Immanuel’s Music & Arts Camp

Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp is a summer day camp where faith and creativity connect in a God-centered environment. The camp’s mission is to offer children the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of visual and performing arts. Each elective is taught by highly qualified teachers who engage the youth in exciting and fun ways.

August 5-9, 2024

9am - 3:15pm

For children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Camp Fee
$175 for 1st child in the family
$125 for each additional child in same family
$50 deposit for each child

K - 3rd grade: Sold out for 2024
4th - 8th grade: Limited seats available

Registration closes at 11:59pm on July 15

A day at Camp

Each day, children will participate in a rich program that includes

  • Chapel

  • Choir

  • Recreation

  • Art for All

  • Daily Devotions

  • Three Electives (except K - 1 campers)

A capstone performance on the last day of camp is an opportunity for parents and families to see and hear the sounds of camp.

Three pair of fun electives to choose from

Electives offered to grades 2 through 8 with the curriculum adjusted to be age appropriate.

Campers choose one elective from each pair during registration.

Each elective is limited to 10 campers per age group.

Campers in Kindergarten and 1st grade have a preset schedule and do not choose electives.

Pair 1

  • Rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean

  • Painting

Pair 2

  • Ukulele

  • Japanese Weaving

Pair 3

  • Handbells

  • Collage

Click here for a full description of each elective.

See for yourself what a camp experience is like

Enjoy our 2023 showcase video

Camp Faculty

The faculty for Music and Arts Camp are all experts in their area of study.  Children are assured of a fun and rich experience throughout the week.

What to expect

Will my kids be with the same group/cohort throughout their day?

We keep age groups together for most of the day. Campers in each age group split only for their selected electives. We all gather for opening and closing chapels, and some groups share lunch and recess time.

What are the grade-level groupings that campers are divided into?

Campers register into a group according the grade they are currently enrolled in for the 2023-2024 school year.  Here are those grade groups:

  • Kindergarten & 1st grade

  • 2nd & 3rd grade

  • 4th & 5th grade

  • 6th, 7th & 8th grade

We accept a maximum of 20 campers in each of the four grade groups.

What about lunch? Snacks? Water?

Children will bring their own lunches and place them in a bin that is designated for each cohort. We provide a morning snack. Children should bring their own (labeled!) water bottles each day and fill them from the fountains.

Will classes be held outside?

Classes will occur inside but teachers have to option to go outside if their class format allows. All campers will go outside for recess, either before or after lunchtime. We encourage you to apply sunscreen to your camper each day.

Can I change my child’s electives?

Our electives are limited to 10 campers per session. Once an elective reaches capacity, we have to close it and cannot add or switch campers into it. After July 31, we cannot accommodate any change requests, regardless of class capacity.

Meet the director

Chris Cherwien

Camp director and Choir Time

Chris Cherwien has been a church musician for over 38 years serving congregations in Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia. In all three cities, Chris founded/co-founded summer music and arts camps for children and youth. She is currently the Director of Worship and Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul, and has been the alto section leader for the National Lutheran Choir since 2012. Chris and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and six grandchildren.

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