Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Away from the busy demands of classes, homework, and activities, two Sports camps provide the perfect opportunity for Croatian youth (ages 13-15 and 16-19) to experience a complete change of routine. This is where SEND International, Croatia began working with youth camps: by bringing Croatian youth into a new environment and using betmaster sports to teach biblical truth. Campers are stretched physically by sports that challenge their fears, and spiritually by a continual exposure to Bible teaching.

Small groups provide a forum for discussion, and deep counselor friendships give them mentors to trust. Itís just a simple environment change, but being at camp opens hearts to change lives for eternity. Since 2002, SEND Croatia has partnered with SU Croatia in order to develop an outreach through the medium of camping, which will:

  • Expose children, young people and families to a biblical world-view and to the message of the Gospel.
  • And provide a place so that they can spend time away from the routines of daily life in order to hear and obey the truth of Godís word.

Training Programs:

As the camp seeks to build a group of capable, confident leaders, we have begun the Counselor Helper Training(CHT) and Counselor Training(CT) programs to help continue the process of encouraging leaders. CHT candidates are selected by camp directors on the basis of references by church and youth leaders for the program. Upon being accepted, the candidates meet once a month for training on topics including:

  • Spiritual Foundation for camping ministry, how to lead small groups, how to glorify God through conflict, leading games with a purpose, and working with teens or children. Once the CH has completed the course they are invited to serve at one camp during the summer where a camp leader mentors them.
  • CT candidates must apply and be accepted into the program. Training includes one weekend in the month of May. They also must have completed the CHT program. As a camp leader they play a vital role in demonstrating Godís love to those who come. We praise God for this great group of young people who serve with us during the summer and at retreats during the year.

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