A Letter To Parents
What is Summer Youth Celebration?
We are so excited that you are considering sending your teenager to Summer Youth Celebration (SYC)! Maybe your teen has been there before, or maybe this is the first you have ever heard of this camp. Hopefully the following information will be helpful to you.
Summer Youth Celebration is a summer, co-ed youth camp for students who have completed grades 6-12. The camp is sponsored by the CNBC-Alberta Association and the Canadian National Baptist Convention.
This year we are moving to a new location! For the first time we will be hosting camp onsite at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills Alberta. This is a BIG change for our camp, but it’s a change that we need and are excited for. We will now enjoy a dining hall experience separated from the gymnasium space. For accommodations we will use the school’s dorms where students will share a room with 1 or 2 friends, have leaders just down the hall and many more showers! A couple of other benefits of this change are capacity for more campers and an enhanced Gymnasium facility. Overall it’s going to be great summer at camp!
SYC is a retreat that offers opportunities for students to experience Christ through worship, discipleship, community and adventure. It is our belief that God loves everyone individually, and desires to have a personal relationship with them. We also know and strongly believe that each person is individually responsible for their own beliefs and how they choose to relate to God. Your student will have ample space and opportunity to explore and relate to God during their week at camp!
We work hard to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. Church leaders are responsible for the behaviour of those in their group, although everyone contributes to keeping order. Many adults who love teenagers and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ supervise, mentor and teach at SYC. Our adult to teen ratio is (at the minimum) 1 to 4.
Camp is a great experience for students. We want as many youth as possible to have the opportunity to attend SYC. But we also know that the cost of camp can be a burden for some families. If finances are a hurdle for your youth to come to camp, we have scholarship opportunities available. Simply fill out our Scholarship Request and we will get in touch regarding the various scholarships.
We appreciate you trusting your teenager to us, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We commit to helping them grow as we share our lives with them. It is our desire that youth will return to their churches and homes living more accurately the life that Jesus Christ demonstrated and commanded in His earthly ministry.
If you have any questions, talk to the youth leader or pastor of the church where your youth attends. We’re sure they would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also Contact Us with your questions if you prefer.
Katie Derkach & Matt Ma
Summer Youth Celebration Directors 2019