There’s room for every camper to create and grow this summer, as Next Generation Ministries prepares to launch an innovative and expressive season of camp.
Pinelands Center at Mt. Misery has been freshly equipped to engage the next generation of campers, thanks to the generosity of local churches through the Miracles Everywhere Campaign. As part of a $200,000 renovation to the Pinelands Center campus, Hulett Hall has been outfitted with a new multi-media system that will bring the sounds and spectacle of IGNITE to the Pine Barrens. Additionally, the National Praise and Worship Institute in Nashville will send a five-member student band to provide live music every night, as part of their own hands-on education in music ministry. Each evening worship service will be a high energy event that brings campers together in making a joyful noise.
Next Gen is committed to making camps accessible to all in Greater New Jersey. No camper will be turned away for financial reasons. Rates are discounted for returning campers, campers who bring a buddy, families with multiple campers, and children of United Methodist clergy. Scholarships, both full and partial, are still available and more information can be obtained at the Next Generation Ministries web page www.GNJNEXTGEN.org.
Camp Inspire, the new fine arts program, features different tracks that lets campers customize their experience, choosing from drama, music, and graphic/video arts. All campers will produce and perform in an end of the week ensemble to showcase their collaboration and creativity to family and friends from camp and home.
Niños y Jovenes Para Cristo returns to the pines, allowing an opportunity to educate and immerse campers in Hispanic culture, regardless of their own background. Niños will also feature a closing celebration.
The middle school and high school aged camps will also have showcases to share with parents all they have experienced.
This summer there are new opportunities for campers to express themselves each week of camp at Pinelands Center. A video kiosk will let campers record modern letters home to their loved ones, staying connected while having fun making movies. A mini-stage will be set up to serve as an open mike booth for the crooners at camp, or any stand-ups, ventriloquists or magicians in the making.
Going to camp without knowing anyone else can be intimidating, but most campers sign up individually rather than in groups or twos and threes. By the time they get cabin assignments, campers will have found their camp friends. During the week, camp is both nurturing and welcoming to all.
Camping is for everyone. Now is the time to register at www.GNJNEXTGEN.org.
2019 CAMPING PROGRAMS
Fine Arts Camp: Camp Inspire | 5th – 10th Grade | July 22 – 27
A week of creativity and performance! Join us as we celebrate the gifts God has given us. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a music, theater, or photography & video track during this week of tuning into holy inspiration.
High School Camp | 9th – 12th Grade | July 29 – Aug 3
A week of connection and leadership for high school students! Campers will be given tons of opportunities to connect with God and each other while building their leadership skills and preparing for the bold future God is calling them to.
Middle School Camp | 6th – 8th Grade | Aug 5 – 10
A week of multicultural fun and discovery for middle school students! Campers will learn about the Bible, participate in special activities like soccer and STOMP and learn what it means to build bridges between different cultures.
Niños y Jovenes para Cristo | 1st – 12th Grade | Aug 12 – 16
A week of celebrating faith and Hispanic heritage! Campers will grow closer to God through age-appropriate activities and study in a place where Hispanic heritage is celebrated. This camp is welcome to anyone who wants a fun week diving into faith