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.


Heidi Whitford
Director of Camp Administration

"Power Camp holds a special place in my heart for so many reasons. I started working for Power Camp back in 2014. I am a teacher and needed a summer job to help make ends meet. I was a team coach that summer, and had the time of my life. Working with kids in an environment where you get to play and have fun all day is the first reason why I love Power Camp. It is a great place to impact campers’ lives and hearts to learn how to be healthy, respectful, and have a heart for the Lord. This is my second reason why Power Camp is special. Every day I got to share how Jesus has changed my life with campers.  Lastly, why Power Camp is so special to me is because this is where I met my husband, Tyler Whitford." - Heidi 


Tyler Whitford
Director of Program

"Power Camp has been a life changing experience for me. I began working it the summer of 2009 and have continued to work it ever since. Having the opportunity to not only work in the most exciting and fun work environment, but also truly make an impact in the lives of the next generation is something that is truly special. I have worked for eight summers now with Power Camp, and yet I am still even more excited for this summer than I have ever been in the past. The light of Jesus has shined through in my life and the life of any of those associated with Power Camp." - Tyler

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 and we have another baby on the way! 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