The Great Escape
The Great Escape was the first and is the oldest continually running middle school conference in America today. Founded in 1982 with 300 young people, The Great Escape (6th grade through 8th grade) has grown to 5 different camps and conferences in Florida, Tennessee, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Maryland.
The success of The Great Escape rests in the fact that the teams planning the events understand and know kids. Because so many of them are also full-time church youth leaders, they know that your number one goal for a summer conference experience is for your students to hear the message of Jesus.
Each week is packed full of recreation and activities as well as dynamic speakers, musicians, and other artists who understand how to communicate in real ways with young people. The Great Escape is a tremendously fun and exciting atmosphere where students feel comfortable and loved, and where they will have the best week of their lives experiencing the love of Jesus!
Fun In The Son
These beach conferences are for high school kids (rising 9th grade through 12 grade). Our goal is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to kids and give youth leaders and volunteers a chance to spend quality time with the students from their church. We have engaging speakers and bands at two main meetings a day, plus seminars and devotion time, and afternoons at the beach or doing fun stuff at nearby towns.
This exciting twist on the YCM summer camps that are so well known and loved is for both middle and high school students. At Polar Thang everyone is together for meals and worship, then break off for tailored messages, one for middle schoolers, one for high schoolers. Don’t forget about the amazing recreation that’s offered at Twin Lakes, a bonfire, indoor snowball fight, plus the famous Polar Plunge in the lake! It’s summer camp in the middle of winter!