Summer Camp is one of our biggest weeks of the year in the youth ministry!
It is a week students look forward to all year long because of the unique qualities our camp has. Each day is filled with team games, fun activities, lots of free time, worship, impactful talks, and small group break-out times (divided up by gender and age). Students have great fellowship with one another all week long, developing life-long friendships and drawing closer to God at the same time. We hope you can be a part of it this year!
Who this camp is for:
Any student who has completed 7th grade all the way through seniors who graduate in May 2019.
June 17-21 (Graduated seniors and worship team members will head up on the 16th at 3 p.m. with John to help set up/prepare for camp)
Lake Geneva, WI (Lake Geneva Youth Camp and Conference Center; a beautiful place with lots of fun things to do!)
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Healthy priorities will only begin in a student’s life and be maintained throughout life when their identity is firmly established in the Lord. As God establishes who they are and works in their hearts, godly priorities will naturally be formed and embraced, helping them to maintain kingdom priorities, not earthly ones.
Out of this spiritual theme comes our fun theme, which is the Disney kingdom! We will focus on some select classic animated Disney movies which, you guessed it, all touch on the identity/priorities theme! No matter what team students are assigned to, they can feel free to dress up as any animated Disney character they would like at camp (they don’t have to dress up at all, if they don’t want to).
This year, we have invited a good friend and solid Youth Pastor, Jon Watts, to join us as the camp speaker. Jon currently ministers at Crosspoint Community Church in Eureka (IL) and was formerly on staff with Youth for Christ in Peoria. He has a passion to share with our students out of his insight of the Word and out of his own personal life experiences. We are excited to have him join us!
Cost (please pay by check to Grace Presbyterian Church with "Camp 2019 and your child's name in the memo line):
- There is a $25.00 multiple-family-member discount for families that have multiple kids going to the camp. Each family member going receives $25.00 off their camp cost (this applies only to immediate family members living in the same household).
- Camp scholarships are available; we really don't want money to be a reason you can't come! E-mail John Vanne or Austin Branson or have your child pick up a scholarship application at Junior or Senior High gatherings. Scholarships will be awarded based on need and in order they are received as the youth budget allows. ***If students receive a scholarship, the multi-family discount will not be awarded as well.
- Scholarship application deadline is Sunday, May 5
- Final camp registration deadline is Sunday, June 2
Questions: Contact John Vanne