All aboard the S.S. Virtual Teen Camp Program! We are pleased to announce that we will start taking applications at 9 a.m. Central time on Sunday, July 5. We welcome applications from any teenager who is interested in embarking on a weeklong virtual expedition (beginning on Sunday, July 26) to learn what it means to be firmly anchored in God’s Word.
Please note: Since we will be collecting personal contact information for minors, we must also have the contact information for a parent or guardian to obtain a release for that information.
There will be four regions to select from during the application process: West, Central, Southeast and Northeast. Each camper should apply for a first and a second option since we are limited in the size for each group. The program will feature daily Compass Checks, Christian Living classes, a Bible Q&A, online activities and, of course, opportunities for fellowship.
Since we know some of our teens have summer jobs, a link to the Compass Checks will be sent each day over social media along with a daily Bible verse and a reminder of what’s coming that evening. Christian Living classes, the Bible Q&A and fellowship opportunities via Zoom breakout rooms will be available each evening at times that are convenient based on each group’s time zone. To cap off the week, we will be webcasting an “end of camp” Sabbath service on the Sabbath of Aug. 1, starting at 12 noon Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific).
“Deck hands” needed
Just as we would if we were hosting an in-person camp, we are asking for “all hands on deck!” We are particularly in need of experienced young adult camp staff members. If you are interested in assisting with the day-to-day operations of the virtual program—working with technology, acting as a breakout room moderator, assisting with social media postings, etc., we encourage you to submit a staff application and mark your area(s) of preference. We acknowledge the contributions camp personnel have made in the experiences of our campers, and we appreciate in advance your willingness to serve.
We look forward to “sail-ebrating” good times with all of you!
• Sunday, July 26 – Set sail at 5 p.m. central time on Zoom, followed by a Zoom meeting for each of the four groups with activities and fellowship in breakout rooms for 30-45 minutes.
• Daily, Monday through Friday – Compass Check, daily Bible verse and reminder of that evening’s events sent via social media platforms so participants can watch the Compass Check whenever it is convenient.
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings – Zoom meeting for each group at a convenient time followed by breakout rooms for fellowship.
• Wednesday evening – Zoom meeting for each group at a convenient time followed by breakout rooms for fellowship.
• Sabbath, August 1 – “End of camp” virtual church service at 9 a.m. pacific time, 12 noon eastern time with replay available for those unable to connect live.