KEEP THE CHANGE
We believe in ongoing life change!
We believe in ongoing life change after camp not just the “camp high.” More than just focusing on the individual student and adult worker, we teach them how they fit into the “big picture” of your youth ministry. Instead of a barrage of topics our camps direct your group onto a path that will perpetuate life change and grow your ministry.
We strategically limit the size of our youth camps to under 500
We strategically limit the size of our youth camps to under 500, and some are even smaller. We believe that huge crowds may be great for conferences, but nothing can replace the impact that personal relationships will have on your group. Youth leaders are valued by our staff, as we meet each morning to pray for the camp, for the students, and to plan together for the activities of the day. We get to know you, your leaders and your campers by name.
We will train your adults in timeless youth ministry leadership principles
Why spend more time and money in leadership training events when much of it can happen at camp? We will train your adults in timeless youth ministry leadership principles and your student leaders will get practical, hands on experience alongside our staff in leading Bible studies, games and team building. Our camps focus on strengthening your leadership team.
They will pour their lives into your students and adults.
Our summer interns are NOT paid to be at camp. In fact, they raise their own support to be with us on mission in the US and abroad…they really want to minister! The interns consider this a summer calling, not just a summer job. Their focus is on your campers’ walk with Jesus, not just the camp program! Our well-trained staff will spend quality time ALL DAY with your group. They will pour their lives into your students and adults.
We look at camp differently.
We look at camp differently, we have a tight philosophy on how camp works. Our speakers, band and interns are integrated into that philosophy. We don’t focus on headliners, we focus on content. Every aspect of camp is designed for your group to leave with just one thing from the worship times to the games to the drama, everything culminates in one point.
**THESE CAMP REGISTRATION CONTRIBUTIONS INCLUDE ALL RECREATION.
Youth Camp in my church has always been a very important event! Frankly, it was my own experience as a youth minister seeing what God did in students’ lives at camp that led me to include youth camps as one of the key facets of Global Youth Ministry. In case you have not thought about this deeply for awhile, let me share my top four reasons for “pushing” camp with my students! As a youth minister camp is:
People want to be part of exciting things! So my job as the youth leader is to make camp IN, happening, exciting, the place to be! I already know that my students are going to have a blast at camp, so that ought to be easy, right? Not with the ones who need it most! So, I can’t depend solely on the usual ways to communicate camp—the posters, videos, and announcements. I’m going to have to engage in “guerilla warfare” against Satan to enlist my students, because HE knows as well as I do how important this single week of the year will be for many of them. The regular promotional efforts will just not cut it—these methods are not enough to convince my “uncommitted” students to risk a week of their lives on an “iffy” thing, or convince them that camp is really that important to THEM, not just the youth group at large!
So what kind of guerrilla warfare is required for an “over-the-top” impact at camp?
Yes, all of this is hard work!
I know it will be, and I choose to pay that price. I know that statistically, more kids make life-changing decisions at camp than at any other single youth event of the year! But, oh, has my work ever paid off! Our camp attendance at the church where I put these ideas into practice rose from 62 the first year to 627 the last year! Meanwhile Sunday School attendance rose from 173 my first year to over 400 the last year.The fruit of the hard work was evident! It pays off in long-term results in the spiritual lives of my students!
So, dear youth ministry friend, here’s the motto that you (like me) may need:
JUST DO IT!
Blessings on you as you labor in love!
Before November 1: You may reserve your spot at any time before November 1 with NO deposit due until November 1. A non-refundable deposit is required to be postmarked to us by November 1 for each reservation, if you have already reserved, per person to hold your reservation past November 1.
After November 1: Reservation deposits must be postmarked within 15 business days of your reservation. After 15 business days your reservation becomes delinquent and is subject to drop. In order to qualify for the quoted reservation cost, your deposit must be received or postmarked by the deadline for that quote.
Deposits are non-refundable. After January 15th, deposits are non-transferable. (Up until January 15th, your unused deposits can be transferred toward your final balance.)
- Send all checks payable to: Global Youth Ministry – 40 Blackhawk Trail, Chatsworth, GA 30705
- Please call 877-251-1800 to pay by credit card. There is a small finance fee for use of credit cards.
For all additions, the camp price will be determined by the date the deposit is postmarked. If some spots are reserved at the Early Bird price, then we will calculate your total accordingly. The same will be true for all spots deposited after the Early Bird discount.
[ Last Minute Add-Ons: We know how it is; some teen wants to go to camp at the last minute… the very one you have been praying for. What do you do? Call us! Arrangements can be made for last minute attendance if accommodations are available. An extra $10 per person will be added to the current camp price. The $100 processing late fee does not apply if you have sent in your final payment and paperwork by the deadline. ]
DROPS/CANCELATIONS: See COVID-19 updates below
***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the drop policy by a full month. Also please call us for any needed special concerns.***
The number of people registered may be reduced at any time through January 15th and you will receive a full credit of the deposit toward your final balance.
- For camps through June 30th, all drops and cancellations after April 15th will be subject to an additional $50 fee for each cancelled registered attendee. (COVID-19 Addendum: For 2020 camps only, the date has been changed to May 15th.)
- For camps from July 1st through July 31st, all drops and cancellations after May 15th will subject to an additional $50 fee for each cancelled registered attendee. (COVID-19 Addendum: For 2020 camps only, the date has been changed to June 15th.)
***Any cancellations within 15 business days of your camp start date must be paid in full.***
Final payment is due postmarked 15 business days prior to your camp start date. Any payments made after such 15 day deadline will incur a $100 late fee. After the 15 business day deadline, the entire balance will be due for all registered spots; no reductions in cost after the 15 business day limit even if you do not bring all of the spots registered.