What We Believe, and What We Teach
Summer youth camp is an American tradition. So many youth around the United States attend some kind of camp each summer. So what makes Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp different?
There are numerous qualities that make WCYC unique. When most people start talking about WCYC, the awesome beauty of the camp grounds comes to mind first.
But the most outstanding quality is the camp’s spiritual commitment. It is the whole reason the camp exists in the first place. The staff who lead each camp session are there by choice, (see “How can WCYC camp sessions be so affordable?”) but they are also carefully chosen on the basis of their personal commitment to following Jesus.
Campers at WCYC participate in Bible classes, singing, and devotionals, but much of what we do each day to teach and learn about Jesus is through demonstration. The staff members know that the best way to teach about God’s love is leading by example. We are people who seek to live out what we teach. In the midst of all of the fun, our counselors work hard at demonstrating Jesus to campers, whether that is encouraging campers while relaxing with them on the swing or leading a group on a swimming expedition.
Our goal is to give them an experience of God’s care for them that is exciting and memorable.
What we teach in our Bible classes varies a little bit based on the age group of the sessions (campers range from 9 to 18 years old), but it always revolves around the life of Jesus and the message of God’s love for all people that is found throughout the Bible
We believe and teach that God sent his son, Jesus, to live a life of compassion and care, which led to his death and resurrection. Through the death of Jesus, God offers forgiveness and renewal.
We believe that followers of Jesus should seek to live like him, but we also understand that faith is often a difficult journey and we need God’s grace to walk it.
Every summer we see campers take great strides in faith and learning about Jesus. For some, camp is their introduction to Jesus; for others, camp is a reinforcement of what they have learned at home all their lives.
All are welcome!