for youth ministers

what to expect

We love youth leaders! We want this week to be a great experience for your students and for you as well! We want to add value to you this week and refresh you while you’re with us.

What we offer

  • Youth pastors are encouraged to bring their families if they obtain a hotel room at the camp
  • Childcare is not provided.
  • We have private rooms only for Zephyr and Glorieta none available at Highland Lakes.
  • Hotel rooms are available, first come – first serve
  • Pre-programmed activities allow leaders to relax


Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will be offered 3 days of camp for students to go deeper. Students will get to choose from 8-10 breakout sessions each day to attend. Subject matter will include apologetics, how to share your faith, enhancing your prayer life, how to study the Bible, exploring God’s character, our identity, issues of race, hot topic issues, etc.

Church Time

Church Time is available after the evening worship experience for you to tailor to your group’s needs. Some suggestions for Church Time are:

  • Discuss what God did during the service
  • Split up into small groups
  • Play games
  • Pray for group

frequently asked questions

by youth ministers

How many sponsors/adult leaders must I bring?

You are required to provide a 1 to 8 ratio. For every 8 students, you need 1 adult (over the age of 18 and of the same gender) to stay in the dorms with your students.

Can I bring my family?

Only youth pastors will be allowed to bring their spouse and children (if they have a private room reserved – space limited). Childcare is not provided. You will be responsible to watch your children for all activities: meals, free time, etc. Children are NOT allowed in the dorms with the students. Children being at camp is dependent on if you have a private room or not.

I want sleep. Can I reserve a hotel room?

Due to space this will not be available at either Highland Lakes camps. After we have housed M3 staff, speakers and volunteers, the remaining hotel rooms on campus will be up for grabs to youth pastors ONLY. These rooms will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis at Zephyr and Glorieta camps only.

Can sponsors stay off-site and/or bring their children with them?

ALL sponsors must stay on-site for the duration of camp, and no children under 6th grade age are allowed on-site or in dorms with students and other leaders. The focus for the week is on the students, so please make the proper arrangements at home for your children, as no exceptions are made to this rule unless you are a YOUTH PASTOR that HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR A PRIVATE ROOM ON-SITE.