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NC Coastal Outdoor Leadership Intensive

40 Days and 7 Weeks is a Christ honoring outdoor leadership intensive.
It is a focused time of seeking God with all you are, and is divided into two parts:

40 Days of Training

40 Days is a life changing, intensely spiritual boot camp for outdoor leadership development. You will focus on training in the following 5 areas: Biblical community, spiritual training, physical training, leadership training, and outdoor skills training.
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Context of Biblical Community

But exhort one another every day… Hebrews 3:13
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers….And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:42,46-47

  • Be the Church. Live it out in community.
  • Daily Prayer. Corporate prayer will no longer be regimented, but will become more like breathing, as you continually lift each other up. Your team will walk in the experience of answered prayer.
  • Daily Bible Study. Learn to use a study format that brings life to the team and relies on the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
  • Accountability Grounded in Love. Learn to count Jesus as everything and the flesh as nothing, holding one another accountable in love and gentleness.
  • Sharing Burdens. You will have your burdens carried, and you will help carry the burdens of others.

Spiritual Training

I Timothy 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Spiritual Practice.

You will participate in these nine powerful practices as a regular part of your training time. They will also carry over into your 7 Weeks of Leading. These practices rely on the leading of God’s Spirit and can be done anywhere and anytime.

  • Daily Examination
  • Worship
  • Creative Arts
  • Daily Testimony
  • Evangelism in Camp and Community
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • … and Fasting
  • Solitude
  • Memory and Meditation

Topics of Study.

These 9 topics will be pursued through book and Bible study with an emphasis on group discussion. Studies may also include writing and other creative assignments.

  • The Greatest Commandment – Leader’s Motive
  • Discerning God’s Leading
  • Humility and Pride
  • Faith and The New Covenant
  • Surrender and Walking in the Spirit
  • The Fortress – God’s Unfailing Protection
  • Forgiveness
  • The John 17 Principle
  • Speaking Life

Physical Training

Outdoor Physical Training Regimen.

As an outdoor leader it is important to be in good physical condition. You will work out daily and set personal training goals. This training and goal setting will continue during the 7 Weeks of Leading. Below are the main modalities we will use:

  • Breathing
  • Body Weight Exercises
  • Stretching
  • Balance and Agility Work
  • Trail and Beach Running
  • Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling

If you have a specialized discipline i.e. climbing, we will work with you to develop a regimen to stay in top condition.

Leadership Training

The Leadership Roundtable.

We will meet at the “round table” daily to pursue leadership topics. This may include skits, mock roles, scenarios, group readings, or other creative methods. Topics will include:

  • Risk Management and Field Safety
  • Teaching and Modeling
  • Facilitation
  • Decision Making
  • Group Process
  • Sharing and Listening from the Heart
  • Leader’s Journal
  • Sustainable Project Development

Outdoor Skills Training

Sea Kayaking.

Leading coastal kayak expeditions is among the most complex and demanding of outdoor leadership challenges. These skills cross over into many other outdoor leadership positions. You will have the opportunity to achieve the following designations:

  • ACA Coastal Kayak Day Trip Leader
  • ACA Coastal Kayak Camping
  • ACA Skill Level Assessment
  • ACA Level II Coastal Kayak Instructor

Tree climbing.

Learn to access the world of canopies! You will learn basic climbing skills and also be certified as a Tree Climbing Ground Manager. This step will give you experience towards the more advanced training to facilitate your own groups.

Survival Skills.

We teach faith as the ultimate survival skill. The natural survival skills are important too, making your time in the wilderness safer and more comfortable, while instilling a greater confidence as a leader. Survival skills give you another back up when you are challenging your abilities.

Surfing.

Learn to surf! We will help you get to the next level in your surfing ability, whether you are a novice or already have some skills. Pursue surfing opportunities during both 40 Days and 7 Weeks.

Slackline.

You will have the opportunity to learn and/or improve your slackline skills with regular practice. You may also earn the OneLife Basic Slackline Facilitator. This allows you to set up and break down basic tree and beach set ups, and teach beginner skills during our camps and expeditions.

Camping Skills.

You will hone your skills with ropes, cordage, knots and tarpology. You will build a strong foundation in camp cooking skills. Other topics include: site selection, hygiene, and specific coastal issues.

