For nearly 70 years, summer camps for children and youth have been a ministry of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church at Epworth by the Sea. This coastal camp is located on the banks of the Frederica River on St. Simons Island, Georgia and has 100 acres of beautiful property to spend a week away.
Our staff strives to create a meaningful camp experience by engaging campers in a week of fun, forming new friendships, and encountering Christ in and around us.
Someone once said that kids can learn more about their relationship with Jesus in a week of camp than they might in a year of Sunday School. Because of that, we take our time with our campers very seriously. Days are filled with outdoor activities like the camp-wide games, boat rides, seining, fishing, bike riding, art, Bible study, canoeing/kayaking and beach time. Nightly fun competitions bring everyone together and each evening closes with a worship service. Woven throughout each of these activities is a greater purpose - sharing Christ's love with every camper we encounter.