Summer Camp

Camp Theme

God's people will never be perfect this side of heaven (Romans 3:9-12). Nevertheless, we are called to be holy because God is holy (Leviticus 11:44)... which sounds impossible. But the word "holiness" in Hebrew literally means "set-apartness." God isn't demanding impossible perfection. He calls every believer to live as uniquely separate (Leviticus 20:26), devoted to Him (1 Kings 8:53) and completely different from the world (1 Peter 1:13-16). It should be obvious to anyone who sees us that we are set apart (John 15:5-8).


Jesus came to break our sin cycle and restore humanity's connection with our Creator God (2 Corinthians 5:19-21). Placing saving faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ's death on the cross justifies us before God (Romans 5:6-11). That incredible forgiveness and grace compels the true disciple toward righteousness, walking in God's ways not because we earn His grace, but because our love and thanksgiving manifests itself as obedience (1 John 5:1-5).


For this reason, Student Life Camp 2016 will walk alongside students through the fascinating, incredibly relatable life of Peter, who experienced these Truths firsthand. We will follow his humble beginnings and calling (Matthew 4:18), examine his successes (Matthew 16:13-20) and many blunders while following Jesus (Mark 8:32-33), through his crushing failure (Mark 14:66-72) and ultimately into his redeemed life as world-changing Gospel advocate (John 21:1-19) and preacher (Acts 2:14-21). Students will clearly understand that those who follow Jesus are not set apart by perfection, but rather by single-minded devotion to and trust in the solid rock promises of Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1-2).

Sample Schedule

6:45-8:00 Breakfast
7:00-7:30 Supply Trailer Open
7:30 Family Group Leadership Meeting
7:45 Quiet Time with Church Group
8:15 Rally Point / Leave for Sites
3:30 Depart from Sites
4:30-6:00 Dinner
6:15 Family Group Bible Study
6:15 Student Pastor Gathering
7:30 Worship
9:30 Church Group Gathering
11:00 Lights Out

July 11-15 2016

Details and FAQ

Where is the Camp located?

We will be staying at Georgia Tech University. Camp meetings will take place on campus and during the day we will have a chance to serve in a variety of ways in downtown Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Click here for more details.


Who can attend?

Camp is for students currently (2015-16 school year) in grades 7th - 12th. Parents, we are also looking for adults who are willing to be Family Group Leaders. These are adultsa willing to lead a small group of students throughout the weekend using Student Life curriculum. Contact Pastor Jeff if you are interested.


How much does it cost?

The total cost is $350 and that includes everything while we are at camp (lodging, meals and all programming.) Students are responsible for meals while we travel. We will be stopping for two meals on each trip. Heading to camp we will make a breakfast stop and we will be eating lunch at the historic eatery in Atlanta The Varsity. On the way home we will be stopping for lunch and dinner.


How are you traveling?

We will be renting vans to travel to and from camp and to our worksite.


Work Site?

Our entire group will be together working at a Backyard Kids Club. Pastor Jeff will update the location as he receives details.


What is Urban Serve Mission Camp?

Student Life Mission Camp is a Christ-centered camp for 7th-12th graders. It includes engaging worship from experienced worship leaders, learning through sound biblical teaching and Bible study, community in Family Groups, and mission projects in the local communities. It's a week of focused learning, heartfelt praise, dramas, community building, teamwork, and most importantly, God's Word on center stage.

With Urban Serve, all groups attending camp will be serving the local urban community of a major city during the morning and afternoon hours. At Urban Serve, there is no Morning Celebration so everyone can depart from campus sooner to spend more time on their sites during the day. A sack lunch is provided for your group to eat at your mission site.


Speaker Dave Rhodes

Dave is a clarion voice on discipleship and mission as a speaker, writer and consultant, first as a co-founder and director of Wayfarer and now as a leader with 3DM. Dave continues to speak and consult as he serves as 3DM’s director of communities, shaping the learning community and workshop experience for churches around the world.

As a speaker, Dave ministers to thousands of people each year. He has written 13 books, including "Redefining Normal: An Open Invitation for Ordinary People Wanting to Become Extraordinary Disciples." David and his wife Kim live in Pawley’s Island, SC and have three children: Emma, Izzie and Frankie.


Worship Leader Isaac Pittman

At the age of 17, Isaac attended the International Youth Conference in Colorado. He shared the stage with contemporary Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and the experience changed his life forever. There his steadfast love for the Lord became a full-time commitment to ministry. After completing his time at Cedarville University in 2007, Isaac set out on a pursuit of music.

In 2010, Isaac joined contemporary Christian artists Brandon Heath and Jars of Clay on tour as a representative for Food for the Hungry. Throughout his musical career, he has shared the stage with several international artists including Bethany Dillon, Shane & Shane, Rachael Lampa, Taylor Sorensen, Meredith Andrews and Jessa Anderson.

Today Isaac Pittman leads worship for numerous conferences, youth events and camps across the United States. He inspires believers by the thousands to draw near to the Lord in an intimate relationship inspired through the power of prayer and delicacy of music.

Student Life is proud to partner with Isaac Pittman in pointing students to Christ this summer.

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Important Dates

May 1st: Deadline to register for Camp. You must have your $60 deposit turned in by this date.

June 19th: Parent/Student meeting after 11:00am worship service. ALL STUDENTS AND AT LEAST ONE PARENT ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND!

June 22nd: EVERYTHING IS DUE! All money and paperwork need to be turned in by this date.

July 6th: Planning, packing and organizing Meeting from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Student Life Center.

July 11th: The bus will be pulling out of the church parking lot at 5am! You need to be here prior to that!!

July 15th: We will be returning at Midnight!


Planning Meetings: ↑SEE ABOVE↑ Depending on where our team is going to serve we may need to have planning meeting where we organize different aspects of our trip. (For example: If we are helping run a VBS we will need to put together some programming elements and we want to make sure those are done well in advnace so we are prepared for our trip.) In late May/June we will be given our assignments and will be able to determine when/where/how often we will meet. Please stayed tuned!

Important Forms

InsideOut Release/Waiver (for the 2015/16 school year, Contact Pastor Jeff to see if you've already turned in this form.)

Student Life Waiver (must be notarized)

Packing List

Signed forms due by June 22nd


Student Life Experience (Coming soon)

With student Life Experience you can:

  • experience what their students are experiencing during the week of the event
  • access options like Camp gift certificates


Student Testimonies hear stories - told through social media - to get an idea of what students will experience at camp. Brett's Story - Haley's Story