MNIPL and Prospect Park United Methodist Church are thrilled to offer All in the Circle: Creative Arts & Nature Camp for youth grades 1 to 8, and counselors grades 9 through 12! We invite you to register your children and grandchildren and to spread the word!
All in the Circle is carefully designed to give children the opportunity to fall in love with the earth and to be co-creators of a culture of kindness. Informed by the wisdom, teachings and experience of educators, spiritual leaders, and developmental psychologists, children gain the skills and “know-how” to live peacefully with each other and the natural world.
Join us for this year’s Camp, the Council of the Sky. Campers move through the camp experience in groups based on their age and are supported by adult teachers, volunteers, and 2-3 trained high school youth counselor (who are adored by the campers). Much attention is given to developing a positive and tight knit group in which great fun and friendships are born.
Through imaginative, sensory, and nature-based play campers learn to express their insights and feelings, listen to others, work effectively through conflict, and act as a team to navigate adventures and challenges. In music, children experience the aliveness of the sky through their play of drums, xylophones, and glockenspiels. In art class, campers learn the craft of paper-mache puppet and mask making, under the direction of artists that are experienced in the Heart of the Beast style mask and puppet making. Read more about the camp components here.
Youth counselors are one of the most important roles at camp. Counselors act, in teams of 2-3, as mentors, teachers and guides for their group of campers. Youth counselors from previous years report their experience as fun, connecting, and rewarding as they build friendships with each other, have fun exploring thecamp activities, learn about leadership, and are generally adored by the campers! Go here to fill out the application!Youth grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.
On MNIPL's website you’ll find a note from the camp creators and can learn why campers and their parents love camp. Please be in touch with any questions!
Another Way to Be Involved
Can you support this transformative camp experience? Donate to the Scholarship Fund! Scholarships are needed to make this camp available to all young people! Please make a donation to the scholarship fund for All in the Circle clicking here or mail a check with the memo line “All in the Circle” to MNIPL, 2104 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.
The tuition for the camp - $500 for the whole two weeks - does not cover the total cost. Donations are needed to fully fund All in the Circle. Additionally, the camp would like to include children from low-income families who will need partial or full scholarships. Please be generous!