Q: Where is Summer Festival Camp This Summer?
A: Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN
Q: When is Summer Festival Camp?
A: Highschool Monday, July 9th through Wednesday, July 12th
Middle school: Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 16th.
Q: What does it cost?
A: $260 for campers and counselors. Groups that fill out the group registration form before March 1st lock in an early-bird rate of $250 per person.
Q: Who is eligible to attend Summer Festival Camp?
A: Highschool Students who have finished 9th grade through 12th grade in the 2016- 2017 school year.
Middle school: Students who have finished 6th grade through 9th grade in the 2016- 2017 school year.
There is flexibility around this to match the grades level split individual churches make.
Q: What kind of programming will the campers experience?
A: Summer Festival combines games, skits, worship music, speakers, breakout sessions and small group discussion time for a unique experience that draws students closer to God, each other and the leadership from their churches. See the daily schedule below for more details about what a day at camp looks like.
Q: What does the adult leadership look like?
A: Each church provides their own adult leadership from their community. This helps foster relationships of depth that go back to the church and last far beyond camp. In addition, Youth Forum provides a dynamic staff who help lead and pump up students during the week. Churches should provide one leader for every 8-10 students.
Q: Is there special programming for leaders?
A: There are two counselor meetings each day at camp to help counselors be in the know about what’s happening at camp, build community together and have their own spiritual time, including music and prayer.
Q: What time do we check in?
A: Highschool: 1:30-2:30pm on Sunday, July 9th
Middle School: 1:30-2:30pm on Thursday, July 13th
Q: What time does camp end?
A: Highschool 11:30am on Wednesday, July 12th
Middle school 11:30am on July 16th
Q: How do we get to and from camp?
A: Each church group is responsible for their own transportation to and from camp. Once at camp, all transportation that may be needed will be provided.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: If you are a trip leader click here for group registration. If you’re a student signing up for camp whose home church is going to camp, you should sign up with your youth leader and fill out the forms they provide. If you aren’t sure who the right person is to get in touch with, contact us and we’ll let you know.
Q: My church isn’t going, can I signup as an individual?
A: Absolutely! Contact us and we will help you get signed up as an individual.
Q: Are there any scholarships available?
A: Yes! Fill out the Scholarship Request Form and we will make sure you get to camp.
Q: What does an average day at Summer Festival look like?
A: Sample Summer Festival Daily Schedule:
- 8:30 Breakfast
- 9:15 Morning Event
- 10:15 Morning Club
- 11:15 Morning Small Group Time
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:15 Afternoon Event
- 2:30 Free Time
- 4:00 Workshops
- 5:00 Diner
- 6:00 Free Time
- 7:00 Club
- 8:15 Evening Small Group Time
- 9:15 Evening Event
- 10:15 Late Night Scramble
- 11:30 Lights out
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