Outdoors For all
Outdoors for All
The mission of Camp Grier is to provide opportunities for connection, service, celebration, and renewal in nature. We talk a lot at camp about "common ground" or places and things that we all share as part of humanity. The outdoors provides vital "common ground" that we all need for our physical, psychological, emotional, and social health and it also provides one of the last "common" spaces that we all share. Kids today spend on average between 4 and 7 minutes outside in unstructured play each day. At the same time our neighborhoods, churches, and schools are more segregated than ever. We like to say that, "no matter where you're from it's not like camp
The market rate for a week of camp is approximately $1,200. This cost is unrealistic for many families. We believe it is our responsibility to make outdoor experiences available to ALL people. We are grateful to the churches, programs, and partners who prioritize the outdoors and invest time, money, and prayers toward ensuring our children are connected to nature.
You can support our Outdoors for All Campaign in several ways as an individual, congregation or organization. Camp Grier has three active funds that all function to improve outdoor access and outdoor experiences for our youth.
Last year more than 100 children attended Camp Grier on a full scholarship. Hundreds more were able to attend at a price that is half of other programs. We are grateful to all our Sustaining Congregations and partner scholarship programs who help make the gift of nature and outdoor adventure available to all kids and families.
How To Support
You can support outdoor ministry in several ways as an individual, congregation or organization. Camp Grier has four active funds that all function to improve outdoor access and the outdoor experiences for our youth.
The Capital Fund
The Capital Fund is used to improve the infrastructure of camp. Examples of projects include building renovations, trail development, equipment purchases, and new construction projects.
The Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund is focused on supporting the general operating budget of camp throughout the year as well as our Streets to Peaks Program which is a year around initiative in Asheville and Charlotte that helps make the outdoors available to youth with limited access to wilderness adventures.
The Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund helps provide full and partial scholarship to deserving families from across the region each summer. Last year over 100 young people received a full or partial scholarship to attend camp.
Avondale Presbyterian Church
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Cornelius Presbyterian Church
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Charlotte
New Salem Presbyterian Church
Prospect Presbyterian Church
Providence Presbyterian Church
Sardis Presbyterian Church
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church Concord
First Presbyterian Church Greensboro
First Presbyterian Church High Point
First Presbyterian Church Marion
First Presbyterian Church Mooresville
Southminister Presbyterian Church
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
Taylorsville Presbyterian Church
Unity Presbyterian Church
The Churches of the Western North Carolina Presbytery
First Presbyterian Church Newton
First Presbyterian Church Statesville
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church
Montreat Presbyterian Church
Presbytery of Western NC