What makes Student Life Mission Camp different? SERVING. Mission groups have a unique opportunity to connect all the fun of camp with meeting real needs in local communities. You’ll still experience Student Life Camp’s engaging worship, Life Group discipleship time, and biblical teaching while spending a portion of your day connecting and serving with our ministry partners. We’ll handle the logistics of your mission project. Just come ready to serve and have fun!
Life Group Leader Meeting
Dinner (Rotations Begin)
Student Pastor Gathering
Life Group // Intro
Church Group Gathering
Breakfast & Quiet Time
Life Group Leader Meeting
Life Group Bible Study
Mission Send Off
Leave for Mission Sites
Back on Campus (Supply Drop off on Day 4)
Free Time & Clean Up
Dinner (Rotations Begin)
Student Pastor Prayer Gathering
Life Group // Reflect & Prepare
Church Group Gathering
Clean Up & Pack Up
Breakfast & Quiet Time
See ya next year!
What is Mission Camp like?
Mission Camp includes engaging worship from experienced worship leaders, learning through sound biblical teaching and Bible study, community in Life Groups, and mission projects in the local communities.
What is included in the cost of Mission Camp?
The cost per person includes meals, lodging, a camp T-shirt, Bible study material, and all Student Life programming. Things like the Student Life Store and snack shops/vending machines (availability varies by campus) are not included.
Why is Mission Camp more expensive than Rec Camp?
The price difference covers numerous expenses including the cost of the materials and equipment used on sites where supplies are needed, and staff required to set up mission sites.
How are mission sites assigned?
At the time you register, you will let us know your project type preference based on the skills and desires of your group. Our projects typically fall into one of four categories: kids ministry, work projects, behind the scenes, and special needs/elderly care. We do everything possible to find a project that supports needs in the community and matches your project preference. We will let you know around one month before camp which project(s) you are assigned to and how to prepare.
Do I need my own transportation during the week?
Yes. You will need transportation to and from mission sites.
Can half of my group do Mission Camp and the other half do Rec Camp?
Of course! You are free to separate your middle and high school this way, or you can allow students to choose the experience that most excites them. We will work with you to meet your group’s needs. Each group will need their own adult leaders with them, and your groups would be listed under two separate registrations.
What will adult leaders do at Mission Camp?
Your adult leaders will be the all-stars of camp. They will disciple your students during Life Group, pray with your students during Prayer Gathering, guide students at your mission site, help enforce lights out so you’re all ready to go for the next day and more! A Life Group Leadership Meeting is held each morning (with lots of coffee) to help your leaders prepare for Life Group and pray together.
What will Student Pastors do at Mission Camp?
Student Life Camp is designed to free Student Pastors from a lot of responsibility so that they can spend time building relationships with their students. Each evening there will be a Student Pastor Gathering before the worship service for prayer and fellowship. We believe that Student Pastors having flexibility while at camp is an extremely important aspect of Student Life.
STUDENT LIFE CAMP
What are the goals of Student Life Camps?
We have numerous goals for our events, but ultimately, our goals involve life change happening in students, adults, and in us. In Scripture, every time someone spent time with Jesus, he or she went away changed. We hope each person leaves this experience changed. Not because of technical effects, engaging content, or even meeting new people, but because we have been with Jesus.
Can any denomination attend Student Life Camp?
Student Life is a multi-denominational, evangelical ministry serving the local church and we invite like-minded gospel-centered churches to join us at camp. We suggest that all churches review Our Beliefs so they can best determine if Student Life is a good fit for their group.
Why do you not hire staff to teach the Bible studies?
We believe it’s important for adults from the local church to be involved in what happens at camp. After all, they go home with the students.
What is a Life Group?
A Life Group is about 8-12 students coming together under the leadership of adult leaders from your church. A Life Group’s purpose is to learn about Jesus through Bible study, prayer and group-bonding activities so they can continue to disciple and invest in your students’ spiritual growth back home.
What ages can attend Student Life Camp?
