Truth Bible Camp is on the horizon!  It is set to take place June 9-13 of this year, and the youth in this area and other areas are already talking about it.  This camp is a special time of training for our youth as those of the ages of 12 through 18 will be involved in the full-time camp, which lasts the duration of the camp, and others of the ages of 9 through 11 will be involved in the day camp, which will begin on June 10 and go through June 13.  This is one of the highlights of the year for Tennessee Bible College and those associated with it.

In fact, speaking of the full-time camp, often times our day campers will go on to become full-time campers when they reach the ages of 12 to 18.  This shows just how much of an impact the Day Camp has on them.  This is my 14th year of directing the Day Camp, and I am excited again for a great time that we have before us.  I have said before, and I will say again, our focus in this camp is on the Book as young people will spend around 20 HOURS IN THE WORD.  The Psalmist says in Psalm 119:97, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”  This is how God’s Word is treated in our Camp.  It is the kind of love for God’s Book that we want to instill into the young people entrusted to us.  The Bible is the main curriculum.  All instruction is from this Book, not from any manuals, opinions, creeds, or traditions of men.

I want to encourage you to enroll your children in this camp.  Our theme this year is “The Lion and the Lamb.”  As we dig deep into this study, we will see to inspire in our young people to stand as bold as a lion and to be obedient as a sheep unto our Lord.  We will look at such topics as what faithfulness requires and working to make Heaven our home.

When our Day Camp begins on Monday morning, they will be served breakfast, and then enjoy a Morning Devotional.  There are outside activities.  They have at least four Bible classes each day.  Before lunch, we have Bible class, we serve them lunch, and then after lunch, there will be another Bible class, followed by one later in the evening and another at the end of the day.  We have outside games with them, and as we go toward the afternoon, arts and crafts time will start.  There is a time for singing and snacks, along with indoor activities.  Sports time rounds out the evening along with movie time before supper.  The day ends with a Vacation Bible School class at the Northeast church of Christ.  Following this, our day campers go home and come back for the next day.  While the schedule may change slightly year to year, this gives you insight into what a day in the life of a day camper is like.

Parents, if you have a son or daughter in the age range of 9 to 11, I highly encourage you to have them take part in this exciting camp.  Grandparents, if you have a grandson or granddaughter in the age range of 9 to 11, encourage them to be a part of this fun-filled camp.  Trust me, you will not regret it.

We all know that there are so many things that we could choose for our children to be involved in this summer, but let me ask a few questions of you.

1.  Do you want your child to grow closer to God?

2.  Do you want your child to be in an atmosphere surrounded by Christian teachers an Christian counselors?

3.  Do you want your child to be around fellow youth who want to know more about our Lord?

4.  Do you want your child to make good friendships taht will last a lifetime?

5.  Do you want your child to make memories that will last forever?

6.  Do you want your child to be in a Camp that allows for 20 or more hours in a study of God’s Word?

7.  Do you want your child to have a summer experience of physical and spiritual activities?

If you answer yes to these questions, then I want to encourage you to enroll your child in the Truth Bible Camp.  Registration is online only and the deadline to sign up is June 7!  Visit here to enroll your child today!

– Jason Gann, Truth Bible Camp Day Camp Director