Founded in 2004, Power Camp was started as a small day camp through Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church.


As Power Camp grew, it began expanding specialties and opportunities for kids to fully get a "summer camp" experience without leaving the city. It became a place where kids lives were changing through relationships, experiences and activities. Overtime a camp culture formed with camp songs, large camp games, team flags, spirit sticks, and Power Camp traditions. WE LOVE THIS STUFF became the Power Camp motto and it's true, WE LOVE THIS STUFF!

 This day camp is designed for 1st through 8th graders and offers over 35 activities from surfing, skateboarding, soccer, air-soft, lego animation, art, musical theater and overnight mountain excursions. This camp is sure to be an adventure your Camper will be talking about all year long! Power Camp is a place for Camper's to be themselves, explore activities and make the best friends they will ever have. We value character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun above all else!  With an emphasis on raising awareness for those less fortunate, and encountering Christ Jesus in a relevant way.



Michael Mattis

"My name is Michael Mattis and I am honored to be the Executive Director of Power Camp here in Wilmington, NC!  Amazingly, this is our 13th consecutive year of camp, and we are thrilled to see the summer unfold. We have developed an unparalleled team of Coaches and Staff that will make this summer at Power Camp another phenomenal experience for both you and your Campers!

Power Camp 2017 will be an unforgettable experience for your son or daughter to develop character, build friendships, gain confidence, and experience a variety of athletic and artistic venues. As we go through the week each participants will grow stronger and more powerful in body, soul and spirit!" - Michael


Abi Mattis
Assistant Director

"Hi! I'm Abi Mattis and I couldn't be more excited to partner with my husband and Direct our favorite camp in Wilmington, NC this summer! Power Camp is more than a camp, it's a place where we see lives transformed and hearts come alive through encouragement, challenge, fun and adventure. It's an honor to be a part of a something so special. 

I'm a a Wife, Stepmom, Event Director, Artist, Camp Photographer and lover of life! We truly LOVE THIS STUFF and can't wait to meet you and your family this summer!" - Abi

Amber Lydon

"My name is Amber Lydon and I am ecstatic to join Power Camp for another unforgettable summer! My goal is to make sure all of our Camper registration, parent questions and communication is an easy and smooth process. I am passionate to see youth become self-aware of their own strengths, desires, and promises that God has for them. 

I live in Wilmington with my awesome husband and my two girls, Adelaide and Gemma. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time at the beach." - Amber


Every year Power Camp partners with a mission organization to encourage campers to "bring in loose change for life change."
This year we have partnered with charity: water which is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Throughout the week your camper will learn about  the life changing work of charity: water and how they can make a difference by bringing in donations. Learn more about charity: water at


Charity: water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point charity: water funds, their partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.


  • 100% of your money brings clean water to people in need.
  • $30 can give a person clean water for a lifetime.
  • Charity: water has funded 22,936 water projects for 7 million people around the world.
  • 663 million people in the world live without clean water.
  • Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
  • In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.
  • Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns