Our early adolescent camp held at Luther Park in Danbury, WI. Invited congregations to bring a few of their best confirmation age youth, plus a few trusted, and experienced high school youth, along with a couple key adults to experience the newest early adolescent curriculum.
We experienced incredible campfires, sang, played, canoed, worked laughed, swam and all the wonderful things we do at camp. But the theme was Peer Ministry Leadership. Youth took this time very serious. They entered into some honest and insightful conversations. While they do not go nearly as deep as they would with the main 16 session curriculum they get enough to start to shape an attitude and foundation of understanding the need to care and welcome all people in all places.
Peer Ministry Leadership is less about a curriculum and is more about creating a culture of youth ministry. It is less about the group and more about the ministry. It is less about attendance and more about how faith is lived everyday.
Next year? Interested in bringing a group? AUG 5-9, 2012