Summer Children's and Youth Programs information

Children 3 & 4 years

Preschool Summer Sampler
See what preschool is all about while we have fun exploring summertime themes! We'll meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in our preschool classrooms. Our days will include art, circle time, music, indoor and outdoor games, and a snack. Please join us if you will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2014! We want to meet you!
Cost: $50/session
June 24-26: Session I Preschool Sampler Full; registration closed.
July 22-24: Session II Preschool Sampler Full; registration closed.
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Children Pre-Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Vacation Bible School (PreK-2nd Grade)
Children who will be 4 years old (as of September 1, 2014) through those entering 2nd Grade will love "An Animal’s Tale" our theme for the week. VBS is from 9:00 – 11:45a.m. and every day features a Bible story, music, arts ‘n crafts, story time, games, a special skit and snack time. Children will make friends and grow in their faith through these activities and their interactions with wonderful high-school leaders.
COST $40 - Includes all activites, supplies, and materials. Also includes t-shirt, VBS song CD and daily snacks.
Minneapolis Campus -Monday, August 4th - Thursday, August 7th at the 1700 Chapel
West Campus -Monday, August 4th -Thursday, August 7th at the Fellowship Hall and Narthex
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King's Kids Day Camp (1st- 2nd Grade)
Venture to the Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center to explore God's creation, learn Bible stories, have fun, and make friends! This year we will focus on the Beatitudes and we will learn to be good stewards of God’s world. The camping experience consists of both large and small group activities, including chapel, swimming in the indoor pool, crafts, games, nature exploration, meals, snacks and so much more! At King's Kids, campers are assigned to a small group led by trained and talented high school age counselors.
Cost: Day Camp - $150.00 includes all meals, snacks, transportation, all activities & materials, and a King's Kids t-shirt. Day Camp: Daily Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Daily Pick-up: 4:30 p.m.
June 16 - June 19 King's Kids Day Camp  (1st and 2nd Grade)
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God's Kids Sing! (1st-6th Grade) 
God's Kids Sing! is a fun-filled creative arts camp for children entering 1st through 6th grade. Every day participants will have a blast singing, moving, and making awesome art projects in sessions lead by professional educators and enthusiastic high school counselors. Bring a school friend and make some new ones - God's Kids Sing! is tons of fun for everyone!
Cost: $170.00
June 9- June 13, 9am-4pm, Minneapolis Campus (free Fun Bus transportation provided from West Campus)
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God's Kids Sing! SUNDAY MORNINGS (1st-4th grade)
Join the fun on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for a unique musical experience for children entering grades 1st through 4th. These four Sunday morning sessions, taught by music educators, will provide fun ways to continue your child’s Christian education using a musical approach to memorizing and exploring scripture. Singing, movement, and musical instruments will be used each Sunday to create a new and exciting experience grounded in God’s word. Come once or come all four times, we’d love to see you there! Pre-registration is encouraged, but a few drop-in spots are available each morning.
Dates - June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10 at 10am Minneapolis Campus
Cost: $10.00 per session per child
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Children 3rd-6th Grade

