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PWR 2018 Regional Assembly Children's Program & Childcare

PWR Regional Assembly 2018 is an experience the whole family can enjoy. Infants through age 4 will have skilled childcare available on-site on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning, kids ages 5-14 can join in the fun at UU Kids Day Camp, and high school youth have a track of RA programs. Register for all programs on our registration page.

Childcare for Infants up to Age 4

Kiddie Corps will be our provider for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. In an on-site conference room, they’ll provide age-appropriate engaging activities and naptimes. Kiddie Corps has long been our UUA General Assembly’s contractor for on-site childcare and they do an excellent job.

Hours for childcare are:

  • Friday 6:30-9:15 pm
    Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
    Sunday 8:30-12:30 pm

UU Kids Day Camp for Ages 5-14

Grow in friendship and grow in faith at the UU Kids’ Day Camp! This day-long opportunity at the PWR Regional Assembly in Portland, OR will build community, engage kids’ creativity, and nurture children’s and tweens’ identity as Unitarian Universalists. Katie Covey, director of the camp, has 30+ years of experience as a religious educator and recently launched the middle school GA camp.

The camp runs all day Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the option of add-on care until 6:30 pm. Children and youth ages 5-14 are invited to participate in the RA programs with the rest of our gathered community on Friday evening and Sunday morning.

Kids' Camp centers on the four “S’s” of Katie’s philosophy of faith formation with children: Silence, Sunshine, Service, and Silliness. That means there will be mindfulness and meditation practices, connection with nature and our bodies through movement and outdoor time, opportunities for leadership and helping others through service, and moments of fun and playfulness. We will use the sources of our UU living tradition as guidelines for camp.

Activities will include creating personal constellations (Wonder and Awe), exploring community through Toothpick Sculpture (Science and Reason), meditating with Mandalas (World Religions), and creating a Graffiti Board (Prophetic women and men.) Nearby Holliday Park will provide a space for outdoor activities, weather permitting.

Children attending camp are expected to attend the entire day. In order to create UU community and to understand the covenants, we do not provide drop-in care.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Cost: $30; $15 optional after-hours care

Hours: 8:00-5:00 pm with optional after-hours care until 6:30 pm

Lunch: Pizza (and alternatives) and snacks provided.

Ages: 5-14 years old. Five-year-olds may join the activities in the childcare room if they would be more comfortable there. Fourteen-year-olds may join either the Kids Camp or the Youth Program depending on whether they are in high school or not (the youth program is for high school youth only).

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton and Holliday Park, weather permitting.

Staff: Katie Covey, Director. Adult staff for a 1:8 ratio of campers: adult.

Register: Use the Regional Assembly registration system.

Questions? Contact Katie Covey at katiecovey [at] gmail [dot] com or 970-556-1176 (MT)

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