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Branson

July 17, 2023 July 21, 2023

Branson

The beautiful, rolling Ozark hills make the perfect backdrop to this exciting experience in the Branson landing.  Enjoy all the entertainment awaiting you on W 76 from bumper boats to an Aquarium, there’s something for everyone! Wanting to explore more of God’s creation, the 43,000 acres of Table Rock Lake  are perfect for all things water with plenty of areas for a good hike! Ready to relax and hang, look no further than the Branson Landing Fountain with water cannons shooting 120-feet in the area and lights galore, an easy walk right across the street from the convention center.

$139 Per Participant

Camp Pastor

Matt Carter

Matt Carter was called as the Lead Pastor of Sagemont Church, Houston, Texas, May 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic. He is the founding pastor of The Austin Stone Church, that grew from a core team of 15 to a weekly attendance of 8,000 over six campuses.

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During his tenure at The Stone, they sent over 300 full-time missionaries to unreached people groups around the world. Matt has co-authored multiple books including a historical fiction, Steal Away Home which tells the real-life story of Charles Spurgeon’s unlikely friendship with former slave-turned-missionary, Thomas Johnson. Matt holds an MDiv from Southwestern Seminary and a Doctorate in Expositional Preaching from Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for over 20 years, and they have three children.

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Camp Pastor

D. A. Horton

For over 16 years D.A. used the medium of Rap music as a tool to help educate the people of God on the precepts of Scripture as well as how to evangelize to the lost by presenting them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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D.A. serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA and as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute. Prior to his current roles, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Calvary Bible College teaching systematic and contemporary theology courses, an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.

D.A. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Calvary Bible College and his Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. D.A. is currently working towards his PhD in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

With a heart to provide local churches with quality Bible-centered tools and resources for evangelism and discipleship, D.A. wrote three books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith both published through Moody Publishers; his third book, Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, was published through NavPress.

He and his wife Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).

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Worship Leader

Vertical Worship

Based in Chicago, Vertical Worship is a collective of Worship Leaders and Songwriters from multiple campuses across Harvest Bible Chapel. Their songs include “Open Up The Heavens”, “Spirit of the Living God”, “Exalted Over All”, “Lamb of God”, Found in You” & “The Rock Won’t Move”.

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The idea that worshiping Jesus Christ is best done not when we just sing about him or what he has done or what he will do in the future. The highest and best worship is modeled by what the angels do: sing to God about God. Vertical.

Their latest release is a studio album with the most popular songs from the history of Vertical Worship re-imagined with new and exciting arrangements for Worship Leaders and worship music enthusiasts.

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Branson Convention Center

The beautiful rolling Ozark hills make the perfect backdrop to this exciting experience in the Branson landing.  Enjoy all the entertainment awaiting you on W 76 from bumper boats to an Aquarium, there’s something for everyone! Wanting to explore more of God’s creation, the 43,000 acres of Table Rock Lake are perfect for all things water with plenty of areas for a good hike! Ready to relax and hang, look no further than the Branson Landing Fountain with water cannons shooting 120-feet in the area and lights galore, an easy walk right across the street from the convention center.

TRANSPORTATION

We recommend you have transportation available throughout your week at camp. Some properties are not located within walking distance and will require group leaders to provide transportation to the Convention Center. If you plan to bring buses, we recommend you have a standard size vehicle to use for those late night runs to grab ice cream for your awesome adult leaders or any other unexpected situations that may arise.

SLEEP

Student Life has partnered with some area hotels so you can book your own rooms at a discounted rate! This gives you the flexibility and control to have the number of rooms & types of rooms you need to best accommodate your group! Want to arrive 1 day early or stay an extra night? Coordinate your needs with the housing option of your choice! Head over to the Flex Page to find more details (select Branson).

MEALS

3 meal plans will be available if you choose to add one to your registration! Pricing will be on the registration page once rates are available.

What meals are provided?

