A new year is upon us and it is time to start thinking again about Youth Camp! In just a few more months it will be summer again. This letter and the materials that are with it should give you everything you need to know about camp this summer. Camp will be at Crystal Springs Baptist Camp near Medina, ND again this year.
We will once again be holding camp at the same time and place as the Prairie Partners Association children’s camp, but we have our own schedule and our own camp. This has been working well for us and I look forward to another great year. I am your camp director again this year and I am looking forward to another great week with you all. This year we have Joe Ellyson as our camp pastor. We have Ashton Rone from Connection Church in Belle Fourche leading music this year. We also plan to have breakouts that will be challenging and enjoyable again this year.
The theme for camp this year is Consumed. Our main theme verse is Hebrews 12:28-29: 28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire.
Here is the important information that you want to know. We have an early registration rate of $145 per camper for any registrations that are postmarked by May 15, 2017. After May 15, 2017 the rate will go up to $170. Remember registration before that date also guarantees that you will get a camp T-shirt, and in your requested size no less; whereas registration after that date may mean a T-shirt that isn’t in your size or worse yet, no T-shirt at all.
Please note that we need churches to provide a counselor for each seven (7) boys or girls that you send. This helps us keep camp safe and fun for everyone. Counselors should fill out the staff form. If your church cannot supply enough adults for your campers, please contact one of our other churches to ensure that we meet the desired ration. Jennifer Fanger has agreed to coordinate our registration processing again this year. You can call her at 605-222-4238 if you have any question regarding registration. This year our camp forms are available online at www.dakotabaptist.com. If you would like a paper copy of the forms, contact the DBC office and they will be mailed to you. If you have any other questions, you can call me at 701-818-8801.
I am excited to see what God will do with us and through us at camp this summer. Our goal is to equip youth for service, evangelism and discipleship in their local church and send them back excited to serve. I would encourage you to think about ways you can involve your youth in the ministry of your church when they return with a passion to serve and grow in Christ
Yours in Christ,
Here are the documents you will need for this year:
- Camp Flyer 2017
- Camp Policies Acknowledgement
- Camper Application
- Church Registration Form 2017
- Leader Application
- Ten Commandments of Youth Camp
- Youth Camp Letter 2017
- Youth Camp Schedule 2017
Please fill out the appropriate forms and send them to Paul O’Dell one of the following ways:
Mail -> Dakota Baptist Convention, attn: Paul O’Dell, PO Box 549, Rapid City, SD 57709
Scan and Email -> firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax -> 605-519-5800