Coastal Creation Naturalist.

We have the highest level of biodiversity on the eastern seaboard outside of southern Florida. You’ll observe birds, trees, aquatic plants, and wildflowers, alligators, dolphins, and sea turtles in their natural habitat. The cockpit of a coastal kayak is an amazing place.

7 weeks of Leading

7 Weeks is the opportunity to expand and practice what you’ve been learning. You’ll be pushing, giving, journaling, leading, debriefing, and pouring yourself out day in and day out for those in your charge. You will be forging your identity as an outdoor servant leader.
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Expanding Biblical Community

Establish the Church.

Experience the excitement of establishing biblical community in each of the groups you lead. Your training during 40 Days will empower you to lead each new group in this vital area. You will gain confidence for establishing the Church in all your future endeavors.

Assessments, Goals and Evaluations

Outdoor Leadership Assessment.

You will continue the self assessment started during 40 Days.

Goal Setting.

You will be adding new goals and modifying goals based on your actual daily leadership experience.

Evaluations.

You will be paired with a lead staff for ongoing support and accountability.

Planning and Daily Debriefs

Each day you will debrief with your co-leader and/or other staff. You will be assessing group process, logistics, interventions, and how the leadership team will direct or facilitate solutions. This daily time of prayerful assessing and analyzing will help to deeply ingrain the leadership habits you are forming..

The Leadership Venues

Leadership Team.

Within the leadership team, you will have many opportunities to lead including debriefs, planning, worship, food preparation, and other projects.

Day Camps.

You will co-lead a small group of 7-9 year olds through a week long adventure style day camp. You will be responsible for preparations, biblical community, program implementation, planning, field safety, and wrap up activities.

Overnight Camps.

You will co-lead a small group of 10-12 year olds through an adventure-style week-long overnight tent camping experience. You will be responsible for preparations, biblical community, program implementation, planning, field safety, and wrap up activities.

Expedition Settings.

You will co-lead a small group of 13-18 year olds on a coastal kayaking expedition. You will be responsible for preparations, biblical community, program implementation, planning, field safety, and wrap up activities.

Your experience will be saturated with self and group evaluation in a safe setting. You’ll be refining, practicing, and debriefing your leadership style and skills daily. You will lead groups of different ages and skill levels in a variety of outdoor settings including both camps and expeditions.

Logistics

A few things you might be thinking about as you prayerfully consider this opportunity:
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Where will I sleep? What will I eat?

You’ll sleep outside. You will be camping using methods such as tent, tarp and hammock in a variety of conditions, and you will also have a bunk area in the “Habitat” which is an indoor/outdoor living and training area composed of several structures. Don’t worry, if you love the outdoors, you’ll really love the “Habitat.” There’s no telling what you’ll eat. No kidding, meal planning is one of the group challenges. You will have a weekly budget and work as a team rotating duties. Meals will be cooked wilderness kitchen style to reinforce this important leadership skill. If you have food allergies or special dietary needs, we will accommodate you.

Will I have time off? Can I have visitors? What if I’m married?

A Day of Rest.

You will have one full day of rest each week. This can be, for you, a time of solitude and retreat or a relaxed time of community. On this day, your team will avoid stressful and physically demanding activities in exchange for activities that bring relaxation and refreshment, or maybe no activities at all. This will be a great time for journaling, reading, play, and making judicious use of hammocks. In the New Covenant every day is Holy. Our reverence and passion for God will continue on in full measure on this day as on every other.

Daily Solitude.

A time to connect with God in an outdoor setting; typically 45 minutes.

Two by Two.

When you’re in town for evangelism or errands you will go two by two. This is a powerful and proven strategy that was used by our Lord.

Planned Time Off.

We will do our best to accommodate requests for time off, with advance notice or family emergencies. Remember, this experience is designed as an “immersion” experience and you will get the most from it by limiting outside distractions.

Visitors and Family Day.

Invite family and close friends to come and experience what you’ve been living. It will be a full day of fun during the 7 Weeks phase. There will be windows during the leading phase when you can schedule visitors. Since you will be a part of a highly functioning team during that time we do ask that you schedule those visits with the team’s approval.

Dating and Serious Relationships.

The Leadership Intensive is a serious call to future high caliber leaders. In light of this, there will be no casual dating during 40 Days and 7 Weeks, including no dating among interns.

