Life Teen Summer Camp

Summer Missionary FAQ

Have questions about coming to the Best Camp Ever? We’re here to help with any and every question you might have!

If I’m not 100% sure I’m available should I still apply?

Yes, we understand life changes all the time. Apply anyway and we can discuss your plans for the rest of the year. There is a section of the form where you can state if you have anything that may prevent you from being able to attend camp.

What if I can’t afford $320?

Head over to our Summer Missions page to read more about Mission Partnering.

Can I do Auckland Summer Camp and Hamilton Summer Camp?

No sorry, camp is pretty full on and we need our Summer Missionaries to be fresh and ready for a full week of camp. The dates overlap and you won’t be able to rest between camps.

Can I only be there for part of camp?

We require Summer Missionaries to be onsite for the entirety of training weekend and camp. However if there is a really important reason that you must leave camp then please email us and we can discuss it.

What if I have no youth ministry experience, should I still apply?

Yes! We have heaps of amazing youth ministers ready to walk beside you and help you become an awesome summer missionary. We provide full training on the LIfe Teen way of life and camp expectations.

Will I be with my own parish?

No, you won’t be serving with your own parish. You will be able to hang out with them at meal times and free time but we like to mix it up and give parishes a new face to journey with.

What exactly happens at camp?

The Life Teen Summer Camps Leadership Team plans, prepares, and facilitates the programming, liturgies and activities for each day. Each day you’ll experience Mass and other powerful prayer experiences. Our key sessions, led by a dynamic speaker, will break open scriptural topics to lead your teens into a more authentic encounter with Christ. Once during the week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. All of this alongside an obstacle course, messy games, plenty of free time and much more. Each day campers will enjoy three delicious meals. Before your week, the group leader will receive an overview schedule of the week to help you prepare to lead your teens best!

Is there an upper age limit?

As long as you’re over 18 and don’t have a criminal record, we would love for you to apply! There are lots of different roles at camp for lots of different people.

Still have questions?

Please feel free to contact the Summer Camps team any time! We’re here to help answer any questions and provide as much assistance as possible!

Tracey McHaffie – Camp Coordinator
summercamp@lifeteen.nz