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 STRIVE (Skills That Radically Impact Values and Eternity) 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.
STRIVE 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.
STRIVE 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.
This year’s theme is “Among Us” and will have lessons focusing on identifying the enemy, doing your tasks, and leading your team to victory. The Bible verse we’ll be focusing on is 1 John 4:9:”This is how God showed is love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we may live through them/”
STRIVE 2021 starts at 4 PM on Sunday June 13th and continues through 12 PM Thursday June 17th.
Cost is $225.00 This includes all housing, and meals as well as speakers and workshops.