Loving this simple series of promo videos for HSM Summer Camp. So fun! Ouch …

JG

Highlight video from Day 1 and 2 here at HSM Summer Camp. Off to a great start!

JG



Thought this note I wrote to our high school team might be a good read and/or something you would want to copy/edit/make better for your own summer camp adventures, too!

Just wanted to shared a few words with you tonight on HSM Summer Camp Eve! Tomorrow we’re going to take close to 750 people on a 5-day journey where along the way God will chang lives forever. We are going to witness this up close and personal. What a journey to this point: so much heart, so much hard work. So many God moments. So many students!

This week we get the priviledge to be a part of something where:

Students
… will trust Christ for the 1st time
… laugh, play and love
… will be baptized to show their faith
… will be insipred to serve the community and reach their friends
… will grow in their faith
… deal with the darkness of their heart/life/experiences
… freshman get their initiation of HSM
… graduates who get their last hurrah
… all who will be challenged in so many ways
… find a calling to full-time ministry

Volunteers
… will be stretched and challenged beyond themselves
… took time off from work to serve the church
… hearts will grow immensely
… maybe discover a life-long call to youth ministry

Our team
… will be challenged to capacity
… will make memories that will last forever
… get to have a front row seat to God showing up big

You are incredible. This week is going to be life-changing. For you. For all of us.

Here we go! JG

One of my favorite things we started to do a few years ago was add brand new songs for our youth group at Summer Camp. Our student ministry worship leader Taffy came up with the idea to help get them in the culture right away and then use them all year long. I remember even months later then the first few notes of the song played everyone cheered with the thought of great camp memories and decisions.

Here are a couple of the new songs we’re adding at camp this summer – both happen to be by Matt Redman – We Are the Free and We Could Change the World. So I’m not sure what songs you are going to pick up this summer at camp – but bring them back all year long!

JG



Really enjoyed watching Southeast Christian’s ulra-creative promotion for their summer camp (called Bible and Beach – you can get much more from their website here). Love the simplicity and awkwardness of the above video, and here’s a music video they made to celebrate their new mascot as well. Really, inventive stuff:

JG

Fun video from this weekend (in the same vein as Parker’s Life Group promo video) to help encourage students to register for camp. Fun!

JG




Just curious if there is a magic price point for summer camp – I realize it will vary among us as far as how long camp is, etc. But I think just knowing the price of camp across the spectrum will be helpful. Vote in today’s poll!

JG

Hilarious Hunger Games parody video the team made this week to promote HSM Summer Camp. One of my new favorites!

JG