First Pres student ministry calendar

Scroll down to see what Emmy and the student ministry leaders have planned for fun for your student and their friends!

Have questions about an event? Contact Emmy Mathison, Student Ministry Director.

the great escape summer camp

WHAT: Middle School Great Escape Summer Camp

WHO: 6th - 8th Grade students and their friends

WHEN: July 16 - 21, 2024

WHERE: Younf Life Southwind Camp in Ocala, FL

COST: $699/per student

The Great Escape is a week packed full of recreation and activities all over camp, in the pool, on the slide, or in the lake! As well as dynamic speakers, musicians, and other artists who communicate and worship with young people to develop their relationship with Jesus. The Great Escape is a tremendously fun and exciting atmosphere where students feel comfortable and loved, and where they will have the best week of their summer experiencing the love of Jesus!

Daily Schedule: 

* Actual camp schedules are tentative and details may vary.

  • Mornings include breakfast, quiet times, and recreation.
  • Afternoons include lunch, recreation, free time, small groups and an afternoon session.
  • Evenings include dinner, evening sessions, counselor meetings, and aftermaths. 

 Arrival and Departure:

  • We will arrive at Southwind, Tuesday, July 16 at 4pm and depart from
    Southwind, Sunday, July 21 at 8am.


  • All students and counselors will be in one of Southwind’s air-conditioned dormitories or cabins
    (for more information go to

Few details for parents to know:

  • Your payment includes price of registration, food, and transportation

  • There will be two adult leaders for every six students. Adult leaders will be sleeping in cabins as well

  • Each student coming to TGE Southwind will need to complete a 2024 YCM Medical & Media Release form.

  • If you have special dietary restrictions or requests please click here.

  • Every student needs to fill out the YL Guest Consent Release Form and have their parent sign if under 18.

  • You can learn more about the camp and local area by visiting

  • Registration due April 30, 2024


Questions? Contact First Pres Student Ministry Director, Emmy Mathison: