We are excited to share with you where we are heading for summer discipleship opportunities. As we pivot this summer and look to redeem the circumstances, we believe there is tremendous potential for growth both in our personal relationship with the Lord and disciple-making.
We do encourage you to read all the way through the details below to hopefully provide clarity and answer any questions you may have.
Please know that as we step into this summer and our circumstances evolve we may find a need to adapt or change plans. So thanks ahead of time for being patient with us and participating!
Back in early April, our team had an idea. What if the ministerial team at Carmel wrote a letter to the next generation? Letters that are infused with Scripture, are personal, encouraging, and challenging to students to uniquely reflect the gospel in our culture today. This would allow our team to speak into the next generation personally and in a way that is different than any other year.
Our team has written these letters and we want to put them into our student’s hands. Therefore, we are producing a beautiful book including these letters that will drive discipleship this summer. This resource will include Scripture, the letters from our team, and personal reflection questions. We will be encouraging students to read and reflect on a portion on their own on Sunday mornings this summer.
Campus Night Groups
Gathering to encourage one another in our faith community has been something that we have all been longing for. Our aim for Campus Night Groups is to come together on Sunday nights to unpack video-based Bible teaching from our Student Ministry Staff while also leveraging “The Letters” resource that students will be reading and reflecting on each week for small group conversations.
Each Campus Night Group will consist of a girls small group, a guys small group, and adult leadership scattered about outside on Carmel’s campus. Only in the event of inclement weather, we would utilize large gathering spaces inside of Carmel. When you register at the link above students will have the opportunity to let us know a friend they would like to be with in their group.
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm / Dates: Sundays - June 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9
Campus Night Rec
Friendly competition. Check. Games that anyone can play. Check. Intentional Senior Leadership. Check.
On Wednesday nights in July our amazing group of seniors will be leading teams of our beloved camp rec teams such as the pirates, ninjas, knights, etc. We will be placing students on teams that will face off each week in either Triple Kickball or Giant Volleyball culminating into a Championship Night at the end of the month.
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm / Dates: Wednesdays - July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
A treasured time unlike any other for us at Camp Carmel is when our seniors get to speak encouragement, challenge, pray blessing over all of our Student Ministry, and hand off the mantle of leadership to our rising senior class. We believe this is incredibly important and we want to make this happen. Therefore, on Sunday, August 2 we will encourage all Carmel Students and Student Ministry Leaders to join us from 8:00-9:30pm to participate in this impactful moment to launch us into this next year.
Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm / Date: Sunday - August 2
Caffeinated Book Club
As believers we are fighting an unseen enemy at all times. However, we don’t always recognize the battle that we are facing that Ephesians 6 tell us how to prepare for daily. A major way that we can be prepared for battle is to recognize ways the enemy attacks.
In keeping with our letters theme for the summer, we will be reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. This classic masterpiece is known as one of the most engaging accounts of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. You can order your copy here.
Each week students will be encouraged to read a portion of the book to prepare for discussion and bring your own coffee to join us at Carmel on Tuesdays this summer.
Time: 10:00am-11:30am / Dates: Tuesdays - June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28
Lumberton Disaster Relief
Ready to serve alongside one another? Our goal is to create a shared outreach experience for student families. We are partnering with the Baptist Convention of NC for two different opportunities for disaster relief in Lumberton, NC. For this opportunity a parent must serve alongside their student(s) unless the student can drive themselves.
We will meet at Carmel at 6:30am and caravan together to be on-site by 9:00am. Lunch and tools will be provided. We will be divided up into project teams of 10-12 people. All participants will need to bring gloves and fill out an additional waiver that will be sent to you after you sign up at the link above.
Time: 6:30am-6:30pm / Dates: Saturday, June 27 and/or July 18. You may participate in one or both dates.
Carmel’s Health & Safety Precautions
We recognize that we need to be intentional about loving our neighbor well as we gather together. That is why for all of these opportunities we will be meeting outdoors. If the weather is poor we would utilize large gathering spaces inside of Carmel to provide adequate spacing. We do ask that you click here and read and follow our healthy and safety precautions as you participate this summer.
What if being in-person isn’t an option for me due to health risks? On our registration form we have placed an option for some opportunities for you to let us know that you would like to participate in some capacity but would like an at-home option to participate.
Attendance - As you look through the opportunities, we recognize that you may not be able to attend every time based on your schedule. However, we do ask that if you take a spot, please participate as much as possible.
Leaders - If you are an adult leader or parent and would like to be involved we ask you to fill out the registration form as well. We will be in touch with you soon.
Locations - Exact locations on Carmel’s campus will be communicated to students once registration is closed.
Now more than ever, registration is essential. Please use the link at the top to register by Thursday, June 18.