When is Super Summer?
July 10-14, 2017
What is Super Summer?
Super Summer is an intense week of discipleship. Each summer, students from across Alabama converge on Samford University for a week of biblical training. In short, it is basically “Seminary for Students.” Throughout the week, participating students will be challenged, motivated, and encouraged in their walk with the Lord. This is a “beyond the basics” discipleship week where students will be worshiping and studying like-minded students from across the state. The camp focuses on two major themes: Leadership & Discipleship. Students who participate will be challenged to deepen their faith and stand out as the leader God wants them to be.
How Much Does It Cost?
- Students, Adult, Executive Staff – $250 until June 1, $280 after
- College Team Leader – $200
- June 1 – Early-bird Registration Deadline with $60-per-person deposit and get your students the Early Bird Cost of $250. Deposits are non-refundable.
- June 1 – The registration deadline with $60-per-person deposit due. Deposits are non-refundable.
- June 19 – Final Balance due. Rooming sheet due. Final Balance is non-refundable after this date.
- July 9 – Executive Staff and College Team Leaders arrive for training and preparation. See Prep Weekend schedule.
- July 10 -14 – SUPER SUMMER ALABAMA
Securing Space for Your Group
Securing reservations is as simple as filling out the registration form online. Groups will be staying in Samford University dorm rooms (2 per room) so be as accurate as possible in registering your group.
After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information and individual registration/waiver forms needed to complete the process.
Deposits of $60 per person are due at time of registration. Deadline is June 1.
Cancellations and Decreasing Your Numbers
Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations after May 1, but can be transferred to another student in your group until June 19.
All final balance money is non-refundable after June 19. We regret that we cannot refund or transfer your payment after this time.
Keys that are lost will be charged to the church at the cost of what Samford University charges us. Rooms should be completely cleaned and trash taken to the dumpster on the last day. Do not leave any personal items in dorm rooms. Charges apply if violated.
Please share with your group What to Bring and be reminded that at Samford you will need your own linens for a twin bed and towel/washcloth.
Who’s the Camp Pastor for 2017?
In a world that is constantly shifting, consistency is of utmost importance. Through the developed skills of Communication, Coaching, Consultation and Collaboration, Dave Rhodes empowers leaders in The Art of Congruency—developing personal lives and corporate cultures that are constantly changing but never random.
Dave currently works as the Pastor of Discipleship and Movement Initiatives at Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta Georgia. He is a sought-after speaker, writer, consultant, and coach. He is a co-founder of Wayfarer and a collaborative partner for 10,000 Fathers and Younique.
Dave is married to Kim and the father of 3 fabulous children—Emma, Izzie, and Frankie. Together they function as a Family on Mission, showing and telling people about Jesus. Dave enjoys playing golf, watching college football and eating chicken wings—and maybe eating chicken wings a little too much. Keep up with their family at rhodestoanywhere.com
Who’s the Worship Leader for 2017?
Kevin & Jordyn
Kevin & Jordyn Boyer live in Millbrook, Alabama where Kevin is the Worship Pastor at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Elmore. They have been singing and playing music all of their lives inside and outside the church. They are gifted music instructors and more importantly, they have a heart to make disciples of Jesus Christ. They lead youth ministry and other ministry events all over the country as the Lord opens doors for ministry. Kevin has been a worship leader in a Super Summer school for the past 3 years.
Jordyn & Kevin have been married for 7 years and have two children, Maddie and Roman.
Who Should Come?
This camp is not designed for every student in your youth group to come. This is a “cream of the crop” camp. This is a very selective camp where students must uphold to a high standard of Christian maturity and meet certain requirements in order to participate. This process provides an atmosphere where like-minded students can grow in their relationship with the Lord with minimal distractions. There are age requirements to Super Summer, completed 8th grade to completed 12th.
How is Super Summer Different From Other Camps?
This experience is far different than most of your typical summer camps. Every student at Super Summer has the same goal. They want to grow closer to Christ. With this mentality, every student is challenged and encouraged by those around them. We’ve all been there. You have taken a group to camp and worked really hard to provide them a place where God can speak to them without distraction and Thursday Night rolls around and God shows up. That is exactly what happens at Super Summer. However, that takes place on Monday Night. This happens because the ones who are there want to be there and get down to business.
How Are Students Divided at Super Summer?
Students are divided up depending on their grade and how many times they have been to Super Summer. These divisions are called schools and are color coded (i.e. Red School, Green School, Blue School, etc.). Depending on how many times they have been to Super Summer and what grade they are in determines what curriculum they will study. The curriculum gets more advanced the older they are and the more times they attend Super Summer.
Why Should I Send My Students?
You love your students and you want them to grow stronger in the Lord. You should send them because you are tired of doing “typical camps” where you have to try and appease the masses. You desire your students who “get it” to grow and be encouraged by others who have the same mindset. You also see potential in some of your other students and want them to be around others who desire to grow in the Lord. Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” This is lived out at Super Summer.
- Share the Gospel with at least one person this year
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and be a growing Christian
- Be faithfully involved in worship, Sunday School, and other church activities
- Memorize Scripture
- Share Personal Testimony with youth group
- Agree to attend all Super Summer sessions
- Begin a prayer and Bible Study Journal
- Join an active Bible Study group (accountability group)
- Requirements (.pdf)
What to Bring
- Bible, notepad, and pen
- Towel & washcloth, blanket, pillow, linens for twin size bed
- Tennis shoes and shower shoes (extra pair of tennis shoes optional)
- Sun protection and water bottle that you can refill and carry with you
- Toiletries such as toothbrush, shampoo, soap, etc.
- Snacks to share in dorm-after worship
- Clothes for recreation and nice clothes for evening worship
- $$$ for snacks and for mission offering
- Optional – Color items for your school to wear or carry (i.e. color shirts or bandanas/jackets)
- Optional – Backpack
* If students do bring cell phones please help be sure it is not a distraction at camp. They are not permitted in worship, Bible study times or at the ministry sites. SSAL will not be responsible for any lost or damaged phones.
What NOT to Bring
- Illegal drugs
- Water guns
- CD players
- Roller blades
- Any electronic gaming devices of any type (this includes but is not limited to laptops, Nintendo DS, and PSP’s)
What’s The Dress Code?
Please ask your students not to pack anything that:
- Advertises alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs
- Explicitly or implicitly promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of any group or person
- Explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual actions or situations
- Has spaghetti straps, except for sleepwear
- Is excessively short or tight fitting
Please ask your students to:
- Wear modest shorts, dresses, slacks, or jeans for worship. Clothing is to be conservative. Shorts may be worn during the day. At night, dress shorts, nice shorts/dresses are encouraged for evening worship. Shirts must have sleeves. Be sure your name is marked on all belongings, including the name of your church and city. Super Summer is not responsible for lost items.
- Not dress in a way that calls attention to their underwear (sagging your pants, rolling down your waistband, etc.)
Please be aware that your group is personally responsible for damages to any facilities including but not limited to the rooms your group occupies. Samford University takes this very seriously.
SSAL takes the special needs of students and adults seriously. Meeting your needs and setting up your group for a great week of camp is important to us. If one of your students has a special need that should be handled before camp starts, please allow the Group Leader to contact Denis Tanner at 205-531-7361 and share that with him so that it can be handled properly. The special need can also be shared with us via email to [email protected].
Just for Brown/Purple School Kids
You’ll want to print this form and bring it with you. Make sure it’s filled out and signed too because if you just bring the form blank, we’ll have to draw a sad face on it and tape it to your forehead.
Want to see what camp was like last year? Check out the media area for videos and pictures from last year!
Learn more about the lead team by clicking here.