Nowadays, your teenager can go to a camp and specialise in just about any of his or her favourite activities—whether that means being an all-star on the sports field or the best programmer on the robotics league. With so many different types of camps to choose from, it’s important to consider what kind of experiences you want to give your teenager and to bear in mind the advantages of a faith-based camp curriculum.
New Community in Christ
According to researchers at the National Study of Youth and Religion, almost 40% of teen’s ages 13 to 17 have attended a religious camp complete with parochial teachings. Including Christ in the camp culture creates a community separate from school and family that allows young people to establish a sense of independence and cultivates feelings of acceptance. Attending Christian camp encourages spiritual growth through a Bible-centered environment, allowing teenagers to focus on their relationship with God and fellow Christians.
Disconnect and Dive into God’s Creation
Teenagers today need an activity vacation now more than ever. The terrible pandemic makes it difficult right now, but we will be allowed (and we have to believe) to be together again. According to The Power of Camp, adolescents are spending nearly eight hours a day on electronic media, with only about a third of children and teenagers getting the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. At camp, youngsters are free to explore nature and discover the glory of God’s universe, fully immersing themselves in faith while engaging in new adventures with their Christian peers.
A theological playground rich with Bible study, prayer, and church services can help strengthen a teenager’s faith in the Lord for years to come. According to The Effective Camp Research Project (ECRP) , kids who attend religious camps are over three times more likely to keep up with their faith five years into the future as compared to children who did not attend camps with a doctrinal background.
Holiday camps are a viable option for teenagers to attend, but if you would like a more rounded experience and one that is rooted in the same values you hold, then Christian camps are the better choice. You will find that Christian camps offer fun day-time activities that also include worship sessions and Bible study, which can be enriching and educational for children and teenagers alike.
If you would like to send your teenager on a fun and exciting camp, contact Camp Escape today for more information.