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 sponsored by the Midwest Baptist Association and the Canadian National Baptist Convention. It is for teens who have completed Grades 6 through 12. Due to the number of campers SYC has, we have two weeks of camp - Sr. High (Gr. 9-12): July 10-15, and Jr. High (Gr. 6-8): July 17-22. It is held at Sunset Point Bible Camp near Alberta Beach, Alberta.
The focus of SYC is helping youth develop and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ through a balance of Bible study, recreation and worship. It is our belief that God loves everyone individually, and desires to have a personal relationship with them. We will encourage each person to develop this relationship, but we believe strongly that each person is individually responsible for his or her own beliefs.
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.
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. I'm sure they would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact us as Directors by emailing SummerYouthCelebrationAlberta@gmail.com
Katie Derkach & Matt Ma
Summer Youth Celebration Directors 2017