Camp Info 2017

What Is UU Kids Camp?
UU Kids Camp is an overnight summer camp with a twist. Imagine all of the outdoor activities, crafts, games, songs, campfires, hanging out with old friends, and making new friends that you find in the best summer camps. Now wrap all of that into an intentional community based on the UU principles. We are entering our 27th year of camp in 2017.

To register, please click the "online registration" tab above.

If you have questions about UU Kids Camp, please email camp@uuabq.org for more information.



UU Kids Camp Essentials

WHO: Rising 3rd graders through rising High School Seniors

WHAT: A week of camp experience in a UU values centered environment

WHEN: Sunday morning, July 23rd through Friday evening, July 28th, 2017

WHERE: The Sacramento Methodist Assembly camp in Sacramento, NM

HOW: Deluxe coach transportation from First Unitarian’s Albuquerque campus. Private auto from southern areas of the state.

HOW MUCH: $540. A $50 deposit is required at registration and the balance is due before July 1st.

(Thanks to generous donations from members of First Unitarian, some tuition assistance is available)

WHY: A unique time for our children to live, play, and learn in a community of like minded individuals honoring our seven principles

What Exactly is The New Mexico UU Kid’s Camp Sponsored by First Unitarian?

UU Kids Camp is an overnight summer camp with a twist. Imagine all of the outdoor activities, crafts, games, songs, campfires, hanging out with old friends, and making new friends that you find in the best summer camps. Now wrap all of that into an intentional community based on the UU principles. Imagine a place where campers can be with like valued individuals for an entire week. Imagine a curriculum that helps each camper explore their values and faith and sets them firmly on that path to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Imagine a community where everyone is expected to value the inherent worth and dignity of all persons” and the “interdependent web of all existence.” This is what the creators of the UU Kids Camp imagined 27 years ago. This is the experience that waits for your children at Kids Camp this year.

The Camp Day

A camp day rotates around age group circle times, inter-generational small camp group meetings; self selected craft and outdoor activities, and all-camp gatherings.

Circle Time
Three age groups participate in programs during circle time. Elementary campers and middle school campers each have a program exploring UU spirituality in a lovely natural setting, with a carefully balanced blend of action and introspection. High school campers participate in the 
Counselor In Training (CIT) program, where they learn and practice building and leading a sacred community. CITs are the principle guides of the younger campers (under adult counselor facilitation). During circle time CITs evaluate the camp experience, plan upcoming camp groups and plan all-camp vespers gatherings.

Camp Groups
Every camper is also part of a multi-aged camp group where campers and adult staff have time to get to know each other in a small group setting. Camp groups play games, share camp experiences, and plan skits for campfire.

"Craftivities"
There is time each day where a camper may choose between various crafts or outdoor camp activities. The choices vary by day, and allow each camper to find an activity which best fits their desires.

All-Camp Gatherings
Gatherings of the full camp take place several times a day for group games, singing, skits, vespers, special snacks, and campfire.

With such full days, time is set aside every afternoon for quiet rest and contemplation.

Of course, three full meals are provided every day, as well as healthy snacks and lots of hydration.

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