It's no secret that the idea of ascent is a difficult one. Whether it's climbing a mountain or embarking on a camping adventure, there are always obstacles along the way to the summit. But if we take the time and make the effort, what awaits us at the peak can be truly remarkable. When it comes to camp experiences, we believe that those who bravely make the ascent will find two special things waiting for them.
First, they'll discover something special in connecting with other high school students - gathering together and experiencing fellowship in ways they never have before. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, they'll encounter an intimate connection with Jesus that transforms their lives forever, far more valuable than any view or treasure awaiting at the top of a mountain.
We believe that campers who push through every obstacle and ascend to greater heights will find themselves entering into a blessed place of peace and rest found only in Christ. Here is their chance to join a collective worshiping community not just of other believers but together with our Creator himself, stepping into deeper places of God’s purposes and callings for their lives. We hope everyone reaches this pinnacle experience in order to understand what makes all the struggles worthwhile.
Our culture is obsessed with achievement. We’re quick to celebrate success, productivity, records being broken and goals being met. What if the Christian’s measure of success has less to do with doing, and more to do with being? Our hope, as followers of Christ, is to be more like Jesus. We were created in God’s image, and while sin stained the way that plays itself out in our lives, God is recreating us into the image of Jesus. The Bible shows us time and time again what God is calling us to be:
Be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16)
“Be Still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
Be doers of the word, not just hearers (James 1:22)
Be strong an courageous (Joshua 1:9)
Be of the same mind (Philippians 2:2)
Be like God in the way you love (Ephesians 5:1)
Be in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Opposite of the world, the Christian walk is not primarily focused on doing, but being. Who will you be?
ASCENT Camp is an annual 5 day camp held in Glorieta, NM for high school students.It is open to any church and any denomination.We will over 30 activities, tons of worships, interactive tracks and a main session each day where students get to experience worship, teaching, and more.The cost includes everything but travel costs or an optional white water rafting activity.Register by April 30, 2023 to receive the early bird price. $375 per student (anyone in high school) $200 per adult leader (anyone post high school)