Theme: Walk The Walk
It can be hard to live the way God wants us to live. Fortunately, God knows we struggle and he’s given us His most powerful gift; His Spirit in our lives. This year, at High School week of camp, we’re going to dig in to what it means for a Christian to “Walk the Walk” by taking a look at Galatians chapter 5 and the “Fruit of the Spirit.” This will be one of the most practical and memorable journeys we could explore with our students.
THE FUN STUFF
Rule no. 1 at High School week is “Camp should be fun!” So, as we learn how to “Walk the Walk” you can expect a full week of fun games, classic outdoor camp activities, team competitions, and unexpected twists.
Every year our High School students check out on Friday saying, “That was the best week of camp EVER” and this year, will NOT disappoint.
We create 4 distinctly different learning environments each day that will help grow our students in faith and understanding:
Team SOAP Time
SOAP is an acronym – Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. After breakfast, students will meet with their team and leaders to work through a scripture each day. It’s a practical tool they can bring home with them and use daily!
The War Room is a group learning environment. The whole camp gathers in Jackson Pavilion to work through a daily topic together. The leaders of the War Room facilitates a student-led conversation where our teens have a chance to be heard and lead in their own way. We know that our students come from various backgrounds and the war room is a simple but effective place for them to unpack things that they may be “battling” in their lives. God is greater than the struggle and it is our goal to help equip them for the fight.
After spending the majority of the day in the “fun” stuff, we re-group in the evening for a group worship time and teaching time. There is a time of worshiping God with our band and hearing a powerful and challenging message from our speakers. Vespers tends to be a highlight for most of our campers.
Before we turn in for the night, the whole camp gathers one last time for “campfire.” Each night one of our staff members share their testimony of how God has moved in their life. It is powerful for our students to hear from so many of the staff they look up to. Thursday night is “Sr. Night.” We campers who are interested to share their testimony too.
Chris Woolard grew up as a camper at RCC and has served as a dean for us since 2002. He is a Church planter and the Lead Minister at “Venture Church” in Wilmington, NC. He loves working with Students! He spent 10 years in full-time youth ministry and was the executive director of the Carolina Christian Youth Conference for 9 years. More recently, he also works with teens as a Boy Scouts Leader and assistant football coach. He has a heart for seeing teenagers discover God’s plan for their lives and works hard to build an excellent staff each year to make sure our students have a blast and also walk away knowing the love of Jesus. Christ has been the dean of our High School Session since 2014 is excited to be with us again this year!