2016 – ascend^ – summer camp

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Phl 3:14


We had another great camp this year – we spent a week at the Ocoee River. Our theme was “ascend” – and we explored:

  • the ideas of our minds ascending over the thinking of this culture we live in,
  • our service in God’s Kingdom ascending as a thank offering,
  • the mountains we each have to ascend in our growth
  • the promise that one day we will ascend in the final expression of our salvation to be with our Lord

We did our best to capture some of the moments that give you sense of what camp is like in the slideshow above. We were so blessed to worship at some unique places – at the creek and at the lake were two places where you could sense God’s presence in His Creation. We went rafting, horseback riding, played paintball, conquered a high ropes course, did a team building course, played slip-n-slide wiffle ball… and tons of other things.

We try our best to ensure that camp is a time of focused growth and a time where our youth group (we call it Collide) grows a little closer. If you are interested in being apart of our camp or Collide, we would love to share more about what we do here at Second Baptist.

Until next year… God bless.


2016 Winter Camp

2016 Winter Camp

The Youth had a great time hanging out at the YP’s house – games, fire pit, music, and lots of food! We had worship the next morning and headed off to Ruby Falls. It is an amazing place to see – so beautiful and awe inspiring. The main cavern would have been a perfect place to sing a few worship songs – it is definitely a place where creation itself worships the Creator in sights and sounds!

We’re already getting things together for our summer camp! If you are interested contact us!

Come see our youth group – we have services every Wednesday night, and every month that has five Sundays we hold a special youth service!


Collide – summer camp 2015

Luk 20:18 KJV – 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken #collide

Collide. Not experience, not encounter, not anything else that is less than a collision. Crash, impact, change… this is what we prayed that camp would be for our youth. God moves, God loves… people change – direction, attitude, focus.

Summer camp 2015 was amazing – above is only a small sample of the experiences we had. Camp had no ramp up – it couldn’t because before we even got checked in, we went rafting down the Ocoee. We followed that up with paintball and a crazy lake that had a giant zebra-twinkle-launch pad that you jumped off a 25′ platform to send people sailing across the lake. Then there was the adventure race that had served as one of the greatest lessons that could have been taught.

Oh we worshipped. It was so good… singing so free. And the talks we had were so deep. Each day we started with a time of journaling on the day’s theme (collide with Jesus, collide with God the Father, collide with the Holy Spirit). Then each night, we gathered after worship to talk about what the theme meant to each of us. It was one of the most powerful times at camp we have ever experienced. There were things said those nights that would have impressed any theologian, any pastor, and I know that those words were a sweet savor to our Lord.

Summer camp 2015…#collide. May the aftershocks continue…


Winter Camp 2013 – Stand Strong


Here are some of the moments we captured from camp. We are so thankful for the time together – looking forward to what God has planned for us in 2014!

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Stand Strong – Winter Camp 2013

Pray for your Youth as we head out on Winter Camp 2013!

Pray that everyone be ready for the work the Holy Spirit will do in all of our lives!

Pray we come back stronger than we left.



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Summer Camp 2013 – For His Glory


If you ever question… 

  • why you read your bible
  • why you serve
  • why you keep going when its hard
  • why you fight through the doubts
  • why stand when no one else will
  • why you should do anything at all

then your answer lies in this simple phrase: For His Glory

This is why
This is why

It is the reason you can make sense out things that world cannot. It is the reason you can go on. It is the reason we are here. Sometimes, why is not the right question, but we find it hard not to ask anyways. This is the answer. This is the purpose. This is why. 

This summer, we’ll explore what this means for us as we walk along our journey of faith. Pray for the youth who will go with us… that they will be prepared to be changed. Pray for those who cannot go… that they too will be ready for change. Pray for our leaders and helpers.