COMPASSION CAMP is centered on compassion for others, ourselves, and the world.

It could be run as a traditional 5-day VBS program or spread out over multiple weeks for an extended program. In our experience of almost 1,000 churches using it, we've heard that some have even used it with their entire congregation! Highlights of the materials:

  • Digital & Downloadable files
  • Five sessions (have a "Camp Week" or use one session per week and spread the experience out over multiple months)
  • Ideas for sharing compassion in your community
  • 5 original songs (audio files + sheet music)
  • Inclusive language & theology
  • A highly-engaged Private Facebook Group to help with planning and brainstorming!
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Special activities for preschool-age children
  • Fresh and modern illustrations

**2nd edition**

Changing the World with Lovingkindness


**1st edition**

Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You.


I was never totally sold on the concept of VBS. I could not find a curriculum that I actually liked. But then I found Compassion Camp. The curriculum connected kids both to their faith, and to the reality of our world in an impactful way, and it was so much easier to put together than any other VBS curriculum I had ever seen.

Hope Bentley Hutchison
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Richfield United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, MN

I love Compassion Camp SO much. Having a thoughtful, progressive curriculum convinced me to push through my own mental block and do an online VBS. We're using it for a program giving families an option to participate with an online community or do it at their own pace. It will span eight weeks, and it's inspired by the classic library summer reading program.

Risa Vargas
Director of Children and Family Ministries
First UMC Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, CA

Some More Reviews of Compassion Camp

Wonderful VBS Program! We used this curriculum with children from 2 to 11 years old and they all loved it! It is easily adaptable and customizable to all denominations. -Milah 

So great! This curriculum was so fun, rich, and easy to use. Our families felt it was age-appropriate, relevant to their kids' lives, and beautiful. Kids enjoyed the conversations, crafts, and activities, and teen volunteers found value in the conversations too! -Michelle

Amazing Curriculum! I’ve been raving about this curriculum, and two colleagues used it on the strength of my recommendations. Well planned, theologically sound, connects the lessons to the kids’ lives, keeps the kids engaged. -Lisa

Inventive & Fun! Compassion Camp saved VBS! The kids loved it! It was inventive, the lessons were enjoyable, and the kids were so excited to have to see each other. Well done Illustrated Ministry! -Aimee

Compassion Camp is the Best! It was refreshing to have progressive, compassionate, social justice-oriented theology (and with inclusive language too!). -Ann

Inclusive & Fun! The theology was much more progressive and inclusive than other curricula. -Jo

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