top of page

It's Time for CAMP!

It's Time for CAMP!

GSM is headed to camp at John Brown University on June 17-21! Once again, we are going to Camp Generate. This year's theme for camp is "Total Surrender". 

We live in a world where surrender can be a dangerous practice. We think of surrendering as something that you do when you no longer have any reason to keep fighting. But when it comes to surrendering our lives to God, we gain far more than we ever had to lose in the first place. We gain the life-giving relationship that we could never have with God by our own power. We are given an eternity to spend with Him. We gain wisdom and comfort from God, who has an endless supply for His children.

In a world where surrendering seems like a weakness, we want students to see that surrendering to God is the most important thing that they can ever do. Over the course of Total Surrender, we are going to talk about the initial surrender of giving our lives to Christ. But why stop there? Surrendering our lives is not a one-time event, but a daily occurrence that requires faith and focus.

God calls us to surrender our past, present, and future. He calls us to surrender our minds and bodies. He calls us to live as a people set apart in the world, and to live as He has demonstrated. He has called us to totally surrender ourselves to Him in every possible way.

Jesus tells us that whoever loses their life for His sake will ultimately find it (Matthew 10:39). God’s desire for us to surrender to Him is not so that we would be left with nothing but rather that whatever we thought we had before could be replaced with the only thing that we will ever truly need: God Himself. Sign-up Today!


WHAT DOES THE $380 PRICE PER PERSON COVER? Lodging, yummy meals in the cafeteria, Bible study, personal devotions, all large group gatherings with great leaders, all programming, a camp magazine, a t-shirt, a great time, and maybe world peace.

WHAT EXACTLY IS GENERATE? At GENERATE our team will work hard to serve you and your needs well while creating an experience that will impact the other 51-weeks in your ministry year. We are strategic and intentional to create experiences where the name of Jesus is lifted up, where the Gospel is proclaimed through the preaching and studying of the Word, and where not only are students encouraged to take the next step in their faith journey, but the challenge and opportunity to be a person of global impact is clear. These experiences happen in times of personal devotion, in small group times of reading, listening and responding, in group building and serving, in times of corporate worship, and in strategic times with your church. In the end, a camp can’t really change a life, but a real experience with God can. We don’t want to simply create moments. We want to partner with you and be a part of moments that matter through the work of God.

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND TIMES? We are leaving on Monday, June 17 at 6 a.m. and returning on Friday, June 21 around 6:30 p.m.

IS THERE A CAMP STORE? DO WE NEED EXTRA SPENDING MONEY? There will be resources and camp products available throughout the week, plus opportunities to get snacks during your time at camp. We will also be stopping for lunch on the way to and from camp. Students will need to bring money for those two stops as well. Monopoly money is not accepted.

WHERE IS JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY? JBUis located in Siloam Springs, AR. The physical address is: 2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

WILL THERE BE ANY FUNDRAISING? Yes! Last year, we were able to raise enough money to be able to send every student, who contributed to the fundraiser, to camp paying only the initial deposit. Stay tuned. We will have some opportunities to raise camp funds a little closer to camp.

WHAT FREE TIME OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT CAMP? -A Swimming Pool -Auditions for The Get Down (a camp-wide themed evening party and talent show) -Improv Worship with the Actors -3×3 Basketball Tournament -Volleyball Tournament -Games with Bumper Balls -Q&A with the Camp Communicator and Worship Leader -A Movie Screening -Ultimate Frisbee -Corn Hole Tournament and Various Lawn Games

IS THERE A DRESS CODE? Of course. We ask for there to only be one-piece bathing suits at camp or a dark-colored t-shirt over a two-piece. Avoid short shorts (including guys showing off the bro thighs), spaghetti strap shirts, or really anything that will be a distraction to those around you. We honor God with how we dress. Be cool, but don’t be a fool! If needed, help a brother or sister out.

bottom of page