From 15-17 July we will be meeting together at Oakwood Youth and Community Centre for our annual youth summer camp. Bookings are now open! If it's your first time at Elevate Camp, or you're a parent looking for more info, start here. Whether it's your first time at camp or not, you should take a look at some of the highlights from last year's crazy weekend below...
We believe that this year holds something new for the young people of the church and that God is bringing us into a new season of growth and fruitfulness. 2016's theme Send Your Rain has shown how God is raining blessing on our lives and the church in an incredible way. This generation has a spiritual thirst that only 'heaven's rain' can quench. 2016 is the year where we will see the dry ground saturated by the presence of God and see a revival in the hearts of young people in the Thames Valley and across the UK.
At Camp this year we will be learning how we can become Rain Catchers; living in heaven's rain and not missing a single drop. It's time to capture what God has for you and hold on to it. It's time to take on the mission of building God's kingdom and to soak up everything God has for you right now. KCI Elevate is a team of young people who stand together and it's time to move forward together.
The Bible is full of stories of young people like Esther, David, Gideon, Josiah, Joshua, and Mary who were used by God in mighty ways. All of these legendary people started young; Josiah became king when he was just 8 years old! (They are all history makers, but why just read the history books when we can write them too?) God is still using young people in amazing ways that will change the world in this generation. Whoever you are, wherever you are, God is calling you to make a difference. Elevate Camp 2016 is where you can learn how to take this calling and live it out 7 days a week.
If you're in years 7-13, this calling and this camp is for you. Don't miss it! Book now.
If you want to learn more about what's happening at this year's camp, keep reading here.
Elevate Camp is an annual summer camp that is run by King's Church International for the youth of the church and local area. Everyone in years 7-13 is invited to come along and have a great weekend with young people that want to find out more about God. The camp is a weekend away in Wokingham at an activity centre with fully catered on-site accommodation and activities.
Drop off at the venue is on Friday 15 July at 5.30pm and departure at 2.30pm on Sunday 17 July.
Each day of the camp is action-packed with music & teaching, fun & inspiring messages, and sports & creative activities for everyone to get involved with. Leaders from KCI will be running all of the activities and teaching as well as staying on-site with the youth for the weekend. Pastor Drikus Erasmus is overseeing Elevate Camp 16 pastorally, and if you have any questions for him please contact the team here.
To learn more about the theme and teaching at this year's camp, head back to the top of the page (or click this link). To find out what's special this year, keep reading. If you already know this camp is for you, book on now!
Things are moving to new levels every year, and Elevate Camp 2016 is going to be the best yet!
Here are a few things you can do to make this happen...
We have been working hard as a team to shake things up and make the best camp yet. Firstly, it would be awesome if you could fill in this quick form to let us know what you've liked in the past, and what new things you would like to see this year.
One of the biggest changes to camp is that we start right now! If you were at Elevate Camp last year then you probably remember the crazily fun and sometimes competitive teams! This year, the teams are back and every week there will be challenges to earn points that contribute towards your team's camp total when you book on. We'll also be teaming up to find ways to help fundraise for camp. The team trophy is back this year; you know you want it!
We're also cooking up a few more surprises that you'll have to book on to find out!
Keep reading to find out more about the teams and challenges.
It's A Knockout is back this year and this time it starts now! On the lead up to Camp this year we will be competing in weekly challenges to try and give your team a head start. Keep an eye out for the first challenge coming soon @kci_elevate! If you accept the challenge, share your videos & photos on Instagram using #ELEVATECAMP16. More details available on Instagram!
It's going to be an amazing weekend away to soak up God's presence and experience His supernatural rain on our lives. It's time to become a Rain Catcher! God is about to raise us to a new level and it starts right now.