Summer Camp with an Eternal Difference!
JUNE 9-16, 2019
The Bear Valley Future Preacher's Training Camp is currently the oldest camp of its kind in the brotherhood (beginning in 1999). This camp is design to fan the flame for preaching in young men ages 13-18. Campers are treated to a full week of training in sermon preparation, Bible study, personal evangelism and more, all while enjoying the beauty of Colorado. These classes help the campers strengthen their spiritual lives while they form fellowship bonds with other like-minded young men. Recreational activities throughout the week allow them to enjoy the beauty of Colorado and the Bear Valley church family.
Join us for a camp that can help make an eternal difference!
WHEN IT IS EACH YEAR?
The camp begins the second Sunday and runs through third Sunday each June.
COST OF THE CAMP
There is no charge for the camper to attend. The camper will be responsible for transportation to and from camp, and spending money for any off-campus activities.
HOW DO I APPLY?
We do not accept application for camp until February 1 each year of camp. Applications will be made available here. We allow up to 50 young men to attend the camp. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
WHAT TO BRING
Bible - DO NOT FORGET YOUR BIBLE!
Clothing - Dress pants and button-up shirts (or nice polos) are REQUIRED each day. A coat and tie are also REQUIRED during Sunday worship services, pictures, and preaching. Casual clothes and knee length shorts may be worn in the rooms and at recreational times. Shirts with logos advertising tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and negative or suggestive language will NOT be worn at any time. No earrings or visible necklaces are allowed.
Bedding - Each camper will be provided a cot to sleep on, so please bring linens/blankets (or a sleeping bag) and a pillow.
Other - Bring a towel, toiletry, and personal items.
NOTE - To level the playing field for all campers, NO laptops (or similar) may be used for sermon prep.
WHO MAY COME
Camp is designed for young men, 13-18 years of age who are Christians. If a young man has not obeyed the gospel, they will be considered if space is available. Parents and friends are invited to visit any of our evening sessions, as well as opening and closing Sunday services and activities.
The week is filled with training classes in Bible study, sermon preparation and delivery, the life and work of the preacher, and personal evangelism. Most days will also involve a unique off-site devotional we call “Live Wire Lessons.” There will be recreational activities each day such as sports, scenic trips, and, on occasion, a hike. This year we will be going to a Colorado Rockies game.
CONFIRMATION AND CHECK-IN
We have a limited number of spaces available for camp (up to 50). Therefore, all campers will receive an e-mail containing a letter of confirmation once their application has been received and accepted. If e-mail is not available, then the applicant will receive the latter by mail. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If later than June 1, confirmation will be made by phone.
YOU MUST RECEIVE CONFIRMATION TO ATTEND. Check-in is on Sunday, June 9 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Campers must be settled into their rooms by 5:00 p.m. for a Welcome Address given by the elders and staff.