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LifeWay announces camp registrations for 2021


NASHVILLE (BP) – After kids and student camps around the country were canceled due to COVID-19 this year, LifeWay now looks ahead to 2021 as camps have opened registration for next summer.

“I’ve heard some describe our camps as a week to ‘starve the flesh and feed the spirit,’ and I resonate with that statement,” said Ben Trueblood, director of LifeWay Students.

“It’s an opportunity missed – among many others in 2020 – and I eagerly anticipate how God will move in the lives of teenagers as we gather back for camps across the United States in 2021.”

LifeWay’s camps for the next generation have opened registration. While some dates have space available, others have a waiting list already.

Churches can register their groups for any of these camps now without paying any deposits until 2021. Deposit deadlines vary by camp:

The LifeWay camps team continues to monitor COVID-19 and is actively working to create a plan to help keep campers healthy and safe.


In addition to forming a Camp COVID Task Force composed of experienced, full-time camp staff, the LifeWay camps ministry is working closely with host locations to plan ahead. This planning includes guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local health organizations.

Churches and families can follow the most recent COVID updates posted on each of the camp websites from the navigation bar found on the homepages. A plan will be shared once it has been finalized.

“Over the past 20 years of leading in student ministry, I’ve seen the difference summer camp can make in the lives of teenagers,” Trueblood said. “It’s true that God can move in a person’s heart in whatever way He chooses, but there has been something special about camp week in student ministry where teenagers have the opportunity to leave behind much of the noise of the world and engage in a week of Gospel infusion in a way that’s different from a normal week.”