Student Life is excited to host your student at camp this summer. We have put together a packet of information not only to help your student pack, but also to keep you informed about what the week looks like. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your students life in what we are praying will be a truly transformational week.
WHAT WILL YOUR STUDENT BE LEARNING?
CAMP THEME: THREE IN ONE
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
2 CORINTHIANS 13:14
BIBLE STUDY FOCUSES
When the universe was created, God looked out over all of his creation. All of the animals, plants, and mountains, but it was only after He made us that He said His creation was good. Made in the image of God, we are His children. When sin came into the world, we strayed from God. He chased after us, determined for us to once again belong to the family that He made. Our earthly parents are human and sinful, just like us. Our relationships with our parents can be strained, we can run away and they might not chase us the way we need them to. Or our earthly parents can leave, and that spot in our lives is left empty. God is our perfect father and His love is never failing. He is not a vengeful or cruel father, but one that is willing to give up everything to be reunited with His children.
MAIN PASSAGE // Luke 15:11-32
BIBLE STUDY FOCUSES
When Jesus died on the cross, something Earth shattering happened. Not only did Jesus take on the weight of the worlds sin, but the presence of God came to dwell among us as well. Jesus is fully God, and everything that Jesus did reveals more about the character of God. Jesus loved lepers, prostitutes, and outcasts. He sought the meek and used them for His ministry in ways that are still countercultural. This same Jesus is the same Jesus that died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead. This Jesus is the same God that created the universe and reigns victorious over Heaven and Earth. When we look at the character of Jesus, we see a man who humbled Himself to die for our sins. Jesus is the embodiment of God chasing after us as we run from Him.
MAIN PASSAGE // Luke 15: 1-7, Matthew 18: 10-14
The Holy Spirit
Before the death and resurrection of Christ, Gods people did not have the access that we have to the Holy Spirit now. The Holy Spirit is one of Gods many kindnesses to us. While we wait for God to return and create His perfect kingdom, we have access to God through His Word and His Spirit. His Spirit guides us and comforts us as we live life in a broken world. The Holy Spirit is present and with us as we study Gods Word and seek to discern how to live our lives, in the little stuff and the big decisions that can feel so overwhelming. While we wait for the new Heaven and new Earth, the Holy Spirit is with us every second of every day.
MAIN PASSAGE // Acts 2
REC CAMP PACKING LIST
Check with your leader for electronics and cell phone guidelines
WHAT TO BRING
Appropriate, casual clothing for four nights of Worship
Appropriate, comfortable clothing for three days of recreation (have one set of clothes you dont mind getting messy in)
Appropriate, comfortable clothing for the trip home
Closed toe shoes (for daytime activities)
Bible, pen & notebook
Towels and washcloths
Bedding and pillow (unless told otherwise)
Spending money for snacks and Student Life Store
Watch and/or alarm clock
Swimsuit and beach towel (for pool if available)
Hand Soap for Bathrooms
Additional items needed for your church group (Ex: money for lunch on the trip home):
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Tobacco, drugs, vape pens, or alcohol
Fireworks, water balloons, or weapons
Skateboards, roller skates or roller blades
CAMP DRESS CODE
No clothing that reveals undergarments
No short shorts or skirts
No speedos or midriff-baring bathing suits
No clothing with questionable sayings, slogans, etc.
Adhere to your church's dress code while at camp. Check with your leader if you have questions.
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