CDC hosts Summer Youth Camp

Speakers encourage students, staff to be resilient, trust in God

The Central District Conference Youth Camp is held at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp in Minnesota. Photo: CDC

The Central District Conference welcomed 131 students and staff to its Summer Youth Camp at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp in Fosston, Minnesota, July 31-Aug. 5.

Kyle Goings, USMB NextGen chair and NextGen pastor at Ridgepoint Church, Wichita, Kansas, served as speaker for senior camp for ages 14-18, while Jon Annin, lead pastor at Stony Brook Church, Omaha, Nebraska, spoke at junior camp for ages 10-13.

Kyle Goings speaks to senior high students during the Central District Conference’s Summer Youth Camp on the theme, “There’s another in the fire.” Photo: Central District Youth

Both speakers used text from Daniel and the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to speak to the theme, “There’s another in the fire.” Goings focused on being resilient, while Annin spoke about trusting in God, according to camp coordinator Karri Muff, who shares that role with her husband, Ron.

Junior and senior campers met independently aside from meals but had similar schedules, which included morning and evening sessions, small group time, recreation, activities, crafts for senior high campers and swimming and cabin challenges for junior campers.

Jon Annin, standing right, emphasized trusting in God in his messages to campers ages 10 to 13. Photo: CDC

For the first time, District Minister Daniel Rodriguez attended to serve as camp pastor.

“It was one of our best years,” Karri Muff says. “We had several new commitments to Jesus. We had recommitments. It was really fun to walk around and see (our youth) together praying and talking and building that relationship. They had the spiritual aspect, but they also had the ‘Let’s have fun and get crazy’ aspect. It was just a really good combination.”


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