1 part VBS +
1 part Art Camp +
1 part Community Service Learning =
3 times the fun!
Recreation VBS is an unique day camp experience for children in 1-12th grades in the urban setting of Oakland: one part VBS, one part Art Camp, one part community service learning projects makes for three times the fun! We were birthed out of desire to tweak a traditional Vacation Bible School (VBS) to respond to the needs of multicultural, multi faith, urban children in Oakland, CA; as well as an intentional effort to encourage present and future local artists and social activists. We continue today as a nonprofit partnership between participants in various Oakland churches and communities. Our goal is to empower children - and adults - to be participants and activists for societal wholeness through the realization that social action, artistic creativity, faith, moral values and ethics are integrally connected in us a individual human beings and as a living community. Most leadership is volunteer. We use the monies that we collect in registration fees to encourage local artists and empower social change in our beloved city of Oakland.