Creation Camps 2023:
It is said that creativity is the ability to generate and communicate original ideas and appreciate the nature of beauty.  It fosters imagination, innovation, and a sense of aesthetics.
At Creation Camp children participate in a variety of activities to foster growth both mentally and physically.  All campers participate in science, experience the beauty of nature, participate in arts and crafts, play games, prepare interesting foods, and make great memories.
Come join us for a summer of imagination and discovery!
First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Bright Beginnings Christian
preschool and A.C.E. (Active Christian Exploration), is excited to offer summer camps to help enrich and expand a child’s summer experience.
This summer we plan to “Shake it Up”! We will do a little of this, a little of that and see what it takes to develop a recipe for FUN!
Each day will be a hands-on adventure as we explore through games, cooking, science, art and more! In addition, Full and Extended day campers will enjoy field trip travel! Join us as we explore and experience the wonder and imagination of childhood!


First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with Bright Beginnings Christian Preschool, is excited to offer summer camps to help enrich and expand a child’s summer experience.


Half Day Camps:

Our half day camps are offered throughout the summer from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for children aged 3 yrs.–5th grade. Children begin in a large group setting where they hear the bible verse, sing silly songs and focus on HERO traits.  Afterwards we separate into age appropriate groups and travel through art, games, cooking and science stations that help us to get up close and personal with the weekly theme.

Half Day Camps for children ages 3-11 years old (9am-12pm) $109/week


Full Day Camps:

Our full day camps are offered throughout the summer from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for children entering K–6th grade.  During the morning children participate in half day camps.  Afternoons consist of field trips, in depth projects and more!  Parents provide a packed lunch daily.

Full Day Camps* for children 4 years-entering 6th grade (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

$ 203/week* (5 days), $185/week* (4 days), $169/week* (3 days), $129/week* (2 days)

*includes field trip fee

Extended Day:

Our extended day option allows children who need care before /after regular camp times to come in between 6:30– 9:00 a.m. and to stay as late as 6:30 p.m.

Extended Day Camps* for children 4 years-entering 6th grade (6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.)

  $238/week* (5 days), $214/week* (4 days), $190/week* (3 days), $142/week* (2 days)

*includes field trip fee



Note:  Snacks will be provided during camps. Children participating in Full Day or Extended Day camps will need a packed lunch each day.


Registration is online!  Here is the link: 

Read on for camp descriptions and dates



SUPERHERO TRAINING ACADEMY: (June 5-9) It’s training time!  Captain America may have had his Super-Soldier Serum but we are ready to put in the work to build our super hero powers. First, we will research and taste a variety of nutrient rich foods to create our own Super-Soldier Serum.  Once we are fueled up and ready to go, it is time to test our reflexes, build our strength and sharpen our “Spidey – Senses” on our hero style agility course. Whether campers are looking to join the Justice League or be the newest addition to The Avengers, this week is sure to get them ready. Tentative Field Trips: Ohio Sports Academy, Learning Tree Farm
HOMETOWN HEROES: (June 12-16)   “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive”…. In movies and comic books, Superman was always there to save the day.  Take a look at our community and you will find that Supermen and Superwomen are all around.  Every day our hometown heroes work to keep us happy, healthy and safe.  Join us this week as we explore what it takes to be a firefighter, police officer, doctor, military personnel, and more.  Try your hand at a military style training course, solve crimes like real detectives, create an old-fashioned bucket brigade, and much, much more! Tentative Field Trips:  Firehouse/Police Station, Wilson Park Pool
COMIC CON: (June 19-23)   What does it take to be a superhero?  This week we will study our heroes and what makes them super. We will train in the art of superheroes and learn how to lasso the enemy like Wonder Woman or wield a hammer like Thor. We will study the laws of physics with Peter Parker and Bruce Banner, construct our own super-suit like Ironman and control a tornado with Storm.  Whomever your favorite super hero many be, you can be sure that we will explore all that they have to offer.  Tentative Field Trips:  Ninjobstacles, Oak Grove Park Archery Range
ANIMAL ALLIES: (June 26-30)   Just like dolphins, Aquaman uses sonar to listen over long distances.  Antman and Wasp both have abilities based on animal-like traits, but animals have hero-like powers of their own.  A single elephant has been known to lift over 600 pounds! A peregrine falcon can fly at speeds close to 300mph.  Rescue dogs are trained to run towards the danger to help find people trapped in a collapsed building or under an avalanche!  This week, be prepared to run like a cheetah, work like a Clydesdale, camouflage like a chameleon, and fly like a condor as we set off to explore the amazing animal allies all around us.  Tentative Field Trips:  SICSA, Cincinnati Zoo

