Dear Youth Ministers,
The fall has come and gone, the holiday season is upon us. I can’t believe that the summer is gone. I hope that it is going great at your church. Camp this past year was awesome. I think we had one of the best years ever. God did some awesome things this past year! The New Camp U went really well, I heard from so many of you that really enjoyed the teaching of our staff. Wayne did an outstanding job. I really believe that Erik Bledsoe did a fantastic job leading our worship again this year. All the feedback from you was exciting to hear. Now, it is time to start planning for next year, and that means camp as well.
With that in mind, I just wanted to go ahead and give you New Camp ’16 information. New Camp will take place at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. Dayton is about 35 miles from Chattanooga. It is located in the mountains with a beautiful campus and great facilities. The dates for camp this year are June 18-24, 2016. As always we are extremely blessed to have the preaching and teaching of Wayne Barber, pastor of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. You can listen to Wayne teach at woodlandpark.org. Wayne is a gifted communicator and has a heart for teaching young people. Our worship leader this year will be Erik Bledsoe. Erik has been a worship leader for several camps, he did a great job leading our camp last year. The worship was powerful! If you would like more information on Erik, use this link (www.erikbledsoemusic.com). Recreation will be led by our beloved Dan Doughty. Dan did a great job with rec last year. He is going to come up with some of the most creative games ever played on earth. The total cost of camp will be $325 per person, which includes the t-shirt. The price reflects a $5 increase over last year, due to an increase in the price of camp from the college.
We have put together a book with information about camp and you can download that from the New Camp website: newcampministries.com, after January 10, 2016. Go to info downloads, under New Camp links, click New Camp 2016 Information Book. Please pay special attention to the New Camp 2016 deadlines. Our maximum capacity is 600 people so get those deposits in so your reservations are secure. A $40 per person non-refundable deposit is due in February. But you can get them in earlier if you would like. If you have any questions concerning camp, do not hesitate to call Jeanne at 334-222-5152 or Joe at 618-542-3705 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I so look forward to seeing you at camp this year!!
There will be a very important meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Woodland Park Baptist Church at 9 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss camp matters and receive feedback on all aspects of camp. Everyone is invited so plan to come so we have input from all.