God works to change young lives through summer camps.


Albany Presbytery is now accepting electronic applications for $150 grants. These grants will go directly to Christian summer camps in the names of, and toward the accounts of, eligible student attendees.

Our February program proved so successful that the entire $5,000 budget got awarded over the space of several days! This has inspired us to raise more funds and try again.

Apply Now through April 15, 2019

Applications will be accepted thru April 15 without preference to the order of arrival. We will then – if necessary – use a lottery to determine which applications result in grants. Applications arising from the six congregations who were successful during the first round will go into a deferred pool. The overall number of second-chance grants will depend on our Fund’s capacity as of April 16, 2019.

Click here to apply for a Second-Chance Campership grant 

Donate Now to Support the Second-Chance Scholarships

Online Donations:
Save the stamp and the administrative costs to deposit your check.  

Donate online now to the Campership Fund

Please write in the Note/Memo field: “Second-Chance Camperships”

Or Mail your check to:

Albany Presbytery Office
Attn: Second-Chance Scholarships
PO Box 83
Watervliet, NY 12189

Please write in the memo field: “Second-Chance Camperships”

As of April 1st the Second-Chance Campership Fund balance stood at $949.41.

Your generosity counts!

Rev. Ted Wright, HR
on behalf of the Mission Committee

About Rev. Ted Wright, HR

Ted rejoined Albany Presbytery, having served previously as pastor at the Presbyterian United Church of Schaghticoke from 1978-1982. Since then he has pastored congregations in Langhorne, PA, and Gaithersburg, MD, and worked for PC(USA) World Mission in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. Ted was the Moderator of the SPAT in 2018 and is now the chairperson of the Albany Presbytery Church Mission Committee.

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