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.

 
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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 

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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
Administration

"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

SUMMER MISSION

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 Access of Wilmington which is a non-profit organization which develops recreational programs and partnerships throughout Southeastern North Carolina to facilitate inclusive activities for children, adult, and veterans with disabilities and their families. Throughout the week your camper will learn about  the life changing work of Access of Wilmington and how they can make a difference by bringing in donations. Learn more about access of wilmington at accessilm.org.

ABOUT ACCESS OF WILMINGTON

Access of Wilmington began as a non-profit organization in 2008 and over the past few years has developed multiple programs to benefit those with disabilities in our area. Access of Wilmington has developed the Miracle League where hundreds of children and adults living with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and other physical, intellectual, and invisible disabilities can participate in a baseball league at their 33,000 square foot rubberized field.

Access of Wilmington also provides:

  • Year-round fitness and wellness programs
  • Summer activities and cookouts
  • Project SOAR
    • Sports, Outreach, Adapted, Recreation for veterans and active members of the Armed Forces living with service-connected illness or injury.
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