July 23 – 28, 2023
Camp Nawakwa’s Upper Camp
Congregations are invited to identify young leaders in grades 8-12, who display gifts for leadership and who might like to strengthen those gifts in service to God and others, and to recommend them for our annual synod Leadership Training Camp (LT Camp). Participants attend at NO COST, thanks to generous financial support from Gordon Lamb, Chris & Missy Grant, Michael & Sarah Williams, C4G, and a number of other camp alums. Participants will experience a variety of interactive learning opportunities, designed to help them celebrate and enhance their leadership gifts, challenging them to harness those gifts in service to their families, congregations, communities, and the world.
The design of this experience is to help young people who already exhibit leadership gifts and skills in the parish, their school, home, or community, to get additional intentional training in what it means to be Christian leaders in the world. While we discuss vocation, this is not a camp devoted to specifically shepherding youth into church vocations. While some have gone on to be pastors and youth leaders in our Lutheran churches, many apply their gifts for leadership and discipleship in a variety of vocations, their congregations, and their personal lives. We are committed to helping young people grow in confidence and become faithful leaders and servants of Christ in all aspects of their lives.
The foundation for this curriculum comes from Mark 10, where Jesus reminds the disciples that He has come to serve others, thereby shifting the cultural leadership dynamic from one of power, to one of humility and service. Young leaders will come away with more confidence, practical experience in planning and leading small groups, and a network of peers and adult leaders who are there to support them as they continue to discern God’s call to them in their personal and vocational lives. Not exclusively a camp for young leaders discerning a call to ministry, this week is designed to help equip the participant for a life of discipleship, with an emphasis on Christ-like servant leadership.
The week includes a balance of faithful conversation, fun, fellowship, powerful worship, and a healthy mix of play and faith formation. To register, download the LT Registration Form:
Mail it to:
Office for Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
1959 Market St
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Scan and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org