June 15 – June 19
June 22 – June 26
July 6 – July 10
July 13 – July 17
July 20 – July 24
Incredible Communicators, Passionate Worship
Archery Tag, Laser Tag, Bubble Soccer, etc
Journey Camp Speakers
Nathan speaks to over 100,000 people annually on college campuses, youth events, camps, retreats, Dnow Weekends, and churches of different denominations. Audiences of all ages respond to his humor, passion for Christ, and clear style of presenting the Gospel. Nathan has jumped off cliffs, out of moving vehicles, and onto human beings during football games. He raced dirt bikes as a kid, speaks French fluently, and was almost killed by a lion in Botswana. When he was only 7 years old, Nathan saw his cat get struck by lightning, and to this day claims it was the best day of his life!
Dr. David Olshine
David Olshine is the director and professor of Youth Ministry at Columbia International University in South Carolina. David has spoken to over 2 million people in his career at churches, camps, retreats, and conferences. Dr. David (also known as “Shiner”) has authored 19 books, including the best selling series “Studies on the Go” and “Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Get It Right.” David is married to Rhonda and has two great kids, Rachel and Andrew. David will join us Week 4 in Toccoa Falls!
We are so excited to welcome JD Meeder back to The Journey Camp this summer! JD has been a huge part of the ministry from the beginning. He was a Journey Staffer in 2012 and he has been working with us in different capacities every year since. JD has played a huge role in the growth of Journey Camp and we are so excited that he will be joining us to speak and pour into the lives of students this summer. Having been to Kenya several times with Love Africa Mission, JD also has a heart for Africa and loves helping college students discern God’s calling to Africa. JD will be joining us for Week 2 in Toccoa Falls!
Daniel “Stallion” Stevanus
Daniel Stevanus grew up overseas in Italy as a missionary kid where he developed his passion for people and his call to ministry. He graduated from Columbia Int’l University to serve as a youth pastor in Long Island for 5 years. He is currently the Director of Student Ministry at Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, SC. Stal likes sushi, soccer, rap, friends, technology, riding motorcycles, dj-ing, cooking but ultimately he is passionate about seeing God’s people mature through biblical discipleship.
Ryan has been working with students for the last 12 years. He is passionate about raising up disciples for Christ. He has been married to his High School sweetheart, Shelley for 8 years and they have two awesome sons, Levi and Canaan (and one more on the way!). He currently serves as the Family Pastor at New River Church in Lake Wylie, SC and is basically obsessed with Gamecock football, Atlanta Braves baseball and his black lab, Finley.
Trevor Miller is a graduate of Columbia International University where he earned his degrees in youth ministry, outdoor leadership and Bible. Trevor has bee involved in ministry for 16 years. He currently serves as the Family Pastor at Mt. Horeb UMC. He has a passion for creatively communicating the transforming power of the gospel. He and his wife, Jenna, currently reside in Lexington, SC with their kids: Eli, Owen, and Murrye.
Lincoln grew up in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He now lives in Charlotte, NC and is the proud husband to Rachel, and daddy to Reagan and Ryleigh. Lincoln felt called to full-time ministry in 2009 and currently serves as an Area Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in Charlotte. Lincoln uses hilarious stories from his past and present life to illustrate the gospel in an authentic way. In his free time you can find Lincoln hunting and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!
At Journey Camp, we believe that fun activities are a HUGE part of camp, giving opportunities for your students to build relationships that last beyond summer camp! Check out the activities that we offer each afternoon at Journey Camp at Toccoa Falls.
Archery Tag, Soccer, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Laser Tag, Bubble soccer, Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Sports Tournaments
Spring-fed pond for swimming, Hiking Trails with waterfalls and additional swimming holes, the World Famous Sling-shot Slip n’ Slide, Team Challenges, Art Class, and make sure to visit Toccoa Falls, a huge waterfall right on campus!
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park is renown for the waterfalls that span the gorge and the refreshing swimming hole with a Sliding Rock on the gorge floor. The hike is strenuous (we aren’t kidding!). There is no additional cost for visiting Tallulah Gorge, but you do have to provide your own transportation to and from the park, which is a 20 minute drive from Toccoa Falls College.
Lake Days on Hartwell
Lake Days on Hartwell start after lunch on Tuesday-Thursday and include tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, and knee-boarding with ski instructors on our staff. Lake Days cost $10/person to cover gas (unless your church registers early!). You must sign up in advance for this activity and you must provide your own transportation to and from Stephenson Recreation Area, which is 15 minutes from Toccoa Falls College.