RE-Flections: Looking Ahead to Summer

Apr 8, 2022 | Beacon, News, RE-Flections

Am I the only one looking forward to June already? When that sun comes up and we can kick into a little bit more relaxation. We’re still a little bit away, but rest assured, we are doing stuff this summer and we want you to come! We have programs lined up, two we’re putting on right here at East Shore.

Art in Community Summer Camp

June 27-July 1, 2022
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Registration is live!

Art in Community full day, in-person summer camp. Participants welcome in Grades K-5 and Youth Camp Counselors in Grades 6-12.

East Shore Unitarian Church teaches the wisdom of world religions and helps kids to create justice and peace in the world. And this year, we’re partnering with Camp Kindness Counts believes in the power of kindness to build a happier healthier world. And together, we imagine a world of empowered kids bringing their voices and visions for the greater good of our world! Bring a friend, or two, and have some fun!

We believe in each person’s voice and vision! You are never too young to make a difference!​ The week will be a unique mix of art, social-emotional learning, and community service in an empowering setting.

Throughout our week we:

  • learn more about how awesome diversity and justice are for everyone
  • imagine and create images for our common future through art and community mural work
  • collaborate and create action plans for change starting from our own interests and concerns with the world
  • learn mindfulness exercises focusing on social-emotional awareness
  • play games and let loose! Every day is inspiring, empowering and really…Really FUN!

Children: $350
Youth Camp Counselor: $150
Adult Volunteer: $35
Multiple kids in the families? Take a $100 off each registration!

Youth camp counselor are trained to co-lead a small group of kids in activities and learning experiences throughout the camp week. There are also opportunities for them to spend time as a youth cohort!

OWL Facilitator Training

September 3-5, 2022

Register Here

With laws criminalizing trans-children and reproductive health care, now is the time to root ourselves more deeply in this calling. Unitarian Universalism has a long and proud history of creating sexually healthy congregations and communities. We carry that torch in part through OWL. OWL empowers adults and children across the lifespan to know themselves in a deep way. It provides language and skills to think and talk about consent, boundaries, gender, sexuality, relationships, and our values. There are new editions of K-2 curricula and 10-12 curricula. These editions include much needed updates on gender and race diversity. All curricula levels (children, youth, and adult) will be offered. This will be East Shore’s third time hosting a Labor Day weekend training. And this time, we’re partnering with the Pacific Western Region of the UUA and local PNW UUA congregations to do so.

Childcare may be available upon request. Volunteer support roles for congregants who are not enrolled in the weekend course are needed