YOUTH MISSION CAMP I
Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains; Johns River Valley Camp offers an ideal setting in which youth and adults can team together to address poverty and environmental issues. Our programs are designed to deepen one's sense of connection to God's world and the people in it. Middle and Senior High Campers will also be given a day off for an off-site activity of tubing on the New River or biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Evenings will provide options that include rock climbing, tubing, community building and archery. Team leaders not only offer direction for what we do but insight into why we do it.
Projects for this week include home repairs, handicap ramp building, volunteering in the kitchen of a ministry committed to providing healthy food to all people regardless of means and more. On Wednesday the group will take a break and bike the scenic Virginia Creeper Trail.
Director: Phil Hardy
Johns River Valley Camp is an outdoor ministry site of Southern Conference, United Church of Christ. Grades are rising (Fall 2019) levels.
In 2020, utilizing the curriculum This is Our Prayer, the campers will explore the shared longings of the human heart and all the different ways Christians have prayed throughout history. Through Bible stories and spiritual practices, we’ll discover a deeper connection with God and each other and grow into the beloved community of God, where everyone is invited, loved, and celebrated for who they are. This is our prayer!
Our Mission Camps in particular urge participants to consider the biblical calling upon our lives to do works of justice and to consider our connections to all of Creation.
Site location: 6211 Hwy 90, Collettsville, NC 28611
Youth Mission Camp I (Grades: 7-12)
Use the promo code DEPOSIT30 to only pay the $30 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due on or before the first day of camp.
A limited number of partial scholarships based on need are available. Inquire with camp for further information.