Creative Arts Camp in August @ Eliot Institute

Creative Arts Eliot Camp 2018 for UUs and their Friends and Family

“Creative Arts Eliot” takes place at the beautiful Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal in Seabeck, Washington from Saturday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 and offers opportunities for UUs and friends and relatives to enjoy many wonderful aspects of a multi-generational “ summer camp” experience while also pursuing an interest in one or more artistic or creative endeavors. Talented presenters will delight and inspire during a five-day camp full of learning and fun with morning workshops in Poetry, Small Art Quilts, Paper Maskmaking, Improvisation, Photography, Painting, and Songwriting; and afternoon workshops in Theater Games, Dragon Sculpting, and Intermediate Ukulele. An additional morning program, “Active Sports,” will be available for those wanting a more physical activity, with biking, hiking, kayaking all possible options based on the interests of those who sign up. Campers choose one or two workshops to focus on while at camp, and spend the rest of their time enjoying waterfront fun, sports, games, walks, campfires, singing, UU community, worship, cards and board games, evening programs and entertainment, and numerous other planned activities including Firelight, music/talent shows/concerts, and an “Extravaganza” on the last day to celebrate the fruits of everyone’s creativity.

For more information, please contact the Eliot Administrator at or visit our website at
Eliot Institute creates and supports an inclusive community of celebration, friendship, exploration, relaxation and joy for Unitarian Universalists, their families and friends. People young and old come to Eliot, from infants to seniors. Most are from Unitarian Universalist churches in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Our camp is fully accessible to campers of all physical abilities.

We are reaching out to Pacific Northwest UU congregations that are unserved or underserved by Eliot to increase the diversity of our camp family. Please direct families, couples, or individuals to our website for additional information about Eliot camps.

As an incentive we are offering complimentary camps to a limited number of campers and their families. We are looking for UUs and their friends who would enjoy the camp and benefit from the experience. They must be new to Eliot, attend a congregation that is unserved or underserved by Eliot, have an economic or other need, and they will only qualify for a complimentary camp the first time they attend.

If you know of a family, couple, or individual (up to 4 people) who would enjoy camp, have an economic or other need, and would benefit from a complimentary experience, please let us know! Send their names, ages of minor children, UU congregational affiliation, and a short paragraph of how they would benefit from camp to by March 31, 2018. We will confirm camp attendance by April 28, 2018.

The 2018 camps will be July 14-21 , August 4-11 , August 11-15, and December 28-January 1. Each camp takes place at the Seabeck Conference Center in beautiful Seabeck, Washington.

Questions may be directed to Rev. Sarah Schurr at or Joan Sandberg at

Thanks much. We look forward to hearing from you.

Joan Sandberg
Eliot Institute Board Member

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