Youth Camp 2020
Below is what our summer youth camp typically looks like.
We really enjoyed our new camp last year so we are going back again this year. The member churches plan and execute all aspects of our camps. We write curriculum, teach bible study, art, drama, lead interest groups, and create and lead the evening fellowships. Each year one of our associations pastors (this yaer it is Garrett!) acts as Camp Pastor and works with a worship team and youth volunteers to create a meaningful worship service each night of camp.
A few advantages:
- Closer Location. Schreiner University, Kerville
- Same churches each year. You can will see the same youth and leaders year after year.
- Lower Cost. Because the camp is much closer and planned by the member churches, the cost is lower.
13-15 churches participate in the summer camp, for about 200-250 people. Middle School and High School groups come together for Worship, morning celebrations, evening fellowships, and interest groups. Students are mixed by churches for community group time, bible study, art, and drama. There are several periods throughout the day for individual churches to get together to reconnect with their students.
A camp council made up of seniors in high school meet daily to plan camp activities and discuss any open issues. They are part of the leadership of the camp.
Check in for camp: 3pm-7pm @ Dorm
5:00p Set up for Opening Assembly/Worship
6:30 C-group/Bible study/Camp council leader meeting
6:30 New Camper Orientation
7:30 Opening Assembly
8:30 C-group gatherings
10:00 Church group time
10:30 Evening fellowship
11:15 On your floor
12:00 Lights out!
8:30 Camp Council Meeting
8:45 Church group round up
9:00 Come Alive & Looking up
10:10 Bible/Art/Drama Rotation 1
10:45 Bible/Art/Drama Rotation 2
11:20 Bible/Art/Drama Rotation 3
11:55 Church group time
1:00 Minister Meeting
1:45 Interest Groups (Monday & Tuesday)
Tournaments (Wednesday & Thursday): Basketball court, foosball table, ping pong table
2:45 Free Time (2 hours)
Pool/basketball courts available
Variety Show Tryouts (Monday to 4:45)
4:30 C-group/Bible study/Camp council leader meeting
6:00 C-group gatherings
7:00 Worship: Theater style room
8:15 Church group time
9:15 Evening Fellowships, end at 11pm
Monday: Pool or Outdoor game
Tuesday: Large Gym for indoor Game
Wednesday: Variety Show
7:30a Checkout/turn in keys + Breakfast
8:30 Camp Council meeting
9:00 Closing Assembly
10:00 Head home