What is CommUNITY Allies?
A 5 day camp for children and families to explore empathy, social activism, and our connection to the global community from the safety of your home. Guided by video and written curriculum, participants will use art, movement activities, science, Bible verses and story to identify their own unique role in making the world a more just and equitable place. You can see more information from the designers of the curriculum on their website.   
What do participants receive?
Children who register will receive a t-shirt (guaranteed with registration by Aug. 5th), a student packet with directions for each lesson, access to online content, a daily snack and supplies for all the activities. The snack will include one prepackaged item for each day. We will try to facilitate allergies (just be sure to note those on the registration). The daily videos can will be available with a password on this website. 
Do we have to do it the week of Aug. 17th? 
The beauty of this program is it is flexible! Materials will not be available until Aug. 17th but after that you can take as little or as much time as you would like. You might do it that week, spread it out over 5 weeks, or spread it out over months. 
What ages can participate? 
While the content is designed for K-6th grade, there are opportunities for all ages to enjoy. We welcome anyone who wants to participate! The content is in-depth enough that some middle and high school youth and even adults could benefit from the activities. We will have adaptations for parents of preschoolers. Contact us using the form below to discuss your individual child and if this is a good fit for them!
Is this a faith-based program?
This curriculum was designed by a United Methodist Church for their summer programming. Our Christian faith compels us to love and welcome all people, and seek justice for all people. The opening and closing videos, and coloring pages do have reference to Bible passages. First United Methodist Church of Salem is one of several churches in Open Door Churches organizing this opportunity.
Read more about our Welcome Statement and our recent Dedication to Action.
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