A Letter from our Youth Pastors

“Every year Summer Camp is the most impactful thing that our students take part in. We believe that incredible things happen when Middle and High School students leave home and their everyday surroundings for 5 days in the summer. Something clicks when your environment shifts. It provides opportunity for growth, change, new friendships, new experiences, and most importantly hearing from God. Summer Camp is a place where students get a renewed passion for God’s love and increased clarity on who they are in Him. We have a lot of fun, partying is a core value, and we make sure NO ONE is left out. We sincerely believe in what God is going to do on June 20 - June 24 and INVITE YOU to come(students) or send your student to Summer Camp 2016."

Garret Balcitis

Middle School Pastor

Jon Rush

High School Pastor



Monday, June 20, 2016
- TO -
Friday, June 24, 2016



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Spencer Lake Camp

N1385 County Hwy E
Waupaca, WI, 54981

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Experience God
Worship Experiences

Do you want to experience God in a REAL and tangible way? Do you want to dance so hard you can’t breathe and sing so loud you lose your voice? Do you want to become a better and stronger person? Do you want to break free from some of the things holding you down? Do you want to FEEL the love of Jesus?

Summer Camp Worship Experiences are unlike any other. Every night we gather, we see God do amazing things. Whether it’s through worship, the message, creative storytelling, or a quiet moment at the altar, you will have a chance to encounter God in a FRESH way.

Our nights are specifically designed to blow your mind, get your hands in the air, and pursue God. We party the night away, lifting up the name of Jesus and thanking Him for everything He’s done in our lives. At every experience we use creativity and energy, focused on one central theme from the Bible, to grow closer to God. After a Summer Camp worship experience, your relationship with God will never be the same and there is a very high chance you’ll have confetti in your hair.

Life Groups

At Rockford First we believe that CIRCLES are better than ROWS and that NO ONE should do life alone. How we do Summer Camp is NO EXCEPTION! You’ll spend almost every part of your time on Summer Camp 2016 with your LIFE GROUP! From Camp Wars, to your cabin, to late nights at the SNACK SHACK, and even the BLOB, you’ll be surrounded by some of your best friends and have a chance to make new ones!

Life Groups will meet every morning at camp to TALK and ASK QUESTIONS about who God is and the truth we’ll be diving into at our evening worship experiences! We believe in the VOICES of students and that as a middle or high school student you shouldn’t just be TALKED TO but that you should get a chance to SPEAK.

If you’re not in a Fuse or Venue life group, DON’T WORRY, we have NEW students from across the Stateline Area joining every week. Ask one of your friends you go to Fuse or Venue with about their life group OR Click here to Circle Up (Select Middle School or High School)

Free Time

Summer Camp is an important part of ANYONE’S Summer Vacation experience. Everyday you will have time set aside to do WHATEVER YOU WANT! Ok, not really WHATEVER you want, BUT there’s some really great options for how you can spend your FREE TIME:

Tanning or swimming at the beach • Launching sky high on the Blob • Throwing down at Gaga Ball • S’mores at a bonfire • Late nights at the Snack Shack • Shooting hoops • Skating the skatepark • Volleyball and SO MUCH MORE!

Summer is for FREEDOM and Summer Camp is no exception, we provide time everyday where you get to CHOOSE what you do. We guarantee, you and your friends will create some memories that you’ll never forget!

Camp Wars

Venue is proud to present: CAMP WARS 2016! It's back and it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever before! Each Life Group will battle it out in our classics like Thunderdome, Slip n Slide Bullseye, and Tank Wars! And don’t worry, we’re coming at you with some BRAND NEW games, a new and improved Camp Wars Card system, and a CHAMPION CHALLENGE COLOSSEUM built inside the chapel for next level competition at the evening challenges.

Do you have what it takes to bring your life group glory in Camp Wars and to bring home the Camp Wars Trophy!? We can’t wait to see which life group rises above the rest to wave their flag and get their names etched into the sacred Camp Wars Trophy Shield.

An Average Day at Summer Camp 2016

8:30am - 9:30amBreakfast
10:00am - 10:45amMorning Session
10:45am - 12:30amLife Group Discussion
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
2:00pm - 3:30pmCamp Wars
3:30pm - 5:30pm Free Time
5:30pm - 6:30pmDinner
6:30pm - 7:00pmPre Service Prayer
7:00pm - 9:00pmService
9:00pm - 11:00pmSnack Shack/Bonfires

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