Camp Venture creates an opportunity for parents and their kids (kindergarten and up) to serve side by side while impressing the love of Jesus into the lives of others.
On Monday and Tuesday nights of Camp Venture, teams of Venture families, staff and volunteers will travel to sites near our four campuses to host a fun-filled camp experience while sharing the gospel with kids in K-6th grade. Camp Venture will conclude on Wednesday, the final night, with an incredible, high-energy family worship experience for all Camp Venture kids and their families at each of our four campuses.
Camp venture is happening Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26.
Online registration for Camp Venture will open on Sunday, April 28.
What is the goal of Camp Venture?
The goal of Camp Venture is to take the church off campus and into our surrounding communities to impress the love of Jesus Christ into the lives of others as we serve them. Camp Venture is about building new relationships and sharing the Gospel with our neighbors, with the ultimate goal of seeing them come to know, love and follow Jesus.
Who can participate?
Camp Venture is a very unique chance for families to serve side-by-side. It is sort of like the whole family going on a mission trip together in their own hometown. For families wanting to serve but who have children not yet in kindergarten, we offer a special Camp Venture experience that is perfect for their age at The Lincoln Road, The Hunt Club and The Stone County Campuses. For families with children not yet in kindergarten at The Gulf Coast Campus, you are welcome to bring your toddler along for the fun! If you have any questions or would like to make other arrangements contact Campus Pastor Blake Houston.
Is there any cost to participate?
There is no cost to participate in Camp Venture.
If I can’t commit to all three days, can I still participate?
The Camp Venture experience is best when you can commit to all three days. However, we realize schedules are tough, and we want everyone to be able to participate. So if the only way for you to participate is by missing a day or two, we'd still love to have you serve at Camp Venture!
How do I serve at Camp Venture?
We ask that you attend a short training on Sunday, June 23 at your Venture Church campus. Here you will meet your Camp Venture site leader and the rest of your team, and go over specific details for your Camp Venture site.
When you arrive at your Camp Venture site on Monday and Tuesday, you will join the rest of your team members to begin knocking on doors and inviting kids and families to join you. As your guests arrive, your team will lead them in free play, rec time, Bible story time, crafts and songs. The goal is to SERVE by showing the love of Jesus to those who show up as you teach them Biblical truths.
How Can my kids serve with me?
Serving looks different for everyone, but we believe that Camp Venture is an opportunity for parents, grandparents and kids to serve side by side. Adults, encourage your children to make a new friend at your Camp Venture site by playing games with them or helping pass out snacks and drinks. Talk to your children about why we serve others and what it should look like to impress the love of Christ through serving.
What should I wear?
Please wear a Venture Church t-shirt. We will provide you with a name tag and lanyard as well. Camp Venture is an active environment that happens in June in South Mississippi, so it will be hot. Dress to stay modestly cool and comfortable.
What happens on Family Night?
Our Wednesday night Family Experience is a can’t-miss celebration! The night will include a free cookout, family games and activities and a high-energy worship experience. The outdoor cookout will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by an indoor worship experience at 6:30 p.m. We are so excited to see our Venture families come together with new friends for a fun-packed night!
MONDAY, JUNE 24 and TUESDAY, JUNE 25
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Your team will meet together at your Camp Venture Site
WEDNESDAY JUNE 26
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Worship Experience at your Venture Church campus