Summer Camps 2014

First Presbyterian invites members, friends and guests to participate in this summer's camp opportunities for children, youth and adult leaders! Learn more about our camps, volunteering and policies here.

Looking for info about youth summer trips? Here's a flyer.

Off-site camps

FPC Week at Camp Grier

Who: 7-12
July 20-25
Where: Old Fort, N.C.
How much: $435
camp grierDescription: A couple of our children here at FPC have registered for the Explorer Summer Program during Week 6 of Camp Grier’s Summer Journey Series making this year the perfect year to join them! Campers hear the simple message of Jesus' love and enjoy the safety it brings. Explorers will investigate and become comfortable in nature while they stay at our beautiful 650-acre main camp in Old Fort, NC and hike, swim, and paddle around our campus. Registration can be completed online at Camp Grier's site.
Contact: Sara Manchester,

Passport Camp (registration closed)

Who: rising 4th-5th grades
June 18-21
Where: Lynchburg, Va.
How much: $275
Description: This summer learn more about what it means to thoughtfully trust, to courageously believe, and to faithfully follow with your whole heart. The Christian journey is full of unknowns…but one thing we can be sure of is that God is with us as we Follow the Road.
Contact: Sara Manchester,
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Camps at FPC

Vacation Bible School

Who: age 4 (by Sept. 1)-rising 2nd
kdchen:  July 14-17
Where: Church campus
How much: $35
Description: God filled the world with lots of unique creatures – including YOU! Kids will learn that when feel different or afraid, nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus! Children will learn a different Bible verse each day to remind them that, no matter what, Jesus loves you. Registration can be completed on the church website and must include payment. Paper forms may be picked up at church and must be accompanied by check to be complete. Scholarships are available for all camps.
Contact: Lisa Witherspoon, and Sara Manchester,   

weird animalsKids Disciple Club

Who: rising 3rd-rising 5th graders
July 14-17
Where: Church campus 
How much: $35
Description: Children will gather each day for Scripture followed by on and off site adventures for outreach and fellowship.
Contact: Sara Manchester,

Music Camps: Let It Shine!

Who: age 4 by Sept. 1-rising 5th
July 28-31, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Life Center
music campsCost: $55
Description: Get your toes tapping ‘cuz . . . . God’s Light is in YOU! Children will learn how to let their unique and beautiful selves shine in our world!  Kids will explore these concepts through singing, drumming, instruments, and movement led by experienced and creative musicians and teachers.
Contact: Nana Wolfe-Hill,



Register online here.

You can also download our paper form here.


Whether or not you have children, please consider helping bring faith alive for our children by volunteering during one of our camps. Child care is available for our volunteers, and nursery children must be registered separately from children attending summer camp. All volunteers are required to attend our Children and Youth Child Protection Policy Training and complete all background screenings. Learn more about volunteering here. You can register as a volunteer online here.


Read the Summer Camp policies here.

Weekday Preschool camps

The Weekday Preschool will have Summer Fun Camps after Memorial day for children 2-5 or currently enrolled in the 2013-14 toddler class. No camps during VBS (July 14-17). Use these files to learn more and to sign up!