About Us

Passport has a strong reputation for well-run, creative, Christian camps for children and youth. Our camps include moving, theologically stretching worship, experiential Bible study, hands-on mission experiences for youth, and mission education for children. Our camps are led by an energetic staff of college and graduate school students who consider their summers on staff as an expression of their calling, and a ministry to our participating churches. Passport offers our campers the freedom to dream within a comfortable structure that respects the Christian traditions of our participating churches.

Who is Passport, Inc.?

Passport, Inc. is a national non-profit ministry whose primary goal is to work for integrated, ecumenical, inspirational weeks of summer camp that model important lessons like service in the name of Christ, creation care, and respect for neighbor. The various church groups that participate with us each summer, including the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, The Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, shape the theology Passport presents at camp. Passport affirms the call of God on men and women equally.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church

Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Youth Camp

Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

The Episcopal Church Camp

The Episcopal Church

Funding & Support

 

Passport, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. As such we seek grants and contributions in an effort to provide affordable programming and resources to students, and those ministering to students. As an independent nonprofit, Passport receives no denominational support. Our camp registration fees provide a modest economic base, but annual outside support is required for our ministry to continue to thrive. We offer financial assistance in the form of Camp Scholarship for youth and children from all over the world, especially those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend a Christian summer camp. We welcome funding to increase our Camp Scholarship Fund.

View our 2016 annual report here and see our full organizational profile, visit our Guidestar listing. If your church or organization would like to support our ministry, you might consider contributing to the following: + The online devotional D365.org + Scholarship for a camper + Leadership training + General Administrative support Donate to Passport, Inc. To learn more or start a conversation, please feel free to contact us directly at 800-769-0210 or email David Burroughs, Passport’s president.

 

Advisory Committees

Passport maintains a Youth Ministry Advisory Committee and a Children’s Ministry Advisory Committee, comprised of ministers and student workers who have a history of bringing their church groups to Passport each summer. We seek advice, input and feedback throughout the year from these two committees and they help shape the focus of future summers through their support and input. They also hold us accountable to making sure the curricula each year is focused, relevant, and theologically appropriate for our campers. We are grateful for their work with us.

Youth Committee

 

Brian Abel
Minister to Youth and Young Families 
Calder Baptist Church
Beaumont, TX

 

Sarah Boberg
Minister of Youth and Children
First Baptist Church Red Springs
Red Springs, NC

Teresa Bowers
Minister to Families
Trinity Baptist Church
Madison, AL

 

Amy Brown
Minister to Students
First Baptist Church Anderson
Anderson, NC

Greg Cochran        
Associate Pastor for Children and Youth and Spiritual Formation      
Woodbrook Baptist Church
Baltimore, MD

 

Lauren Colwell 
Associate Minister for Spiritual Formation and Families
First Baptist Church Savannah
Savannah, GA

Christopher Gourley    
Interim Pastor        
North Riverside Baptist Church
Newport News, VA

 

Britt Hester 
Minister of Youth and Mission  
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
Jacksonville, FL

 

Dane Jackson  
Minister of Students       
Second Baptist Church
Richmond, VA

 

Colleen Schnitzer         
Director of Youth   
First United Methodist Church
Hendersonville, NC

 

Kelsey Stillwell             
Minister to Families and Youth 
First Baptist Church Commerce
Commerce, GA

 

Will Thompson           
Pastor of Student Ministry      
Bethany United Methodist Church
Summerville, SC

 

Children’s Committee

Eva Booth
Family Ministries Coordinator      
Ivey Memorial UMC
S. Chesterfield, VA

Donna Chase
Director of Christian Education      
First Presbyterian Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Jennifer Davis
Minister to Children and Their Families
Broadway Baptist Church
Ft. Worth, TX

Brent Greene
Minister of Preschool and Children
First Baptist Church Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN

Becca Lindhout
Minister of Education and Children  
Antioch Baptist Church
Mamers, NC

 

Amanda Lott
Associate Pastor for Children’s Ministries   
Huguenot Road Baptist Church
Richmond, VA

Christina McCord
Minister to Children & Families      
First Baptist Church Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Esther Soud Parker
Minister with Children and Their Families
Watts Street Baptist Church
Durham, NC

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Pethel
Associate Pastor in Family Ministries
The Baptist Church Of Beaufort
Beaufort, SC

Lesley Ratcliff
Associate Pastor for Children
Northminster Baptist Church
Jackson, MS

Melissa Willis
Minister with Children and Families
Central Baptist Bearden
Knoxville, TN

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