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UU Chalice Camp this Summer: July 25-29 at UUSS–Details Here!
 It’s a blessing I was born. It matters what I do with my life.  What I know about god                        is a piece of the truth.   It matters what we do together.  We don’t have to do it alone.
            These are some of Chalice Camp’s UU themes.  We will bring back this week of learning and community building activities for members’ children, grades 1-6.   In 2006 we had 18 kids and 4 Counselors (youth assistants) at UUSS.  Our hardworking leaders recall that it was a great bonding experience for the congregation’s kids.  Activities include circle groups, worship, lunch, arts, theater, discussion, and enough free-choice activities for either the pensive or the exuberant.  Your kid will come home worn out and satisfied.  Bring your own lunch; we’ll provide  snacks.

CAMP DIRECTOR:  Family Minister.

REGISTRAR:  RE Assistant.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS:  Jeannine and JoLane from the Religious Education Committee.

TRAINER/CONSULTANTS:  Bonnie and Liz (co-director and RE staffer from UUSS Chalice Camp 2006).

CAMP COUNSELORS:  Trained UU teenagers and UU young adults (college age).  Stipend for  five days of camp service plus a mandatory day of advance training:  $450.  Counselors-in-Training from grades 7-8 will be accepted; no stipend.

VOLUNTEERS:  We are arranging lead and special-activity volunteers and hiring teenage camp counselors.

SCHEDULE:  The camp is July 25-29 from 9-5.  (Extended care 8:30-5:30 for $50 fee.)  Registration deposit of $75 is due by June 5; the deposit is refundable only if we are not able to run the camp.

COST:  Early-bird cost:  $200 per child from pledging households, plus $170 for each additional child from the same family.  Partial financial assistance is available.  For children of those who are not members or pledging friends, the cost is $300 per child; it will be refunded only if we do not have space.  After the June 5 deadline, add $25 per child. Fee includes Chalice Camp tee-shirt, fridge magnet (with the themes as written at the top and Chalice Camp pencil set), so be sure to put the child’s tee-shirt size on your application.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator and advance organizer Jeannine at jrnewcum@att.net or (916) 434-5586 with questions. Pick up a brochure and registration form at the RE Welcome Table or contact the RE Assistant and Camp REgistrar at miranda@uuss.org.  Senior-high youth (grades 10-12) and college-age young adults (18-22):  Applications to be Camp Counselor are due Sunday, May 22.

For detailed content information on this model, see the Chalice Camp creators’ website:  www.chalicecamp.org

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