ST. GEORGE – A new LDS youth program geared toward the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held at Dixie State University, 225 S. University Ave., in St. George, July 27-31.
It’s been 40 years since the last week-long program for young men and young women was organized. According to a press release issued by a representative for BASEcamp:
Given the significant changes that have taken place in the world and the Church, the timing for an experience created for this day and time couldn’t be better. In this most remarkable era of the history of the Church, this time of hastening the work of salvation, this time of 18 and 19 year old missionaries, parents need a remarkable tool to help them prepare their sons and daughters for their remarkable responsibilities and opportunities.
Enter; BASEcamp, an acronym for Believe! Act! Serve! Endure! In collaboration with parents, youth, leaders, and young single adults, and under the direction of the former director of all of the “Especially for Youth” programs administered through Brigham Young University, comes a week-long interactive opportunity packed with both indoor and outdoor activities.
Based on the metaphor of mountain climbing, this new experience is designed to build confidence and courage in youth 13-18 years old as they gain additional skills, knowledge, and understanding through hands-on activities and workshops for their climb ahead.
Focusing on sharing the gospel, temple and family history work, and becoming better learners and teachers of the gospel, the press release stated, BASEcamp’s unique approach is in the doing, not just in the talking; youth teaching youth.
“Growth comes through active participation in the various aspects of the work of salvation,” the BASEcamp press release states. “Likewise, confidence and courage come through doing something with the gospel, not just talking about it.
“BASEcamp will help youth prepare for opportunities right now and set their feet on the path of continued conversion and service as they face the mountain of challenges ahead.”
The program aims to be affordable. In addition to a modest registration fee for the week-long program, BASEcamp offers a “family discount” – first child pays full price, each additional child pays half price – allowing parents to send multiple children to participate in this life changing experience, the press release states, and increasing the impact on the entire family. Many other factors make this an opportunity unlike anything else.
- To learn more about BASEcamp including costs click here
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