POWER PLANT: (July 10-14)   Poison Ivy is able to control plant life to do as she pleases, and Swamp Thing could use plant matter to build a new body for himself, but there are so many amazing plants that are heroes in their own right. Without plants, we would not be able to survive.  Plants provide the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the shelter we live in, and some even have healing properties. Get ready to observe the lightning quick reflexes of the Venus flytrap, soar high with the towering red wood forest, and journey to the rainforest where over a quarter of all natural medicines can be found. Get ready to get dirty as we dig-in to grow, dissect, and manipulate plants to our will.  Tentative Field Trips:  Wegerzyn Gardens, Krohn Conservatory,


S.T.E.A.M TEAM: (July 17-21) What would Batman and Ironman be without their inventions?  Just like Thor, we will travel through time to study the S.T.E.A.M. Team heroes of our past.  Take a walk on the moon with Neil Armstrong, fly with the Wright Brothers.  Channel your inner Green Lantern and shed light over evil with the inventions of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.  Learn more about the original member of the S.T.E.A.M Team, Leonardo Da Vinci and the contributions he made to music, art, astronomy, and engineering. Tentative Field Trips:  National Museum of the United States Air Force, Carillon Historical Park


HERO HOTLINE: (July 24-28) This week we learn what it means to work as a heroic team…God’s team!  We will experience awesome adventures alongside some favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God’s eyes. VBS Hero Hotline uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids discover their strength in God!  Full and extended day campers will expand on the fun throughout the day.  Tentative Field Trips:  Wilson Park Pool, Patricia Allen Park

*Tuition for HERO HOTLINE VBS! week is $136* for Full Day and $169* for Extended Day.  In lieu of our half-day camp this week we have our morning VBS.  Separate registration is required and will be available in May.


GOOD VS. EVIL: (July 31- August 4)   No comic book superhero would be complete without an archenemy.  The X-Men fought everyday against The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to protect the rights of everyday humans.  Just like The Incredible Hulk, each one of us has good and evil inside of us.  This week we will explore activists who work tirelessly every day to make the world a better place as we engage our own gifts and talents to share. Then we will strap up our superhero boots and go out into our own community to do some good of our own.  Tentative Field Trips: Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt, Metro Park


 End Game: The Final Mission: (August 7-11)   All day- no half-day. Working through the last week of camp with purpose! Summer goes by fast and we need to take advantage of each day.  We will be using all of the skills we have learned through the weeks to enjoy an epic week that is out of this world!  From field trips to food fights and everything in between we will be using our powers for good as we explore and experience the long, lazy days of summer…  Tentative Field Trips: Rafting, Armco Park


Half- Day camps (9 am-12 pm) – $109 per week
Full Day camps (9 am-4 pm) – 5 days-$203 per week*
4 days- -$185 per week*
3 days- -$169 per week*
2 days–$129 per week*
Extended Day camps (6:30 am-6:30 pm) -5 days-$238 per week*
4 days-$214 per week*
3 days-$190 per week*
2 days-$142 per week*
*Field Trip fees are included in weekly fee.
Registration will be ongoing until classes are filled