Because teens are preparing to graduate from high school and enter "the real world," this is a crucial time for them to understand what their Savior did for them as well as solidify biblical disciplines that transfer into everyday life.
TST campers spend half of their day serving their community and earning service hours, and the other half enjoying camp. They help in the dining hall, with outdoor projects and other needs. Through this time, campers learn the joy of living selflessly and serving others all while having a great time! At the end of the week, campers leave with a community service letter that documents the amount of hours they served. This is great for graduation requirements or National Honor Society!
Teens spend significant time with mentors in small groups,talking through real-life issues, focusing on deeper relationships with God and their peers, and developing a servant's heart.
Most days, campers will have solo time to dive into the scriptures themselves, small group discussions lead by their crew chiefs, and a time to reflect upon their TST experience thus far.
High school students are figuring out who they are and how they fit into the world. That is why a large focus of TST is community. A recurring theme on closing day of camp is the impact the campers had on one another during their time at SpringHill. Campers want to be known by their peers and to know others. That is why there is plenty of time to spend together doing fun activities, serving on camp, and engaging in corporate worship.
Campers serve on camp during their stay so there is a natural theme of service, and a focus on the attitude in which you serve. Other skills that are developed include independence, making friends, judgement skills, responsibility, work ethic, and adaptability.
We are intentional about celebrating the community and relationships that form in this program. At the end of any TST experience, campers participate in Banquet, where we celebrate the relationships formed, the service done, and the memories made. And if you're on a two-week team, you'll get to spend Saturday at our lake property tubing, playing volleyball, and grilling out. Its often during these times that we see relationships deepen.
Twice a week campers experience "Avenue." This is a fun large-group experience where they skits and/or videos, have a worship set with the band, hear a short talk given by a member of the TST resident staff, and wrap the night up processing through the experience with their small group.
TST campers spend many nights gathered around the campfire where they sing crazy camp songs and process through the day. A TST tradition is for campers and staff to share their personal life stories at campfire. This has a huge impact on campers because it helps them realize that struggles, temptations, and failings are shared by others.
"Because campers are preparing to graduate from high school, it's a crucial time from them to solidify biblical disciplines that will transfer into the real world."Heather Cardneau / TST Director
"I came here for community service hours but I left with so much more. I am leaving with friendships and a stronger relationship with God."TST Camper
"All my counselors have been fantastic role models and give me so much encouragement. "TST Camper
"Coming here was a huge step for me because I came all by myself, which was intimidating at first. But I was welcomed with open arms and have had a blast since the beginning.TST Camper
TST programs include classic camp activities like canoeing, rock climbing, and ziplining. But, along with all the fun, campers also learn and grow through service. TST campers serve by preparing food, helping with cleaning, and doing other maintenance activities to keep camp running smoothly.
TST programs also offer special opportunities for really connecting to God. There are specific times set aside for personal reflection, journaling, and solo prayer, while small groups provide a chance to discuss curriculum, examine real issues, and pray together with other campers.
Sign up with TST for a summer of teamwork and growth!
The best way to get signed up is to register online.
Prices vary depending on the program and discounts are available in some situations.
Please note that SpringHill does not stack discounts and will apply the best discount for the family.
We want to provide a SpringHill experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible every year through generous gifts of individuals and organizations.. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a scholarship for everyone who applies.
SpringHill Camps Scholarships
PO Box 100
Evart, MI 49631