Our desire with the S-Core program is to cultivate
the heart of a servant and to disciple campers in
servanthood. Servanthood is the foundation for
solid Christian leadership.
Understanding the Way of Jesus and serving others with joy, no matter what the circumstances, is a building block to the sacrificed life. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” We want to give campers a deeper understanding of the heart of Jesus.
S-core allows us to invest in your spiritual growth, show you the many things that make camp run, and teach you to minister to others through servanthood. Your two weeks will be filled with challenge, adventure, deep discussion, laughter, solid Biblical teaching, and friendships. S-Core is tremendously rewarding, but it is not easy. You will be performing some of the most thankless jobs at camp; dishes and dining hall clean up. You will also be doing some program instruction and (pandemic-permitting) taking a weekend canoe trip down the Buffalo River*. Through all of this you will develop a group of friends, confidants and memories that will last a lifetime.
- Explore the fundamental concepts of servanthood.
- Begin to understand your identity in Christ; how you’ve been created to serve the church and God’s kingdom.
- Learn to share the Gospel.
- Learn to share your testimony.
- Learn the importance of work and taking initiative.
- Explore missions.
- Ask questions about life after High School.
- Wrestle with big questions.
- Develop one idea of how you can help your youth pastor.
Who Is S-Core for?
S-Core is for campers who are completing their freshman year through seniors graduating in 2021.
What will the S-Core team do at camp?
The S-Core team will serve in the many ways our staff serves, but they are still considered campers. They will help with the camp preparation and welcome, they will serve in the kitchen; serving meals and cleaning dishes. They will help with the grounds team. At the end of each week they will help turn camp over for a new week. S-Core will hold daily small group Bible studies, small group discussions, have time with camp leadership, and be involved in team-building initiatives.
S-Core is designed to stretch a person. Mental, emotional, and physical struggles are how people get at the “core” issues that they’re wrestling with. S-Core is not vacation, nor is it retreat for campers. It is a rewarding spiritual, emotional, and personal growth experience through hands-on servant discipleship training.
Over the weekend S-Core campers (usually) take a canoe trip. The canoe trip has become one of the most unifying experiences of the S-Core program. Camp Siloam will provide the tents, meals and canoeing equipment. Pack with the canoe trip in mind. (Typically, the trip is down the beautiful Buffalo River. However, this may be subject to change as water flows vary each session.) Please note: Campers who cannot swim will be required to wear a lifejacket for the entire float trip.
What will S-Core study?
S-Core staff will be doing inductive Bible Study exploring what it means to “come to serve” as Jesus did. You will also explore who you are in Christ and how you’ve been created to serve the church and the Kingdom. This will be conducted through personal assessments and group discussion.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $269. This includes all the meals for the duration of the program, and a float trip with other team and staff members. We also recommend bringing some extra cash in case you want to purchase items from the camp store. Full payment is required at the end of registration, so have a credit card handy. If you cancel before you arrive, you will be refunded 50% of the total price.
When are the sessions?
S-Core sessions are two weeks long, and there are five 2021 sessions to choose from. Each session begins on Sunday at 3pm and ends on Friday at 3pm. Select the session you want to attend and complete the online registration process.
What should S-Core bring?
- 2 Weeks of clothes and toiletries
- Closed-toed shoes are required for working in the dining hall.
- Adventure sandals or water shoes are required for the canoe trip.
- Personal gear for camping and canoeing.
- A sleeping bag is required for the overnight float trip.