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Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Each summer, Life Teen hosts several Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.
Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention has become America’s premier event for everyone involved in parish youth ministry. Why? Maybe it’s because we are different. We believe in practical, comprehensive youth ministry training. But we don’t think that’s enough. That’s why we incorporate elements of a spiritual retreat into the training convention. Because youth ministry isn’t about what you know, it’s Who you know.
There are many women who are a vital part of salvation history and their stories are critical parts of Sacred Scripture. This scriptural devotion will inspire young women to raise their heads along with Mary, Martha, Lydia, and Esther and look into the eyes of Jesus, the God who loves deeply and perfectly.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
If you have never served with Summer Missions before, check out the summer staff ministry description below. If you a returning summer missionary or would like to serve camp behind-the-scenes, check out the service crew ministry descriptions below.
Every Life Teen summer missionary commits to glorifying God through our rule of life. If you are considering applying to be a Life Teen Summer Missionary, please read through it.
Life Teen Summer Missions Rule of Life
First and foremost, you are answering Christ’s call to build up His Kingdom on earth. Throughout the summer, you will lead middle and/or high school teens closer to Christ through service, relationship, and prayer. You are joining the mission of Life Teen Summer Camps to create an environment for teens to meet Jesus Christ and develop a discipleship relationship with Him.
As a missionary, you are also responding to Christ’s invitation to deepen your personal relationship with Him and experience ongoing spiritual formation. You will be part of a mission community that together lives a structured and sacramental prayer life, supports one another in common mission, and holds each other accountable.
Summer Staff Ministry Description
Men, apply for Summer Staff here!
Primarily for second-year missionaries, the service crew is the behind-the-scenes team that serves in a variety of roles around camp. For 12 weeks, the service crew handles their specific tasks, while also facilitating the high ropes courses on camp.
From cooking meals in the kitchen, to shooting the camp video, to keeping the grounds looking clean, and much more in between, service crew is a great opportunity to dive deeper as a summer missionary in a teamwork-oriented, humbling, fulfilling role. Service crew members don’t have as much teen interaction as summer staff, but there are abundant ministry opportunities in each role available.
Hospitality Team Ministry Description
Kitchen Team Ministry Description
Facilities Team Ministry Description
Program Team Ministry Description
Office Intern Ministry Description
Photographer Ministry Description
Videographer Ministry Description
Audio/Visual Support Ministry Description
Apply for Service Crew here!
A vital part of Life Teen Summer Missions is inviting people to join you as mission partners; they will support you spiritually and financially through prayers and donations. No mission is successful without support; not only will camp be covered with intercession, but you will also be including individuals and families in the mission.
Click here to find the 2021 Summer Missions Fundraising and Compensation Policy.
Each summer, while teens in the United States are attending a Life Teen Summer Camp, at the same time hundreds of miles away, teens in Haiti are doing the same. For two weeks at our mission base in Haiti, youth from all over the area fill the base to experience summer camp. Haitian Summer Missionaries serve for 3 months, beginning their formation in the states before traveling to Haiti to help facilitate summer camp and dive into the community. If you’re interested in bringing the #BestCampEver to the nations, this is your chance!
The legendary retreat for past Life Teen summer missionaries, the annual John 15 retreat is unforgettable. This year’s retreat will be open to summer missionaries that served at summer camp in 2019 and 2020. Reconnect with God through prayer, worship, and general/breakout sessions. Recognize what it means to truly abide, disciple, and persevere.
John 15 2020 will be December 18-21 at Camp Covecrest. Registration will open the beginning of November!