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2020 Hype Themes | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Although the 2020 Camp season is starting later than past summers, we are ready for campers to join us June 29 for the first day of camp! For kids camp and middle school sessions, campers participate in Hype — super fun, themed activities and games each evening. Costumes are encouraged — the more eccentric, the better! Here are the 2020 Hype themes with a brief rundown of each:   Hype Olympics Congratulations! You have been chosen to represent your team…

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How Camp Curriculum and Experiences are Built – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Ever wonder how Youthfront camp curriculum and content gets developed? Ever look at your child or grandchild’s camper journal and wonder who produced it?  Here’s a peek behind the scenes of what goes into choosing each summer’s Biblical theme and how camper experiences are designed.  Youthfront’s Matt Saunders MAIN THEME As soon as one summer ends, the Youthfront camp staff takes some time to evaluate the previous summer’s content. How well did it tell a story from scripture? How interactive…

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75 Weeks and 75 Years: Mac Maser’s Story – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This summer, we discovered an amazing story about one of our long-time staffers. After the last week of camp, Mac Maser finished his 75th week at Youthfront during our 75th anniversary year. Pretty cool, huh? As the Teen Staff Director at Camp West, Mac has a passion for serving youth. So why is this 24-year-old drawn to a 75-year-old organization? A Place of Restoration “This year as we celebrate 75 years of ministry as an organization, I personally got to…

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McKayla’s Story | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As Youthfront is gearing up for the 2019 summer camp season, Emporia State University student McKayla Brady has been reflecting on her time as a cabin leader at Youthfront Camp LaCygne last summer. Already committed to returning to Summer Staff for 2019, McKayla is excited to come alongside her future campers in spiritual growth and friendship.   What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront? The spiritual growth and community that I found [last] summer was amazing. What are…

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A Youthfront Legacy: Alex Francis – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Alex Francis has a unique history with Youthfront. Not only has she grown up with the organization as a camper and two-year Summer Staffer, but her family also has a connection. Her great uncle is Lou Francis, chair of the Youthfront board of directors. Some of her cousins have also been on staff. We asked Alex to share her Youthfront story with us. How do you feel knowing that your family has been a part of Youthfront’s story? Youthfront has always…

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Q&A with Sarah Day | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Baker University student Sarah Day joined Summer Staff last year wanting to fulfill internship requirements and gain experience in her major. What she additionally gained was a community of people that surrounded her in love, support, and authenticity. Sarah enjoyed staffing so much that she will be returning this summer as the Wellness Director at Youthfront Camp West. What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront, even if you’ve participated in YF activities many times before? I was supposed to…

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2019 Hype Themes | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The camp countdown is on! We are so excited to announce the Hype themes for the summer! Hypes at Youthfront Camp are the crazy fun theme nights each day. Campers and staff dress up in costumes and participate in themed challenges with their cabin mates, vie for the spirit stick, and experience a silly, fun night.  The following is a rundown of each theme: RELIC HUNTERS: Complete the challenges, follow the map, and find the key to unlock the legendary…

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Molly’s Story | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As a lifeguard at Youthfront Camp West last summer, Molly Terlouw found meaning in serving campers and staff. Not only was she able to help thousands of campers experience a fun week of summer, but she also found authentic and loving relationships with the staff. Molly is a technical theatre major at Kansas Wesleyan University. She will be returning to serve on Summer Staff at Camp West as Overnight Security. Here is her story from last summer. How did you…

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Camp 2020 – Registration is Open! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Registration is open for all LifeWay Camps for 2020!  Many churches plan their calendars in advance, so look ahead and make sure you get your camp spots reserved now for next summer. CentriKid Camps and Student Life For Kids dates are online and open for registration, and many of them will fill up quickly. The earlier you sign up, the more options are available to choose from. For CentriKid Camps, visit centrikid.com For Student Life For Kids, visit studentlifeforkids.com No…

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Episode 184: Is Camp Still Effective? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in…

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