St. Gabriel Art Camp


Finally- a summer kid's art camp on the west side of Portland!

What is St. Gabriel Art Camp all about? Each day we will hear story, poetry and prayer from a different world faith tradition- Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism, and then spend the rest of the day responding to it through free-form art with paint, ink, pencil, fiber and mixed-media; through music with instruments, singing , dancing and moving our bodies; and through drama by creatively acting out parts of the story. Responses will be experienced-based rather than production-based although your child will end up with some interesting and personal art pieces. We will explore how different faiths and cultures approach peace, love and family and learn what binds us all together.

What: St. Gabriel Art Camp “Interfaith Peace”

When: This summer Monday-Friday July 24th- 28th, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm (9:00-11:30 for preschoolers)

Where: St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon 17435 NW West Union Rd. Portland, Or. 97229 in the Bethany area of NW Portland/Beaverton/Hillsboro.

Who: Children currently in preschool through 5th grade. Preschoolers must have classroom experience, be potty trained and be comfortable away from parents. We have professional artists and teachers designing and presenting the activities along with volunteer adults and youth.

Cost: Cost for the week is $175 (similar camps cost $335) which includes lunch and a snack and $75 for preschoolers (preschoolers are given a snack only but can stay for lunch until noon for an additional $20.) Scholarships are available- fill out scholarship form.

To register: Pick up forms at the church (address above) or click on the provided links to download and print the registration form, photo permission form, and info page. Print and fill out the first two and scan and email them to, mail them to St. Gabriel Art Camp, 17435 NW West Union Rd, Portland, Or 97229 or drop them at the church office or through the mail slot if we're closed. Please keep the info page for your own use. We will have limited enrollment and will let you know in a timely manner if your child is accepted into the program which is first come, first served. Register early!

We have been given the gift of a small number of full and partial scholarships for low income families. Download and print a scholarship form at the provided link and follow instructions on how to apply. Scan and email to , mail it or drop it off at the church at the address above (stick through the mail slot if we're not open).

Spirituality: Our Art Camp will have a gentle spiritual component as art itself is of the spirit. At camp we will hear peace prayers and sacred stories from each of the major world faiths but most of our pursuits will be culturally-based. Our aim is to open our minds and have rich experiences with music, dance, drama, storytelling and making art.

Questions? Email Whitney our coordinator at  or call the church office at 503-645-0744. To keep up with news, "like" our Facebook page at Take this leap with us and sign your child up for camp today!

Info Page

Registration Form

Photo Permission

          Art Camp Scholarship Request Form