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Learn & Serve Summer Experience

Summer 2022

This summer’s theme is Thy Kingdom Come. The kingdom of God that we read about in Scripture is rarely what we see in the world around us. How can we walk out our faith in a way that builds God’s kingdom here? And what kind of tools do we need to make that happen? Join us for Thy Kingdom Come, and let’s encourage each other to step out in new ways!

What to Expect

Students will go through the full SIFAT student experience. Groups will arrive 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon and will pack up to leave Thursday morning following breakfast. During their time on SIFAT’s 176-acre campus, youth will engage in daily devotions, nightly worship and small groups. They will connect with one another to learn about their own leadership abilities as they participate in our challenge course. They will have a greater understanding of the world around them as they enter our Global Village for a culturally immersive experience, where they must find work to feed their “family” and pay their rent. Participants will purify their water, which they must walk to retrieve, and cook over an open fire. And during this simulation, they will start to understand how deep the web of poverty really is. Finally, our Global Feast will bring the statistics of world hunger and poverty to life and includes a debrief in our outdoor chapel.

Through all of this, we also teach youth and their leaders about appropriate technology and share stories of SIFAT graduates and their ability to bring change to communities through development and relationship building. On our final full day, groups will be a part of an off campus service project, followed by a night of fun and worship to celebrate what God is doing in our lives.

Our Summer Experience is created for youth groups and recommended for students preparing to go into the 7th grade through recently graduated seniors.

Bring your group to SIFAT this summer! It’s a new adventure that we hope will have a lasting impression on the lives of all participants.

(Remember, students will have the opportunity to visit The SIFAT Village Store multiple times while at SIFAT. Here, they can purchase snacks, drinks and souvenirs from around the world.)

Summer 2022 Dates

Week One June 12 – 15
Week Two June 19 – 22
Week Three June 26 – 29
Week Four July 10 – 13
Week Five July 17 – 20

How to Register

While primarily church youth groups register for Summer Experience, we may be able to accommodate individual participants, too. Get in touch with us for information about options for individuals.

Cost – $250 per person (10% discount for groups that sign up by 02/01/22)

We ask for a 20% deposit to be paid and for your signed contract to be returned to confirm any tentatively scheduled retreat/summer experience.

How To Sign Up? Fill out our interest form, call 256.396.2015, e-mail learnandserve@sifat.org.