Buddy Camp


Registration for all camps opens on March 1, at 10 a.m. and ends on March 15.

Buddy Camp is a community-wide project that allows children in grades 1st – 5th (must have completed Kindergarten), both with and without developmental challenges, to participate in a week-long summer day camp. For the last 13 years, children and youth have enjoyed the activities and relationships formed during Buddy Camp. Campers are placed into Buddy pairs to allow all children the opportunity to share quality, structured camp activities that encourage them to learn more about each other and develop friendships, healthy behaviors and Christian attitudes.

Buddy Camp is staffed by volunteer professionals who work with children with varying abilities, including nurses, therapists, youth counselors and many others. Youth in grades 8th – college age (must have completed 7th grade) can be Buddy Counselors; each Buddy Pair has a Buddy Counselor to assist campers and especially to promote and nurture healthy relationships and guide campers through the activities so that each child can fully participate and succeed with confidence and enjoyment.

Teen Buddy Camp

Teen Buddy Camp (TBC), started in 2015, is a camp program from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and is designed for teens ages 13 to 19 years who are interested in continuing the buddy camp experience at a peer-to-peer level. TBC will aim to provide exceptional interactive camp activities both onsite and offsite the FUMCA campus, and will focus on learning more advanced skills such as culinary arts, internet safety & social media management, peer-to-peer socialization, and spiritual development. Activities may include music, bowling, softball, horseback trail riding, art projects and swimming. The week will conclude with a dance party on Friday evening! Camp applications and more information are available on the upper right side of this page. Registration will begin March 1st.

Support Buddy Camp

Buddy Camp is available at no cost to the campers and counselors who participate and relies largely on volunteer staff to plan, organize and operate the camp. It is funded solely through grants and private donations. The prepared camp budget provides for a variety of carefully planned activities with consideration for access and adaptations, meals and snacks, and special keepsakes to hold the memories of the week at camp.
Please consider making a gift to continue this important ministry. 


Buddy Camp Dates 2019

Buddy Camp I June 1-5, 2020
Buddy Camp II July 20-24, 2020
Teen Buddy Camp June 22-26, 2020

Camper Registration

Helper Registration

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