What happens when you take 400 teens and adults from all over the US and put them together for a week in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains? The answer is as simple as this quote by one of our teens: “This was the best day of my life.”
Once again, the YMCA of Central Florida loaded up buses and made the journey to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina, for the 2018 Christian Values Conference in July. Throughout the week our 50+ teens had the opportunity to disconnect from the distractions and hectic pace of life and enjoy authentic community. They spend time playing hard, praying hard and reaching deep to make the most of each moment on the mountain.
During the time together, our group attended devotion services each morning and evening, and spent time in small family groups exploring relationships with each other and God. As the week went on, each participant learned the importance of gratitude, forgiveness and that we never have to do this life alone.
We all need the chance to get away and unplug from the craziness of our everyday lives even if it for just a few minutes. Find the time today that will recharge your spirit and reconnect to authentic community.
For more information about Christian Values Camp, please contact Madison Jamerson, Middle Schools & Teen Program Coordinator, at [email protected].