Alpha / Beta Camp

 In December of 2008, the leadership team of Camp Araminta began talking about what we as Christian leaders and parents would want to see campers “take home” from their week of camp. We wanted to have more than just a random “church-y” program theme each year, and, given that some campers will attend for five years, we certainly wanted something new each year to challenge them to grow in Christ.

5 Essential Things:

The question we started with was “if a camper came for only one year, what five things would we want them to learn?” The answer became our guide for the structure of the discipleship program:

  • Creation – I am made and loved by God
  • Gospel – fall and redemption, life of Jesus
  • Community – where I fit in; my gifts and the Body of Christ
  • Holiness – engaging the culture; discernment and cultural filters; how to be in the world
  • Mission – taking the Gospel into the world according to our gifts; telling others

The first year any camper attends Camp Araminta, in their program time they hear these five things above, in essence showing them a Biblical worldview. After the first year, we go more in-depth with the themes, beginning with the Gospel. The years look like this:

  • Year 1 – Biblical Worldview
  • Year 2 – Gospel
  • Year 3 – Community
  • Year 4 – Holiness
  • Year 5 – Mission

Some campers may come one year, some three, some all five. Each year they will be in a track that builds on the year before it and challenges them to grow further in their faith and Christian walk.

Time until Camp Araminta 2017!

See you there on July 16th, 3 pm!
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