Youth Week 2016

What is Youth Week?

Students who have completed 6th through 12th grade are challenged to develop and strengthen their relationship with Christ through his Word. We accomplish this by providing a high-energy camp experience that includes fun-filled activities, inspiring worship services, team building times, biblical seminars and most importantly a time alone with their Creator.
The camp staff and invited personalities place an incredible value on the Bible, prayer, and godly influence over our campers. It is our goal to see students return to their homes transformed into devoted followers of Christ.


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


Texas Baptist Encampment
100 1st Street
Palacios, TX 77465
(361) 972-2717


$175.00 Early Bird until May 9, 2016
$190.00 Regular until May 23, 2016
$220.00 Late registration from May 24-June 6, 2016


 Camp Pastor:  Lance Wendling

In 1971 Lance was born with Spina Bifida. After years of loneliness and rejection that comes with a disability, Lance was ready to end his life until he learned about God’s unconditional love. Lance gave his life to Christ when he was 20 during a Bailey Smith revival service and soon after was called into the ministry. Lance was licensed into the gospel ministry in 1996 by Dr. John Morgan of Sagemont Church in Houston, Tx.  

The Lord has blessed Lance with a message of overcoming adversity through the power of God’s grace! Lance has traveled far and wide to preach the gospel in churches of all denominations.  Each summer from 2007 to 2010 he led revivals statewide with ENGAGE, a ministry of the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention.  He also serves as an Ambassador and Speaker with “I AM Second” ministry. Lance speaks to students in schools on a variety of topics such as anti-bullying to reaching your dreams.  

Lance holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and M.A. in Ministry from Criswell College (Dallas, Texas). He has recently written and published his second book called “Living Hope VOL. 2.”

Lance and his wife Stefanie are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.

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