Simpson County Youth Camp
RECAP OF SIMPSON COUNTY YOUTH CAMP 2023 @ Taylor Christian Camp!!!
Simpson County Youth Camp at Taylor Christian Camp has been held annually since the summer of 1986. So - the 2023 edition of SCYC was officially the 36th year (because 2020 was cancelled).
SCYC welcomed 90 young men, 83 young women, and 62 staff members to the cabins and lodge of Taylor Christian! WE HAD A 99% FULL CAMP THIS YEAR - IT WAS A RECORD YEAR!!
It was a little bit of a rough week due to the weather. We had a lot of rain during the week, but it didn't dampen our spirits or our plans to having a great week of camp. We managed and made the proper adjustments to keep everyone on task.
During the week - the kids enjoyed time with one another, fun and games, and lots of learning (either in Bible class or during devotionals) about the chosen theme of the week - CHOSEN. Our theme verse for the week was taken from 1 Peter 2:9.
Follow up lesson can be found here at this link: Parent Follow Up Devos 7-12.docx - Google Drive
The highlight for the week of camp is always the glorious site of kids giving their lives to Christ by being baptized! We had eighteen baptisms either at camp or since our return home. We want to congratulate and encourage our new brothers and sisters in Christ.
Welcome our new brothers and sisters in Christ!!
(Date - Camper - Baptizer - City,State)
6/19 - Lexie Slayton (Paul Wisdom) - Lafayette, TN
6/19 - Julia Parsons (Steve Croslin) - Mt Zion (Richardsville, KY)
6/20 - Carter Hargrove (Jerry Jernigan) - South Yukon, OK
6/20 - Avalyn Pace (Adam Johnson) - Three Forks (Smiths Grove, KY)
6/21 - Christian Combs (Eli Hurt) - Franklin, KY (guest)
6/21 - Wyatt Decker (Matt Miller) - Fountain Head (Portland, TN)
6/21 - Tyler McCuiston (Matt Miller) - Georgia
6/22 - Isla Kriser (Doug Kriser) - Franklin, KY
6/22 - Mason Symon (Steven Kirby) - Franklin, KY (guest)
6/22 - Alex Gray (Paul Wisdom) - Washington, Georgia
6/22 - Amelia Decker (Derrick Perdue) - Fountain Head (Portland, TN)
6/22 - Summer Petitt (Nick Cook) - Franklin, KY (rebaptized)
6/23 - Drake Graves (Steven Kirby) - Franklin, KY
6/25 - Ada Jernigan (Jerry Jernigan) - Franklin, KY
6/25 - Cade Jernigan (Jerry Jernigan) - Franklin, KY
6/25 - Rylan Jernigan ( Jerry Jernigan) - Franklin, KY
6/25 - Dominique Shepherd (Keith Petitt) - Franklin, KY
6/25 - Hank Bell (Matt Shouse) - Lafayette, TN
We also handed out our weekly awards on Friday before we left Taylor Christian Camp - our award winners were:
Jr. Camper of the Week - Molly Wilkins (Girls) / Max Mathis (Boys)
Sr. Camper of the Week - Madeline Doyle (Girls) / Gabe Hamilton (Boys)
Most Outstanding Bible Student of the Week:
Jr. Campers - Julia Parson (Girls) / Greyson Shrull (Boys)
Sr. Campers - Chloe Pitcock (Girls) / Cameron Yant (Boys)
Sportsmanship Award - Addison Vice (Girls) / Connor Johnson (Boys)
Fisher of Men Award - Clayton Doyle
Survivor of the Week Award - Preslee Phillips
We are always sad that camp is over, but we are also happy to be home. Camp takes a lot of work and the planning for 2024 has already begun! We want to thank our church family for all of the prayers, contributions (physically and monetarily), and especially the parents for entrusting us with your kids.
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Simpson County Youth Camp 2024 - June 16-21, 2024 - Mark Your Calendars!!