Asian AMerican Summer Camp 2023
This is the 49th year of the National Japanese American United Methodist Caucus American Summer Camp (NJAUMC AC)! The past two years has been a shift as we continued camp amidst the isolating times of the pandemic through Virtual Camp. This year, we are happy to announce that we will be transitioning back to in-person camp through the diligent work of NJAUMC Camping Board and Covid Task Force. Camp will look different this year with new guidelines to ensure the safety of our campers and staff.
The mission of “Asian Camp” is to introduce youth to Christ, nurture their faith and send them forth as Christian disciples and leaders for the transformation of their community and world. Through worship, fellowship, prayer, growth groups, community builders, and other outdoor activities, Asian Camp encourages campers, as well as staff, to explore their faiths, reflect on their personal identities, and use their spiritual gifts for God’s glory. With special focus on equipping for the future, Asian Camp seeks to instill pride in each camper’s spiritual, cultural, and ethnic identity.
- IN Christ -
Every generation is shaped by the social, political, and economic events of the world they grow up in. The time we are living in now consists of constant connectedness and an influx of external forces pushing us in all different directions. Amidst all of these pressures, it can be difficult to understand where we find our true identity. This week we will reflect on our lives and faith journeys, and where God has been present in them. We all have different starting points and have experienced different highs and lows. Throughout the week, we want to explore the ways that God is within us, enabling us to overcome the challenges we face throughout our journeys, and how God is present in the people, events, and nature surrounding us. We want to leave this week knowing that our actions are examples to others in this age of what it looks like to be IN Christ.