About Us


For every child, a great camp experience.


To provide a safe, nurturing and fun science, arts and math camp experience to help students thrive in the new school year.

Humble Beginnings
SAM Camp started in 2008 at LifeGate Church (formerly North Valley Christian Fellowship) with a vision to bless the community with a fun science, arts and math summer camp experience. This first camp had 101 campers with lots of enthusiastic volunteers. Since then, SAM Camp has nearly quadrupled and relocated to Milpitas Christian School which has generously donated the use of their campus. What has been constant through this growth is the enthusiastic volunteers and the happy campers and their parents.


SAM Camp is designed to bring out and nurture the talents and abilities in each child and stimulate them to be successful in the new school year. The camp features engaging hands-on activities in math, arts, and science, as well as fitness and a hot lunch. SAM Camp encourages maximum interaction, and is for all students, not just those who excel academically.

A Love of Learning and Respect
SAM Camp strives to instill a love of learning and community in the children and to teach them to enjoy the order and beauty in creation that could only have come from God's infinitely creative mind. While taught from a biblical perspective, it is not specifically religious. Children of all religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome to attend and will be treated with respect.

A Gift to the Community
SAM Camp is designed as a gift to our community. All staff are volunteers and scholarships are provided for those who cannot afford the fee. While registration fees cover some of the expenses, SAM Camp depends on donations to cover the balance.