What’s the value of a Christian sleepaway camp experience?
Growth! The main thing camp provides is an opportunity for individuals young and old to get away from the constant distractions of everyday life and immerse themselves in the great outdoors. By breaking away from routines, places, and things that we find familiar, we are better situated to discover new things in outdoor activity. In addition, Christian summer staff will encourage youth to gain new understandings about themselves, form new friends, and grow in their relationship with our loving savior Jesus Christ.
What’s the value of outdoor adventure trips?
Adventure programs in an outdoor environment provide a natural platform for helping to shift youth out of their natural comfort zones and grow. Outdoor adventures in particular provide countless opportunities for growth through challenging activities, and sometimes temporarily uncomfortable situations. When we leave the routine of our everyday lives, we are opened up to a world of new possibilities.
Our teen adventures might include clinging to the side of a cliff or rushing uncontrollably into whitewater rapids. Not only do youth have an opportunity to grow in their outdoor skills, but to grow in personal and spiritual ways. At every corner is the chance to be amazed with new sights. Campers are regularly shifted out of their comfort zones, and into their growth zone. A dynamic growth zone is where the journey towards lasting personal growth and development really begins.
Who is Rock-N-Water?
Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians excited about God, youth, and going on adventures. It is our mission To safely lead people into the wonder of God’s creation, challenging them through adventures designed to help them grow personally, relationally, and spiritually. Therefore, our summer programs focus on biblical principles, and use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character. Learn more about Rock-N-Water Christian Camps.
Our staff are highly committed Christians with excellent outdoor leadership skills. They are cross trained as camp counselors, youth ministers, and adventure guides. They are able to minister both to the spiritual and physical needs of campers. As a result, they oversee a wider range of responsibilities including safety, spiritual growth, learning, and exploration of fun new experiences. Our staff savor the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your students’ lives.
What sets Rock-N-Water apart from other Christian Camps in California?
It is our passion to not only get youth outside, but to also help teens to actually stop and experience the outdoors while they are here. Too often, retreat centers with good intentions overload christian youth with intense activity programming. Consequently, campers have so many other amazing experiences to distract them and then never realize they are in God’s creation. We want to change that.
Each of our outdoor adventure camps include time intentionally set aside to give your campers an opportunity to just stop and think or pray. Often times this takes the form of a quiet time devotional. So we will front load it with a short Biblical message before spreading the group out for a time of quiet reflection and contemplation. We also can mix things up by adding a day of community service to your Church camp.
How we customize trips to fit specific groups:
If you have any questions, are looking for a summer camp near you, or want to customize your special event, please contact us. We would love to answer any questions that you might have about our camp programs.