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"I have attended Ravencrest’s Summer Youth Program for the last four summers. The first two summers I was a volunteer with our church’s youth group and the last two as the Youth Director of our church. We generally would take between 18 and 25 mid and high-schoolers and 4 adults. I can say without reservation that Ravencrest has provided our youth group with an outstanding program that challenges them in many ways.
The activities that take place in one of the most beautiful places in the world are structured so that no matter your skill level you are able to participate. The teachings in the evening are outstanding. They are in-depth, professionally presented and had great impact on the spiritual growth of our group (including the adults). They are complimented by testimonies given by staff and interns.
The weeklong program has been an excellent relationship builder, not only within our group, but also with other youth groups, counselors and staff. The fact that the counselors come from all over the world has given our youth the opportunity to touch upon Christian life in other cultures. Many great friendships were established and some of our youth have stayed in contact with the counselors via Facebook. Unlike some summer programs the food at Ravencrest is amazing.
The accommodations are well cared for and comfortable. If you are looking for a mountain-top experience that will help your group grow in their knowledge of Christ, challenge them physically, mentally, relationally and give them something they will remember for a lifetime, Ravencrest is the place to go!"
"Our church's student ministry has been attending Ravencrest Chalet in the summer for a very long time. Last year was my first summer with my students, and thus my first summer at Ravencrest. Needless to say I am very excited to be part of this tradition in our church family.
Ravencrest has a special meaning to our students. Most youth camps I have been to are very high energy and almost frenetic in their pace. We love the staff and atmosphere at Ravencrest because the week takes on a much different feel. Expect your group to bond together through a variety of activities but also through great biblical teaching.
However, at no time does the pace of the week ever feel like its inhibiting the deep spiritual growth that is taking place. Ravencrest provides, in my opinion, a healthier and better balanced summer camp experience than what is most usually found in student ministry summers.
One thing that can really capture our groups experiences is this: I have laughed as hard with my students as I did last summer at Ravencrest."
"I have seen more lives changed at Ravencrest over my years in student ministry than anywhere else. In the mountains of Colorado, God seems to speak louder. For many people it is The Rockies that surround Estes Park that speak. For our students, it is the men of God who faithfully give God's word every summer that have had the booming voice.
I have been coming to Ravencrest for over 10 years and not once have I left unchallenged. Our partnership has evolved into a deep and transforming friendship with these men. Their conviction and knowledge of scripture has planted numerous seeds into the hearts of our students who have been challenged in sin, worship, holiness, and their love for God.
Ravencrest has God's special blessing and I count it as one of my favorite places in the world where I get to spend a couple of weeks every year."
"Ravencrest has been the highlight of our youth ministry opportunities for the past eleven years. It is designed to allow youth leaders to go deeper in their relationships with the youth while offering an incredible program of activities that allow youth not just to hear about the God who loves them so much but actually experience Him.
Our students and leaders come away with a greater sense of who Christ is in them and the life that He wants to live in and through them. The staff does such a good job of serving and organizing things that it truly allows the leaders to focus on the students, rather than planning and programming.
It is understated to say that Ravencrest is a life transforming experience and I am so thankful for the ministry of love and life that is there!"
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