Hennepin Kids for LYFE
2019 Summer Camps

The Basilica Music & 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.

Earth Camp
August 12 – 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.

Vacation Bible Camp: To Mars and Beyond was a BLAST!
To Mars and Beyond was a huge success! In our first ever all-day VBS, we had over 50% more campers than last year–what a blessing to be able to share the love of Jesus with so many kids! Thanks to all of our “To Mars and Beyond” campers that joined us! We had a great time learning about how God can do “far beyond all that we can ask or imagine.” Our imaginations went wild with our science experiments, crafts, storytelling and music. A very special thanks also goes out to our amazing group of volunteers for the week! With over 50% more campers than last year, our volunteers rose to the exciting challenge of leading all of these amazing and energetic campers throughout the week! To see more photos from the week, watch the video below.

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

Readers 4 LYFE!
Hennepin Kids Summer Reading Program
Begins June 9

Readers 4 LYFE! Book Fair
September 8

Stop into the library beginning on Sunday, June 9th! Hennepin Kids for LYFE is partnering with the HAUMC Library Committee to offer a summer reading program. Throughout the summer, our Hennepin Kids will be encouraged to read books that coordinate with our sermon series and our Sunday school weekly lessons. Books will be available in the Hennepin Library, or pick your own that supports the themes! Kids will earn Book Bucks for every book that they read. On Sunday, September 8th, we will host a book fair where kids can buy books with their Book Bucks!

Hennepin Expo
September 8

Save the date! At Hennepin Expo (formerly Rally Sunday), 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.

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.

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!