Catholic Apologetics Summer Camp for Students 15-19

July 15, 2010 by  
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The Envoy Institute’s 2011 Apologetics Summer Camp

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, half-price scholarships for the 2nd-annual Envoy Institute Summer Apologetics Camp August 15-21 are now available for up to 25 lucky students, ages 15 to 19.

Here’s how to make a half-price scholarship possible for a student you love: contact Joan Bradley at (704) 461-6009 or JoanBradley@bac.edu today! She can explain the total cost (less than $400 with the scholarship), payment plans and other important details.

Look at what is awaiting students aged 15-19-years:

7 days and 6 nights in an inspiring setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, lodging (in separate camps for girls and boys), three meals a day, lots of fun outdoor activities (

, and eight great teaching seminars delivered by several of America’s leading Catholic apologists – Jim Burnham, Ken Hensley, Dr. Ben Wiker, and Dr. Paul Thigpen – plus talks and a workshop on apologetics that I’ll be presenting. Msgr. Stuart Swetland, S.T.D., will also be speaking to the attendees.

During the week, our excellent team of speakers will help young Catholics address issues like these: How do you pull the rug out from under an atheist who wants to weaken or destroy your faith (gently and with love, of course)? What is your answer when someone asks, “Have you been saved”? What does the Bible really say about the “End Times,” the “rapture,” the anti-Christ, etc.? What does the Catholic Church actually believe about evolution? What should your response be when a Protestant friend throws certain Bible verses at you that seem to refute certain Catholic beliefs?

All of our talks on these and other subjects will be presented the “Envoy way,” with our patent-pending mixture of reverence, good-and-sometimes-even-bizarre humor, inspiration, devotion and fun. And in between sessions, there’ll be fun activities like swimming, hiking, whitewater rafting, an ice cream social, plus an evening of karaoke.

Mass will be celebrated every day as well, including one by our special guest Monsignor Stuart Swetland, who will also be giving a talk afterwards.

To take advantage of this special limited-time half-price scholarship offer, please contact Joan Bradley at (704) 461-6009 or JoanBradley@bac.edu today!

(Also, if you are interested in making a donation yourself so that we can extend additional scholarships so even more students can attend, please call or email Joan about making a donation for additional scholarships. We greatly appreciate your support in any amount!)

 


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3 Responses to “Catholic Apologetics Summer Camp for Students 15-19”
  1. Ed Clark says:

    This sounds like a great camp. I am a recent convert to Catholocism and have had some slight aquaintance with what may be a similar ministry in the evangelical community called Summit Ministries. I was just thinking this morning that there should be a Catholic answer to helping equip our youth before they head to college where their faith will be assaulted by the secular relativism that has inundated higher education. I was wondering how I, a relatively uneducated lay person with a full-time job could help get something like this started so I did an internet search and was pleased to find that you are way ahead of me. I would recommend checking out the Summit Ministires website if you are not familiar with them, they do a great job albeit with one hand tied behind their back (ie. not having the fullness of the truth and the means of salvation). They have top notch speakers, as it looks like you do and the kids that attend seem to come away prepared and energized. They have been around for a while and are fairly well established with several satelite campuses, professional retreats etc.

  2. Anonymous says:

    My son is 13 now and eagerly awaiting to attend this camp when he is older. He loves apologetics. When a new church popped up in our town, he joked it was the Ken Hensley chruch. I think we may have listened to too many of his CDs! Thanks for offering this great opportunity for young folks.

    God bless,
    Kris

  3. doanli aka "orange blossom" says:

    My son is a few years too young for this. (He's 12)

    Please have this 3-5 years from now, please! :)

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