1. Cultivating Faith
  2. Story: Campers and staff will take ownership of their God story and offer testimony of how God has been at work in their lives.
  3. Practices: Campers and staff will develop the ability to lead others in worship services, prayer, and Bible studies.
  4. Theology: Campers and staff will critically evaluate and develop a personal ownership of their faith as they learn, discuss, and explore their theology. Campers and staff will begin to discern God’s call in their lives.


  1. Nurturing Community
  2. Communication: Campers and staff will apply conflict resolution skills and develop the ability de-escalate tension. Campers and staff will work to interpret the actions of others in the best possible light.

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  1. Teamwork: Campers and staff will develop the ability to share the burdens or struggles of others. As campers learn to lead, they will first develop the ability to follow.
  2. Service: Campers and staff will understand that servant leadership involves setting examples for others through giving of oneself. It is not about directing others or telling them what to do but rather considering how best to serve one another.


  1. Forging Character
  2. Integrity: Campers and staff will define and clarify their core convictions and develop the ability to consistently act according to these convictions. Campers and staff will demonstrate that exercising good judgment is difficult when faced with moral dilemmas or unfavorable outcomes.
  3. Self-confidence: Campers and staff will develop the ability to be creative, joyful and optimistic in the midst of difficulties or unexpected circumstances.
  4. Resiliency: Campers and staff will develop a strong work ethic as they learn how to follow through with commitments and persevere through discomfort or feelings of apathy.