What is Student Life Summer Camp?
Student Life Summer Camp at Liberty University is Burke Community Church’s summer camp experience for 7th through 12th grade students (2018-2019 school year). It’s an opportunity for middle and high school students to get away from the busy schedule of life to experience time with God in a whole new way. At summer camp, you'll have fun with friends, have amazing adventures, and walk away changed!
Who is it for?
Summer camp is for current (2018-2019 school year) 7th through 12th grade students. Students do not have to attend Burke Community Church to participate in summer camp.
What does it cost?
The early registration fee for summer camp is $299 if you register by March 31, 2019. After March 31, the registration cost increases to $349, as space permits. Here’s what that covers: all meals and lodging while at summer camp (you are responsible to bring a packed lunch on the way to camp), transportation, and a camp t-shirt. Your student may like to bring a little extra spending money for special activities including Snow Flex, camp merchandise, and snacks.
What is the theme?
The theme for 2019 is ACCESS: Through Him by Faith into This Grace - Romans 5:1-2. We all want to belong. Whether it be in a family, a relationship, or a community, belonging to these groups gives us an identity and a sense of purpose. However, because of sin, many people are missing out on the most purpose-driven relationship of all. Those without a relationship with God lack an understanding of what it means to truly belong, to feel loved, and to have a proper perspective of the world around them. But through the life of His Son, Jesus, and through faith in Him, we receive access to a relationship with God, as well as the abundant life that comes along with it. God has given us a way to be in community with Him. At Student Life Camp 2019, students will learn that by faith and through the completed work of Jesus on the cross, God grants them access to His family.
Day 1: Access Granted
God offers us access to a relationship with Him through the completed work of Jesus on the cross. By faith, we become members of His family.
Day 2: Filtered Focus
Membership in God's family changes us and gives us a differing perspective on the world and the people in it. It's impossible to be in the family and to remain the same. We can experience each day with a focus on the hope that is found in Christ.
Day 3: When We Fall
Access doesn't mean we now live a life of perfection. Even though we stumble and fall, in His mercy, God draws us back to Him. He is a gracious God who wants a personal, deep, and full relationship with each of us.
Day 4: A Greater Calling
Now that we have access to this community, we must share that news with others. No matter who you are or what you do, obedience to this calling is for all members of God's family.
What activities will they have at summer camp?
Students will have a blast with crazy squad competitions that could get a little wet and messy! During free time, students will have the option of participating in basketball and volleyball competitions, creative arts and tech workshops, and field games. The campus also has a rock climbing wall, pool, ice rink, volleyball sand pit, and bowling alley. Just up the hill from campus, students can try out Snow Flex for a minimal charge, a mountain recreation center featuring year round tubing, snowboarding and skiing!
What forms do I need?
All participants must complete and return the following no later than May 15, 2019:
1. Notarized Student Life Camp Participant Form
2. 2018-19 BCC Medical Liability/Media Release Form
3. Snow Flex Waiver (optional)
As a service to families, we will have a notary onsite at no extra cost to you at our MANDATORY Summer Camp Parents' Meeting on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Please mark your calendars now for this important meeting! More details about the meeting will be emailed soon.
Will we be the only church at Student Life Camp?
No, we are excited to gather with a larger group of students for powerful worship, teaching, meals, free time and squad games! Our lifegroups, lodging, and late night gatherings will be special times of connection for just our church.
What is adult supervision like at summer camp?
We take a number of adults to make summer camp successful and safe. Our leader to student ratio is no more than 1:10. Student Life also has trained staff that leads recreation times. All adults on campus are required to complete a criminal/sex offender background check.
Are there dress guidelines for camp?
Yes! We value modesty; please remain sensitive to others by dressing in a conservative manner at all times. If leaders have concern that clothing may be stumbling to others, you will be asked to change.
Please leave the following clothing at home: any clothing that reveals undergarments, spaghetti strap tank tops, ribbed tank tops, straps on shirts should be at least 3 inches wide, midriffs, halter tops, short shorts/skirts (Stand with your arms by your side. If your fingertips are touching skin, your shorts/skirt should be longer,) spandex, any form fitting athletic wear, and other tight fitting clothing. Swimwear must be modest one piece or a fully covering tankini (no bikinis, no speedos, no revealed midriffs, cut out bodices, low cut tops or high cut bottoms.) No clothing that promotes alcohol, cigarettes, or other inappropriate items and no clothing with questionable sayings, slogans, etc.
My child has a food allergy. Will the camp be able to accommodate?
Liberty University dining services offers a wide selection of meal options. Please make us aware of your dietary needs and we will communicate these needs to the dining service.