[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Unidiversity Youth Camp is led by youth ministers and church volunteers to help youth see themselves as members of God’s larger Church, which represents many different gifts, talents, styles and viewpoints. For three summers Unidiversity Youth Camp has called the Good Ole Rocky Tops home at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. This central location, incredible facilities, and University staff help us create a wonderful camp enjoyed by all! We are a camp of 24 churches from SC, NC, VA, GA, KY and MO, totaling 460 youth and adults.
This year our theme was “It’s Complicated.” Life would be so much easier if we could go back to preschool when we had snack time, recess and naps and learned fun things with fun friends. But, we grow up. As we grow, the expectations and responsibilities we have grow too. Sometimes it can seem a little overwhelming. Life can be complicated. Going to school, dealing with parents, navigating friendships and trying to figure out faith can make life even more complicated.
Our week at Unidiversity gave us the opportunity to explore the complicated areas of our lives and offer some help and support for the journey. We dug into scripture and talked about life to seek answers. We explored together, to grow in fellowship. Each evening we gathered for worship and gave God the best we had to offer. We had a blast at camp this year!
Life can seem complicated, but we are promised that God is with us, through the good and the bad. This year we were reminded of God’s promise for each of us.
— Mary Carol