Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Summer Camp Info Already?

Believe it or not Summer Camp is just around the corner! Summer Camp inevitably sneaks up on most of us, while we look forward to it every year it's just so hard to plan for and to keep on the radar.  This year we are going to do all that we can to help you not get snuck up on! 

In an attempt to do just that please allow me to give you some important info that will help you in your planning.

Date: July 15-19
Location: Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) http://www.wheaton.edu/
Speaker: Wade Morris https://twitter.com/WadeSpeaks
Worship Leader: The Museum http://themuseummusic.com/
Theme: The Kingdom -Matthew 6:10 http://bible.us/116/mat.6.10.nlt
Camp Organization: Student Life http://www.studentlife.com/events/3065/mission-camp-faqs

Let me give you a few more details about the benefits of Summer Camp just incase you were wondering what "the big deal" is; 

In a study done with over 5,000 families, it was found that:

- 96% of campers say they make new friends at camp.
- 94% said they made friends with people different from themselves.
- 92% said camp helped them feel good about themselves.
- 74% said they did things at camp they were afraid to do at first.
Parents agreed:
- 70% said their child gained self-confidence at camp.
- 69% said their child remained in contact with friends made at camp.
- 63% said their child continued to participate in activities learned at camp.

-The amount of Biblical information gained during one week of Summer Camp is equivalent to 3 years worth of traditional Sunday School. 

-2/3 of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior do so before they reach the age of 18. 64% accept Christ before age 18. 43% before age 13. 

My prayer is that you will strongly pray (if you haven't already) about sending your student(s) to camp this summer. I am here to help you every step of the way and am looking forward to partnering with you as you lead your family closer to Jesus Christ.  Feel free to call 309-786-7913 or email youth@edgewoodbaptist.net for more information. 

-Pastor Jeff 

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