Every Summer, the St. Thomas community welcomes close to 150 children from Overland Park and surrounding communities to our slate of enriching summer camps. Through our five summer camp opportunities we seek to share the love of Christ and encourage children and youth to embrace their call as God’s people to love and serve one another through outreach, bible learning, the arts and more!
Episcopal Diocese of Kansas MEGA CAMP: June 5-11, 2022
This *sleep away* summer camp is for children entering 4th Grades through their Freshman year of college and takes place at Camp Wood YMCA in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills near Elmdale, Kansas. MEGA CAMP is THREE camps in ONE, with an Elementary Camp (4th-6th grades); a Junior High Camp (7th-9th grades) and a High School Camp (10th grade through incoming College Freshman) with each camp occupying it’s own space on the sprawling Camp Wood Grounds, and conducting its own developmentally appropriate programming and worship activities. This year, join us for “CREATION SPEAKS” to learn about the ways God speaks to us through the mysteries of creation, and the purpose that each of us was created to fill.
Click here to register: EDOK Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry (ultracamp.com)
“Reaching Out to the Community” (R.O.T.C.) Day Camps
For 15 years, St. Thomas has offered our children and youth, and the children and youth of the surrounding community the opportunity to engage with people throughout the Kansas City area through acts of service and mercy in an effort to promote understanding and awareness of the needs of others and our call to love our neighbors as ourselves. Our R.O.T.C. Day Camps are held 3 weeks of the summer by age groups (Elementary, Middle School, and High School). Elementary and Middle School students join us from 9AM to 3PM for one week each for days of service and fun-filled fellowship time, while our High Schoolers spend one week (including overnights) preparing, planning and executing a Vacation Bible Camp with our partner parish St. Johns Episcopal Church of Parsons, Kansas while learning about the importance of mentoring, spiritual guidance and issues related to rural poverty.
MIDDLE SCHOOL “R.O.T.C.” June 13-17 (9AM to 3PM) for incoming 6th-9th Graders- CLICK HERE
HIGH SCHOOL “R.O.T.C.” June 20-24 (*overnight) for incoming 9th-College Freshmen – CLICK HERE
ELEMENTARY “R.O.T.C.” July 11-15 (9AM to 3PM) for incoming 3rd-6th Graders – CLICK HERE
“Come to the Feast” Family Vacation Bible Camp: June 26-30 (5:30-8:30 PM **Includes dinner)
Taste and See that the Lord is Good with the WHOLE FAMILY at this evening Vacation Bible Camp! We gather together to share a meal, before engaging in a welcoming worship followed by stations to share a story of God’s love and goodness for all, crafts, games and music! (Children’s programming is geared toward preschoolers through incoming 6th graders. Older children are warmly welcomed to volunteer, and service hours can be verified by the VBS director.) **Please note that this is a SUNDAY-THURSDAY program running from 5:30-8:30 each evening. THURSDAY IS FAMILY NIGHT! All are welcome as we share an instructed eucharist, followed by all-church picnic and fun night!
CLICK HERE to register!
Youth Mission Trip to San Francisco, California: July 16-22
Incoming 7th graders through college freshman are invited to engage in a week of service in inner city San Francisco. For more information and to sign up for the mission trip, please contact Rev. Kelly Demo at .
If you are interested in making a monetary donation to the Mission Trip Fund, CLICK HERE!
ARTS CAMP: “Christmas in July!” July 25-29
Join us for some holiday fun in the sun as we explore the Nativity Story through the arts (visual, culinary, drama, dance, vocal)! Incoming 1st through 6 graders will join us from 9AM to 3PM for classes taught by local experts in each field as they work to prepare their art work and a musical to share with parents at our Showcase and Gallery from 3-4PM on Friday, July 29!
CLICK HERE to register!