Summer At First

At FIRST we know how to do summer right, which is why we’ve got so many great camps and summer programs for kids! Whether you’re into sports, arts, music, or dance, there’s an adventure waiting for you. So go ahead and start exploring the camps below and let’s race into summer!

(Click on the shortcuts below to jump to specific areas)

Worship Arts Camp – Summer of 2019

Worship Arts Camp is the perfect camp for kids who love to dabble in the arts. For five fun days kids get to worship through the arts. Grade school children get to select two specialty classes from a variety of instrumental and arts classes. Preschool children get to explore beginner classes tailored for their ages. Worship Arts Camp gives kids a chance to try something new without the commitment of private lessons or buying an instrument.

We offer numerous classes to ensure small group environments so that kids get the attention and training they deserve. On the final day of camp all the children get to perform a miniature concert with their peers showcasing what they learned during the week. It’s a ton of musical and artistic fun, so we hope you’ll join us this summer at Worship Arts Camp.

Dates: August 2 – 6

Times: 9 am – 12 Noon 

Ages: Rising 4K – rising 6th Grade

Cost: 1-6 Grade – $85/child

4k-5k – $70/child

**Click here for full details about payments and refunds** 

See a full list of our Worship Arts Camp Classes

For more information about Worship Arts Camp
please call 803-343-8550 or email music@fbccola.com

WinShape creates next-level camps that turn summers into meaningful experiences for campers and families. Camp is the place where friendships take root, personal growth is front and center, and faith runs through all you do. Camp is the place for life-changing, memory-making and adventure-taking awesomeness.

Dates: June 21 – 25

Days/Times: M – Fr, 7:45 AM – 4:55 PM

Ages: k5 – 8th grade

Cost: $149/child if you register by March 8, $219/child after March 8

Registration Opens: March 1 @ 9 AM

Description

WinShape Day Camp will be hosted at North Trenholm Baptist Church located at 6515 N Trenholm Rd. Columbia, SC

WinShape Camps for Communities brings the ultimate day camp right to your neighborhood, combining fun, faith and friendship into an action-packed week. Campers cultivate their God-given skills and talents in a mix of indoor and outdoor moments, physical activity and creative play, with epic adventures at camp all day and sleeping soundly back at home at night. At the end of the week, we serve up a day of fun for the whole family—complete with a yummy lunch from Chick-fil-A.

Student Camps

Middle School Centrifuge Camp
June 28th – July 3rd

We are thrilled to be taking our middle school students to Centrifuge this summer! At Centrifuge, students are divided into groups for recreation and Bible study based on age ranges by grade completed. Recreation is facilitated within Bible study groups by a member of the trained FUGE camp staff, who also leads the Bible study. Each activity serves a specific purpose and is debriefed so students can make applications in their lives. The 2021 Theme is Dwell and will focus on Psalm 46.

Who: Current 6th – 8th Graders

What: Centrifuge Camp

Where: North Greenville University

When: June 28th – July 3rd

Why: To grow closer, go deeper in God’s Word and have fun together!

Cost: $300 Per student

High School SummerSalt Global Camp
July 11th – 17th

This summer, our high school students will be going on mission through SummerSalt Global. We will spend a week engaging in meaningful ministry opportunities during the day with reflective worship experiences at night. SummerSalt Global for 2021 is partnering with The Bridge at Green Street, FBC Spartanburg, and Mission Serve to provide a week-long challenge in construction and community ministry that focuses on impacting poverty and homelessness in Spartanburg, SC. We believe mission experiences impact students with where they want to go to school, who they want to date, what they want to accomplish with their lives and how they can support missions through the local church moving forward. Come join us for an excellent week of missions that is sure to be a spiritual marker for those that participate.

Who: All current 9th – 12th graders

What: SummerSalt Global Camp

Where: Spartanburg, SC

When: July 11th – 17th

Why: To engage in meaningful mission work, reflective worship and have fun serving together!

Soccer Shots®

Dates: July 26 – 29

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – 12noon

Ages: 4 – 8 years old (children will be placed in age appropriate groups)

Cost: $104/child(for sibling discount call 803.999.7493 or email colainfo@soccershots.org for code)

Description

Our theme this year is the Olympics! The heat is on, but our soccer camp will be cool – indoors at the EFLC Gym! Camp will consist of instruction in the basics/fundamentals of soccer for beginners as well as advanced passing/shooting/dribbling drills for more experienced players. All this is taught through the SOCCER SHOTS® fun and creative method of teaching. Each day will consist of age appropriate skill development, snack time, age appropriate crafts and scrimmaging.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

HEALTH & SAFETY ON SOCCER ISLAND

We have been diligently working behind the scenes to modify our curriculum and current operating procedures to ensure a safe return. You will see our coaches making adjustments to our regular routine to continue to keep safety our top priority. Additionally, all coaches will complete a mandatory health and safety course before returning to coaching.

During our sessions your coach will:

Avoid high-fives, fist bumps and unnecessary physical contact

Wear a face covering if our state and/or local jurisdiction requires or recommends doing so

Use rings, spots or orange cones as “home base” to keep children spread out when possible

Request that equipment be cleaned up and put away only by the coach

Continue to remind children the importance of keeping safe distances when practicing skills, by mentioning to “keep your distance so you don’t bump into your friends”

Avoid the use of pinnies

Use a modified Soccer Shots cheer at the end of the session

Additionally, coaches will be sanitizing all equipment before and after each session and monitoring their temperatures daily. We will do our best to use smaller group sizes and/or larger field setups to allow for the distancing of participants and observers.

We are requesting that anyone attending in-person sessions follow these guidelines:

Wash or sanitize hands before entering Soccer Island

Adhere to state and/or local jurisdiction regarding face covering requirements

Practice social distancing by trying to stay 6 feet away from others that do not live in their household

Stay home when they are sick and keep children home from soccer if they are sick

If attending a Public Mini session (ages 2-3), we ask that only one family member per child be present on Soccer Island

Again, we are focused on the health and safety of children and families. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to maintain activity and learning. We understand and acknowledge that not all families will be comfortable returning to Soccer Island immediately, and not all schools will be ready for enrichment programs, and that’s okay. We are here for you and your families when you are ready.

We will closely monitor all communication from the CDC, as well as local authorities, for safety updates and we will make adjustments as needed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work through these uncertain times.

Please reach out to us with any questions.

Soccer Shots Camp is FULL