The Impact of Summer Camp – Tommy Sewall & Kyle Gray

Lee Lethers Podcast

On this episode of the Multiply! Podcast, we’re talking about one of the best parts of youth ministry: camp. Today, Brian is joined by Tommy Sewall (Director of Word of Life Snowcamp and The Island) and Kyle Gray (Director of Word of Life Florida Youth Camp). Listen in as they talk about the impact of camp ministry as well as what makes Word of Life camps unique.

Takeaways

Why camp?

  • Goal is to see student’s lives changed
  • Creates a new environment that is outside of their comfort zone
  • Exposure to God’s Word multiple times daily
  • Doing things bigger and crazier than normal youth group

What do I want to get out of camp?

  • Life change through the gospel and the Word of God

Mission’s trip or camp?

  • Why not both?
  • Where are my students at?
  • Are my students being challenged to grow in their personal walk with the Lord?
  • Camp at Word of Life is very evangelistic
  • Use camp as a launching pad for a launching

What makes WOL camp different?

  • Focus on the Word of God and the gospel and challenging them to change
  • Word of Life counselors
  • Both the platform ministry and personal ministry are the focus
  • We take having fun very seriously

“Every life reached and changed for eternity” WOL Florida Youth Camp

“Every camper, next step, with Jesus” WOL Island

WOL Summer Camp Theme: “Forward – Take the Risk”

“A risk without accountability is just a resolution waiting to fail”- Kyle Gray

Worship Arts Week (WOL Island) – July 15-21, 2018

 

Resources

Camp Crew – https://camps.wol.org/youth-camps/camp-crew/

Scholarship Program to help with financial needs – https://camps.wol.org/scholarship/

https://camps.wol.org/