GLEN LAKE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER
strives to create a Christian
environment where authentic relationships are formed. Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Children and Youth need camp more than ever and we are gearing up for the best summer at Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center. It is never too early to get summer camp on your calendar! Registration for Summer 2021 opens on October 1st and we would love your help to fill up our weeks of summer camp.
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center has been serving the churches of our conference since 1939, and we are excited to once again serve you in 2021. Glen Lake Camp strives to create a Christian environment where authentic relationships are formed. Campers at Glen Lake will experience unique adventures, be introduced to an intentional community (their cabin group), and share life in Christ together. We spend the entire year leading up to Summer Camp searching, recruiting, and vetting the very best to serve as our Summer Staff. These Jesus-loving college students spend months preparing, 2 full weeks in training, and are given the tools to provide a safe Summer Camp experience as they share Jesus with all of our campers. We offer week-long overnight camps for campers in grades 3rd-12th, and weekend camps for 1st-3rd graders, plus two family camp weekends this summer. We provide the camp experience, and all you have to do is share it with your campers.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
Share our camps with your Children/Youth Ministry Directors.
Has your children's ministry/youth ministry directors heard about our conference camp? Some of our ministry leaders just do not know that we are available. Encourage them to get connected with us and we would love to connect with them. You can share their information with us below. We can even connect them with other youth and children's ministers in their area.
Promote Camp to your church families.
You can be our biggest promoter. Share with your church families about the difference options available for Summer Camp for campers and families. A great place to begin is to share our website • https://www.glenlake.org/summer. Add us into your church newsletter, link our page on your website (we are your conference camp after all), and of course word of mouth is our most successful way that people share about Summer Camp at Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center.
Summer Camp can take anywhere from 50-60 volunteers every year to make it happen. Are you sending campers? We welcome volunteers from local churches to be a part of our Summer Camp experience. All Summer Camp volunteers go through our 5-Step MinistrySafe certification and must attend one of our volunteer trainings in the Spring. Volunteering is easy at camp. We take care of the details, all you have to do is care for and build Christ-centered relationships with your campers.
We love when our Pastors spend a week at camp with their campers. This could be you.
Encourage your youth directors and children's ministry directors to volunteer this summer.
Volunteer Applications open on October 15th, and we are limited on the amount of volunteers we can have each week.
Know a College Student?
Help us find our Jesus-loving Summer Staff. Summer Staff work all summer with us and we have a few different positions for them. We train and equip staff to lead and serve. Everybody knows at least one college student, and we hope you will connect them with us. We are recruiting now, applications are live at https://www.glenlake.org/summerstaff. Learn more about who we are looking for on our summer staff page.
Do you know about our Emerging Leaders Institute?
This is the perfect opportunity for the students in your church that show christian leadership to serve this summer. We want to see high school students (current 10th, 11th, & 12th graders) grow in their faith, make an impact, and develop as the leaders the world needs. Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute is specifically designed to be the catalyst encouraging campers in their relationship with Christ, the church, and all people. It IS NOT a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a passion-packed worship event. It IS a guided tour of who God created you to be, how God created you to lead, what it means to be a servant leader, and what it means to live in Christian community.
Emerging Leaders apply beginning October 15th. Emerging Leaders must be connected to a local church and be recommended by their pastor. Emerging Leaders are also expected to serve in a leadership role at their local church in the Fall following a summer at camp, and we walk with them every step of the way.
Learn more about ELI at https://www.glenlake.org/eli.
Glen Lake Camp Internship 2021-2022
Young people are seeking opportunities that stimulate their interests and provide real-world experiences. The Internship Program at Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center is designed to equip emerging leaders with a deeper understanding of Christ-centered leadership through the development of professional skills, ministry preparedness, and through relevant, formational curriculum within a Christian camp environment. This occurs through behind-the scenes work, up-front leadership opportunities, interactions with campers and guest, mentoring relationships, coaching relationships, and working alongside an intentional community of Glen Lake Camp staff with a shared purpose and vision. This is a paid internship and perfect for recent college graduates, those interested in ministry, students taking a gap year, and of course those interested in entering the world of Christian camping as a career.
Share Camp Announcements
We would love for you to share Glen Lake Camp in your church announcements, newsletters, and even on your personal Facebook account. We think camp is pretty great and worth sharing. Share our post or go here to download pre-made post about Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center and our programs.
And of course... PRAY!
Please join us in praying for Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center. Add us to your daily prayer as we pray for the campers, volunteers, and staff we will meet this Summer and the kingdom impact camp will have on their lives. Pray campers, volunteers, and staff will grow to love Jesus even more.
Please let us know if you have any questions about Glen Lake Camp Summer 2021. We would love to connect with you.