June 14 - 18, 2021
June 21 - 25, 2021
July 12 - 16, 2021
Incredible Communicators, Passionate Worship, First Class Breakouts, and more!
Archery Tag, Laser Tag, Bubble Soccer, The Greatest Race, Espionage, The SlingShot, Basketball, Pond Activities, 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.
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.
Trevin, as the Director of Love Africa Mission, travels overseas with teams each year. Since college at Oklahoma State University, he has followed God’s call on him to teach, lead, and disciple young believers. In addition to his work with Love Africa, Trevin serves as Assistant Director of Journey, is an M.Div. student at Southern Seminary, and coaches high school cross country and track. Trevin craves Oklahoma State football, ruling city streets with other runners, and any activity on a mountain.
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.
Helen River Tubing
Helen River Tubing offers a two hour river tubing experience down the Chattahoochee River. The adventure showcases the beauty of the Southern Appalachian outdoors within the storybook charm of ‘Georgia’s Alpine Village’. Cool River Tubing is a 35 minute drive from Toccoa Falls College and would be a great activity for you group for only $8 per person. Must provide transportation to and from Cool River Tubing.