2014 Studentz Camp
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July 21-25 | James Madison University
Register now to secure the early registration rate! A $50 per camper deposit is required to secure a spot.
- Registration: $299 (March 4 - June 2, 2014)
All forms must be submitted to the SBC of Virginia no later than 9am on June 2, 2014. All word documents are available for download below and are fillable.
- Church Registration Form
- Church Waiver
- Rooming List
- Adult Registration (for each adult leader)
- Student Registration (for each camper)
- Master Participant List (excel document)
Campers will enjoy the use of James Madison University dorms. All dorms are air conditioned and most are updated. Here is a link to the JMU housing to see pictures: JMU dorms. Churches will be placed together in the same halls as space allows. Males and females will be placed in separate dorms. SBCV Studentz Camp gives churches the unique option of assigning their own rooming list. Rooming Assignments will be made for any church that does not submit this form by the registration deadline. Church groups are fully responsible for any damages, injury, or lost keys to these areas or individuals.
Campers will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in James Madison University’s food court-style cafeteria that was ranked #3 in the nation in 2011. Campers will enjoy large meal selections and a variety in the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. Meal cards are needed for all meals. The University charges a fee to replace lost cards.
Bible Study & Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Family Groups (Bible Study)
Family Groups are an essential part of the camp experience. They meet daily (Tuesday-Thursday in the mornings for one hour) to work through three provided Bible studies. Bible Study leaders will be youth pastors, adults recruited by youth pastors, or SBCV Studentz Camp Staffers. Our desire is that only individuals with proven ability lead our Bible studies. We are relying on the recruits of youth pastors to help us in this. SBCV Studentz will provide the curriculum for all family group leaders prior to camp.
Mixed Family Groups: This is the default type of Family Group. These groups will contain students and adult leaders from your church and other churches.
Mission Track Family Groups: Mission Track participants will be led by their own youth pastor, during lunch at the mission track location.
Unique Family Groups: A Unique Family Group is when a church keeps their own group together.
Participants will have the opportunity to select the Hot Topic of their choice. Hot Topics will be presented on a variety of topics, with Biblical solutions to today’s teen/world issues. Youth leaders can choose seminars for their entire group to attend or allow students to choose sessions individually. There is no preregistration for these seminars. They will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Campers will encounter God through worship every morning and evening. The worship services serve as the foundation for creating powerful spiritual impact.
Church Group Time
Every evening, following the worship service, church groups will meet together for essential fellowship and daily reflections. This is an important time for your group to reflect on the daily activities, worship time, Bible study and follow up on any decisions. The youth pastor or adult in charge of each church group is responsible for leading this time.
Great, God-focused People
Adult chaperones that come with your church will be called “adult leaders”. Many opportunities will be made available for these adults to assist the camp staff in areas such as family groups, organized recreation, decision counseling and more. Adult leaders are responsible for their students at all times.
SBCV Studentz Camp Staff are those who have been given specific responsibilities and have received specialized training in our camp vision, goals, values and certain safety protocol. Studentz Camp Staff consists of:
- SBCV Missionaries and Strategists
- “Camp Staffers” college or seminary students recruited, trained and compensated for their help leading the many aspects of camp.
- Other adults who are recruited to assist with Studentz Camp
Want the best national personalities who love God with all their hearts? You got it! No other camp offers a better line-up! Not only are they known, proven, and experienced, but they are GENUINE and REAL.
Two Camp Track Options
(Limited to 100 participants)
Missions track is offered as an option for churches desiring a missions emphasis at camp. Campers will have the opportunity to put their faith in action by serving in backyard Bible clubs, prayer walks, neighborhood canvassing, handing out tracts and more. Church groups CAN choose to send a portion of their group on missions track and others to traditional track. Churches must provide their own transportation for mission activities and keep the 1 adult per 10 students ratio both on campus (Traditional Track) and off campus (Missions Track).
Campers will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities on the JMU campus. In the mornings, they will meet for Bible Study with their Family Group and enjoy a time of organized rec. After lunch, campers will be released for a variety of free time activities and, should the youth leader choose, some options off campus as well.
All campers (except missions track participants) will participate in daily organized activities such as wacky relays, silly sports, and water games. Colored teams compete through out the week for points and bragging rights. Let the games begin!
Church groups will want to take advantage of the facilities offered on the University campus.
- pool tables
- swimming pool
- hand ball
- rock climbing wall
- chillin' in a cafe, sipping on coffee products & smoothies
- Hiking Trails
- Massanutten Resort
(Some reservations & additional charges will apply.)