Grades 9-12 (Michigan)

Teen Service Team is for teens who have completed grades 9-12

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Mentoring & preparing teens to tackle the world

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.

Emphasis on selfless service & fun

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!

Mentoring in small groups

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.

Daily time for bible study, reflection, and discussions

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.

Helping teens figure out how they fit into the world

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.

Valuable life skills learned through service

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.

Relationships and service are celebrated

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.

Worship and Drama twice a week

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.

Sharing stories around the campfire

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

Typical day for TST Campers

7:30am
Breakfast
8:30am
Work Crew - You might wash dishes, pull weeds, or paint fences
12:00pm
Lunch
12:45pm
Trading Post - Time to grab a quick snack before afternoon work crew!
1:15pm
Work Crew and Devotions - Finish your work project
3:00pm -6:00pm
Activity Shift - Campers will have the opportunity to do a variety of fun activities during the day. These may include the zipline, high ropes course, the blob, or trap shooting
6:30pm
Dinner
7:15pm
Evening Devotions
8:15pm
Avenue or Campfire - Rock out with a band at Avenue or chill with your friends around the campfire under the stars

"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

Half the day is spent enjoying activities like these

Zipline

This is a heart-pumping, awesome experience - flying through the air on SpringHill's largest zipline!

Stand Up Paddle Boards

Venture on to the lakes on camp and get ready to test your balance on our stand up paddleboards.

Blob

If you love the water and bouncing through the air, then blobbing will be your new favorite activity at summer camp! The blob is a giant air cushion that launches campers into the air. How high will you go?

The Gusher

Here's a new twist on the waterslide! Get ready to slip down the SpringHill Michigan summer camp gusher for a giant splash in the lake. Getting your feet wet has never been so fun!

Climbing Walls

No shortage of challenges here! Combine puzzle solving with strength and balance to conquer the climbing routes set for beginner to advanced climbers.

Extreme Archery

Are you competitive? Do you like working together on a team to win? Then our extreme archery activity is for you! Play on teams with your cabin and see who's got the skills to hit their target. Don't worry! The arrows are super soft.

TST campers stay in convenient lodging for their work crew assignments

Norway

Meadlowlands

Aztec Village

Available TST Programs

TST 1 week, TST 2 week

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!

NEW! TST neXt program

The TST NeXt program is a 3 week immersive experience where you'll get to spend time diving into your relationship with Jesus, developing as a leader, and catching a vision for your future.

Learn more here

Registering for 2019 Summer Camp

How to Register

The best way to get signed up is to register online.

Cancellation Policy

  • A deposit of $150 is required when registering
  • If cancellation is made after November 1, 2018, result is forfeiture of your deposit
  • Cancellations within 21 days prior to camp start date will result in forfeiture of one half the cost of camp
  • No-shows for a scheduled camp will result in forfeiture of the full camp fee

Available Discounts

Prices vary depending on the program and discounts are available in some situations.

  • Multiple-Week Campers - Campers who apply for two overnight camp sessions will receive a discount of $75 off the second week
  • Multiple-Camper Families - Overnight families that register more than two campers from their immediate family (i.e. brother, sister) will receive a discount of $100.00 per additional camper. This discount does not apply to campers attending more than one camp session

Please note that SpringHill does not stack discounts and will apply the best discount for the family.

Payment Plans

  • Fixed Monthly Amount - You set the monthly amount that you would like withdrawn from your account. The remaining balance will be automatically withdrawn on May 1, 2019
  • Monthly Payment Plan - Your total balance will be split evenly based on how many months are left before May 1, 2019. Remaining balance is due May 1, 2019
  • Installments - If an installment plan would make payment easier, we will be happy to work with you. If you register online, you can set the payment dates in the camper record. Payment in full must be received before camp begins

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

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.

2019 Scholarship Form

SpringHill Camps Scholarships

PO Box 100
Evart, MI 49631