Marriage.

We do welcome married couples. We feel that this training will help strengthen the marriage, and prepare the couple to minister as a team. We have noticed that married couples who minister together tend to have a very strong impact when ministering to youth and families.


What will I learn? What will I gain?

Expedition Experience

40 Days.

You will have a minimum of 16 days on coastal expedition. This may be segmented based on weather and group dynamics. You will have the opportunity to be Leader of the Day at least twice during this phase.

7 Weeks.

You will co-lead a 12-14 day coastal expedition for 13-18 year olds.

Credentials and Experience Earned

One of the benefits of 40 Days and 7 Weeks is the ability to gain credentials such as assessments and certifications. These will be valuable for obtaining a non bias endorsement of your skills as an outdoor leader which will help as you chart your course and also seek employment. The following are available:

  • ACA - Coastal Kayak Day Trip Leader
  • ACA - Coastal Kayak Camping
  • ACA - Skill Level Assessment
  • ACA – Coastal Kayak Instructor – Level II
  • OneLife - Biblical Community Leader Assessment
  • OneLife - Physical Training Assessment
  • OneLife - Spiritual Training Assessment
  • OneLife - Leadership Training Assessment
  • OneLife - Tree Climbing Skills Assessment
  • OneLife - Wilderness Cooking Certification
  • OneLife - Tree Climbing Ground Manager Cert.
  • OneLife – OneLife Slackline Facilitator
  • OneLife - Sustainable Project Management Cert.
  • OneLife - Coastal Creation Naturalist Cert.
  • OneLife - Wilderness Guide Certification - Level I/II

Crafting a Personal Media Plan

You will leave with a Personal Media Plan. During your leadership intensive you will address issues such as: preventing media addiction, assessing your own unique approach to media, and how to leverage media for Godly purposes. You will also craft a personal media plan during this time. It is strategic to address these issues objectively and prayerfully during an extended media fast. During 40 Days you will engage in a complete media fast. During 7 Weeks you will do a partial media fast, having limited access to email and select phone calls on rest days. Personal music devices are restricted to days of rest. Devices that exclusively play music and do not have the capability for phone calls, texts, or games are permissible on days of rest.


Who will be leading 40 Days and 7 Weeks?

Brent Bishop is the director of 40 Days and 7 Weeks, and will oversee a qualified staff of field instructors who will lead, guide, and support the experience.

Brent has worked with youth and young adults, leading camps and expeditions in outdoor settings for over 15 years. He is a Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor and Tree Climbing Instructor. His previous experience in architecture and sustainable design has proven valuable in planning, prevention, and risk management. His greatest asset is a daily relationship with Jesus.

All primary leaders are certified through leading outdoor skills training organizations such as the ACA and also have Wilderness Medical Training.


How much does it cost? Is this for me? How do I apply?

Tuition is $1,600.

The cost for this training is $1,600. This includes food, lodging and equipment. If you feel led to participate in this training and are restricted financially, please contact us for a scholarship application. We will work together with you to ensure that cost is never a barrier.

Who Can Apply?

This leadership position is open to anyone age 20 or above who is a good fit for the team. We are asking God to lead those He wants to be here, so if you think that might be you, please apply. We have 4 male and 4 female positions for the 2014 team.


The Qualities We’re Looking For.


Love for God.

The most important attribute is a desire for an experiential faith walk with God through Christ. We’re not necessarily talking about just being in church every week, but a desire to be always walking in the Spirit, saying only what the Father tells you to say and doing only what the Father tells you to do.

Love for people.

Any leadership role is about the people you lead. You will be leading youth from ages 7-18, and a love for young people is especially important. This is probably not the best fit if you find yourself thinking only of the personal goals you’ll accomplish, although you will set and achieve goals.

Love for the Outdoors.

You will be spending most of your time outside surrounded by God’s magnificent, yet unyielding creation. It’s important that you have a love for the outdoors or at a minimum, a strong desire to develop that love. It’s not necessary to be involved in the outdoor industry to participate; this training will be extremely valuable to any leadership setting.

Love for Physical Activity.

This opportunity will require you to push physically 6 days a week. You will be earning that day of rest. This includes a regiment of focused physical training and also extends to the way we approach almost everything we do. You don’t have to be in peak athletic condition, but you must be willing to push hard and challenge your own physical limits on a regular basis and often daily.

