Children and Youth Ministry Training Retreat June 21-23

This will be an opportunity for individuals interested in youth ministry to build their knowledge and get strategies for working with youth.  The focus will be on mental health, of both campers/participants and staff. People who are interested in engaging in youth ministry but have not had the required training from World Church will have the chance to work towards their certification as a Registered Youth Worker. This is a opportunity for us to come together as a mission center and learn how to serve our youth in the best ways that we can.

In addition to the program portion of the weekend, we would also like to open up the opportunity for people to learn about cooking at Deer Park.  This will be a chance with a smaller crowd, and a shorter time commitment that will give you a taste for what it’s like to be behind the scenes in the kitchen.  Cook alongside people who have been there and done that, and who won’t offer judgment to the questions you ask!

A schedule for the weekend will be coming soon.  If you have any questions before then, please feel free to reach out to Jaime Lynch at 732-221-2554 or mamc.childrenandyouthministry@gmail.com
Ages of Attendees:  Older youth (15+)/adults

Location of Activity: Deer Park Campground, New Hope, PA

Soft Start Time: 7:00 Friday, June 21, 2019

End Time: 11:30 Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Summer camps

MAMC Deer Park Reunion (All ages) - June 29-July 6 REGISTER

Sr. High Camp (completed 9th grade - 12th grade) - July 7-13

At the Senior High Camp level, campers are only required to be with their cabins for a limited amount of time. The camp is more independent at this age as campers are permitted more freedom in choosing their scheduled activities.  Also at this level, trips are made off grounds, including, but not limited to, kayaking and canoeing. Campers can again choose their own electives for classes throughout the day, in addition to attending theme class. At this age, theme class may include some mature content appropriate to the given group. REGISTER

Jr. High Camp (completed 6th grade - 8th grade) - July 14-20

At the Junior High Camp level, campers travel around in different combinations or individually.  At this level, campers have their first opportunity to choose their own classes, which vary from year to year.  Some regular options include friendship bracelets, board games, and disc golf. In addition, campers rotate through different organized activities, like low ROPES challenge activities and service projects throughout the campgrounds.  Similarly to Junior Camp, campers will attend theme classes that delve into the daily/weekly theme, with different activities to support the theme. REGISTER

SPECTACULAR @ Graceland University (completed 9th grade - 12th grade) - July 20-27

The mission of SPECTACULAR is to create a safe, Christ-centered community that encourages young women and men   to discover God, their inherent worth, and cultivate and express their giftedness.

During SPECTACULAR approximately 1,000 campers and their leaders gather at Graceland University for the largest annual gathering of youth in Community of Christ.

All campers will have opportunities to participate in leadership and  discipleship development, diverse worship, and expression of arts, music, and sports.

During the week campers can look forward to sharing in all avenues of the SPEC  experience – service projects, communication   workshops, basketball, musical  instruction, table tennis, stage production, worship, delegation devotions, volleyball, tie-dying, cotton candy, discussions about dating and relationships, learning more about our Creator, soccer, and much, much more.

SPECTACULAR is sponsored by Community of Christ and is hosted at Graceland University. REGISTER

Jr. Camp. (completed 2nd grade - 5th grade) - July 21-27

At the Junior Camp level, campers travel around for different activities in cabin groups.  The daily classes consist of crafts, games, and theme class. At theme, they discuss the daily theme, how it relates to the overall week’s theme, and different kinds of activities to support the theme.  Midweek, there is a “Wacky Wednesday” where the schedule gets changed up, and usually ends up in the pool for some games and a cookout. REGISTER



Youth Worker Registration

Community of Christ requires all youth workers to register with the church.

The Mid-Atlantic Mission Center’s Campgrounds are located in New Hope, Pennsylvania and many other youth events take place in the state. Pennsylvania law requires anyone working with children to complete a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.