King's Kids Overnight Camp
Venture to the Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center to explore God's creation, learn Bible stories, have fun, and make friends! This year we will focus on the Beatitudes and we will learn to be good stewards of God’s world. The camping experience consists of both large and small group activities, including chapel, swimming in the indoor pool, crafts, games, nature exploration, meals, snacks and so much more! At King's Kids, campers are assigned to a small group led by trained and talented high school age counselors. Sleeping accommodations are dormitory style bunks, shared by camper small-groups and their counselors.
Cost: Overnight Camp - $165.00 includes all meals, snacks, transportation, all activities & materials, sleeping arrangements and a King's Kids t-shirt.
Overnight Camp:
Tuesday Check-in: 8:30 am. Thursday Pick-up: 1:00 p.m.
July 8 - July 10 King's Kids Overnight Camp (3rd and 4th Grade)
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God's Kids Sing! (1st-6th Grade) 
God's Kids Sing! is a fun-filled creative arts camp for children entering 1st through 6th grade. Every day participants will have a blast singing, moving, and making awesome art projects in sessions lead by professional educators and enthusiastic high school counselors. Bring a school friend and make some new ones - God's Kids Sing! is tons of fun for everyone!
Cost: $170.00
June 9- June 13, 9am-4pm Minneapolis and West Campus (drop-off begins at 8am)
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God's Kids Sing! SUNDAY MORNINGS (1st-4th grade)
Join the fun on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for a unique musical experience for children entering grades 1st through 4th. These four Sunday morning sessions, taught by music educators, will provide fun ways to continue your child’s Christian education using a musical approach to memorizing and exploring scripture. Singing, movement, and musical instruments will be used each Sunday to create a new and exciting experience grounded in God’s word. Come once or come all four times, we’d love to see you there! Pre-registration is encouraged, but a few drop-in spots are available each morning.
Dates - June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10 at 10am Minneapolis Campus
Cost: $10.00 per session per child
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Camp S.O.S. Overnight Camp
Through service learning projects, team-building activities, Bible studies and fellowship with one another, Summer of Service (S.O.S.) campers will focus on God's call to serve others. Campers are assigned to a small group, led by a trained and talented high school age counselor. Exploring the Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center, activities include; chapel, swimming, crafts, games, meals and snacks. Activities designed specifically for your 5th and 6th grader feature a challenge-course and service opportunities, including a service-oriented field trip. Sleeping accommodations are dormitory style bunks, shared by camper small groups and their counselor.
Cost: $165.00 includes all meals, snacks, transportation, all activities, materials, and sleeping arrangements.
June 24-June 26 Camp S.O.S Overnight Camp (5th and 6th Grade)
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Children 7th-8th Grade

Summertime Players!
Summertime Players! is action-packed, fast-paced, and specifically designed with middle school kids in mind. You will learn musical selections from musical theater, popular, and rock music, with small ensembles and large group numbers for everyone. All the musical fun is matched with more afternoon summertime fun activities such as swimming, bowling, putt-putt golf and more! Sure to be some of the best days of your summer!
Cost: $260.00
Mpls Campus
July 7th - 17th, 9am-4pm July 18th 9am-8:30pm
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SHINE! Audition Prep for Middle School Students
“Audition” doesn’t have to be a scary word! This workshop will help you gain confidence with your singing, acting, and moving skills and prepare you to shine at any musical theatre audition. Participants will practice their audition skills through fun and informative break-out sessions on song selection and interpretation, dance & movement, and monologues & cold readings. All experience levels welcomed.
Cost: $135.00
August 19-21; 1:00-4:00 PM grades
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Vacation Bible School Junior High Staff
Join us for 4 mornings of summer fun at Vacation Bible School Monday, August 4-Thursday, August 7!  We are looking for 7th & 8th grade staff to help lead our VBS campers (4 year olds through those entering 2nd grade).  Our mornings include Bible stories, music, crafts, games, daily skits, and more!  Volunteers serve from 8a-12:30p each day (and until 1:30p on our last day, Thursday, to remove decorations and have a pizza lunch).
Training at Mpls and West: Sunday, August 3 from 11a-1p
No cost.
MPLS Jeff Larson - 612.767..2284
WEST Abby Norlin-Weaver - 952.767.1504
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Children 10th Grade-Graduating Seniors

