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Falls Creek: A city made for summer

Falls Creek youth camps offer many activities for students and adults throughout the week. Each summer offers a number of new options, which adds to the already busy camp life.

A full lineup of breakouts each week offers students and adults opportunities to grow in their spiritual life, as well as gain biblical understanding on hot cultural topics and life skills. More than 30 percent of registered campers attend a breakout each summer. This added facet of equipping continues to grow in popularity.

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Campers perform during Falls Creek LIVE.

To add to the mix of activities, a schedule of special events runs throughout the week, allowing venues for students to explore apologetics, missions and to use their talents by participating in the Falls Creek art project or Falls Creek Live, a student band exhibition on the plaza each Tuesday and Thursday night during camp weeks.

This summer there will be a new My5 block party on Wednesday nights to promote the My5 offering, which supports GoStudents projects and a One Life project. This year’s One Life project is One Community Center, raising money to provide a ministry center for the Mobile Missions Network in Tulsa.

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Campers enjoy ICEE drinks on Centennial Plaza.

Walk-up recreation options include basketball, ropes challenge, gaga ball, skate park, swimming, ping-pong, disc golf, ultimate frisbee and soccer (new in 2019), while still offering the opportunity to enjoy perennial favorites of team ropes challenges, tournament recreation and more.

Taking advantage of the opportunities for deeper spiritual development, campers can engage in a number of personal spiritual activities, which include self-guided prayer walks, a Bible trek exploring the big questions of life, missions education and mobilization.

Pin trading is also a popular activity, which centers on praying for the nations and learning of opportunities to serve. This summer provides an additional service opportunity in which students can assist with mission project preparation for upcoming GoStudents trips.

Falls Creek is a city made for summer, alive with wire-to-wire activity for campers. There are plenty of opportunities for leaders to customize a day of camp to maximize the possible impact in a week of Falls Creek youth camps.

For more information, visit the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma youth ministry website, skopos.org

Todd Sanders

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