Love for Life.

You see the cup half full. You’ll try anything as long as God is leading.

Team Player.

If you are chosen for this position, you will be a member of a team of leaders. For the leadership team to function at its highest level, individuals may often choose to sacrifice personal desires.

The Desire of Your Heart.

We realize we’re asking for a lot, especially spiritually. But please understand, none of us have arrived. It is the desire that we’re looking for. We’re looking for leaders who want to give all to Jesus, and who are willing to struggle to see that happen.

A Sense of Call.

You’ve prayed about this, more than once. You’ve sought council. You have that peace that transcends understanding. You’ve set the desires of your flesh aside and to the best of your ability to discern, God is leading you to be a part of this team.


Prerequisites:


Leave No Trace.

We expect you to be familiar with leave no trace philosophy and practices. You should easily be able to name the seven principles and highlight a key example for each principle. More importantly, we are looking for the type of people that believe in the Leave No Trace ethic, not as a set of rules, but as a way of approaching our diminishing wilderness. See LNT.org.

Wilderness Medicine.

We require at a minimum that you be certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) with CPR being current. We recommend as an outdoor leader that you pursue Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification. Please contact us if you need help acquiring either of these certifications.

Physical Condition.

You should be able to push to your personal limits physically with no major repercussions. We ask that you consult with your family physician to get their endorsement for your participation in this training. In lieu of a physician’s endorsement, you will be asked to sign a statement acknowledging that we have recommended this course of action to you; and that you have chosen not to do so. Specific exceptions will be made for medical conditions on a case by case basis.

Spiritual Condition.

This is a leadership position in a Christian ministry. You should have a solid testimony of a new birth and the fruit of the Spirit expressed as a normal everyday part of your life. We also ask that you agree with and sign a Statement of Faith.

Water Confidence.

You will often be leading on the water, and will need to have good swimming ability and confidence around water. You will be asked to give evidence of this during the application process.

*If you are feeling led to participate in 40 Days and 7 Weeks but struggling with an area above please contact us and let us help you find a solution. It is our desire to find a way to serve you.

What will I need to bring?

Storage space is limited. That being said you will have plenty of secure, personal space to store the belongings you’ll need while you’re here. Here’s most of what you’ll need:

  • A Bible
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottle
  • Mountain Bike Recommended
  • Sleep System
  • Waterproof Wrist Watch
  • Musical Instruments (Optional)

We’ll send a detailed packing list when accepted to the program or on request.

Application Process


Step One.

Please answer the following questions:

Q. How did you develop a love for the outdoors?

Q. What’s the most exciting thing God is doing in your life?

Q. Could you share the testimony of your faith in Jesus? What was life like before? How did this change impact those around you? How does it impact you now?

Q. Why are you interested in the 40 Days and 7 Weeks? When you think about it, what thoughts or images come to mind? What do you hope to get out of this experience?

Q. What makes you most excited about ministering to youth?

Q. What are your top 3 questions for us?

Email answers to fun@onelife.org. Please include in your email: full name, age, and contact info (including mailing address).


Step Two.

After we review your essays we will send you the administrative part of the application (medical history, etc.). At this time we will set up your phone interview.


Step Three.

In most cases we would like to meet you, if we have not already. This will be on a case by case basis.


Important Dates

  • Arrival Date --------- May 15
  • Family Day --------- June 21
  • Departure Date --------- Aug 15


Creation Camp 1.0

Day Camp for Ages 7-9

Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2014

You will love this technology free day camp set in the beauty of God’s creation. Kids are free to explore, learn, grow and get excited about being outside. They’ll have a safe and structured setting that encourages them to grow spiritually and physically.

Price: $150.00

Activities Include: Bible Studies, Field Games, Kayaking, Nature Studies, Obstacle Training, Physical Training, Tree Climbing.


Creation Camp 2.0

Overnight Camp for Ages 10-12

Dates: July 6 – 11, 2014

Your older kids will love spending the week camping with their small group of 7 friends and 3 counselors. Tent camping offers a whole new range of learning opportunities and even more time to make lasting friendships. This camp is unplugged and technology free.

