Hennepin Kids for LYFE
2019 Summer Camps

Vacation Bible Camp: To Mars and Beyond
June 10 – June 14, 8:30am-4pm

One small step for your kids… one giant leap for God’s Kingdom! To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe, exploring where God’s power can take them.

The adventure includes out-of-this-world science fun, crafts, music, and timeless Bible stories. Inspire kids to chart their own course with God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

Ages 3 to completed 4th grade, older kids as helpers; at Hennepin Avenue UMC. Please visit the Hennepin Church Life page to register.

June 23 – June 29

Experience the expansive love of Jesus in this diverse camp community.

In small groups and worship, explore who God created you to be, and let your identity as a beloved child of God shine. Feel the Spirit in games, crafts, sports, campfire, and Quest. Share the love of Christ with your friends in song, support, and lots of laughter. Carry on beloved traditions and make new ones in our 65th summer together.

Make the road by walking the next steps with Jesus on your spiritual journey at LYFE Camp, and may you Live Your Faith Everywhere! See photos and testimonials at lyfecamp.org.

Grades 7 to 10; at Northern Pines Camp, Park Rapids, MN. Please visit the Camp Minnesota website to register.

Earth Camp
August 12 – August 15

Gear up for Earth Camp 2019! Make new friends and reconnect with existing friends on the lovely shores of Lake Sylvia! Campers celebrate God’s creation and learn about their role in creation care–all while enjoying some of their favorite outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, bonfires, and the ever-popular gaga pit!

A great entry point into sleep away camps. Enjoy beautiful Lake Sylvia in a shorter, less crowded camp experience. Scholarships are available; please email Lynne Carroll at lynn@haumc.org.

Grades 1 to 6 (completed); at Koinonia Retreat Center, Annandale, MN.  Please visit the Hennepin Church Life page to register.

The Basilica Music and Arts Immersion Camp 2019
July 29 – August 2

A choral and arts music enrichment for singers in grades 4-8.

Children of diverse abilities and cultures will join together to create a musical cantata (“In the Image” by Mark Burrows) using music, drama and choreography, Orff (mallet) instruments, handbells, percussion and art, all through the light of the Christian faith. Campers will present performances highlighting their achievements on the last day of camp, at 1pm and 2:30pm. Daily schedule: 8:30am – 4pm, breakfast, lunch and daily snacks provided. This will be taking place of “Joyful Uproar” of years past.

Questions? Contact Mark Squire at mark.squire@haumc.org.

Grades 4 to 8; at Basilica of St Mary, Minneapolis, MN. Please visit the Basilica of St Mary’s website to register.

Sunday Mornings at Hennepin

Children are welcome in all of our worship services.

Worship bags containing child-friendly activities, and baskets of children’s books, are available at all sanctuary entrances. Children are also welcome in the Nursery or Sunday School.

Education Wing, Room 101

Wee Ones (children ages Newborn to 3) are welcome in nursery care, where loving volunteers will care for your child while you worship.

Sunday School
Education Wing, 10:15-11am

Following “Time with Children” in the Traditional Worship Service, kids ages 3 to 13 are invited to join teachers for Sunday School programming.

Hennepin Kids for LYFE
Events & Activities

Easter Egg-stravaganza: A FREE Family Easter Celebration
April 13, 10:00am-12pm

Our community celebrates Easter with egg-dyeing, egg-centric crafts, and an egg-cellent scavenger hunt!

RSVP today at haumc.org/events.

Rally Sunday
August 8

Save the date! We’ll celebrate the new school year with backpack blessings and our fall programming kick-off.

Bible Sunday
October 13

Save the date! United Methodist Women and Hennepin Kids for LYFE share in the privilege of presenting bibles to our 3 year olds, 3rd graders, and new confirmation students.

Club 67 Service + Cinema Lock-in: Avengers Endgame
April 26-27, 7pm

Come for an evening of Feed My Starving Children, watching Avengers Infinity War, some sleep, then a matinee showing of Avengers Endgame on opening weekend. Parents are welcome (we need drivers)!

$12 per person. Grades 6 and 7.
Please visit haumc.org/register to register.

Intergenerational Mission Trip: Spirit Lake Tribe Reservation
July 7 – 12

Make it your family’s mission to live through service at the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation in North Dakota.

Please visit haumc.org/register to register.

Events & Activities

Parenting for LYFE is an open, drop-in group that meets monthly to discuss all things parenting. We welcome parents with children of all ages. Grab a brunch as a family, and then our childcare helpers will have engaging activities for little ones while parents have a chance to discuss a parenting topic of the day.

Little Steps, Big Faith: The Church Community
May 5 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Lynn Carroll
Being lovingly held in a sacred community offers benefits and security to children that can last a lifetime.

Marriage Retreat
June 15 from 10am-3pm, Hennepin Avenue UMC

with Lisa Ervin, $65 per couple
Take time to be a couple! Bring your kids. We’ll do fun “kid stuff” while parents do great “couple stuff”.

Sibling Relationships
September 22 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Lynn Carroll
Best of friends or worst of enemies? Maybe it changes moment by moment! How can we foster great long-term relationships for our kids?

Parenting with a Growth Mindset
October 20 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Stephanie Clark
You don’t know how… yet. We will explore the differences between growth vs. fixed mindset, and how a growth mindset can help frame both learning and parenting.

A Moving Child is a Learning Child
November 17 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Deb Roberts
Everyone knows that a healthy diet is important for a growing child, but did you know that physical activity is absolutely essential for brain development?

Family Advent Festival
December 7 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Join us for Christmas crafts, cookie decorating, and more!