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Kidquake events are held over several weekends in the spring at Camp Gilmont (near Gilmer) and Camp Glen Lakes (near Glen Rose). Children in grades 1 – 6 are invited to attend.

These events are a combination of summer camp and Youthquake.

Churches must send sponsors with children, and children must come as a church group; however, the sponsors are not responsible for programming at the event. The sponsors concentrate on camper participation and supervision.

Children take part in outdoor activities, small group Bible study, mission projects, and worship together while making new friends.

Past and future summer camp counselors provide the programming, along with Austin College ACtivators and other presbytery leaders.

A team of Grace Presbytery educators plan the event.



Glen Rose: March 29-31, 2019

Gilmont #1: April 5-7, 2019

Gilmont #2: April 26-28, 2019

Cost: $125/child (includes meals, housing, programming, and a camp t-shirt.)

Online registration opens Wednesday, February 13.



Kidquake Registration Packet

Questions? Please contact Miatta Wilson, Director of Children’s Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas.




ECO Camp

June 17-22, 2019

Location: Ferncliff Camp in Little Rock, AR
Ages: Entering 2nd – 6th Graders
Cost: $150
Registration: January 1, 2019

Eco Camp gives children affiliated with any PCUSA church in Grace Presbytery a summer camp experience in which to learn about the environment and how to be a friend to God’s creation. The camp will include green themed activities, sustainable practices, along with traditional camp fun with swimming, fishing, games, and more. The week of camp will be held at Ferncliff, the first Green Camp Certified camp in our denomination and home of the 5300 sq. ft. straw bale walled, solar powered, Eco Center. Transportation to and from camp is provided by chartered bus and chaperoned by Grace Presbytery Educators including FPC’s Amy Parker.

Eco Camp Flyer

Visit ECO Camp’s website!





Prairie Valley Legacy Scholarship

Prairie Valley was a rustic, church-owned, small group camping facility serving the Presbyterian congregations in the south and west ends of Grace Presbytery. When the property was sold in 2010, per a prior agreement, the proceeds reverted to First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, with the proviso that the money be used to provide “a program of Christian camping.”

Now, these funds are used to benefit the congregations, children, and youth of Grace Presbytery, with priority given to children and youth from the 18 remaining congregations that were part of the Prairie Valley Camp Corporation. If children and youth from these congregations do not use all of the annual budgeted proceeds, money is then available to applicants from across the presbytery. Any church or family in Grace Presbytery can apply for funds to send children and youth to KidQuake, Youthquake,JHaMS and any PCUSA camp or conference.

2019 Scholarship Application

PVF Camp and Conference Scholarship Guidelines



Gilmont Summer Camp Programs

The Gilmont Camp & Conference center offers multiple summer camps for children of all ages. Several camp opportunities include: Adventure Camp, Discovery Camp, Gluten-Intolerant Camp, Leadership Camp, and more. These camps are all programmed for different ages of kids. Check the Gilmont camp website for more information!

Gilmont Camp Website




Contact Gary Holloman at or Miatta Wilson at if you have any questions!