THE WAY Summer & Discipleship Program
We are excited to introduce you to THE WAY summer program for youth and young adults! THE WAY program is designed to be a rich discipleship and ministry program for students ages 14 through college age. The goal of this program is to establish youth and young adults in their faith, to build up their trust in the Word, and to empower them with passion to share the Gospel to those in their spheres of influence.
Throughout the summer, every student will have daily opportunities to be led into a deeper relationship with the Lord. Students will participate in personal and corporate devotions, regular worship, concentrated studies, personal accountability, and constant interaction with mentors (we have designated leaders for guys and girls). Students will also find their fellow students to be a great source of joy and encouragement, as well as potential lifelong Christian friends. Even more, students will have a chance to gain some expertise in many camp jobs and earn an invaluable Christian work ethic. Camp jobs include some of the following: maintenance, dining hall hostess, lifeguarding, water front hand boat operators, paintball field managers, kitchen aids, housekeeping, kids camp counselors, and more!
To be a part of this program, students must fill out an application and be able to commit to the 8 weeks of summer. However, in the 2020 year we are giving students who are 14 years of age the option to commit to a 4 week program during the month of July. Once the application is collected, it will then be reviewed and if the student is accepted, they may be offered one of the limited number of volunteer or paid positions (volunteers may apply for a shorter time period). In additon, accepted students participate in mandatory training prior to the summer commitment. Each participant is also asked to help raise support by sending out approximately 20 support letters (please see an example in the application – camp will mail the letters at no cost to the students) and pray for the Lord’s provision. The goal for each student is $125 a week. The funds help to pay for the student’s financial stipend ($75-100), meals, lodging, training, discipleship materials, and special activities. Those unable to raise the $125 will still be invited to camp! To guarantee every student has the opportunity to participate in THE WAY program, LeTourneau has established the Avis & Gerri Fund, which is funded by LeTourneau supporters. For those not requesting financial compensation, we do accept volunteers!
Please feel free to call our office at 585-554-3400 for more information.