The 4 meal plan includes dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The 7 meal plan includes dinner on Monday; lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The 10 meal plan includes breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the meals in the 7 meal plan.

Can I order meals for just part of my group?

No. Meals will be ordered for everyone in your group excluding those with a status of C1 (see participant list instructions for status codes).

Where will the meals be served?

Branson Convention Center

What time will meals be served?

Breakfast: 8-9 A.M.
Lunch: 11am-noon
Dinner: 5:30-6:30 P.M.

Please arrive on time. Refunds will not be given for missed meals.

If the Menu lists multiple entrees, can I choose my entree in advance?

No, selections will be served first come first serve.

What about food allergies?

These should be noted on your participant list 35 days prior to your event. This info will be passed along to those preparing food. Those with food allergies should plan to eat from the allergy food line for all meals to avoid cross contamination and assist with supply. Please note: peanut oil may be present in some of the kitchens.

Food allergies noted after the deadline may not be able to be accommodated due to food ordered in advance. Double check with everyone in your group!

Can I adjust my meal numbers within the 35 day out deadline?

We will not be able to decrease your numbers or switch your meal plan after the deadline, adding a couple people following this date should not be a problem unless there is significant increases in numbers.

Why is the deadline 35 days out?

We make financial commitments with both hotels and food vendors on this date. Large orders of food are placed based on the commitments we make.

Do I need meal tickets?

At check-in you will be given a name tag that must be worn in order to receive meals.

Who should I contact if my question isn’t listed?

Please contact us at SLinfo@studentlife.com or 1-800-718-2267

Can I see the menu?

Here’s a tentative menu (subject to change).

Tuesday Breakfast:
Belgium Waffles
Maple Syrup
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Juice & Milk

Wednesday Breakfast:
Warm Flour Tortillas
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Diced Bacon
Breakfast Potatoes
Shredded Cheese, Salsa, Hot Sauce
Juice & Milk

Thursday Breakfast:
Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Country Potatoes
Savory Sausage Links
Grits
Juice & Milk

Tuesday Lunch:
Hamburgers with Fresh Brioche Buns
Assorted toppings
Chips
Potato Salad
Cookies
Assorted Soft Drinks & Water

Wednesday Lunch:
Shaved Ham & Cheddar on Texas Toast
Sliced Smoked Turkey & Swiss on Wheatberry
Chips
Build your own Fruit Cup
Cookies
Assorted Sliced Fruits
Assorted Soft Drinks & Water

Thursday Lunch:
Chicken Salad Wraps
Chips
Fresh Grape Cups
Assorted Cookies
Assorted Soft Drinks & water

Monday Dinner:
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Baked Beans
Creamy Coleslaw
Corn Cobettes
Dinner Rolls
Peach Hand Pie
Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water

Tuesday Dinner:
Warm Flour Tortillas
Corn Tortilla Chips
Seasoned Ground Beef
Assorted Toppings
Spanish Rice
Refried Beans
Cheesecake
Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water

Wed. Dinner:
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Vegetable Fried Rice
Sauteed Green Beans
Fortune Cookies & Vanilla Ice Cream Cups
Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water

Thursday Dinner:
Penne Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
Cavatappi with Basil and Spinach Pesto (Vegan)
Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Garlic Bread
Assorted Sliced Pies
Italian Lemon Cookies
Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water

PLAY

There is tons of fun all around the Branson Convention Center for your group to enjoy. In addition to the Branson Landing area across the street from the convention center, the area is full of other attractions sure to entertain everyone in your group!

Branson Landing – Shopping, Water & Fire Show & more
Swim at Table Rock Lake
Silver Dollar City
The Track Family Fun Park (Ferris Wheel, Go Karts, Bumper Boats and more!)
Beyond the Lens
Bigfoot Fun Park
Celebrity Car Museum (some cars outside for viewing for free)

*Information listed above is subject to change without notice.

Contact Info

Address

200 Sycamore Street
Branson, MO 65616 United States

Map/Directions

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