St. Christopher has planned four weeks’ worth of day camp:
- June 22-26 (Island Explorer Week)
- June 29-July 3 (Freedom Week)
- July 6-10 (Nature Week)
- July 13-17 (Water Week)
Visit our new Day Camp page and learn more.
The tradition of designing a Camp Saint Christopher tee shirt continues, and this year each shirt purchase helps raise funds for future camp sessions. If your life has been touched by time at our camp, please stand with us in this time of our great need.
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center has announced that its summer camp sessions are canceled.
Three Outdoor Adventure Camps—smaller gatherings scheduled for June 8-13, June 15-19, and June 29-July 3—will proceed as planned.
“We have been preparing for this time since the close of summer 2019, and in these last few months of uncertainty, we have thoughtfully explored all the ways we might adjust how we do what we do to accommodate all needed precautions for health safety,” the Rev. Robert Lawrence, Executive Director of St. Christopher, wrote in a letter to Summer Camp families. “Ultimately, we realize that we cannot. To borrow from what was stated so aptly by David Schnitzer, Camp Kanuga Director, ‘social distancing is the antithesis of what we do.’ Indeed it is.”
Read the letter sent to Summer Camp families.
Dear Summer Camp Families,
Please be assured that our staff will respond to each of your email questions.
Cancelations of camps because of COVID-19 have prompted a record number of inquiries, and we are working overtime to answer them all. We offer this extra level of interaction because we want to serve you as best as we are able.
Executive Director’s Appeal
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. … You are the God who works wonders: you have made known your might among the peoples. Psalm 77:11-14
Throughout its storied history, St. Christopher has survived many challenges that have shaken its financial viability.
A polio epidemic, multiple hurricanes, World War II, economic recessions and mold have all had their turn of impacting the ministry of St. Christopher.
Soon after its creation in 1938, a polio epidemic shut down the 1939 summer camp program. The very next year in 1940 a hurricane laid waste to many newly created structures including the original Chapel of the Palms. During the years of World War II, the U.S. Coast Guard took possession of Seabrook Island for military use, and forced the relocation of a summer camp program to Burnt Gin State Park near Sumter. In 2008, the discovery of debilitating mold caused the closure of half of the lodge buildings, precipitating numerous cancelations of groups that could no longer be hosted, on top of an economic recession that had already reduced the utilization of our Barrier Island ministry. In the consecutive years of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, hurricanes and floods caused multiple week-long closures that severely impacted the bottom line. With all of these challenges, none however compare with the present impact of COVID-19.
Tuesday Healing Service
The Prayer Center Weekly Healing Service is open to all, and meets at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. When you arrive at Seabrook Island, tell the security guard that you’re attending the healing service.
Intercessory Prayer Day
Join us in intentional days of prayer and worship for this place. Participants start with worship, pray and walk across the campus, and conclude with lunch.
Staff members gather for prayer at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. each weekday, and we welcome guests.