summer camp:  

Adventures in Art 2017

July 31st - August 4th

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 We are excited to have you join us for Adventures in Arts Camp 2017!  We welcome campers who are entering grades 2-8!  We have a selection of art classes that is sure to please anyone, including painting, cooking and pen making. Many of our projects will have an ocean theme, because we will also be learning about the story of Jonah.  More than just a story about a man and a whale, Jonah teaches us that we can always be strong no matter what because God is with us.

We start camp every day with songs and a short skit, then we move on to the first art session of the day.  Afterwards, we move on to Bible story time, followed by a snack. Then it's onto our second art session of the day, then back to the gym for dismissal.  


Registration is done in 3 steps:  

1) read the class descriptions below and decide on 2 first choice classes and 2 second choice classes for each child.  (4 different classes per child please)

2) follow the link at the bottom of this page to reach the Google Doc registration form.  Fill out one for each child.

3) submit your form(s) and then turn in your camp payment to the main office at Poolesville Baptist Church, weekdays between 9AM and 3PM.

When registering, please note that classes have limits on the numbers of campers allowed and they are filled in a first come first serve basis.  Please also note that your registration is not complete until your payment of $20 per child ($50 cap for families with 3 or more campers)  has been turned in to Poolesville Baptist Church, in the main office.  The address of the church is 17550 West Willard Rd, right across the street from Poolesville HS.

If you have any questions, please contact us by either emailing PBC at or submit your question on the Poolesville Baptist Church Summer Camps Facebook page.


Class Descriptions:


Kids in the Kitchen

Calling all cooks!  This is your chance to BE IN the kitchen and create “Under the Sea” themed dishes!  On the apps menu: Seaweed Dip!  A catch of the day includes Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles; and try and resist Sand Dollar Cinnamon Cookies for dessert!  Your camper will learn enough basics along with five mouth watering recipes that you’ll want to let them flourish at home and start cooking for you!


Entering 4th - 8th Grade Only

Entering 4th - 8th Grade Only

Fabric Arts ***Entering 4th - 8th Grade Only***


We will be making two different projects.

Jellyfish - We'll be learning how to do basic hand stitching and make a wide variety of colorful jellyfish to hang in your room, your locker, or wherever you need to add color. Use them to hang pictures on, or reminders, or your favorite Bible verses or even hair accessories.

Starfish Pillows - We will be making starfish pillows of different sizes and learning basic sewing skills using the sewing machine. We'll learn how to make a pattern of any shape and create your very own pillow. In this particular class we will make starfish shapes but can use the skills you learn to create your own design at home.


 Advanced Painting ***Entering 5th - 8th Grade ONLY***

8th Grade only

8th Grade only

Our goal in this class is to develop one painting over the course of this week.  We will learn to draw a simple harbor scene using grid paper. We will then learn to  transfer our drawing to clean watercolor paper. Before we start to paint, we will learn to add techniques such as asking and wax resist and shading. We will learn to do washes for sky and sea. We will learn to create the texture of rocks and sand with plastic wrap, salt and old plastic. To finish our painting we will add detail with the line and wash techniques with pen and brush. As we develop our painting step by step we should have time for further experimenting with some of the techniques.  I hope this will be a fun, learning experience.

                                     Entering 4th - 8th only

                                     Entering 4th - 8th only

Art in Science  ***Entering 4th - 8Th Grade ONLY***


Do you like science?  Did you know that you can use science to create art?  In Art in Science "Lab" we will learn how to combine chemistry, physics, geology, color science, aerodynamics, with a bit of engineering and some imagination to create works of art.  Lab creations will include rock candy, slime, balloon powered cars, elephant toothpaste, and ping pong ball sling shots and as well as a short lesson on the science behind the creation.  Lab coats not required, but we will be working with things that can stain clothes, so wear your "messy clothes"!!


 Seascape Sculpture


Join us while we make a 30 foot long diorama of life under the sea.  Every day we will add more creatures until the space is full of jellyfish, turtles, starfish, sea horses, crabs, fish and even one giant purple octopus!  Your creatures will go home with you on Friday, but meanwhile, they will amaze the other artists as they walk through the hall.


Polyclay Pens  ***ENTERING 4TH - 8TH GRADE ONLY***


We will be making a custom twist pen by decorating the main shaft with an original PolyClay design. After curing the clay, we will smooth it and apply a finish to make it shine. We will also have some wood turning demonstrations and hands-on practice.  Join us for the chance to make some truly unique, artistic pens.


Seaside Painting


Come paint some sea creatures and seascapes with us! We will paint some unusual fish and some beach scenes.  You might even get your feet painted to make footprints in the sand.


 Adventures in Soap

Are you looking for some good clean fun this summer? If you love sea animals, you'll enjoy creating your own soap pet by molding animals out of Shea butter soap! Then get artistic as you add things around your pet with glycerin soap so it's comfortable in its habitat. You'll take home soap in a soap! Additionally, you'll learn how to make felted soap and create your own felted soap stone. Learn about soap history, products from the sea, melt-and-pour basics, whale habitats, and felting techniques!