- 89% shared the importance of leadership training provided.
- 36% think they would get more involved in their local church because of camp staff experience.
- 58% said camp staff experience was helpful in changing their feelings about the church.
- 50% of staff members said because of camp experience they seek out more ways to grow closer to Christ.
- 66% said staff experience helped their personal commitment to Adventism.
- 88% claim summer camp staff involvement was a spiritual experience.
- 100% stated that camp was a positive factor as it relates to their religious experience.
- 83% of alumni staff are or were employed as workers in the church.
- Camp staff experience influences leadership training, career choice, and positive religious experience.
- Camp staff develop a deeper understanding and commitment to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Family camp is a central place where Christian experience grows.
- The best thing at Family Camp is time alone with my family.
- Family camp has a positive impact on church involvement upon return.
- Family, friends, worship and fun are the four most talked about positive influences.
- Family campers claim a richer and more personal religious life because of family camp.
- Family camp parents say family camp is central to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Fairness and respect are the qualities campers gained from their camping experience.
- Half of the campers claimed that because of the camp experience their spiritual life grew.
- A third of the campers felt better about themselves after camp.
- A third of the campers said they learned a lot about new things from their camp experience.
- 9 out of 10 campers rated their camp experience “the best time ever!”
- Self concept was the most important outcome after camp.
- Almost 2/3 of the campers saw their religious identity increase after camp.
- 50% said it was more important to be Adventist because of camp.
- Campfire messages were the most important activity in growing faith.
- Environmental awareness was higher because of camp.
Reclaiming and Retaining Adventist youth and young adults is a high priority for the Youth Directors from across Canada.
One way to ministering in positive ways is “Mission Lifeguard”
On Sabbath afternoon at the Westminster Church more than 60 people attended a two and a half hour workshop covering the first five chapters of the Manual
12 people signed up wanting further training and accountability as Mission Lifeguards and 7 signed up to be Spotters.
Four churches were represented:
Vancouver Chinese Church
Vancouver Filipino Church
Vancouver Hispanic Church
There are other Mission LIfe Guard registered online at www.missionlifeguard.org.
Those registered come from
Follow up meetings are planned for November.
If any are interested let us know.