I hope the thought of summer camp brings fond memories to mind. It does for me. Camp gave me a chance to meet new people and make life-long friends, try new things in a fresh setting, and be independent from my family. And church camp – well that provides a whole other layer of significance. Your faith can come alive when you talk to people who come from a different place or background. You have time to dig deeper and explore more fully God’s love for yourself, your neighbor and the world.
Our youth have been participating in Montreat conferences and mission trips for a very long time. It is a wonderful tradition and bonding experience. Calvin Center, our Presbytery Camp in Hampton, GA, offers great opportunities for elementary students and middle schoolers. Camp Grier in Old Fort, NC is another Presbyterian camp that several of our church families will attend this summer.
Current 9th – 12th graders: Montreat Youth Conference in Montreat NC – June 12-19:
This is our annual senior-high summer trip, a cornerstone of NDPC youth group. We stay together in beautiful Montreat: Eat together, Worship together, and Play together.
Cost: $295 ($100 deposit due March 21st) Housing is subsidized by an NDPC/ Montreat family.
Current 5th – 8th graders: Montreat Middle School Conference- July 20 – 24th, please note this is run by Montreat but hosted at Maryville College in Maryville, TN.
Middle schoolers will stay in college dorms with their group and leaders. There will be games and recreation, compelling speakers, music, worship, and lots of time for fun and relaxation.
Cost: $420 ($100 deposit due March 21st) This cost is all inclusive.
The registration deadline for these conferences has been extended to Monday March 21st.
To register please email Erin Cooper at [email protected].
We do not attend elementary camps as a church group, but please feel free to coordinate camp dates with others from NDPC, or invite friends outside of church to join!
Check out the information on Calvin Center, which is about 1 hour south of Decatur in Hampton, GA. They offer day and overnight camps throughout June and July.
Camp Grier is in Old Fort, NC. https://www.campgrier.org/
For more information about this beloved overnight camp for rising second graders and up, contact Katie McGregor Mosley at [email protected].
As always, please do not let money stand in the way of allowing your child to participate in one of these significant experiences. If you need financial aid, please reach out to Rev. Erin Reed Cooper at [email protected]
CYF Committee Chair