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Tag: You're It!

Youth Weeks Summer Camps 2014

NC Baptist Assembly at Caswell, Oak Island, NC

Our camps contain personal quiet times, small group studies, recreation, worship, large group celebrations and church group devotions. The weeks are for rising seventh through twelfth graders. For most youth and adults, the week is a "mountain top experience" which challenges and strengthens them in their walk of faith. The week is a time of fun, growth and spiritual renewal.

The 2014 theme is Tag! You’re It, exploring how we can make our lives count, be the
game-changers, and stand up for what we believe.Discussion will center on praying their friends to Christ, sharing Jesus without fear, apologetics, as well as leadership training for gender-specific groups. Visit our Tag! You're It page to learn more about Tag.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 

Dates and Proclaimers

Youth Week 1 – June 9-14
Jack Easterby, The Greatest Champion Foundation

Youth Week 2 – June 16-21
Mike Satterfield, Field of Grace Ministries

Youth Week 3 – June 23-28
Wes Hamilton, Hulen Street Baptist Church 

Youth Week 4 – July 7-12
Eddie Briery

Youth Week 5 – July 14-19
Chad Poe, Chad Poe Ministries

Youth Week 6 – July 21-26
Adrian Despres, Kingdom Builders

Youth Week 7 – July 28-August 2
Derwin Gray, One Heart at a Time Ministries

How Much

$60 program fee plus lodging and meals. Please contact Caswell at 910-278-9501 for pricing. The program fee includes a t-shirt, camp materials and a BDT CD.

How to Register

Registration is now open! The registration form is available at Fort Caswell's website. Complete the form and return it to Fort Caswell. Please note that written reservation requests for summer will be accepted only.

 Registration

More Information

Program Questions

Housing, Food, Costs Questions
Sandy Crute
(800) 395-5102 ext. 5566
(919) 459-5566
Youth.Disciplemaking@ncbaptist.org

Housing, Food, Costs Questions

The NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell
(910) 278-9501
Reservations@fortcaswell.com

Videos & Clipart

Info Packet

Below you will find all the information you will need to make your week at Caswell the best! Please take time to look over all the documents, print them out, and follow the step-by-step instructions below to ensure that you have all the documents that you will need for your chaperones, parents, and students for Youth Weeks 2014.

Please note that the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has instituted a Background Check Policy convention-wide:  Background checks must be completed by the church on all adults who will be chaperoning, teaching small group studies or accompanying youth from your church to the North Carolina Baptist Assembly.  The Policy contains a form which verifies that the background checks have been completed; this form will be submitted to Caswell at the time of registration.

The Church Group Devotion booklet will help you prepare for your time with the students from your church each evening at camp. Some supplies are needed, so make sure to read this before you arrive at camp. Also, host a meeting before you leave for camp for parents and teens together by using the pre-camp devotion to guide you. Invite a notary to this meeting and have all your forms notarized at once.

We need at least TWO volunteers from each church to help with Small Group Studies. The small group time will revolve around activities that reinforce the teaching points made during the large group study times in Hatch, and we will need two adults to co-teach in each classroom. The Small Group Study Leaders Guide can be found on this page as well. We will need more volunteers this summer than in years past: Our staff generally
provide teaching for both sessions of small group, middle and high school, but this year both middle school and high school will be in small group at the same time, and our staff will not be able to provide double coverage. Please let Sandy Crute of the Youth Evangelism and Discipleship Office know who among your group is willing to serve. You can contact her at 1-800-395-5102, ext. 5566 or Youth.Disciplemaking@ncbaptist.org.

To implement what students learn during the week and to develop a plan for when they go home, churches will lead their own students in the Friday Small Group Study. The lesson plan has been prepared and is downloadable below. Please make sure to read the lesson before you arrive at camp and make plans for leading. The leaders do not need to be the volunteers who have taught the previous days.

One of our daily camp themes involves equipping students to share the gospel using the Bible. Please make sure every student and adult brings a hard copy of God’s Word, not a Bible on their handheld devices. They will be asked to underline Scripture and write in the margins a gospel plan to share their faith and God’s plan of salvation.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Documents

  1. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 5.0 or higher. You will need it to open all of the documents. If not you can download it free here.
  2. Download the Summer Youth Weeks PowerPoints and use for camp promotion, if available.
  3. Open the PDF document Preparation Packet
  4. Print one full copy
  5. Make copies of the Adult Leader/Chaperone Guidelines section for ALL of your adult volunteers
  6. Make copies of the Camp Rules section for ALL of your adults AND students
  7. Open the PDF document Participant's Form
  8. Print one copy
  9. Make two copies for EVERYONE attending camp (everyone will need to have both copies notarized before you come to camp)
  10. Open the PDF document Monday Quiet Time
  11. Print one copy
  12. Make copies for EVERYONE attending camp
  13. Open the document Small Group Study Leaders Guide
  14. Print one copy for EACH Small Group Study Leader (each church is requested to supply two volunteer Small Group Study leaders)
  15. Open the document Packing List
  16. Print one copy for EACH student and adult, so that they will know how to pack accordingly
  17. Open the document Camp Schedule
  18. Print one copy for EACH Student and Adult, so that they can become familiar with the schedule
  19. Open and print one copy of each of the following PDF documents:

Camp 2013 Recap

Praise the Lord for the decisions from Summer Youth Weeks 2013:  526 salvations, more than 4,000 recommitments to walk closer to God and 408 called to ministry.

Our mission offering received was $67,537.91 and 200,000 meals were packaged for Haiti. The remaining offering was used to support a teacher and orphans at the House of Abraham Orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti!

Go God!

Camp Evaluation

Please help us evaluate how your Caswell Summer Youth Week experience has impacted your Christian journey. Click here to download the camp evaluation form. You can email the completed form to youth.evangelism@ncbaptist.org or mail it to BSCNC, Attention: Youth Ministries, P. O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27012.