High school youth and their adult leaders are invited to participate in Camp SJ, a 3-day camp to culminate the year of learning. If it is safe to gather next summer (based on CDC and government guidelines), we will partner with our synod outdoor ministries to worship, learn, grow, and play together at Camp Onomia, Luther Crest Bible Camp and Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry. The focus will be on faith formation, leadership development and creating a plan to put in place when you return to your congregation.
Dates: June 27-29, 2021. Cost: $100 per person. Ages: Youth in grades 8-12 in fall 2020. Adult leaders must be at least 21 years old at time of event.
Schedule Overview Detailed schedule will be posted January 15, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021: Begin with Lunch Group Builders Leadership Training Free Time and Camp Games Campfire Worship Small Group Time Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Monday, June 28, 2021: Small Group Bible Study Leadership Training Congregation Group Planning Campfire Worship Free Time and Camp Games Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Tuesday, June 29, 2021: Small Group Bible Study Leadership Training Congregation Group Planning Closing Worship End with Lunch Extended Camp Options Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
There are 3 Steps to Registration: We will adjust the timeline if needed to address the changing landscape of COVID-19. All deposits are non-refundable, unless Camp SJ is cancelled due to COVID-19.
What is Group Registration? To help us estimate the number of beds we need to hold at each camp, congregations are asked to complete a “Group Registration Intent” with a $100 non-refundable deposit per congregation (not participant). You will be asked the estimated number of youth and adult leaders you plan to register, but are not committed to this number. The Group Intent Registration with deposit will hold that number of spots for you until you register individual participants beginning in February. The Group Intent Registration will open November 1 and close November 20, or when all spaces are reserved.
Why are we adding this step to registration, and why can't we choose a specific outdoor ministry site to stay at? Our outdoor ministry sites are holding significant space at their sites for Camp SJ next summer. Once we know how many participants are expected, we will assign groups to specific camps to maximize their space and give us flexibility for the changing guidelines to keep participants safe in response to COVID-19. This process will allow camps to make alternative plans for next summer for any space we do not anticipate using.
Confirmation Letter The Synod Journey Team will assign congregations to specific camps based on availability. You will receive a confirmation letter in November with your assignment, updates on Camp SJ and leadership opportunities for youth.
Step Two: Participant Registration Feb. 1 - March 30, 2021
Congregations register individual participants for Camp SJ with a non-refundable deposit of $50 per participant (including adult leaders). Your Group Intent Deposit will be applied to your final payment. Additions can be made after March 30 as space allows.
Step Three: Forms and Payment Due June 15, 2021
All payments and Health/Release Forms are due by June 15. No refunds are given after June 15.