Buffalo Gap Presbyterian Encampment hosts Palo Duro Presbytery-sponsored summer camps
Buffalo Gap Church Camp 2021 is IN PERSON!
2021 Camp Session Dates and Fees:
Register by May 25 if you want to be guaranteed a t-shirt!
Registrations after May 25 are welcome, but we cannot guarantee a t-shirt.
High School Retreat
(completed grade 9)
High School Retreat is NOT your typical "Summer Camp"! It has a more relaxed atmosphere, and we push the schedule back a bit, sleeping a bit later than usual. Those that attend are PARTICIPANTS, and they take part in planning many of the weekly activities! We have much more in-depth Bible Studies, often with open-ended discussion groups. It's a mix of Learning, Service Projects, and Fun with some in-town adventures like Bowling or maybe a Movie.
(completed grades 1-3)
Mini-Camp is probably THE most Fun of all the Camp Sessions (in my opinion). Three overnights is the perfect length of time for first-time and younger Campers. We always have an super-high ratio of Staff-to-Campers so we can shower them with all the love and attention they need, and the days are full of Bible Study, Games, Crafts, Swimming, more Games, plus a different evening activity each night. As Tigger says, "fun fun fun fun FUN!"
(completed grades 4-5, plus at parents discretion more mature 3rd graders are welcome to attend)
Elementary Camp is a longer Camp Session, with 5 overnights, much like Mini-Camp but aimed at older children. We do Bible Studies, Small- and Large-group Games, Crafts, Swimming, plus each evening we have different activities like Counselor Hunt, Capture the Flag, Star-Watching, and our World-Famous Talent Show.
Middle School Camp
(completed grades 6-8)
June 27-July 2
Middle School Camp (like Elementary Camp) is a longer Camp Session, with 5 overnights, with a daily schedule similar to Elementary Camp, but definitely structured and geared for Middle Schoolers. We do in-depth Bible Studies, as well as Small- and Large-group Games, Crafts, and Swimming. Each evening we have different activities like Counselor Hunt, Capture the Flag, Star-Watching, and our Talent Show / Dance. Daily Themes (like "Superhero Day" help us tie in with the Bible lessons and our overall Camp Theme. Middle School Camp is where many long-lasting friendships and made and strengthened!
Weekly Schedules, Camper Policies, and a
Welcome Letter with a suggested Packing List
DO NOT LET finances keep your child from attending Camp!
Camperships exist through the Presbytery, Camp, and many local Churches.
If you need financial assistance, we ask that you first contact your Church and see if/what support they can give, then if you need further financial assistance have your Pastor or Clerk of Session submit a short written request including a short statement of the need via email with “CAMPERSHIP REQUEST” in the subject line to .
Typically, the Presbytery pays 1/3, your Church pays 1/3, and you pay 1/3.
If you need further assistance, or have any questions, email us at with “CAMPERSHIP REQUEST” in the subject line
Questions about the Summer Camp Program or Staffing should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about Registration Status, as well as any Corrections and Changes should be directed to: email@example.com
Questions about the Online Registration Form or Files should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org