Price: $275.00

Activities Include: Additional Kayak Skills Training, Adventure Day Trips, Back Country Camping, Bible Studies, Campfire Fun, Field Games, Nature Studies, Obstacle Training, Physical Training, Short Solos, Tree Climbing, and Workshops.


Creation Camp 1.0 | Details

Day Camp for Ages 7-9

Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2014 (Registration OPEN)

You will love this technology free day camp set in the beauty of God’s creation. Kids are free to explore, learn, grow and get excited about being outside. They’ll have a safe and structured setting that encourages them to grow spiritually and physically.

Price: $150.00


Camp Activities

Staff to Camper Ratio 1:4 | Skilled Instructors | Great Counselors | Safe Environment

Sample Daily Schedule:

Bible Studies

Each day, time is set aside to study the Word of God in a group setting. Six Days of Creation, Noah and the Flood, and Dinosaurs are a few of the great topics discussed during Bible Class. We present fun and challenging ways for campers to connect with God’s Word.

  • 8:05 - 8:50
    Gathering/ Praise Time
  • 9:00 - 10:00
    Nature Studies
  • 10:00 – 10:10
    Water Break
  • 10:15 -11:15
    Field Games
  • 11:15 – 11:30
    Clean Up & Debrief
  • 11:30 – 12:00
    Lunch
  • 12:10 - 1:10
    Kayak/Canoe
  • 1:15 - 2:15
    Physical Training/Adventures
  • 2:20 - 3:20
    Bible Topics
  • 3:20 - 3:30
    Pick Up

Field Games

Give campers the opportunity to run and play hard in the outdoors. Activities will include Ultimate Frisbee, water battles, and lots of running in big open spaces. Our staff teaches good hydration and stretching to maximize playing ability.

Kayaking

Campers will experience beautiful pristine waters up close from a kayak or canoe. Town Creek’s flat water and amazing beauty is a great place for paddling and engaging with God’s creation. Our staff are certified ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leaders.

Nature Studies

The Cape Fear region is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the eastern seaboard. By studying the ecology right around us, campers will learn to better understand and appreciate the unique place we call home. You don’t have to go to Africa to go on safari!

Obstacle Training

This course will keep kids active by stimulating their brains and their bodies through an exciting obstacle course. Campers compete against their own times on the course to try to improve throughout the week.

Physical Training

Kids learn gentle and challenging ways to stretch and strengthen their bodies to encourage daily exercise for staying healthy. Keeping their bodies stretched out and increasing their strength will help keep campers ready for the challenges of the day.

Tree Climbing

Each camper will have the opportunity to climb in one of our big beautiful trees, using a rope and harness, and experience the thrill of “hanging out” in the canopy. Our staff is trained to use the safest climbing system available for recreational climbing. There have been no injuries reported in over 27 years using this system. All this adds up to one fantastic adventure.

Challenge by Choice

We offer lots of fun and adventurous things to do during camp. We also offer all of our campers the chance to say no to anything they don’t feel good about. We may offer encouragement to try new things but we will never force a camper to do anything, they have the final say.

Kids Club for Sibling Ages 4-6

A pre camp experience for brother and sisters of CC1.0 campers. This might help mom or dad make a little more of their time during camp week. Filled with teaching, games, and lots of fun! Cost: $50


Creation Camp 2.0 | Details

Overnight Camp for Ages 10-12

Dates: July 6 – 11, 2014 (Registration OPEN)

Your older kids will love spending the week camping with their small group of 7 friends and 3 counselors. Tent camping offers a whole new range of learning opportunities and even more time to make lasting friendships. This camp is unplugged and technology free.

Price: $275.00


Camp Activities

Staff to Camper Ratio 1:4 | Skilled Instructors | Great Counselors | Safe Environment

Sample Daily Schedule:

Bible Studies

Each day, time is set aside to study the Word of God in a group setting. Six Days of Creation, Noah and the Flood, and Dinosaurs are a few of the great topics discussed during Bible Class. We present fun and challenging ways for campers to connect with God’s Word.

