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June 23, 2023 at 1:00:00 PM

Strength To Stand Youth Summer Camp

Strength To Stand Youth Summer Camp
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Strength to Stand exists to proclaim Jesus to a generation of students searching for identity, purpose, and hope. For over 30 years, we've been utilizing evangelistic events to fulfill our mission-starting with a single conference in 1987. Scott Dawson is the leading pastor in this incredible work and for more information, please go to strengthtostand.org The cost will also cover the cost of travel fees such as fuel and vehicle rental

Price includes lodging and ALL meals from Friday night's dinner through Monday morning's breakfast. STS Camp attendees will be housed at the Laguna Beach and Travelodge by Wyndham accommodations which are located at the west end of Panama City Beach, in a safe, less congested area of the beach, away from the "strip", but close enough to drive to all of the activities that Panama City Beach has to offer.

STS Camp will be held at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in Panama City, FL. The campus includes 90 family-style units with full kitchenettes. All rooms are fully air-conditioned apartments, with kitchens, cable tv, and a variety of sleeping configurations. Located at the west end of Panama City Beach, in a safe, less congested area of the beach, away from the "strip", but close enough to drive to all of the activities that Panama City Beach has to offer. For a more detailed view check out the website christiancamp.com.

WHAT MEAL OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Eight meals are covered in your price! We offer three hot, delicious meals a day for groups staying at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat.  Each home-style meal is prepared fresh by their cooking staff. One of the more pleasant surprises for first-time groups staying at the retreat is the food service. Here are just a few of the reasons you will never experience better camp food:

  • Fresh eggs, cracked by hand every morning. Thick sliced name-brand bacon.
  • Homemade cookies, baked fresh for lunch every day.
  • Homemade desserts baked every day.
  • 1/4 pound fresh hand patted burgers, grilled on a real charcoal fire.
  • Subs with fresh from the bakery bread.
  • Banana Pudding made from scratch.
  • Homemade spaghetti sauce & Lasagna.
  • Huge Portions! Nobody goes away hungry at Laguna Beach.

WHAT IS RECREATION LIKE?

At STS Camp, every group is going to have a chance at a championship game in two different sports. If you have students that think they are basketball stars, then here is their chance to prove it. At the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, there will be one tournament for males and one for females. There will also be a Volleyball Invitational Tournament consisting of 9 player teams. Basketball and volleyball isn't your thing? Then try some of our other rec options. Brackets will be set once every team is entered. We will start taking teams on the Friday night your group arrives. You will then be given your game times at the Saturday morning session. We will have a Sports Booth set up in the main worship area to answer questions and post results. Each church can sign up as many teams as they want as long as they have the personnel to support them. Please note that a person can only play on one team per sport. So one person can be on a 3 on 3 team and a volleyball team, but that person cannot be on two different 3 on 3 teams or volleyball teams. There will be official referees and their calls on the games are official and final.

STS reserves the right to change requirements and rules if necessary.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

STS has no specific requirements for dress code, but we want your students to be comfortable, yet respectful in their attire. Any dress code decisions are up to the Student Pastor, including swimwear, and we ask that you enforce a modesty among your students that is fitting for a gathering at your own church. This may look different for each group, but our goal is to create an environment where student can enjoy the beach and pool together without unnecessary distraction. This is a great time to display to non-believers the life-changing faith in Christ, and teach the youth of your church about respect for one another.