St. Matthew's Summer Camp VBS

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St Matthew's Lutheran Church & School

818 West Wisconsin Avenue

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Summer Camp VBS comes to St. Matthew's on July 31. This week long camp is for children entering 4K - 6th grade.

iWitness News is the camp theme based on Mark 16:15: "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."
Day 1 - The Call To Witness - The Great Commission
Day 2 - A Witness To Sin - The Fall Into Sin
Day 3 - A Witness To Mercy - The Bronze Serpent
Day 4 - A Witness To Salvation - The Crucifixion & Resurrection
Day 5 - A Witness To Everyone - Paul & Silas In Prison

St. Matthew's volunteers will partner with the staff from Camp Phillip to give kids a summer camp experience without leaving our campus. From the opening to the closing program, your child will enjoy adventures, crafts, time in God's word, singing, snacks and more. We hope your children come! Invite your friends too!


Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4


8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Five mornings of camp, snack and a t-shirt are included!

$20 per child now thru July 15

$25 per child after July 15


St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and School

818 W. Wisconsin Ave. Oconomowoc, WI 53066


Children entering 4K - 6th grade for the 2017-18 school year.

*Things to bring to camp

- All children - a water bottle, labeled with their first and last name.

- All children - a light cold lunch, labeled with their first and last name.

- 4K & 5K students - spare clothes brought in a ziplock bag, labeled with their first and last name.

- If a child has a food allergy please provide a personal snack for your child each day.

- Any inhalers, epi-pens, or prescription medications if your child needs them during camp hours. These items must be brought in their original containers! We will have medication authorization forms at the registration table.

What to wear:

Weather permitting, we plan to hold many activities outside. Please dress your child for the weather.

- Sunscreen/sunblock. Please apply to your child before arriving to VBS.

- Athletic shoes and socks.

- Comfortable shorts and t-shirt.


- Check-in begins at 8:15 am every morning at St. Matthew's school main entrance.

- Campers 1st grade and up join the volunteers and staff in the gym for the opening program.

- 4K & 5K campers will meet in the 4K classroom.

- The opening program begins at 8:30 am each morning. Registration will stay open until 8:45 am.

Summer Camp VBS Sample Schedule for 1st grade and up

Campers will be grouped according to age. Grades 1-6 will rotate between the activities below. Campers entering 4K & 5K will participate in the opening program with the group, and then they will break off into smaller groups for age appropriate activities. They will join the rest of the campers for the closing program at the end of each day.

8:30 Opening Program

9:15 Activitiy session 1 - iWitness News

9:45 Activitiy session 2 - Adventure/storytelling and snack

10:15 Activity session 3 - Games

10:45 Activity session 4 - Craft

11:15 Lunch

11:45 All camp game

12:15 Closing program

*What if my child needs care before or after VBS? Call Beth Ziel at 262-912-6060 for more information.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please email us!

Principal Eric Ziel: eziel@smls.org

Early Childhood Director Amber Terry: aterry@smls.org

Pastor Steven Pagels: spagels@smls.org

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