  • 6:30
    Rise and Shine
  • 7:00
    Breakfast
  • 7:30
    Personal Bible Time
  • 8:05 - 8:50
    Gathering/ Praise Time
  • 9:00 - 10:00
    Nature Studies
  • 10:00 - 10:10
    Water Break
  • 10:15 - 11:15
    Field Games
  • 11:15 - 11:30
    Clean Up & Debrief
  • 11:30 - 12:00
    Lunch
  • 12:10 - 1:10
    Kayak/Canoe
  • 1:15 - 2:15
    Physical Training
  • 2:20 - 3:20
    Bible Topics
  • 3:20 - 3:30
    Back to Campsites
  • 3:30 - 4:30
    Clean Up/Rest Time
  • 4:30 - 5:30
    Group Building
  • 5:30 - 6:00
    Dinner
  • 6:00 - 6:30
    Clean Up
  • 6:30 - 8:00
    Workshops
  • 8:00 - 9:00
    Campsite / Lights Out

Field Games

Give campers the opportunity to run and play hard in the outdoors. Activities will include Ultimate Frisbee, water battles, and lots of running in big open spaces. Our staff teaches good hydration and stretching to maximize playing ability.

Kayaking

Campers will experience beautiful pristine waters up close from a kayak or canoe. Town Creek’s flat water and amazing beauty is a great place for paddling and engaging with God’s creation. Our staff are certified ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leaders.

Nature Studies

The Cape Fear region is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the eastern seaboard. By studying the ecology right around us, campers will learn to better understand and appreciate the unique place we call home. You don’t have to go to Africa to go on safari!

Obstacle Training

This course will keep kids active by stimulating their brains and their bodies through an exciting obstacle course. Campers compete against their own times on the course to try to improve throughout the week.

Physical Training

Kids learn gentle and challenging ways to stretch and strengthen their bodies to encourage daily exercise for staying healthy. Keeping their bodies stretched out and increasing their strength will help keep campers ready for the challenges of the day.

Tree Climbing

Each camper will have the opportunity to climb in one of our big beautiful trees, using a rope and harness, and experience the thrill of “hanging out” in the canopy. Our staff is trained to use the safest climbing system available for recreational climbing. There have been no injuries reported in over 27 years using this system. All this adds up to one fantastic adventure.

Challenge by Choice

We offer lots of fun and adventurous things to do during camp. We also offer all of our campers the chance to say no to anything they don’t feel good about. We may offer encouragement to try new things but we will never force a camper to do anything, they have the final say.

Additional Kayak Skills Training

Campers will have the opportunity to progress farther in their skills and range of paddling during the overnight camp. If conditions are favorable, we may even do a night paddle! Our staff are certified ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leaders.

Adventure Day Trips

During the weeklong stay at camp, campers will take at least one day trip adventure that will utilize many of the skills and training they have received during the week. Team building challenges, and lots of fun make these day trips truly adventurous.

Back Country Camping Skills

Campers will be tent camping all week at the OneLife base camp. Our campsites are perfect for entry level campers, surrounded by beautiful wilderness, but close to camp. We practice Leave No Trace camping, with an emphasis on fun. Campers learn some basic skills and knots that will give them the confidence to enjoy a lifetime of camping!

Campfire Fun

Some of the fondest camp memories are made while sitting around a campfire and enjoying the great friendships that are made during camp week. We keep the stories positive and upbeat. Of course food that you can cook on sticks makes it even better!

Short Solo

Campers have the opportunity for daily Bible Study both in a group and personal setting. During their Solo Time, campers will be encouraged to practice the skill of being still and listening. This short time alone is a great way for campers to reflect, pray, and listen to all that God may be teaching or showing them during the week.

Survival Skills

Want to learn how to start a fire without a lighter? Want to know what to do if you get “lost” in the woods? What if you need a temporary shelter from rain or cold? Campers will learn about all of these things and how to prioritize needs in a survival situation.

Workshops

In the evenings, campers will be introduced to special presenters teaching about various topics. Workshops might include: night animals, astronomy, growing in faith, sign language, Leave No Trace fires, and more.


Camp Sign Up - 4 Easy Steps

❱ Step 1

Choose your Camp Dates:

Creation Camp 1.0: June 26 - July 1, 2014 (OPEN)
Creation Camp 2.0: July 6 - 11, 2014 (OPEN)


❱ Step 2

Download and Fill out the Camp Application:

In an effort to keep your personal information private, we will no longer be using online applications. Please print out the application and either email or mail to OneLife.

Note: if you want to be able to fill this out on your computer and save it, you’ll need to make sure your adobe reader is up to date. If you’re unsure you can go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and follow the instructions for the latest version of adobe reader.