Team STP! (10th-Graduating Seniors)
Team STP! is a group of high school leaders that serve as counselors for Summertime Players! camp participants (7th-9th grade). Team STP! members are responsible for daily check-in, leading morning games, assisting with all off-site afternoon activities, and serving as the back-stage crew at the final performance. Members of Team STP! will take part in leadership training, morning bonding meetings with fellow Team members and staff, and will participate on stage in some of the musical numbers. Team STP! is a great counseling/peer mentoring opportunity and lots of fun for all!
Mpls Campus
Cost $160.00
July 7th - 18th 8:30am-4pmJuly 18th 9am-9pm
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Summertime Players!2 (10th-Graduating Seniors)
Summertime Players!2 is an intensive, performance-driven music and dance camp that is designed to let you do what you love - perform! You will have the unique opportunity to work with outstanding professional choreographers and vocal coaches that will offer individualized instruction and direction as you learn selections from musical theater, popular, and rock music. You will have solo and small ensemble opportunities, advanced dance opportunities, and so much more!
Mpls Campus
Cost $225.00
July 7th - 17th, 12noon-4pm July 18th 9am-8:30pm
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Counselors for God's Kids Sing! (9th Grade-Graduating Seniors)
We are looking for energetic high-school age counselors that love having fun with kids to assist during our God's Kids Sing! summer creative arts camp for 1st through 6th graders this June. You must be entering grades 9 through 12, or be a graduating senior in order to counsel. Counselors are responsible for providing their own daily lunch.
Cost: $20.00
June 9-13, 8:30am-4pm, Minneapolis Campus (Free Fun Bus transportation available from the West Campus)
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Counselors for King's Kids (Day & Overnight) and Camp S.O.S.
Students entering 9th-12th grade and recent graduates are invited to join us as counselors at King’s Kids Day or Overnight camps & Camp Summer of Service (S.O.S.)!  We will meet at the Mpls and West campuses and travel to the Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center.  Counselors will spend time leading campers in games, songs, crafts, meals & much more! 
Training retreat Mpls and West 12:30-4:30pm
Saturday, April 26th
No Cost
MPLS Jeff Larson 612.767.2284
WEST Abby Norlin-Weaver 612.767.2284
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Counselors for Vacation Bible School
Join us for four mornings of summer fun at Vacation Bible School Monday, August 4-Thursday, August 7!  We are looking for counselors to help VBS campers (4 year olds through those entering 2nd grade) have a fun and faith-filled camping experience!  Spend your mornings sharing Bible stories, music, crafts, games, daily skits, and more!  Volunteers serve from 8a-12:30p each day (and until 1:30p on our last day, Thursday, to remove decorations and have a pizza lunch).
No cost.
Training: Sunday, August 3 from 11a-1p
VBS is Monday, August 4-Thursday, August 7
MPLS Jeff Larson 612.767.2284
WEST Abby Norlin-Weaver 612.767.2284
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NEXT! Audition Prep for High School Students (9th-12th Grade)
Are you facing a musical theater audition for your high school show or preparing for your college entrance audition? Would you like to wow the director and land the role you were born to fill? This workshop will prepare you to put your best foot forward at your audition. Musical theater professionals will guide participants through song selection and interpretation, best practices for working with an accompanist, dance & movement, and monologues & cold readings. Tuition includes a 30-minute private coaching session to select appropriate repertoire. Space limited to 20 participants.
Cost: $200

August 19-21, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm Mount Olivet Minneapolis Campus
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Family Events Sponsored by Children's and Family Ministry

Family Event: Tune-Up & Ride with Calhoun Cycle 6/7 Meet at Lake Harriet Bandshell 11:30am - 2:15pm
Get out and enjoy the beauty of Lake Harriet with the Children's and Family Ministry team and guest presenters from Calhoun Cycle! We will meet at the Lake Harriet Bandshell for a 3-mile bike ride around beautiful Lake Harriet. Before we set-out, special guests from the Calhoun Cycle bike shop will be on hand to help with simple tune-ups, answer questions about sizing and bike maintenance, and speak about bike safety! After our 3-mile loop, we will have a picnic lunch at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Water and a cooler to store your lunches will be provided. After lunch, families are welcome to join us for an optional ride 3-mile ride around connecting Lake Calhoun. We will return to the Lake Harriet Bandshell at approximately 2:15pm.
No Cost: Bring your bikes and pack a lunch! Helmets recommended for all participants. Subject to weather cancellation
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Family Event: Outdoor Movie Night 07.25.2014, 7:45pm
Mount Olivet West Campus
Lights! Camera! Outdoors! Enjoy fun and fellowship with all Mount Olivet families on as we take the cinema experience outdoors! Bring a blanket and snacks and reserve your place. Our family-friendly show will being at dusk – approximately 8:15p. Lemonade and water will be available. Yes, we will have access to the indoor restrooms. Rain or shine, the show will go on! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move the show into Fellowship Hall.
Cost: Free. Bring a blanket and snacks.
Contact: jeffl@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2284
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