The South Central District ECY Department is excited to announce the addition of a new camp to its summer youth camp program. The new camp will be held in Avon Park, Florida and will minister to students 13-17 years old. This is a tremendous opportunity for the SCD ECY Department to reach out beyond Ohio and minister to students who normally cannot make the long trip from Florida for our Nipgen summer camps.
SCD ECY President David Uhl says, "This is an important and historic step for the SCD ECY Department. Significant discussion and prayer preceded this decision, and we (the SCD ECY Board) feel like God has really opened the door for us to make this happen. The SCD is more than just Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Our board feels it is important to reach out to all of the students, youth leaders, and churches of our district and offer them the same high quality ministries that we offer here in Ohio. We are very excited about this new Florida youth camp. However, this isn't all we have planned. We are currently evaluating the possibility of another summer youth camp in the Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina areas for 2010. The SCD ECY Board wants to lead the effort to connect with all of our district churches and offer student ministries that will impact lives."
Jeremy Hurd, Youth Pastor at Community Bible Church in Avon Park, FL will be the Coordinator of the new Florida youth camp. The camp is being planned for June 2009. More details will follow as they become available. Please be in prayer for this new ministry, as well as for wisdom and guidance as additional ministries are planned, all for His glory.