Summer Camp is so much more than camp...
At Tesoro Club we believe that some of the most valuable times for children and youth are up at Summer Camp. It gives them an opportunity for a time to step away from their everyday lives and get alone with Jesus and leaders that love them.
Some of our kids' most significant faith journeys have begun at a Christian Summer Camp. With the generous support of our sponsors, we have been able to send hundreds of elementary, middle school and high school kids to camp over the course of several summers. Since this is such a powerful time for them we highly covet your prayers for the hearts of the youth and the ministry the counselors have with each individual camper.
If you have a heart to spend a week at camp with our campers, please reach out to us in the Winter/Spring. If you desire to donate directly to our camper fund, you can use the link below.
Summer 2019 Update - If you've got questions, God's got answers. Discover the truth and become Unconfused!
This year all three of our camps were held at Alpine Christian Camp. Camp begins on Sunday afternoon and ends Friday after breakfast. The theme for the High School and Jr. High was "Unconfused." The speaker's goal was to tackle some of the important questions students face when it comes to matters of faith: Does God exist? How do we know what's true? What should we believe? Are science and faith compatible? These are common questions being asked today that can lead to serious doubt and confusion. It was a great week for our kids to learn how to apply 1 Peter 3:15 - "...being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you..." Many of the kids came back much more prepared and emboldened to dialogue about their faith with their friends and family having been encouraged and equipped with the truths from God's Word.
We are so grateful for our staff who attend as counselors, along with a few dedicated and courageous adults who also volunteer as counselors. We are also so grateful for the tremendous support of finances given that enable these kids to attend the camp and the prayer lifted up to surround them as they have this life-impacting and transforming week. We were blessed again this year by a grant from Anderson Children's Foundation (https://www.andersonchildrensfoundation.org) that enabled us to cover a significant amount of our scholarship funds for our High School and Jr. High Camps.
In the past we have asked the kids to write thank you's to their sponsors and donors as a way for them to realize the incredible blessing they enjoy because of folks that care for them and the ministry of Tesoro Club. Below are just a sample of some of those letters. We don't have any new video from the camps, but we've uploaded pictures from this year's camps. We've also included a few comments from some Sr. and Jr. high campers regarding their highlights from camp.
SUMMER CAMPS 2017
"The speaker this year at summer camp gave me answers to a lot of my faith questions."
"My favorite part of camp is always worship time in chapel."
"This was my first camp and I learned a lot about my faith during chapel time. Worship was fun too because we were all singing to God together."
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"The speaker was really good and really helped me know how to talk about and defend my faith."
"The best part of camp is spending a whole week with your friends and making new friendships."
"I have a lot more confidence in answering my friends questions about my faith because of what we learned at camp this week."
"The food was great and we also have a lot of activities to do the whole week. Swimming in the pool during free time is what I enjoy the most."
Thank you very much for your generous donation. This camp that you paid for me to go really helped me out with the troubles I was going through. It helped me forgive people, I myself wasn't sure I would be able to. I learned many new things about Jesus my God....God bless you.
SUMMER CAMPS 2017
I am so thankful for what you did for us. I haad a blast! When I got to Green Valley Lake camp it was so fresh. I learned lots of great stuff. I was struggling with forgiving my father for leaving my family when I was 10. I can now say that I forgive him because I can see now how God had a purpose for that. I mess him but I now have the insane love for God as he is my father. I don't see myself the way I used to.
Thank you, God bless you.
Thank you for helping Tesoro Club. I learned more about Christ and I got more closer to him and I just want to thank you for everything. God Bless
Thank you for your donation. I am grateful I had a chance to come here, to Green Valley Camp. I had a great time. I had a chance to meet not only new people but also God. Before I came up here I had lots of problems. But thanks to you and all those here I am now walking out of here ready to face those problems
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I want to give you thanks for this opportunity to come to this camp. These past days here were really needed. I was struggling with my faith but when pastor Dan spoke about faith on day one everything started to make sense, Also during the worship I actually felt comfortable singing along and putting my hands up, even if I didn't know the song. Thank you so much and God bless you!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience this camp. I am very grateful for that. I came up here struggling with my faith but being here reconfirmed it. I've learned how it is important to forgive and not hold grudges. I was reassured how blessed I am and I've been freed. Again, I cannot explain how grateful I am for your donation.
Thank you for letting us come to Green Valley Christian camp. This experience has made me come closer in my walk with Jesus Christ. I've learned to overcome by faith obedience, and to have victory with Christ. During this week I refelt something that I've felt at Makuala when I first gave my life to Jesus. I loved this experience at camp and I wish it could last longer, but sadly it's come to an end. Again thank you for haing given us this experience. Thank you and God bless.
I really thank you for the opportunity to come to this camp, Green Valley Lake. I came up here dealing with many things. Now that I'm here I got closer to God. I gave Him my life. I have decided to live for Him. This camp and learning about Jesus has changed my life in a good way. Once again, thank you for paying.