Summer Camp 2018
For many people summer camp has been a transformational week where they have met Jesus in a personal way that has impacted their lives for years, decades, and even for eternity. Because God has used summer camp in such huge ways in the life of students (and leaders) we have been asking over the last 6 months, if God would want us to prioritize and put more energy into making summer camp a more impactful part of the LBC Youth Ministry. As we began praying, God began doing things in and around us that fanned into flame the idea that summer camp could become not only a highlight of our year, but a springboard into the next season of ministry that Jesus is leading us into. One of the opportunities God provided for us was to use Castaway Camp in Minnesota. Castaway is a marvelous camp with great accommodations, incredible food, and some amazing entertainment options. Castaway is a Young Life camp that usually is booked all summer with Young Life groups that come from all over the United States, but this year Castaway had an opening the first week in June and they are excited for us to rent out their camp for the week to run our own camp program.
At this camp, we will have the amazing opportunity to partake in a variety of different activities including: rock climbing, zip line, giant swing, sailboat, parasail, gaga ball, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, frisbee golf, crystal clear water to swim in, kayak, hot tubs, and even hammocks to lay out in on the sandy beach. Not only are the activities amazing, but the amenities of this camp are even better! This will be an experience students will remember forever.
...but honestly, that’s not the biggest reason that we are excited about this new opportunity. We are excited to be doing something that includes LBC Youth Ministry as a whole, together. In a culture that constantly screams individualism, LBC Youth values unity, we are better together. We believe that the next season of ministry will be marked by growing together as one ministry, serving one God, and helping other students know the one Savior. There is no better way to be together than take over an entire camp with all of our people.
Gathering together, escaping the distractions of day-to-day life, having a ridiculous amount of fun together, diving into God's word and worshipping Him with all our hearts as one unified body, will make this week truly “the best week of your summer”.
We would love for you to come on this adventure with us! This website should give you all the information you need, but if you have specific questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We have a spot for you, will you take it?