL through visual, culinary and performing arts!  Our Arts Camp is led by a team of St. Thomas staff and volunteers who are each highly trained and experienced in their field, and they are excited to share their knowledge with your child!  Be sure to mark your calendars for our final SHOWCASE performance and reception on Friday, June 22 at 4:00 PM!  Click HERE to register!

Reaching Out to the Community (ROTC)

One- week sessions (Monday – Friday):  8 AM – 5 PM (program runs 9 AM – 4 PM)

Cost:  $178

See below for registration forms for each age-level camp!

Reaching Out to the Community is a series of 3 age-based camps designed to encourage older children and youth to engage in community service in the Kansas City area, to ponder and discuss the wide variety of challenges faced by those who are less fortunate, and to consider the call which we are given by God to do his work for all people.  Each camp runs from 8 AM-5 PM with program activities from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Participants engage in community service in the morning, eat a sack lunch, engage in discussion on the situations encountered and challenges faced through our work and enjoy a 2-hour visit to a local fun spot each afternoon.  Service organizations with which we work include Harvesters, ReStart, Crosslines, Hope-Faith Ministries, Della Lamb and more!  (Organizations/locations vary by camp depending on scheduling and minimum age requirements at each location.)  Fun spots typically include Tomahawk Ridge Community Pool, Skate City, AMC or B&B Theatres, Pump it Up, Urban Air and more!

Middle School/Junior High ROTC (entering grades 6-9):   Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29

Camp Director:  Kelly Demo  kdemo@stthomasop.org

**Online Registration for Middle School/Junior High ROTC is now closed, HOWEVER there may still be a few spaces available.  Please contact Kelly Demo at kdemo@stthomasop.org or Barbara McCall at bmccall@stthomasop.org to inquire.**

Elementary ROTC (entering grades 3-6):  Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13

Camp Director:  Barbara McCall  bmccall@stthomasop.org

Click HERE to register for Elementary ROTC

High School ROTC (entering grade 9 – graduating seniors):  Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22

Camp Director:  Kelly Demo  kdemo@stthomasop.org

***New this year:  ONE FULL WEEK of High School ROTC!! Our high school program looks slightly different, in that our older students enjoy full days of hands on work in the community Monday – Thursday followed by a day of rest, relaxation and fellowship on Friday!  Plans are still in the works for this awesome program, but book your spot NOW by clicking HERE!  Spaces are limited!

Vacation Bible School 2018…Building Faith: a LEGO VBS!

Sunday, July 22 – Thursday, July 26

6:00 – 8:30 PM  (Dinner from 6-6:30)

Cost:  $35 per participating child/max. $80 per family

Camp Director:  Barbara McCall  bmccall@stthomasop.org

Click HERE to register!

Join us for a week of faith, fun, family and friends as we “build” stronger and deeper understandings of our Christian faith and ministry through stories, music, creativity and imagination!  Our program is geared toward children in Pre-school through grade 6, with older family members (ages 12 and over) encouraged to come along and participate as helpers.  Dinner is provided each night for all participants and helpers!  Don’t forget to mark your calendars so the WHOLE FAMILY can attend our Thursday FAMILY NIGHT program and party!