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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