Note: Watch for a new website design over the next couple weeks but 2016 dates and participants are listed below. Online registration is now open for 2016.
TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHING: Practical training with Brett Kunkle and Kiley Butler is designed to provide tools to help your students communicate their faith. Adults will be challenged through a special training track of their own.
PASSIONATE WORSHIP: We love "Bellarive" because they have a Christ-centered vertical focus and maturity that emphasizes true worship, rather than hyping students.
ENVIRONMENT: We have the content of a conference with the environment and amenities of a camp. It's the best of both worlds.
UP CLOSE EXPERIENCE: A priority is to create a powerful experience that allows for greater interaction with the speakers and musicians than the typical rock concert environment.
ALL INCLUSIVE: One price takes care of your program, housing and food.
BEAUTIFUL LOCATION: Right on Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri at Windermere Conference Center.
AFTERNOON OPTIONS: Your students may choose from tons of recreation, seminars or free time.
GREAT HOUSING: Each room sleeps 8 and has a private bath.
PACED SCHEDULE: Return home rested with renewed relationships with your students.
ADULT PROGRAM: Youth veterans invests in you and your adult volunteers to encourage and provide support.
TOP NOTCH PRODUCTION: Using a combination of creativity and excellence, we strive to use the best tools to connect with all of your students.
AFFORDABLE: We focus on keeping expenses low so you can bring more students.
FOR ALL YOUTH: Bring your senior and junior high to one event (entering 7th through exiting 12th).
2015 Theme: STAND
I Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
Is your faith securely rooted and grounded in the Word of God? Will you be able to stand firm when your faith is tested? Paul encourages believers in 1 Corinthians 15:58 to stand firm and let nothing move them. The goal of AreaOne SummerCON 2015 is to give students the biblical tools they need to do just that - STAND. Alan Shlemon will be teaching on topics such as: Defending Your Faith, Tolerance vs. Truth, and Why We Should Trust the Bible. The goal is not to teach students how to be defensive in a non-Christian world, but rather to be active participants in their relationship with the Lord and to fully engage in their walk with Him.
We always challenge students to start a relationship with Jesus Christ if they do not have one. The challenge for students that already follow Christ will be to consider what it means to live for Christ, or, put another way, be the church rather than just attending church. When we present the gospel we present the facts of Truth and trust students to make a decision because we believe that God’s Word will not return void to Him. We also work to create opportunities for you and your youth team to minister to your students. Should you be short on adult volunteers to pray with your students the AreaOne staff will be available to support you.
'This week I got immensely closer with my whole youth group and learned also that my youth group leader is an amazing guy. I finally decided to give everything to God and follow his path till death!' - 9th Grader
I am looking forward to this camp. I have taken my youth to this camp for 3 years and hoping to take another youth group this year. If you are looking for a camp that has fun, good music, good food, good activities, freedom and structure then this is your camp. Let me mention my biggest reason I bring kids to this camp. I trust it to be gospel centered, biblically accurate, Christ exalting, and God honoring. I am responsible to God for these kids, and I trust this camp and the directors. Also you can believe that this camp has been prayed for for months. - Pastor Luke Lawson
'I’ve been fighting God’s conviction to come back to Him and this week has been the push I needed to fall back into God’s arms - 12th Grader
“What a blessing to have leaders on stage who are committed to worship – not entertainment! - Youth Leader