Copy of CampGrier2014_159.jpg

Outdoors For all

Jul 18, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Charlotte, NC, USA

Outdoors for All

sun sparkle.png

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.

Sustaining Congregations

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

Sustaining Presbyteries

Presbytery of Western NC

Camp Grier Topo.jpg

If you are interested in supporting Camp Grier through these efforts you can contact us at 828-668-7793. Contributions can be mailed to Camp Grier PO Box 490 Old Fort, NC 28762 or you can donate on line.

Donate Here

Become a Sustaining Member


Get In Touch

Thanks for submitting!

Contact Us

985 Camp Grier Rd. 

Old Fort, NC 28762

(828) 668-7793

  • Facebook
  • Instagram