Through day camps, children will experience the love of God through community, creativity, and learning. Each camp has a different focus, but all camps are rooted in faith development. We believe that God is to be experienced, so these are active camps filled with field trips, hands-on activities and lots of fun along the way.
In the heart of the Arts District, First United Methodist Church of Dallas is uniquely situated downtown to provide a one-of-a-kind day camp program for children who have completed K-6th grade.
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In 2022, we will host four weeks of camp (June 27 – July 29), beginning with our Vacation Bible School experience.
June 27 – July 1
Vacation Bible School (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will kick off our summer camping experiences with opportunities to live into a relationship with God through prayer. The focus scripture will be Matthew 6:11, the Lord’s Prayer. This verse reminds us that everything we have comes from God- but it also calls us to turn to God in prayer for our daily needs.
June 27 – July 1
VBS + Games Camp (12 – 4 p.m.)
Games for children in Pre-K through 6th grade. Through a variety of games we will learn the value of teamwork and have a blast together. Games like: dodgeball, basketball, pickleball, ping pong, volleyball and board games will be a part of the rotation of activities. May be combined with VBS in the morning for an all-day experience.
July 11 – 15
Camp Create (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
The second week of the summer camping experience will explore creativity as an opportunity to live into a relationship with God. The first thing God did was create. Creativity is a gift from God that should be celebrated and explored. Camp Create will explore creativity through a variety of mediums such as paint, clay and collage. Field trips will include visits to local museums for inspiration.
July 18 – 22
Mission Camp (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Missions Camp will provide opportunities to live into a relationship with God through serving. Campers will embrace helping those in need, loving their neighbors, showing compassion and sharing God’s love with everyone. Field trips will include visits to local nonprofits where campers can get a hands-on experience of supporting their community.
July 25 – 29
Camp Camp (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
The final week of the summer camping experience will have elements from all three previous camps providing opportunities to live into a relationship with God through prayer, serving and creating. Themed activities include a zoo trip, Family Group Olympics, Foodie Fun and Creative Challenges.
We are very excited about the upcoming camp season and we know that a great team is what makes FUMC Summer Camps so great. If you are energetic, passionate and great with kids, we want you to explore being on our team. We hire a great group of college-aged young adults to lead the summer. With great pay and a collaborative environment, it is our goal that this not just be a job, but an opportunity for your own discernment and transformation. This is an amazing place to serve God, we hope you will consider being a part of this summer! For Job Descriptions, click here.