'Boot Camp' draws focus to life's tough questions

'Boot Camp' draws focus to life's tough questions

More than 60 junior highers, youth workers, and staff members participated in a special July week of learning, mixing fun activities and spiritual formation for a week on the BBC campus.

"Boot Camp: Basic Training for Junior Highers" provided a life-changing experience, with a focus on answering life's tough questions and building a foundation for leadership.

BBC&S"I love that everyone is so nice and kind and welcoming -- and that the counselors get to know you," said Brooke Snyder, 13, of Altoona, PA. "I have learned more here in one day than I have at a camp I have gone to for two years. My favorite part is having the counselors getting to know me and being able to talk to them."

A Powerful Week
Led by youth ministry veteran Dwight Peterson of BBC, students grow through individual devotional times, general sessions, and relationships with counselors and new friends.

Each day was 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?

"I like the fact that everyone talks to us like we're on the same level -- not like we're kids," said Oliviah Gearhart, 12, of Clarks Summit, PA. "I can hear more of what they're saying and understand it."

Learn more online at

More On Campus
More than 3,000 people annually attend camps and conferences at BBC&S.

Information on all summer events and conferences are online at

Still ahead this summer are two weeks of Teen Leadership Conference and Defender and Big Blue soccer camps.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to serve as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 7/19/2013 2:08:47 PM

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