4 Ways To Take Your Camp To The Next Level

By Youth Specialties on June 08 2014

Derry Prenkert (@DerryPrenkert) shares four ways to take your summer events to the next level in this YS Idea Lab. These are super practical youth ministry tips to make the most out of your camp, mission trip, or any other big summer event coming up. 

Here's a quick overview of the 4 concepts that Derry elaborates on in this Idea Lab:

  1. Think with a "there" to "here" mindset. What can we do while we're there (at camp/mission trip/etc) to bring the experience back here (home)? 
  2. Create Corporate Traditions. Be intentional about creating traditions with students that they'll want to carry into the event each summer. 
  3. Create Open Spaces in the Schedule. This isn't about more "free" time but about "breathe" time.
  4. Bring Parents on the Journey. You don't necessarily have to bring all the parents with you but you do need to find ways to make sure parents know what is going on.


​Derry gives some incredible practical examples in the video and talks in more detail about each one of these 4 great ways that you can take your summer event to the next level.

See more YS Idea Lab's in our Idea Lab List on YouTube.


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From Jonny Nelson on June 10, 2014

These are awesome reminders to implement! We have skateboard camp coming up next week and a lot of our ministry partners do to so this is perfect timing. I hope to share this with everyone on our blog at http://JSAW.org

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From Jacob Eckeberger on June 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing Jonny! I hope your skateboard camp goes well!

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