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Summit reflection video on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Ryan O’Connell.
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?
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Summers can be overwhelming for youth ministers – with so many different events offered that bless the teenage soul, how does a leader discern which opportunities are the best “fit” for the teens in their specific youth group? The good news is that Life Teen has a little something for every teen and every parish.
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish. Bring your priest, music minister, new staff or Core Members, and anyone else who is a key player in your ministry! You're guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged in to a vast network of support, knowing that you're not in this alone.
The Next Step is a young Catholic’s guide to navigating the somewhat frustrating but wildly exciting halls of high school. Focusing on keeping Christ at the center of friendships and decisions, The Next Step provides the necessary wisdom and humor to uplift any eighth grader as they approach this new stage of life.
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.
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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 by clicking the links for each role 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.
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.
Applications for 2019 Summer Staff will open in August!
Primarily for second-year missionaries, the service crew is the behind-the-scenes team that serves in a variety of roles around camp. For 13 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.
Applications for 2019 Service Crew will open in August!
Summer Staff is a four to seven week mission serving primarily as a relational minister trained in the facilitation of small group discussions and team-building activities. Your primary responsibility will be to be present and minister to the teens, core members, and youth minister from one particular parish while they are at camp for one week. You will also be responsible for serving meals, assisting prayer activities, and the facilitation of many camp activities including an obstacle course, messy games, and high and low ropes elements.
Service Crew is a thirteen week mission serving primarily behind the scenes as the backbone of summer camp. Through a number of different roles, summer missionaries on service crew are responsible for keeping camp running efficiently. Service crew members don’t have as much teen interaction as summer staff, but there are ministry opportunities in each role available.
A vital part of your mission this summer will be inviting people to join you as mission partners; they will support you spiritually and financially through prayers and donations.No mission is successful without prayer support; not only will camp be covered with intercession, but you will also be including individuals and families in the mission.
It is also encouraged for you to gather financial support for this mission. Life Teen will help you by providing letter templates and donation cards as well as an online donation page that you can send to invite people into the mission. The majority of your mission partners should be outside of your immediate family — we want to include as many people as we can in this mission! At the end of your mission commitment, you will receive a stipend for the full amount you have raised, up to a total of $200 per week ($1400 total for seven weeks, $1200 for six weeks, or $800 for four weeks). Since this is truly a mission, God is calling you to bring your servant heart with complete trust in His divine providence.
Housing for summer staff will be provided along with other summer missionaries of the same gender.
Summer missionaries will serve in a community of 20-30 college-aged students from around the world. Each summer staff will have two captains- a guy and a lady- who are second-year summer missionaries and are invited to serve as peer leaders of the staff. Both the summer staff and service crew will have a Coordinator and a Mentor, who are full-time Life Teen missionaries.
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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 from any camp and any year, the annual John 15 retreat is unforgettable. Reunite with summer missionaries from all years and all camps. Reconnect with God through prayer, worship, and general/breakout sessions. Recognize what it means to truly abide, disciple, and persevere.