Our programming is designed for students who have completed 6th-12th grade. If your group is younger, you may want to check out Student Life Kids Camp.
What is the adult to student ratio?
We request one adult for every seven students at Rec and Mission Camps and 1:5 at Beach and Flex Camps.
- A $75-per-person non-refundable deposit is required to be paid on or before January 31st. Any new or additional reservations made after this date will require an immediate $75 non-refundable deposit per person. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable after this date.
- Housing priority is determined by the date your deposit is received.
Cancellations and Decreasing Your Numbers
- January 31: Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable for cancellations made after January 31. Any new or additional reservations made after this date will require an immediate $75 non-refundable deposit per person.
- May 1: An additional $75 late cancellation fee will be incurred for each decreased person after May 1. When you decrease your registration, previous deposit payments made cannot be applied or transferred toward your final balance due.
- 14 Days Out: An official registration number will be established for your group 14 days before Student Life Camp begins (35 days for FLEX). We will use your official registration number to calculate your final balance because of our commitment to camp locations.
- If you decrease your number or cancel inside 14 days before your event begins (35 days for FLEX), you will be responsible for the full balance. All FINAL BALANCE money is non-refundable and non-transferable inside 14 days of the event (35 days for FLEX). We regret that we cannot refund or transfer your payment after this time.
- Your Final Balance is due in the Student Life office no later than 14 days before your camp begins (35 days for FLEX).
- An official registration number will be established for your group 14 days before your camp begins (35 days for FLEX). We will use your official registration number to make commitments to the camp locations and to calculate your final balance.
- If the final balance due is not paid by 14 days before camp (35 days for Flex), your group will be charged a one-time $75 late fee.
- All FINAL BALANCE money is non-refundable and non-transferable after 14 days before camp (35 days for FLEX). We regret that we cannot refund or transfer your payment after this time.
Weather, Health, and National Disaster Cancellation Policy
We are always committed to hosting planned camps and events as scheduled. Simultaneously, your group’s safety is our priority. If circumstances beyond the control of either party including dangerous weather conditions or national disaster make hosting a planned event illegal, impossible, or irresponsible and we cancel the event, we will refund your deposits and final balance, if they have been paid. If you cancel your registration on your own, we will not be able to refund your deposits.
Lifeway is required to collect sales tax for events held in Colorado and Virginia. The sales tax charge will be added to the final balance on your camp confirmation statement. For churches traveling from out of state, you must send Lifeway a sales tax exemption for the state in which the event is held to have these taxes removed. Churches may obtain the proper documentation from the state’s Department of Taxation or Department of Revenue. State tax exemption forms are to be scanned and emailed to taxexemption@Lifeway.com.
Securing space for your group
- Securing reservations is as simple as signing up online or calling our office at 800-718-2267.
- After you have registered, we will send you a confirmation email (add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts so you don’t miss important emails!) and welcome kit that will help get your students excited about camp.
- Deposits are not required to secure space for your group until January 31st.
It’s after the January 31st deposit deadline. Can I still register for camp?
YES! You can always register for camp (as long as space is available for a particular location). Any new or additional reservations made after January 31st will require an immediate $75 non-refundable deposit per person.
BEFORE JANUARY 31
You may reserve your spot at camp any time before January 31st with no deposit.
A $75-per-person non-refundable deposit is required to be paid on or before January 31st. Any new or additional reservations made after this date will require an immediate $75 non-refundable deposit per person. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable after this date.
MAY 1 CANCELLATION DEADLINE
An additional $75 late cancellation fee will be incurred for each decreased person after May 1st. When you decrease your registration, previous deposit payments made cannot be applied or transferred toward final balance due.
14 DAYS BEFORE CAMP (35 DAYS BEFORE FLEX)
- Final balance must be received by this time. This money is non-refundable and non-transferable after 14 days before camp. If the final balance due is not paid by this time, your group will be charged a one-time $75 late fee.
- Church Agreement and Certificate of Insurance are due.
- Participant forms and Participant List are due.