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For Jr. and Sr. High Youth Groups

Overview

The Youth Summit program serves youth groups by providing a time away from the daily routines of school, sports, and other activities and immersing them in God’s beautiful Creation at Camp Susque. Students will have opportunities to learn, worship, and fellowship within their own youth group as well as with students from other churches. Students will sleep in our year-round lodges, eat in our Dining Hall, and participate in many activities found in our traditional Summer and Winter Camp Programs.

Primary care of students will be the responsibility of youth leaders and chaperones from your church. Camp Susque staff will lead activities, chapel, and provide meals.

Chaplain

Each Youth Summit will have a chaplain whose role will be to teach biblically sound messages while challenging and inspiring campers to seek after Christ and pursue godly lifestyles. Our chaplains come from a variety of denominations but are unified in their understanding of the Gospel and are in alignment with Susque’s beliefs and statement of faith. Chaplains are invited by the Executive Director based off of personal interactions and recommendations from trusted sources. Like all staff on camp, background checks are collected for chaplains and they receive an orientation on our various systems and processes regarding camper and staff safety.

Activities

Youth Summit will give students and youth leaders the opportunity to “make their own adventure.” Throughout the day there will be times for students to choose from a variety of traditional camp activities such as field games, going on a hike, volleyball, climbing wall, or sitting by the fireplace with friends. All activities will be supervised by a Camp Susque staff member or designated youth leader.

 

Packing List

  • Bible and Notebook
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Clothes for two nights and three days
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers
  • Flashlight

Contact

If you have any further questions or need to contact your student during the Youth Summit, please call the Susque office at (570) 998-2151 or e-mail Dave Vest at dave@susque.org.

Registration

  • To register, fill out this form.
  • No less than seven days before the Youth Summit begins, send final numbers to dave@susque.org.
  • Bring completed Chaperone and Student forms with you to check in the weekend of your stay.

Documents for download

Information for Parents

Information for Churches

Sample Youth Summit Schedule

Chaperone Information Form

Student Information Form

General Camp Info

Mission and Beliefs

Susque's mission, statement of faith and beliefs

Directions

How to get to Camp Susque

Camp Map

Interactive map of our buildings and property

Financial Accountability

How we use the gifts and finances entrusted to us.

Board of Directors

Our Leadership

History and Tradition

How Camp Susque came to be

Staff & Employment

Meet the Staff

Meet your year-round staff

Work at Susque

Join the Susque team

Internships

For credit & not-for-credit programs available.

Chaplains

Meet the Camp Chaplains

Camps & Trips

Summer Youth Camps

For campers entering grades 1-11

Winter Youth Camps

For campers in grades 3-12

Family Camp

Camps for whole families

Wilderness Trips

A camping experience at a whole new level.  Grades 6-12.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs Overview

Special programs and classes throughout the year.

School Field Trips

Field Trips Overview

Unique, interactive and memorable experiences for students.

Susque Podcast

The Susquodcast

A regular podcast dedicated to all things Camp Susque.

Other Programs

Susque Trail Run

Annual 5k through Susque's property

Youth Summit

For Jr and Sr high youth groups

Harvest Festival

Activities for the whole family

Spring Family Weekend

Weekend getaway for intentional family time.

Donate

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Volunteer

Sign up for a work weekend to help us gear up for camp season.

Wishlist

A list of items that can benefit Susque's mission