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.

Enjoy our 2023 showcase video!

Open to children who have completed kindergarten-8th grade.

We hope to see you in August 2024

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.

Will masks be required?

At this time, no.

How will lunch occur? 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 have size limits based on a number of factors. 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 staff

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 four grandchildren.

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