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Registration for DSUMC’s summer Create Camps is now open!
We’re excited to offer several fantastic summer camp opportunities for children ages 3yrs-entering 4th grade (by Sept 1st). Learn more and register online below!
 

If you have any further questions about the summer enrichment programs at DSUMC,

please contact Cheri Heldstab at cheldstab@dsumc.org

CREATE Camp Week 1: Wonders of the World (*Science & Engineering focus)

June 10-14, 2019 ($95 – 195), 3yrs-entering 4th grade (by Sept 1st)

 
From the natural wonders of God’s creation to the ancient and modern “wonders of the world”, we will take you on a journey to explore, discover, build, and experiment with the science of engineering using all kinds of building materials. From marvels such as the Great Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China and the Golden Gate Bridge, this camp addresses the engineering challenges the creators of these “wonders” faced in a fun, hands-on, and engaging manner.
 
*$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining amount is due by May 1st for any June camps and June 1st for any July camps.
 
Registration for Week 1 will close on May 27th (or before if camp reaches capacity early- space is limited).
 
Full Day (8am-3pm)
$200 $195 until May 1
 
Half Day w/Early Bird Drop-Off (8am-Noon)
$150 $145 until May 1
 
Half Day (9am-Noon)
$100 $95 until May 1
 

CREATE Camp Week 2: Great British Bake-Off (*Cooking & Cuisine focus)

June 17-21, 2019 ($95 – 195), 3yrs-entering 4th grade (by Sept 1st)
 
Bake your way through the British Isles as we explore each country’s cuisine and culture. Add recipes for Irish Soda Bread, Scottish Shortbread, Welsh Cakes, and English Scones to your pastry passport along with learning to make your own jam, butter, and lemon curd, The week will conclude with a royal tea party filled with British book characters where we will practice etiquette and taste treats such as sticky toffee pudding, banoffee pie, tarts, and Victoria sponge.
 
*$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining amount is due by May 1st for any June camps and June 1st for any July camps.
 
Registration for Week 2 will close on June 3rd (or before if camp reaches capacity early- space is limited).
 
Full Day (8am-3pm)
$200 
 
Half Day w/Early Bird Drop-Off (8am-Noon)
$150 
 
Half Day (9am-Noon)
$100
 

CREATE Camp Week 3: Journey to Japan (*Art focus)

June 24-28, 2019 ($95 – 195), 3yrs-entering 4th grade (by Sept 1st)
 
Artists, pack your smocks to head east as we visit the “land of the rising sun” and get our creativity flowing! You will draw, paint, print, roll, glue, cut, fold, and more as you learn the meaning of these words: haiku, notan, koinobori. origami, shibori, kimono, zen, koi, bonsai, anime, sushi, suminagashi, gyotaku, and Yayoi Kusama.
 
*$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining amount is due by May 1st for any June camps and June 1st for any July camps.
 
Registration for Week 3 will close on June 10th (or before if camp reaches capacity early- space is limited).
 
 
Journey to Japan (June 24-28)- Full Day (8am-3pm)
$200
 
 Journey to Japan (June 24-28)- Half Day w/Early Bird Drop-Off (8am-Noon)
$150
 
Journey to Japan (June 24-28)- Half Day (9am-Noon)
$100
 

CREATE Camp Week 4: Brazilian Beat (*Music, Dance, & Costume focus)

July 8-12, 2019 ($95 – 195), 3yrs-entering 4th grade (by Sept 1st)
 
Experience the diverse landscape and culture of Brazil through the rhythm and beauty of the river, rainforest, ocean, and Carnival. Learn how to sing in Portuguese, dance traditional dances, listen to sounds of nature, play and make rhythm instruments, design a Carnival mask, prepare a parade, and more!
 
*$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining amount is due by May 1st for any June camps and June 1st for any July camps.
 
Registration for Week 4 will close on June 24th (or before if camp reaches capacity early- space is limited).
 
Brazilian Beat (July 8-12)- Full Day (8am-3pm)
$200
 
Brazilian Beat (July 8-12)- Half Day w/Early Bird Drop-Off (8am-Noon)
$150
 
Brazilian Beat (July 8-12)- Half Day (9am-Noon)
$$100
 

CREATE Camp Week 5: Tradiciones & Celebraciones (*Language & Culture focus)

July 22-26, 2019 ($95 – 195), 3yrs-4th grade by Sept 1st
 
Bienvenidos, amigos! Let’s head south of the border to Mexico and immerse ourselves in its rich history, language, traditions, music, art, celebrations, and everyday life. This week will give you a taste of Mexican culture and life in a typical Mexican family while sharpening your Spanish-language skills.
 
*$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining amount is due by May 1st for any June camps and June 1st for any July camps.
 
Registration for Week 5 will close on July 8th (or before if camp reaches capacity early- space is limited).
 
Tradiciones & Celebraciones (July 22-26)- Full Day (8am-3pm)
$200
 
Tradiciones & Celebraciones (July 22-26)- Half Day w/Early Bird Drop-Off (8am-Noon)
$150
 
Tradiciones & Celebraciones (July 22-26)- Half Day (9am-Noon)
$100
 

CREATE Camp Week 6: On the Ball (*Sports & Games focus)

July 29 – August 2, 2019 ($95 – 195), 3yrs-4th grade by Sept 1st
 
Get ready to have a “ball” as we go around the globe playing different types of ball games! We will practice our basic ball skills such as rolling, throwing, catching, kicking, dribbling, hitting, and more using a variety of balls including soccer balls, baseballs, basketballs, ping pong balls, balance balls, bocce balls, kick balls & pickle balls to name a few! We will also make & decorate our own balls to take home.
 
*$50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining amount is due by May 1st for any June camps and June 1st for any July camps.
 
Registration for Week 6 will close on July 15th (or before if camp reaches capacity early- space is limited).
 
On the Ball (July 29-August 2)- Full Day (8am-3pm)
$200
 
On the Ball (July 29-August 2)- Half Day w/Early Bird Drop-Off (8am-Noon)
$150
 
On the Ball (July 29-August 2)- Half Day (9am-Noon)
$100
 

ROAR! Vacation Bible School (VBS)

July 14-18, 2019 $0 – 20 (4yrs-entering 4th grade) 
 
At Roar VBS, we will discover that God is good even when life get wild! With friends, both old & new, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Wild Bible Adventures, and join in mission efforts to help kids here in Dripping Springs and in Chem Chem UMC in Africa. Did you know Chem Chem means “dripping spring” in Swahili?!
 
Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
 
We are kicking off with a special Family Fun Night on Sunday July 14 from 4:30-7:30pm where the whole family can come be immersed in the adventure together and will include dinner and a “starry night” experience. Then the kids participating and our youth and adults that are serving will continue the living, loving, and serving adventure Monday-Thursday (July 15-18) 9am- Noon.
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VBS is offered to all children entering Pre-K (4 years by 9/1/2019) through 6th grade in the Fall of 2019.
 
The Little Paws care area & activities are available for the children ages 0-3 years old of the adults serving at VBS.
 
Space is limited!
 
There is a small fee of $20/ child with a $50 family maximum. Fees will be waived for the children or grandchildren of adults who serve. There are also scholarships or financial assistance available upon request. You can contact cheldstab@dsumc.org for more information.
 
Join our Facebook page to receive updates on VBS. (We will NOT be sending home daily handouts with information/updates; all messages will be sent via email and posted on Facebook.)
 

Contact Chéri Heldstab at cheldstab@dsumc.org for more information or if you have any questions.