Arts Camp 2018

AGES: 3 years through completed 5th grade

WHEN: August 13-17 with an art show on Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm

TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm

COST: None! Arts Camp is free!

WHERE:The Mission Church 314 N Appleton St Appleton WI

WHAT: Discover a new talent or grow in one you already love!

Pre-registration ends August 3rd. We will be taking walk-ins at the door!

Free sack lunches available for all campers!

Class Options:

Here are this year's class options! Selections should be made based on the grade your child will be entering in the fall.

  • Pee Wee-full!

    For all campers 3-5 years

    (not entering Kindergarten)

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  • 3-2-1 Action


    Storytelling is the name of the game in this class designed just for K-2nd graders. Activities will include play-acting and imagination games to warm up our story making abilities. We will move onto making our own shadow puppets and then work together to create a shadow play. No stage fright necessary for our young friends as we will be performing behind a screen with our puppets!

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  • art 4 Keeps-full!


    Create one of a kind treasures to keep or give to someone special. Sand Art, String Art and Decoupage plus more!

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  • Art Explorer- FUll!


    Stamping, painting and clay to name a few! Like to do lots of kinds of things? Then ART EXPLORER is for you!

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  • Body Socks


    It’s cool, crazy and hilarious! It’s not your ordinary dance class. Climb into a stretch bag, crank up the music and have a BLAST! No one will know it’s you!

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  • Cake Decorating- Full!


    Learn the basics of cake design, including decorating with fondant. your cakes will be on display at the art show 8/17.

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  • Clay Creations-full!


    Shape things by hand out of clay---mosaic hearts, wind chimes, animals and bowls! Each will be your one of a kind creation!

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  • Floral Art


    Get your hands dirty! Learn about different plants and create a beautiful planting! We will also learn flower arranging and make something special for your home.

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  • Food Art-Full!


    Create it and eat it! Learn about food presentation---your favorites will be in the Art Show on 8/17.

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  • Hip-Hop


    Learn hip-hop moves and a routine. Show off what you learned at the Art Show on 8/17.

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  • Jewelry Making


    Explore different materials and learn basic jewelry making skills. Jewelry will be on display in the Art Show on 8/17.

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  • Painting Pizzazz


    We are going to have fun exploring different ways to draw and paint that other artists have tried. Learn to shade to bring shapes to life and color to make them pop. Your art will be on display at the Arts Camp Celebration!

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  • Photography-full!


    Learn to take amazing photographs! We’ll go over some composition basics (rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space) and touch on simple lighting. Learn to look for God’s handiwork in people and in nature.

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  • Recycled/Repurposed- full!


    What can you make out of an empty water bottle? Toilet paper tube? Paper plate? Bottle caps? Have fun as you create a car, a flower, a bubble wand and lots more! It is truly something out of nothing.

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  • Sewing


    Learn the basics of sewing and then create your own “one of a kind” creation. It will be on display in the Art Show on 8/17. 

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  • Stomp


    Using things like garbage cans, buckets and brooms, put together a band to make awesome music together! You will be performing a Broadway type performance on 8/17 at both services.

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  • Story Art-full!


    1st listen to an awesome story and then get creative! Painting, stamping, and acting out the story of the day.

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  • Woodworking- full!


    Learn the basics of constructing things from wood. Create several projects to take home & display at the art show on 8/17. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical schedule each day?

All campers begin with time to work on their art with their class at 9AM. Then there is large group time

which includes worship, Bible teaching, and a featured artist of the day. They then return to their

classrooms for more art work. There is also an active game time, snack, and ending large group worship.

Each day ends at 12PM.

NEW! Where and when is the Art Show this year?

Arts Camp will celebrate the week with an art show on Friday, August 17th at 6:30PM at the Mission

Church (doors open at 6PM with a reception afterwards). We anticipate that most campers will attend

to proudly display their creations for their friends and families! If you are unable to attend, please mark

it on the registration so we can make accommodations for the performances and/or their artwork.

My child will be absent for more than one class, but they still want to attend?

Many projects build upon each other each day, producing a final work/performance. If you know you

will be gone for more than one class, please contact Janelle Hoekman-Stanelle at She will help get your child to a class that will work for them.

What age group is my child in?

Register your child using the grade they are entering in Fall 2018. 

My child has specific needs, how can I communicate to the leaders about that?

There is a space to share this on the registration. If you’d like to talk with someone further, contact Jody


When does registration end?

The final day for pre-registration is August 3rd. 

Do you have walk-in registrations?

Yes! Plan to arrive by 8:45am to get registered on time before camp starts. Walk-ins will go to the

classes that have current openings. Please check the website prior to arriving as some age groups may

not have availability. 

What foods are offered and what should I do if my child has allergies?

Note any allergies in the applicable section on the registration form. Because we depend on donations

for snack and lunch, we cannot guarantee allergy-free options for your child. We ask that you plan to

pack a snack for your child each day. Lunch is picked up on the way out, so you will be able to check it. If

you have any questions, please contact Jody at 

Do you need volunteers?

YES! We always need extra hands for a variety of tasks (no art skills required). We are also collecting

food items for snacks and lunch. If interested, contact Jody at 

What about other details pertaining to my child’s group?

One week prior, campers will receive an email that will include information about pick up, drop off,

things to bring or wear, as well as other details about the week. Stay tuned!

Other questions?

Contact Janelle for registration questions at

The Mission Church

314 N. Appleton St

Appleton, WI