Updated as of May 14, 2020.
After careful consideration and much prayer, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Student Life Camp sessions for 2020. Our top priority is the safety and health of students, adults, staffers, and members of the communities where we hold camp. With churches traveling from many locations, the wellness of participants and adherence to regulations are extremely difficult to ensure. In addition to safety, other considerations have been important factors in making this decision. As you know, camp includes large gatherings, multi-person housing, close contact activities such as recreation and Bible study, and contact with community members through our mission camps. Simply put, camp is about coming together. Social distancing and limited gatherings would hinder the camp experience you know and love. Camps would be further impacted by the strain of additional cleaning, meal prep, and wellness procedures our location partners and staff would incur.
While the decision to cancel camp saddens and disappoints us, we know this is the right decision and trust the Lord has a plan. We take our partnership with you, your church, and your campers seriously, and we believe this is the very best way we can serve you in this moment.
In the days ahead, we will be working to provide you and your group with digital resources including Bible study materials, devotion materials, worship services, etc. to assist in discipling your group. We will make you aware of all the details of these resources as soon as we have them ready. In the meantime, check out other free resources available now from LifeWay Students.
We will carry over the Take Heart theme and Bible study from this summer to 2021. If you are planning to attend Student Life in 2021, you will not want to do your own version of Take Heart but rather use the material in the shared resources.
We believe God is moving in the middle of this challenging time, and we are praying for you. It is a joy to serve you.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team at 800.718.2267
Student Life Camps Team