❱ Step 3

Make Your Payment

Pay by Check:

Please make checks out to: OneLife
and send to:

2765 River Road SE,
Winnabow, NC 28479

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*Refund Policy

* A full refund will be available within 5 days of the start of camp.
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❱ Step 4

Prepare


Do some simple training

Please call or email for details:
910.247.0062
fun@onelife.org


Expeditions



GO » Expeditions

Coastal Journey for Ages 13-18

Price: $450.00

Young Men | Session 1: July 14 – July 25 (OPEN)

Young Women | Session 2: July 28 – August 8 (OPEN)

Imagine twelve days of intense discipleship as you see God from a different perspective. It’s one thing to see it on your TV or iPhone, but radically different to actually live it. Camping on islands, riversides and beaches; you will learn wilderness skills, develop lasting friendships, and learn that staying in your comfort zone is optional. You will learn about the local ecology and history in an up close and personal way that you won’t forget. For most participants this will be a life changing experience. We offer young men’s and young women’s expeditions.


Discipleship

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork…their voice goes out through all the earth.” ESV The discipleship aspect of expedition offers you the opportunity to seek God through solitude, Scripture meditation, and learning to sharpen your listening skills; all the while surrounded by the beauty of creation. You will have time for this daily, leading up to your twenty-four hour solo time, an experience you will cherish and remember long after you get home. “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”-ESV



Coastal Kayaking

Some people like to watch the droplets fall off their drip rings into the water below. Others like to adjust their drip rings so that the water rolls all the way down the paddle blade onto their arms; they feel more connected to the river this way. Learning strokes, maneuvers and rescues is fun. Your kayak will knife through unbroken water, surrounded by reflecting skies, as you access the places that most people don’t see. It will be your home away from home; carrying everything you need.



Tree Climbing

Before you leave the ground you’ll double check your harness, hear the reassuring snap-click of your safety biner, and give your helmet a last check for snugness. You’re ready to leave earth and see this tree canopy from a whole new perspective. Tree time is a phrase that conveys the sense of everything slowing down and becoming more immediate, more focused, and in the moment. So get ready to stretch your boundaries with a little tree time!



Team Building

Everyone has a better time when the group is firing on all cylinders. Learn through games and initiatives how to build a strong team. Understand why expedition behavior makes or breaks a trip into the wild. Be inspired by Biblical role models as you learn and practice personal leadership. Team work and leadership skills will help you face challenges and move beyond your comfort zone.



Leave No Trace

“We’re gonna leave this place better than we found it!” You’ll learn 7 principles that will allow you to vanish anywhere you go; Bigfoot’s been doing it for years! Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics are vital for keeping our wild areas wild. Whether you’re choosing a campsite or building a stealth fire… we’ll show you the LNT way!



Physical Training

Physical training is a way of life out there. You are the boat motor, you build and break down camp, you play the fun games, you run the beach, and you get to feel stronger and more fit when you get back. Paddling, stretching, beach and trail running, balance and agility training and more happen during the journey; and you’ll be having so much fun that you might not even realize you were working out!



Team Nature Studies

Immersion: The state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption. As you slip into your kayak, a new doorway opens, giving you a tangible connection to God’s creation. You’ll learn how to see and read water and wilderness with new eyes. Binoculars, hand magnifiers, and dip nets are a few tools you’ll use to unwrap the gifts of nature out there. Is there a better way to study the flora and fauna of southeastern North Carolina?



Field Staff

Your leaders are trained in a variety of fields and most of all have a huge heart for Jesus. Our field staff are ACA coastal kayak instructors with a passion and love for God and His creation. They carry a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification. They have been specially trained in safety protocol specifically for your trip and relating to kayak tripping in general. You can relax knowing that your leaders are equipped to lead the expedition as safely and securely as possible. At the same time our leaders are trained to allow those who are ready for more challenge to challenge themselves in a safe environment.



Expedition Application - 4 Easy Steps


❱ Step 1

Choose your Expedition Dates:

Young Men

Session 1: July 14 – July 25 (OPEN)

Young Women

Session 2: July 28 – August 8 (OPEN)


❱ Step 2

Download and Fill out the Application:

In an effort to keep your personal information private, we will no longer be using online applications. Please print out the Application and either email or mail to OneLife.

