Since 1953, nearby Camp Albermarle, a 39-acre non-profit organization affiliated with the New Hope Presbytery has been a place for fun, a place for fellowship, a place for God. First Pres and six other congregations in the region were instrumental in developing Camp Albermarle. Camp Albermarle is often called a “thin place” — a place to get away from all the distractions of our lives — where we can feel closer to God.
We can sense God’s presence in deliberate study and contemplation — and also in the beauty of a sunset.
Camp Albermarle is located on the banks of Bogue Sound, not far from Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Morehead City. Each year, First Pres schedules several events, family retreats, and vacation programs at the camp.
From its earliest days to present, members of First Pres have shared their time and talents with the camp serving as campers, board members, and summer staff.