“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”- 1 Timothy 4:12
Teens get enough classroom learning during the school week. We want to teach, show, and encourage an active life with God at the center and that’s exactly what our special events do! Throughout the year there are several chances that students can be challenged, have fun, and explore deeper levels of their faith in God during retreats, mission trips, and events. Our goal is that all of these special events are times that teens can connect with God and each other in ways that make it easy to invite their friends.
Some of the favorites are the Winter Retreat at Camp Otterbein for junior high students; Summer Work Camp where students and adults partner with Jackson Area Ministries in Southern Ohio to take on capital improvements while building relationships; and Camp Otterbein in the summer where students from around Ohio come together to connect with each other and God.
Are you ready to get out of town to play hard while growing in your faith? Then don’t miss the Giddy-Up Getaway to Marmon Valley Farm where you will get a real “on the farm” experience with team challenges, wall climbing, horse back riding, and a project on the farm. We will also spend time in worship and Bible study/discussion on what it means to live “the simple life”.
Camp Otterbein – Mission Adventure
June 19 – June 24
Students entering 6-9th grade
Cost $315 (scholarship available)
With other students from around Ohio, we will work together on projects that impact Camp Otterbein and the local community in Logan, Ohio, allowing God to use our skills and strengths. Take action and build upon your faith while reaching out to others, and find out what Jesus’ servant leadership means for you. We will also play hard throughout the week with adventures like swimming, the zip line, the mud pit, and much more!
Chrysalis is a weekend renewal experience for high school and college age young adults. Its goal is to raise up young leaders in the church through spiritual talks, worship events, and engaging one another through small-group discussions, music, and time to connect with other students/young adults.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming retreats and contact Kate Smith to sign up.
Boys’ Weekend – June 25-27, 2016
Girls’ Weekend – September 2-5, 2016