Summer programs vary from year to year, so check the CYRE newsletter for latest information.


Preschoolers are invited to go to childcare with our paid child care providers.

Grades K-5

Summer Sunday school for gr. K-5 happens every year. (Gr. 6-8 are warmly welcomed to participate in Summer Sunday School if they wish to.)  

From June through mid-August, we offer Summer Sunday school for children entering grades K-6. Summer Sunday school is more like day camp — fun activities, often outdoors, with a chance to meet kids in other age groups.  Regular programming resumes in mid-August.

Note that from mid-June through the end of July, there will be only one service at 10:30.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto is also associated with two week-long summer day camps.

Peace Camp is for campers leaving grades 1-5, takes place at First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N. 3rd st., San Jose. Peace Camp draws on the “Peacing It Together” curriculum from the Mosaic Project. To learn more about Peace Camp, click here.

Nature Camp takes place at the UU Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, a week-long half-day camp for gr. K-1. Nature Camp gets kids outdoors to have fun and learn about the natural world. To learn more about Nature Camp, click here.

Middle School

Middle schoolers sometimes arrange for social meetings during the summer, if the young people are interested.

High School

Summer programs for high school youth occur when there is youth interest. In past years, high school youth have gone on service trips in California, and occasionally further away.

Day Camp

Eco Justice Day Summer Camp.

Ecojustice Camp will not hold an in-person camp in June 2020, due to the impossibility of social distancing during the camp. But the counselors and junior counselors are thinking about ways they might provide a summer ecojustice experience, without an in-person camp!

An ecology camp based on the campus of UUCPA, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. The campus is perfect for kids’ outdoor activities, and is filled with natural beauty and native plants.

From this central location, campers take field trips. The youngest campers go to a nearby park, and older campers visit a variety of ecosystems. Campers in gr. 2 and up camp overnight on Thursday night.

  • Sea Otters (Young Fives/TK/Gr. K-1):
    • half day camp, 9-1
  • Gray Foxes (Kids completing Gr. 2-5):
    • Full day camp 9-3 with overnight
  • Peregrine Falcons (Teens completing Gr. 6-8)
    • Full day camp 9-3 with overnight
  • Junior Counselors (Teens completing Gr. 9+)

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