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Faith, Friends, and Fun at Summer Youth Camps

400 img 6666This is Matt Lambert’s second year as the Director of Youth and Outdoor Ministry at Warm Beach Camp. While Matt may be new to this position, he is not new to the Camp. Matt has been volunteering and working at Warm Beach since 1997. With all this history under his belt, we wanted to find out more about his hopes and dreams for Warm Beach Camp’s Summer Youth Camps.

The culture of our world is ever changing and alive. Warm Beach’s Youth Camps are no different when it comes to changing with the times, but there are several elements that need to say the same. Matt’s overall vision for Youth Camp is “at Youth Camps, kids would come to know Christ and grow in their relationship with Him.” There is a strategic acronym the staff uses to define the goals at W-Bar-B Youth Camp called “LOCAL”: L-Love God, O-Outdoors, C-Community, A-Adventure, L-Love people.

Matt went on to say, “I hope kids will find a life-long relationship with Christ and not just a sample, not just a good feeling. I want them to have real faith and not a sense of moralistic, therapeutic, deism. I want them to take away life-long friendships with other campers and counselors. I want them to take away what life can be like in healthy community, free from the stress of life.”

This summer’s Youth Overnight Camps will be centered around the theme “Rooted” based off Isaiah 61:3 (NIV) “…They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” Kids will find out why they were created, why God chose to save them, and why they should follow Christ. On top of all the great teaching will be plenty of time for recreation and fun! This summer, campers at W-Bar-B can look forward to a few fun new additions like Human Foosball, and Upward Four Square, along with all the regular fun of horseback trail rides (extra fee), high ropes, plenty of pool time and so much more!

To register and for more information: [register url=”programs/youth-programs/junior-a-jr-high-camps”]2014 Summer Youth Camps[/register]

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