2018 Teen Camp Dates

Cotubic, OH          - June 10-17
Pinecrest, MO       - July 1-8 
Hye Sierra, CA      - July 1-8 
Woodmen, AL       - TBA
Northwest, OR      - July 22-July 29
Winter Camp, WI  - TBA (Late Dec.)

2018 Preteen Camps

Nacome, TN              - June 3-6
Piney Woods, TX        - June 10-13
Ironwood, MN            - July 15-18
Northwest                 - July 15-18
Colorado                   - July 17-20
Buckeye, OH              - July 29-Aug. 1
Seven Mountains, PA  - July 29-Aug. 1





"The mission of the United Youth Camps program is to support parents and the Church in teaching youth to develop their full godly potential – which is their calling into the Body of Jesus Christ and the work of the Church – while learning that God's spiritual laws are practical ways of living (Deuteronomy 6:6-9 & 11:19-20; Psalm 34:11; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4). Within our mission are contained camper goals, staff objectives, biblical standards and a positive message to our teens that God’s ways work!"

The Seven Elements of The Zone

The Seven Elements of "The Zone"

“The Zone” is the environment in which God changes peoples’ lives. It reflects the coming Kingdom of God on this earth during the rule of Jesus Christ as King of Kings. Learning about God and developing a closer relationship with Him is the goal. Camp is like a pre-millennial environment where put-downs are not allowed and where there is respect for others. “The Zone” is based on the Laws of God in action – love toward God and love toward people. God’s way of life is lived at Camp and it works!

• teaches God's value of rejoicing
• makes life enjoyable by easing stress
• is a key to building friendships
• creates a positive frame of mind more open to learning - it is the "carrot on the stick"

• helps people discover their abilities
• creates a "can do" attitude
• teaches how to think and analyze
• teaches how to persevere
• helps teach how to make right choices
• develops closer relationships with others who share the challenge
• pushes to continue learning and trying
• makes rewards more valuable

• builds right kind of self-esteem
• creates a positive frame of mind
• makes one want to do more
• success breeds success
• tears down fears
• creates an encouraging atmosphere
• generates creative, solution-oriented thinking
• creates team effort by teaching one cannot succeed in some things without others

• teaches how to respond to another's needs
• creates a "safe" environment
• builds good listening skills
• builds empathy and compassion
• builds patience
• takes time and communication, thus building relationships
• teaches how to respond to another's needs
• creates a "safe" environment
• builds good listening skills
• builds empathy and compassion

• reinforces idea that each one is part of the team or family
• prohibits put-downs, criticisms
• models God's thinking - "no respecter of persons"
• helps everyone know they are loved
• defuses competition for attention
• created openness

• creates the boundaries everyone needs
• prevents chaos
• teaches the need to have reasons for rules
• instills a sense of security
• teaches how life operates smoothly

• with parents, it helps children understand the right relationship with God
• builds love for one another
• instills loyalty
• helps with problem solving
• teaches how to respect others
• teaches how to earn respect from others
• helps build natural relationships with others and God

Deuteronomy 6:5, 7: You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength… You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

Psalm 34:11: Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Malachi 2:15: …He seeks godly offspring…

1 Corinthians 7:14: …but now [your children] are holy.

Ephesians 6:4: bring [your children] up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

2016 Teen Camp Dates

Camp Pinecrest, MO June 24-July 1 (staff arrives June 23)

Camp Cotubic, OH June 26-July 3 (staff arrives June 25)   

Camp Woodmen, AL June 26-July 3 (staff arrives June 25) 

Camp Hye Sierra, CA June 26-July 3 (staff arrives June 24)

Northwest Camp, OR July 24-July 31 (staff arrives July 23, counseling staff July 22)                                                                                                                                                      

2014 Planning Dates--Join Us!

Camp life is great and you are invited to be a part of it in 2014!

February 1: Updated individual camp websites
Late February: Special United News UYC issue arrives
March 1: Camper/Staff applications available online
March 22 or 29: Camp video shown in congregations
May 1: Camper/Staff applications due

Happy Camping!

Steve Nutzman
UYC National Teen Coordinator


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