J-Time (Morning Devotions)

J-Time Is Our Morning Devotionals At ASCENT Start your day with J-Time (Jesus Time), our morning devotional session at ASCENT camp. Join us at 7am each morning by the firepit near the Snack Shack. Bring your Bible or Bible app and be guided by Joanna through a reflective journey in the scriptures.  Everything will be

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WIFI & Cell Signal

Important Update for ASCENT Camp 2024 We are thrilled about our new location for ASCENT camp at Camp W.O.W. in Stuart, OK!  Some of the key highlights of these new changes are Exclusive use of the entire camp (no more sharing with other groups) Air-conditioned in ALL buildings! Extra space for workshops, sessions, and prayer

(This is part 2 of a series about mission trips; if you are looking for tips before the trip, CLICK HERE) Embarking on short-term mission trips can be a transformative experience for the communities you aim to serve and for your own spiritual and personal growth. These journeys, often filled with moments of challenge, learning,

Getting ready for ASCENT?  Here is everything you need to know to make sure your group is ready. THE PACKING LIST Here is everything you need to know about what to bring to ASCENT. Feel free to send this to your group.  Try to remember to pack your trailer or bus with one side, males

ASCENT’s Camp Map

This is the map of Camp W.O.W. in Stuart, OK. All groups will enter from N 382 Rd and take a LEFT when you enter the camp; check-in will be near the Cafeteria and Party Barn.

You’re likely here because you’re either gearing up for a mission trip or contemplating one. I’m eager to share the insights from my own journeys with you. With 20 years in youth ministry under my belt and participation in over 15 short-term mission trips—11 of which I led—I’ve amassed considerable experience.  I am not trying

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The ASCENT 2024 Packing List

A packing list might seem straightforward, but overlooking even a small item can lead to significant issues. Here’s our suggested list. Keep in mind, that individual churches/groups may modify or add to these essentials based on their needs. However, we strongly advise including these items for your ASCENT trip. Expect daytime temperatures in the 80/90’s

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If you have ever spent some time on a farm in the Midwest you probably have heard of the phrase “crop rotation”.  It is a concept farmers have learned many many years ago.  Crop rotation is an agricultural practice where different types of crops are grown sequentially on the same plot of land across several

NEW! ASCENT’s Dinner Themes

We’re adding something new for this year’s ASCENT during our evening meals.  At dinner each night there will be a unique and fun theme.  Campers and counselors will be encouraged to dress up according to the dinner them, which will also correspond with that evening’s late-night party.  See below for our themes so you can

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The Gaming Opportunity (Video)

Normally, I don’t share videos but someone shared this video opportunity from thinqmedia.com and it was quite affirming to a vision on video games are an uncharted mission field that I have felt for several years now.  I wrote a six-part blog series on Faith and Video Games which you can check out here. The

ASCENT: Snack Shack & Meals

Meals: The Food at Camp W.O.W. Some say that eating a meal at Camp W.O.W. is like getting a plate delivered directly from heaven.  Okay, no one said that.  To be fair, no one has really ever said that about camp food, regardless of where you go.  But, we have reason to believe that this

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We are thrilled to announce our speaker and worship band for our upcoming national camp for high school students, ASCENT. This year, we have the privilege of hosting Justin McRoberts, a renowned author, coach, speaker, and songwriter, and Wonderstate, a high-energy worship band hailing from Minneapolis.  Both will be at our new camp location of

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