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Summer Camps

Registration for Summer Camps at First Pres is Open!

VBS at First Pres

July 12 - 16 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Preschool - 5th grade | FREE

Get ready for the best week of summer at VBS. Preschoolers through preteens dive deeper into their faith by putting the focus on God and His amazing plan for them. Each morning is jam-packed with songs, games, Bible stories and a clear message that Jesus loves every child. VBS this year is free!Questions? Contact Tim Wazny.

Due to our receipt of an extraordinary gift to support First Pres ministry to children, we are excited to offer VBS at no cost! If you have already registered and paid, you can designate your fees toward our scholarship fund which helps other kids go to our various summer camps. If you would like a 100 percent refund, please contact Michelle Adams-Fooshee at 719-884-6165 or

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Make Beauty Week

June 21 - 25 at First Pres

Artists, musicians, dancers, singers and more are invited to Make Beauty Week at First Pres. Each morning, all campers from the Fine Arts Workshop, Upbeat Music and Drama Camp, and String Camp will gather for an opening rally for inspiration and stories from real artists, then disperse to their different focus areas.

Fine Arts Workshop

Incoming 6th - 12th graders | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | $85

Fine Arts Workshop gives middle and high school students the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of media. From drawing to painting, 2-D to 3-D, artists will explore the partnership between art and faith. It's in our DNA to be creative, and our experienced camp staff will help campers tap into that desire. Students will have a chance to display what they’ve learned in an Art Exhibition on Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m. $85 cost includes art supplies and snacks. Questions? Contact Marty Kelley.

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Upbeat Music and Drama Camp

Incoming 3rd - 8th graders | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $100

Upbeat Music and Drama camp is a day camp that is perfect for all kids who love to sing, dance or act. Campers will learn and perform an entire musical in a week that’s also jam-packed with fun, friends, exciting games and growth in the Christian faith. Scholarships are available. Performance of the musical will be Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m. in the Aspen Room of the Weber Street Center. Questions? Contact Tim Wazny.

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String Camp

Incoming 6th - 12th graders | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $90

Group and individual instruction and coaching, with group performances led by the finest local musicians. String Camp is all about sacred and classical musical performance to the glory of God. It’s an opportunity to grow as a musician and learn to play as part of an orchestra or ensemble. Two groups of different skill levels rehearse in small groups, in a large group, and as individuals. Camp ends with a concert Friday, June 25 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Questions? Contact Marty Kelley.

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Children's Camp at Camp Elim

June 6 - 11 | Camp Elim | Incoming 3rd - 6th graders

This will be an incredible week for your kids to get away and dive into God’s Word! We’ll explore the Epic Faith Adventures and learn about some of the Bible’s most important figures—people like Noah, Moses, Abraham and, of course, Jesus! We hope your kids will join us in “Old Jerusalem” for what should be an unforgettable and inspiring experience. Early bird cost before May 1 is $299 ($349 after May 1). Deposit is due one week before camp. Questions? Contact Tim Wazny.

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Middle School Retreat

June 10 - 13 | La Foret | Incoming 6th - 8th graders

Students will enjoy an uplifting experience during this weekend full of fun, community and faith! Students will lodge with their small groups and small group leaders while building relationships over shared experiences and discussion topics. They’ll engage in worship, teaching sessions and small group meetings while also enjoying outdoor games and pool time. Early bird cost is $275 ($325 after May 1). Cost includes meals, lodging, activities and camp supplies. Questions? Contact Harper Tice.

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High School Retreat

July 30 - Aug. 1 | Fairplay | Incoming 9th - 12th graders

Hey high schoolers! After a year of disconnect, we'd love to have you join us for a late summer retreat at a big house in Fairplay, where you'll play games, share meals and dive into God’s Word. Besides just good ol’ fun, Saturday will consist of an activity in Breckenridge, with students purchasing their own lunch. Other meals will be provided. Don’t miss this opportunity to share an inspirational weekend! Early bird cost is $199 ($249 after May 1). Questions? Contact Heather Green.

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