Horizons, a Bible leadership camp at Freed-Hardeman University, will be celebrating its 32nd year July 1-6. The theme for Horizons 2012 is “Really?: A Guide to Keepin’ It Real,” which will focus on what is real in life and one’s relationship with God. The camp is designed for Christian leaders entering graders 7-12.
Campers will be provided with opportunities to both worship and interact with other Christians. Throughout the week, they will attend thought-provoking classes and worship services, participate in group discussions and service projects, and grow together as leaders. Special activities include a coffee house, ball games, and a banquet at the end of the week. By living on campus in one of FHU’s dormitories, campers will also receive the college experience.
A first-time director of Horizons, Kirk Brothers states that Horizons is unlike any other camp. “Horizons is a mix between church camp and a youth rally. We are expecting between 700 and 750 campers. We will have some new activities this year; for example, there will be a joint devotional via Skype with Christians in Zimbabwe, and there will be a special bridging ceremony to honor our seniors. The church desperately needs leaders, so we want to put emphasis on worship to develop strong leaders,” Brothers said.
Kim Cook, a Horizons staff member, believes that Horizons 2012 will be one of the best years of camp yet. “The number of campers this year is bigger than last year. We will also have more teachers than last year, allowing for smaller classes and deeper discussion. We’re excited about the nightly activities, and this year’s topic, which deals with lies that the world tells you versus the truth that the Bible tells you, is going to be great.”
Horizons is directed by Doug Burleson and Kirk Brothers. Visit http://www.fhu.edu/horizons
for more information.