Part of the mission and vision of Camp Croix is to train youth leaders for our church as well as our community. One of the ways we achieve this is through our annual teen LEADR (Leadership Exploration Development Retreat). The retreat provides teens with a fun filled, faith centered opportunity to explore teamwork, communication, problem solving, goal setting and general life skills such as budgeting and etiquette.
LEADR is a unique opportunity for teens ages 14- 19 to grow and develop as leaders, in an atmosphere where we share a Biblical worldview. Each day we start out with breakfast and Bible study before we dive into workshops and breakout sessions that help us grow as individuals, and as a leadership team. We break for lunch and spend the afternoon doing another engaging workshop and a service project. Throughout the day we spend time reflecting in small groups about how we can apply what we learn both in our communities and our home congregations. We fill our evenings up with a scrumptious supper, recreation and a nightly devotion.
LEADR follows a youth development model, where youth are teaching youth. Our Youth Leader staff is made up of college student leaders who are mature and solid in their faith and have a passion for building relationships with our participants. This dynamic often results in relationships and mentorships that continue far past the end of the week. We consider this a blessing to grow together in fellowship, in our walk with Christ.
LEADR19 starts at 6 PM on Sunday June 16th and continues through 12 PM Thursday June 20th.
Cost is $225.00 This includes all housing, and meals as well as speakers and workshops.