We believe Christian discipleship can happen in powerful ways when young people take time away from their busy lives to listen for God in a camp setting. We would like every family to consider a Christian Camp opportunity like: day camp, overnight camp, family camp, or FPC group camp. Camp opportunities are available for children as young as kindergarten through 12th grade.
There are MANY options for Christian Summer Camp. At the Camp Day Event we heard from:
First Presbyterian recognizes that summer camps can be expensive, so we are offering two kinds of assistance: 1) a flat $100 incentive per child per Christian summer camp to help with the cost of registration costs (paid directly to the family once we’ve received confirmation that the child is registered) or 2) if sending your child to camp is a financial hardship, we are offering scholarships (full and partial).
Complete the Camp Registration Incentive & Scholarship Form to apply for either option. Please register for camp early and take advantage of this generous promotion!
Questions? Contact Todd Bowman or Beth Thompson.
There are many great Christian summer camps in our region and all would qualify for our Go To Camp Promotion. A description of visiting camps and others that First Pres church members have attended is below:
Ligonier is located in Ligonier, PA, about a 3 hour drive from Winchester. They offer camp options for kids ages 6-17.
Camp Sandy Cove
Sandy Cove is located about a 40 minute drive from Winchester in Capon, WV. They offer camp options for kids ages 7-15. They also offer a day camp for kids ages 7-11 (with some transportation assistance).
Massanetta Springs Music and Bible Conference
Massanetta Springs is our Presbytery Camp located in Harrisonburg, VA. They offer a Church Music Conference for children, youth, and adults as well as a highly-regarded Bible Conference for adults. Both conferences run concurrently July 23-29. FPC attends as a group and shares a cottage. This is the only camp we promote with adult options, and it can give families a chance to stay together while participating in age-specific activities during the day.
Summer’s Best 2 Weeks (Visited in the fall)
SB2W is located in Boswell, PA, about a 2 ½ hour drive from Winchester. The camp is open to 8-18 year olds and has a sports focus. Registration for this camp is extremely competitive so register quickly! Last year we had students on their waitlist that were able to attend, so that is an option as well!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp
The regional Christian sports camps for FCA are located at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA and at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. FCA Camp offers intense sports instruction for any sport of your choosing, led by some of the best Christian coaches in the region at the high school, college, and even pro level. FCA Camp is the best mix of improving in your sport while growing in your faith. They offer camp options for students 13-18.