Youth and Family Ministries

Unity of Olympia's Creative Music Summer Camp!

This summer camp’s focus is on Unity’s Five Principles along with creativity and musical expression.  This is a performance camp that incorporates music and art to create a safe, light hearted atmosphere where children feel free to express themselves. This is for ages 8-14. If you would like to register or have any questions, please email

When:  July 16-20 9:00-4:30 (before and after hours available) Barbecue @ 4:30 p.m. Thursday; Performance following dinner.

To Register, please download this form and return it to Lisa at

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Lisa Petrich – mother of three, State Certified Elementary School Teacher for 14 years, and over 20 years of experience working with teens through the Unity Church’s Youth Program in the Southeast Region.  Currently, Unity Church of Olympia’s Youth and Family Ministries’ Director.  She has facilitated creativity classes and activities for all ages.  She plays the violin – 7 years with a community orchestra in Jacksonville, Florida - and knows a few chords on guitar, ukulele and piano. Most recently, she has been a part of the local Peace Choir as well as Unity of Olympia’s Choir. Member of Empower Music and Arts, an organization committed to raising the consciousness of humanity through music.  Furthermore, as a truth student for over 25 years, she leans on her experience to bring forth activities to engage and entertain, as well as enhance a child’s self-worth and abilities.

Terri Charles – mother of three, veteran music and movement teacher, vocalist, song-writer, and actor – is passionate about teaching others to realize and develop themselves as artists. She provides a loving, emotionally safe environment where students feel supported and affirmed. Terri has facilitated several summer day camps for grade school students over the past ten years. She loves seeing them gain confidence and share their artistic selves with their loved ones in end-of-the-week performances.

About our Program

Through love, joy and trust we encourage and nurture a sense of belonging and a recognition of wholeness.

Spiritual Education is provided to all our youth as they are an integral part of our ministry.

For children ages 4 through 10 our teachers and assistants teach from a Living Curriculum that nurtures the whole child through play, story, crafts, song and connection.

For Teens, a safe forum for exploration of self and relationships to others is provided, all through a spiritual lens. Please join us for TEEN Sundays! Held the 2nd Sunday of every month, this is a time for some morning celebration and games that encourages us to know each other better.

Uniteens: Our middle schoolers qualify for this group at age 11 and when enrolled in the 6th grade.

Youth of Unity: Our YOUers begin at age 14 and when enrolled in the 9th grade. This is a community unto itself in which bonds are formed that last a lifetime.

For more information, please contact our Director of Youth & Family Ministries, Lisa Petrich, at or by phone at 360.943.5757.

“It is truly wonderful to have children and to be truly awake in caring for them, that they may grow up in health and awareness and assurance that they are God’s and all things needful come through them and to them.” — Myrtle Fillmore

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