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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 Lakes: March 27-29, 2020

Gilmont #1: April 17-19, 2020

Gilmont #2: April 24-26, 2020

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

Registration will open early 2020.

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




ECO Camp

Coming Soon: June, 2020

Location: Ferncliff Camp in Little Rock, AR
Ages: Entering 2nd – 6th Graders
Cost: $150
Registration: Opens mid-spring

EcoCamp gives children affiliated with any PCUSA church in Grace Presbytery a summer camp experience to learn about the environment and how to be a friend to God’s creation. The camp includes green-themed activities, sustainable practices, and traditional camp fun with swimming, fishing, games, and more.

EcoCamp is held at Ferncliff, the first Green Camp Certified camp in our denomination and home of the 5,300 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 Amy Parker, Director of Children’s Ministry and Outreach at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth.

View last year’s EcoCamp Flyer.

Learn more here.



Prairie Valley Legacy Scholarship

Prairie Valley was a rustic, church-owned, small group camping facility serving 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 provision that the money be used to provide “a program of Christian camping.”

These funds are now 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 or any other PCUSA-designated camp or conference.

2019 Scholarship Application

PVF Camp and Conference Scholarship Guidelines



Gilmont Summer Camp Programs

Gilmont Camp & Conference Center offers multiple summer camps for children of all ages.

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 or email Gary Holloman, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries or Miatta Wilson, Director of Children’s Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Dallas.