Summer Surge, Memorial Park Church's alternative to Summer Vacation Bible School, explodes onto the Memorial Park property each summer with camp options for kids ages 4 through grade 6. Our week-long camps are open to the community—all children are welcome and you do not have to be a member of Memorial Park to register! We have half-day camp options for children ages 4-Kindergarten, as well as full day camp options for childen in grades 1-6. Our Junior and Day Camps are both held on the Memorial Park Campus, while our Summer Surge IMPACT camp is held both on campus and utilizes a variety of off-site locations. See tabs for more information about each camp offering!
Summer Surge 2022 Registration Now Open! Summer Surge IMPACT: June 20-24 Session 1 Day/Junior Camp: June 27-July 1 Session 2 Day/Junior Camp: July 11-15
*Prices will increase after June 1. 95% refund available for cancellations before June 1.*
Covid-related camp policies will be released in May.
($25) Our half-day Junior Camp is designed for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, through children who will complete kindergarten in the current school year. The mission of Summer Surge Junior Camp is to encourage physical, social and spiritual growth in preschool age children. God's Word is presented in fun and imaginative ways as campers enjoy engaging music, hands-on activities, crafts you'll keep for years, active games, themed snacks and interactive Bible stories all revolving around a common theme.
Summer Surge Monumental takes kids on an off-road adventure through the colorful canyons and trails of the southwest. By exploring God's awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Join us in celebrating God's greatness!
Choose from Session 1 OR Session 2. Runs 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Monday through Friday, and on Friday families are invited to join us for a closing party until 3:00 PM. Extended hours available for current Kindergartners. See the form for details.
($99) Our Day Camp is for children who will complete grades 1-5 in the current school year. Our goal is to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to campers, encouraging each person to make a personal commitment to Him. We promote spiritual growth through daily Bible study and the memorization of key scripture passages; assist each camper in the development of Christian character through competitions and initiatives, and help him or her develop skill in two areas of interest through the afternoon electives. We encourage campers to build friendships with other campers and counselors who model the love of Christ. An “I’m Third” attitude is stressed through our camp motto: God first, others second, I’m third.
Are you ready to join the investigation? We will be searching for Jesus, our Hidden Figure, in the Old Testament together. Through key biblical characters, we will not only see Jesus, but learn our hidden identities when we come to know him. Join us as we seek to find him together!
($125) Summer Surge IMPACT is designed for pre-teens who will complete grades 5-6 in the current school year, who are looking for a fun, faith-building week during the summer! A perfect "next step" for any camper, this offering is filled with both traditional Summer Surge elements (worship, Bible Study, competitions, and games) along with exciting offerings such as day trips to places like Moraine State Park, hiking trips, service projects, rock wall climbing, and more. Your camper will be challenged to take their faith to the next level, experience joy from God and discover more of who they are in Christ!
This year's theme: Livin' Transformed! What does it mean to really be transformed? Campers will learn what it means to be a Christian and how by knowing Jesus, He transforms every area of our lives. This adventure camp mixes study and fun as we explore the surrounding Pittsburgh area together.
Adventure outings to Moraine State Park, Fun Fore All, and the Pittsburgh Zoo. $25 discount available for children attending both IMPACT and Day Camp. Runs 9:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F.
Looking for a great summer job? Summer Surge is the perfect place to use your gifts and love for Jesus at the same time. Positions are available for Summer Surge Day Camp and Summer Surge IMPACT. Junior Counselors must have completed 10th grade by the beginning of camp. Senior Counselors must have completed 12th grade by the beginning of camp. A complete job description for both Junior and Senior Counselors are available here. Interested applicants should complete the appropriate online form below. Any applicants age 18 or older should also submit their completed Child Protection Clearances to Memorial Park Church via mail or e-mail.
Summer Surge simply could not happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers each year. If you have a heart for children, or a special skill that you are able to share, read below for a variety of ways to be involved! Interested volunteers should complete the appropriate online form below, and volunteers age 18 or older should also submit their completed Child Protection Clearances to Memorial Park Church via mail or e-mail.
Junior Camp Counselors: Available to anyone who has completed 7th grade by the beginning of camp. Help shepherd a group of 4-7 year-olds through our half-day Junior Camp Program. Junior Camp Adult Volunteering: There are a variety of ways that adults are needed to help make Junior Camp happen each year! Senior Counselors help guide a crew of campers and juniors counselors through the morning of camp. Rotation Room Leaders and Assistants are needed to run programs in each room such as Games, Crafts, Snacks, Bible Room and Worship. Day Camp Adult Volunteers: There are a variety of ways that adults can use their gifts and passions to help serve at Summer Surge. From camp nurse, photography and office assistants, to leading or assisting in afternoon Electives (baking, woodworking, basketball, archery, etc.), a wide range of gifts and talents are needed. If you have a special skill or gift that you are interested in sharing with the campers, please contact us!