Summer Camp

Summer Camp is a Ministry of the Presbytery’s Education & Training Ministry Team

Summer Camp 2017 will be held June 19-24th at Camp New Ebenezer in Rincon.

Camp Brochure 2017
Registration Form 2017

Summer Camp 2016 was a wonderful week. Our Camp Director Proctor Chambless shared these thoughts on Facebook which seem to sum up the camp experience for youth and adults alike:

I have for years attended church camps and retreats. Rutledge, Montreal, various presbytery camp sites and for the last decade or so, the Savannah Presbytery Summer Camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. For all these years it has amazed me how life changing these events are for those who attend. I have finally realized that what makes these events so special is the unspoken commitment made by all who choose to come to live the Kingdom of God.

We all get a real taste of what God created life to be. We all commit to loving others as God has loved us. We are committed to seeing Jesus in each other. It is no wonder that it is so hard to leave, to say “goodbye” to those people who have shared with us a taste of the Kingdom.

One day all of life will be like the best retreat/conference/summer camp ever! No more tears, no more goodbyes….just “peace like a river” forever!! Love all my campers!!!!

Photos from 2015

Jean Brietenhirt Scholarship Fund
A limited number of scholarships for Savannah Presbytery Summer Camping Ministry are provided through the Jean Brietenhirt Memorial Scholarship Fund. For many years Jean served Savannah Presbytery and its children with love and grace as she coordinated the summer camp ministry. Her love and devotion to young people is still felt today. To apply complete this Jean Brietenhirt Scholarship Fund Application along with your regular registration.

To donate to the fund, please mail donations to the Presbytery Office with Jean Brietenhirt written in the memo line.

Through our camping program we strive to help participants grow in love for God and neighbor through worship, Bible study, recreation, art and Christian fellowship. Would you like to see some photos from 2013 camp? Visit the Savannah Presbytery Facebook Group.

RESIDENT CAMPS

Alumni Camp
Graduated Seniors through College
The Hallowed Halls of Camp Ebenezer are calling for its alumni daughters and sons to come back home!  For years Savannah Presbytery has offered a summer camp experience for the youth in the Presbytery, and now, we want to invite our college-aged campers back for a one-night reunion!  The experience will begin at supper on Friday, June 26 and end after lunch on Saturday, June 27.  Our best publicity will be our alumni spreading the word far and wide to all of those who have slept amongst the Spanish Moss and killed a mosquito or two.  This one night event will be for college-aged alumni.  Watch for more details!  Put out the word! Let’s have a grand reunion! If you would like to participate in planning the event, please contact Proctor Chambless at FPC Waycross (478/595-2540)

Junior Leadership Development Resident Camp
Rising 11th grader through Graduated Seniors
Space in this camp is extremely limited and we may not be able to accommodate all applicants. 
JLD Resident Camp will include opportunities for young people to learn and exercise leadership skills during Elementary, Primary and Family Resident Camps at New Ebenezer. Under adult supervision, JLD Campers will work with and at times lead younger campers during crafts, recreation, swim time, worship, Bible study, etc. JLD campers will also work together as a group to learn how to teach recreation and Bible study, lead and plan worship, and group building.

Youth Resident Camp
Rising 7th graders – graduated 12th grade
Youth camp is a high energy mix of fun, fellowship, and friendship as campers eat, play, learn, worship, and engage in mission work together. This year we will spend time in camp, do a mission project in Savannah, and take a trip to Summer Waves on Jekyll Island!

Elementary Resident Camp
Rising 5th & 6th graders
Elementary campers get to enjoy a wide variety of camping fun. We start each day with morning prayer, then hit the ground running! At camp we have Bible study, art-n-crafts, a talent show, and dance. We swim, hike, canoe, play games, and fish. At night we have special activities like a camp fire and crazy olympics.

Primary Resident Camp
Rising 3rd & 4th graders
At Primary camp we fill our days with Bible Study, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and recreation. We fill our evenings with more great activities including group games and a talent show, so bring your skits, skills, and talents to camp to show your friends!

Family Camp
Rising 1st & 2nd graders & Parents
Family camp is an exciting overnight activity designed to introduce our youngest campers to our camping program. Parents and children will participate in camping basics: Bible time, arts-n-crafts, games, and swimming. Remember, children must be accompanied by at least one parent!

A Typical Day At Camp

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 A.M. Celebration
9:30 Bible Study
10:30 Swimming
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Quiet Time
2:00 Crafts
3:00 Canoe
4:00 Swim
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Recreation
(talent show, dance, crazy Olympics)
8:30 Vespers