RUPERT - The Interfaith Council of the Northshire is sponsoring Faith and Nature Camp hiking, swimming, crafts, building projects and other activities from July 21-25 for children ages seven- to 11-years-old.

Children entering second through seventh grade will experience a week of activities while learning about environmental stewardship. Children who attend the camp - which will be held in Rupert - will participate in a wide variety of activities and programs led by local experts and educators who are leaders in their field.

Over the course of the week campers will have the opportunity to experience canoeing, hiking, swimming in the Mettowee, building projects, and crafts to name just a few. Faith and Nature Camp focuses on several themes including wilderness survival, responsible forestry, and respecting the environment.

By framing these outdoor studies in the context of worship and spirituality, children come to value and appreciate the sanctity of natural resources. Included in the cost of camp, on Sunday, July 20, at 4 p.m. there will be a pre-camp family meeting where parents and campers gather at the Calfee/Davis Farm to discuss the role everyone plays in inspiring a love, reverance and stewardship for nature. It is also a time to see the camp, meet the staff and gain a better understanding about what activities the children will be engaging in throughout the week.

The cost of the camp is $75 for the week and the camp day runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.) at the Calfee/ Davis Farm on Route 30 in Rupert. Free bus transportation is provided from Arlington, Manchester and Dorset. Applications are available at the office of the participating congregations below, by calling 867-2260 or emailing Jane at dorsetchurch @gmail.com

The deadline for registration is June 20. The Interfaith Council of the Northshire is a community of faith committed to the enhancement of spiritual growth and enrichment of fellowship and understanding and the empowerment and of love and social care. Member congregations include, Christ Our Savior Roman Catholic Church, First Congregational Church of Manchester, United Church of Dorset in East Rupert, The Congregational and United Methodist Churches of Rupert, Federated Church of East Arlington, First Baptist Church, Israel Congregation and Zion Episcopal Church.