Dreaming of Summer

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We’re dreaming of summer, and no, it’s not too early. With Columbia opting out of winter and spring sneaking into the spotlight we’re anticipating summer to be ahead of schedule. It’s not going to take us by surprise because our dreams of summer are going to come alive.

Summer can be an anxious time for both parents and children. Kids are desperate to get out of school and parents are desperate to not spend a fortune on nannies and babysitters. Then there’s the boredom factor to consider. How are your kids going to spend their summer days? Sure, there’s netflix and x-box and lots of facebook games… and the potential for your kids to turn into zombies. Three months of moaning, tired, unenergetic children can’t be that bad right?

Here at First, we believe that everyday of summer is an opportunity to live out your dreams. That’s why we’re offering summer camps and programs focusing on music, athletics, arts, and more. Check out our camps below to see what could be a good fit for you and your family. Before you know it you’ll start dreaming of summer too.

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Art Camp

Manners Camp

It’s Elemental – Art Camp for Grade School

Dates: June 26-29

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – 12noon

Ages: Rising 1st – 5th graders

Cost: $100/child (includes the cost of art supplies)

Registration deadline: June 18, 2017


In this camp we’ll focus on the 7 elements of art: color, line, texture, shape, value, space and form. Students will study the work of Matisse, Monet, and Van Gogh to name a few. Artists will create a project each day.

Participants will need a smock or apron, a snack & drink, and an open mind! All supplies are included. Plan to attend the Art Show of all that was made at 11:30 AM on the last day of camp (Thursday)!

Minimum of 10 campers pre-registered for camp to be held.

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Manners Camp – FULL!

Both Preschool and Gradeschool Manners camps are full – please call 803.343.8587 to be put on a waiting list.

Dates: June 19-21

Days/Times: M – W, 9 AM – 12noon (3 years – Rising 1st Grade)

M – W, 1 PM – 4:00 PM (Rising 2nd – 5th Grade)

Ages: 3 years – 5th Grade

Cost: $60/child

Registration Deadline: June 11


We are offering 2 sessions of camp to accommodate more age groups for our manners camp. Come be a part of the Manners Club! We will be learning about The Golden Rule, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Speaking Skills, Table Manners and much, much more.

The kids will come home reminding YOU to keep your elbow off of the table. And just wait until they learn the Interrupting Rule – I promise you will thank us! We will have a fabulous time singing with Judy the Manners Lady, playing games, making crafts and learning proper table skills.

Each camp has a registration minimum of 15 to be held.

Registration deadline: June 11, 2017 (Price increases to $70/child after deadline.)

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Please make sure you Register for the appropriate age group.

Preschool Manners Camp FULL

Grade school Manners Camp FULL

Worship Arts Camp

Dates, Ages, Cost

Dates: June 12-16

Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon everyday

Ages: Rising 4K – 5th Grade

Cost: (Includes 5 day camp and t-shirt)

$55/child for 1st – 5th Grade

$30/child for 4K-5K

For more information about Worship Arts Camp please call 803-343-8550 or email music@fbccola.com

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Registration is CLOSED

Ever thought about trying the ukulele or chimes? Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Perhaps percussion is something you’ve always been curious about. If those don’t spark your interest why not dabble in drama or dance?

Worship Arts Camp is the perfect opportunity to try something new and learn how to worship through the arts. For five fun days you’ll get to focus on a musical instrument and another art of your choice, learning in a small group environment from teachers who love and practice their craft year round. On the final day you will get to perform with your peers in a big concert celebrating and worshipping through all the various art forms.

Preschoolers have their own track where they get to experience a variety of musical instruments and art forms.

It’s time to start dreaming about the arts this summer. Registration is open! See you this summer!