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Camp offers powerful spiritual training for junior highers
Answering life's tough questions and building a foundation for leadership will be the focus of a special week-long summer event for seventh and eighth graders.
"Boot Camp: Basic Training for Junior Highers" is an experience students will not forget. The camp aims to help students grow knowledge and build key skills and preparation for continued development in their high school years.
Boot Camp runs July 16 - 20 for students and their youth workers.
Details are online at www.bbc.edu/bootcamp.
Each day is focused on thinking through critical questions facing junior high students today:
- How do I know God loves me?
- How do I know I'm saved?
- What do I do when I sin?
- Can I make a difference?
"The purpose of Boot Camp is to help each junior higher think through four foundational spiritual questions as well as learn basic skills for personal spiritual growth," said Dwight Peterson, a BBC assistant professor, veteran youth worker, and Boot Camp director.
"Each day we will commit to not only provide campers with the tools to be able to answer those four basic questions, but also provide individual attention to allow each camper to work through their personal response to those questions."
Students will grow through individual devotional times, general sessions, and relationships with counselors and new friends.
A Special Week
Spiritual growth takes place as students gain from general sessions, devotional times, small group meetings, and meeting new friends.
"I like everything about it," said Jarred, who attended in 2011. "Questions like 'How do I know I'm saved?' and 'What do I do when I sin?' have answers. I'm learning the steps."
Gavin Gromacki, a 2011 BBC graduate and a current student in the Master of Divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary, said working alongside youth workers and getting to know the students last year was a great experience for counselors as well.
"I'm learning, too," he said. "It's a special week."
Videos and more are online at www.bbc.edu/bootcamp.
Early bird discounts for students and youth workers are available through June 1.
More On Campus
More than 4,000 people annually attend camps and conferences at BBC&S.
Information on all summer events and conferences, including Teen Leadership Conference, five sports camps, LYFE Women's Conference, Men's Conference, and Summer Volunteers Week, are online at www.bbc.edu/events.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students learn to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills.
To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 6/15/2012 10:59:49 AM