Chalice Camp

Chalice Camp and PNW UU Kids Camp:

University Unitarian Church has a long and joyful history of offering an engaging summer day camp for children, called Chalice Camp. It includes music, art, games, worship, and field trips – our trip to the pool is always a highlight! We hope to offer Chalice Camp again, onsite, soon. 

In the past couple of years, during the coronavirus pandemic, we have collaborated with other Unitarian Universalist congregations to offer the PNW UU Kids Camp; vibrant and fun home-based, week-long camps. Past weeks of camp have included Minecraft: Good Trouble, The Rainbow Path: Our Unitarian Universalist Principles, Univelarian University of the Wizarding Arts, Stories Improve and Theater, and For the Love of Food.  

A Youth Counselor and Chalice Camp camper sit in a tree together and smile at the camera.
A Youth Counselor and Chalice Camp camper sit together in a tree and smile at the camera.

For all our summer camps, we hire teen counselors from University Unitarian Church, to provide leadership and job opportunities for our youth, and to create a multigenerational community for our campers that will last through the following church year. 

Youth Counselors:

Counselor positions for are open to UUC youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2020. This is a fun and collaborative way to for youth to build leadership skills, gain work experience, lead worship for the camp and congregation, and deepen their connection to the UUC community. We seek responsible youth who enjoy working with kids, who enjoy being UU, and who are excited to create a vibrant multigenerational community at UUC! 

Counselors are expected to assist with all camp activities and to work collaboratively with other counselors and staff to ensure that every camper is included. Counselors invited to participate in Chalice camp must meet all minimum qualifications, attend the training and pledge to fulfill all Chalice Camp counselor responsibilities.  

Applications are usually due in mid-April and interviews take place in early May. Staffing decisions are made in early June. For onsite camps, counselors are paid a stipend of $300. For online camps, counselors are paid a stipend of $200. 

For more information about future summer camps, check back to this page in mid-winter or contact Aria Curtis.