And the Survey Says…

Research regarding faith development reveals that church camp ranks in the top three most spiritually formative experiences of a adolescent’s life. Being in nature away from the constant pressures of deadlines to focus on faith, friendships guided by trusted leaders has a profound impact on teens.

At SYC,  THE CIRCLE is the number one most mentioned and favorite tradition. It is an SYC tradition that closes each night of camp. The staff takes their place and lights the path with flashlights. After a few minutes, the campers walk quietly along the path from oldest to youngest to an open area under the stars and form three-four circles. After several minutes of singing favorite praise songs, the song, “My God and I” begins and the circles come closer together in solidarity.  It is THE tradition that is most mentioned as favorite time at SYC.

SYC is hard to explain to those who are invited  to a rugged, hot place with simple  accommodations. But as a director I give the SYC guarantee--“If you come to SYC participate in everything and at the end of the week say, ‘It wasn’t worth it,’ I’ll refund your fee.” It’s never happened.

If you are looking for a camp with a Christ centered emphasis, conversations about faith, lots of fun, and where servant leadership is foremost, then SYC is for you.

Grady D. King
1st Week Director

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Youth Camp #1
Lake Murray State Park
13528 Scenic Highway 77
Ardmore, OK 73401