Note: if you want to be able to fill this out on your computer and save it, you’ll need to make sure your adobe reader is up to date. If you’re unsure you can go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and follow the instructions for the latest version of adobe reader.



❱ Step 3

Make Your Payment

Pay by Check:

Please make checks out to: OneLife
and send to:

2765 River Road SE,
Winnabow, NC 28479

Pay by Credit Card with PayPal*

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*Refund Policy

* A full refund will be available within 5 days of the start of camp.
Note: Paypal processing fees are not refundable.


❱ Step 4

Prepare


Do some simple training

Please call or email for details:
910.247.0062
fun@onelife.org

“Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.” Luke 5:16

The Bible
NASB

Team Building Adventures

Pick from several options to create a fun day of team building for your group! Each adventure integrates teaching points for living the greatest adventure - a life of faith in God!

  • Each adventure is 2 hours long.
  • Groups are divided into teams of 10 or less including adults/chaperones.
  • Min. group 7; max. group 30.
  • Recommended for ages 7 and up, adults welcome.

Plan Your Team Building Adventure.

Pick 1 Adventure

$12/per person

  • Pick 1 Adventure
    (Kayaking, Nature, or Obstacle)
  • Campfire option
    add $5.25 per person
  • 9:45 Arrive, welcome and head to adventure areas
    10:00 Start your Adventure!
    12:00 Move to group debrief and lunch area
    12:15 Lunch (bring your own) and debrief
    1:00 End

Pick 2 Adventures

$20/per person

  • Pick 2 Adventures
    (Kayaking, Nature, or Obstacle)
  • Campfire option
    add $5.25 per person
  • 1:00 Arrive, welcome and head to adventure areas
    1:15 Adventure 1
    3:15 Rotation including bathroom break
    3:30 Adventure 2
    5:30 Move to group debrief area
    5:45 Debrief
    6:00 End
    Optional – Hot Dogs over Camp Fire
    6:00 Move to campfire, eat and celebrate!
    8:00 End

Pick 3 Adventures

$28/per person

  • Pick 3 Adventures
    (Kayaking, Nature, or Obstacle)
  • Campfire option
    add $5.25 per person
  • 9:45 Arrive, welcome and head to adventure areas
    10:00 Adventure 1
    12:00 Move to lunch area
    12:15 Lunch (bring your own)
    1:00 Move to Adventure 2
    1:15 Adventure 2
    3:15 Rotation including bathroom break
    3:30 Adventure 3
    5:30 Move to group debrief area
    5:45 Debrief
    6:00 End
    Optional – Hot Dogs over Camp Fire
    6:00 Move to campfire, eat and celebrate!
    8:00 End

Discounts

* Please contact us if additional tuition assistance is needed.
  • For every 14 paid participants we will issue a scholarship for the 15th person.
  • For families with more than one child we will give a $5 off coupon for each additional child.

Kayak Adventure

Learn the basics of kayaking including what you need to know about boats, paddles, other equipment and basic strokes. Use your new found knowledge to play a game that reinforces your skills. Now you’re ready to undertake an aquatic team challenge. Can your team work together quickly with enough creativity to accomplish this adventure mission on time?


Nature Challenge

Use a map and compass and learn orienteering skills as you hunt for clues to unlock some of nature’s secrets here at the base camp. Your group will get a unique look into the world of God’s creation and close up with some of His creatures as you accomplish team navigation challenges. There are multiple ways to earn points. Will your team earn the reward?


Obstacle Adventure

Cargo nets anyone? We have a course that will test your team work. You’ll get to warm up by practicing a few of the cooperative challenges and learning some of the secrets of the course, then your team will have a strategy session to determine how to blaze through the course at lightning speed. You'll have one chance to analyze your results and attempt to break your own record. At the end of the day will your team be the fastest?


Camp Fire Option

For participants that want to stay longer, let us set you up with a blazing camp fire. We’ll provide all beef and vegetarian hot dogs, white and/or wheat buns and all the fixins so that you can roast your dogs over the open fire. Water and fruit juices provided to drink. Feel free to bring your own additional fare. This is a great way for your group to celebrate the end of your day of adventures.


"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders."

The Bible NASB ~Psalm 72:18

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