"True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create a mighty change in us, or in our hearts...You become converted as a result of … righteous efforts to follow the Savior.”
Bonnie L. Oscarson
The BASEcamp experience is designed to help you prepare your children to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. By implementing the teachings and principles of Jesus Christ in our everyday living, our children will develop greater confidence in their abilities to make good choices, develop greater skills and abilities to contribute in their families and communities, and live a life of meaning and direction.
Because opportunities and challenges are coming to our children at younger and younger ages, BASEcamp has been designed for youth ages 13-18 years old (we do make ages exceptions; please contact us if you have questions).
We believe that "happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities". (The Family: A Proclamation to the World, October 1995)
The BASEcamp experience is a combination of work and wholesome recreational activities, all in an environment of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, and compassion.
We are often asked "what" your children will be doing at BASEcamp. Because we are determined to help you prepare your children for future opportunities and challenges, with the supervision and mentoring of young adult Guides, they will plan most of their own agenda. Depending on what resources are nearby, we help them discover the joy of righteous living through reaching outside of themselves and serving others. They will practice goal setting, problem solving, implementing and evaluating, dealing with failure and moving forward, and many more life skills. They will learn how to make better use of their time, organize and schedule meaningful activities, fit important components like prayer and scripture study into their day, and still have time to participate with new friends in social opportunities. One of the best exercises we participate in is brainstorming solutions to world challenges and then finding ways to make a difference with our own limited resources. Better use of our time and talents brings longer lasting joy and happiness to us and those we serve!
So, what will they be doing? We are not sure. We do know they will not be sitting around just talking about what they should be doing or how they should be living!
PS. The daily schedule is roughly 9:00am to 9:00pm. If you register for a session WITH HOUSING, all meals will be included and the daily schedule is slightly altered. If you register for a session WITHOUT HOUSING, only lunches and dinners are included and each day typically ends at 8:00pm
*Additional Note: Care of your children is of utmost importance to us. We do not maintain health professionals on staff and will coordinate ALL health and safety concerns with parents and/or legal guardians.