Summer Camp Dates & Descriptions

This summer our camps will explore what it means to be Linked In Love. Visit our Summer Camp Overview page to learn more about our 2024 theme and learn about hosted camps like Special Camp and Music and Arts Week.

Day Camp

Dates: June 24-28 (FULL), July 22-26
Cost: $165*
​​Description: Camp Sumatanga’s Day Camp program (for rising 1st-3rd graders) is the perfect way for your child to be engaged with the outdoors, participate in new and fun activities, and make new friends. Day Campers spend their days in a variety of activities, including swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, field games, and more. Campers can sign up for one week or multiple weeks! There is never a dull moment! Day Camp is open to rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders.
​Day Camp sessions run Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.


Elementary Camp

June 16-21 – Elementary 1: Camp Minister – Amanda Vernon, Director of Children’s Ministry, Grace United Methodist Church, Birmingham
July 7-12 – Elementary 2: Camp Minister – Logan Cate, Director of Children’s Ministry, Athens First Methodist Church, Athens
Cost: $450*
Description: ​Our elementary camps are designed to encourage and inspire campers on their faith journeys through bible exploration, worship, singing, and Christian community. Campers will also participate in traditional summer camp activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, crafts, group games, and so much more! Elementary camp is open to rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


Mid-High Camp

Dates: June 9-14
Camp Ministers: Edu Ndecky, Ministry Associate, Lester Memorial Methodist Church and Joy Morgan, Pastor, Heflin United Methodist Church
Cost: $450*
Description: Our mid-high camps give youth an opportunity to personally engage in God’s word as they transition from hearing to actively listening and discussing their faith with peers. To aid in this transition, campers will be placed in family groups to create intentional, Christian community. Mid-High Camp also offers more freedom to choose what activities they will participate in each day. These choices include swimming, hiking, the Alpine Tower, basketball, archery, and many more exciting activities. Mid-high camp is open to rising 7th and 8th graders.


Senior High Camp

Dates: June 23-28
Camp Minister: Caitlin Harper, United Methodist Church Planting Pastor, West End Community Church, Birmingham
​Cost: $450*
Description: Senior High camps offer a week of spiritual formation and leadership development through creative worship, intentional fellowship, and outdoor adventures.  Activities like rock climbing, swimming, crafts, hiking, archery, and many other favorites provide daily recreation.  Campers will also participate in small groups for discussion and reflection, as well as large group activities for community formation.  Senior High camps provide opportunities for spiritual growth through empowerment, worship, and community formation. Senior high camp is open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.


Grand Camp

Dates: July 1-3
Camp Ministers: Lydia Lock, Director of Discipleship, Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Earl Freeman, Co-Pastor, Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Cost: Adult-$155, Child-$95
Description: Grand Camp is a very popular experience where grandparent(s) and grandchild(reg) share in all summer camp activities as a unit and bond with other participants as well. What a great way to familiarize younger children with Sumatanga! Grand campers will get their own private room with bath in the retreat centers. Activities may include swimming, crafts, canoeing, archery, and low ropes, among others. Bible study and evening worship are core experiences of Grand Camp, enjoyed by campers of all ages. Grand Camp is open to rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders.

*Scholarships

No camper should ever be turned away due to financial reasons. If financial assistance is needed, we have options available!

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!

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