What makes Impact unique?
Impact Camp is built upon 10-12 person family groups that meet after each school and worship session to process the teachings on a practical level. This discipleship approach allows for truly uncommon growth in only five days.
What is the theme for Impact 2017?
GREATER: The waves of culture are overwhelming the faith of many well-meaning young believers who want to make a difference for Christ. Making an impact for Jesus today will demand that believers grow stronger in their faith and believe the words of 1 John 4:4: “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
What are these “schools” I keep hearing about?
Impact is comprised of six different age-specific schools that stay together throughout each day’s activities. Each school is given a color (see below) that identifies the students throughout the day.
What are the colors? What color will my student be?
Each school is given a color based on the grade that students will be entering during the following fall. 7th Grade is Orange, 8th Grade is Red, 9th Grade is Blue, 10th Grade is Yellow, 11th Grade is Green, and 12th Grade/Graduates are Purple. Your students will want to bring clothes of their color for rec.
Will my group get to spend time together during the week?
Yes and No. Upon arrival, your students will be divided between different age-specific schools (see above) that spend the majority of their days together. At night, however, your students will sleep in rooms with other students from your group.
Where will my group be sleeping?
Students are housed together by church in the on-campus hotels in gender-specific halls. Adult Chaperones (Team Leaders) are housed together on-campus as well, though they all room separately from students.
What are Team Leaders (TLs)?
Every church is required to bring one adult for every six students registered. These chaperones, including the group leader, will serve as Team Leaders during the week. TLs are assigned a school, paired together (typically one female and one male) and given 8-10 students from their school to form a Family Group. TLs are required to arrive one day prior to students for our TL training during Gold Weekend (see below).
What is Gold Weekend? Is it required?
Gold Weekend is our required training for Team Leaders, beginning the Sunday prior to Impact at 2pm and continuing until students arrive on Monday afternoon. It is required for all chaperones – no exceptions. This is how we maintain the high quality environment that promotes such rich spiritual growth at Impact. If you have leaders who cannot come up early for Gold Weekend, they cannot serve as TLs.
Will there be nurses on site?
Yes, Impact hires a team of nurses to oversee medication distribution during camp. Students are required to see the nurses during check-in to release all prescription medications to their oversight. No exceptions – students will be sent home if they do not turn in their prescribed medications.
Can my wife, children, friends, or pastors come and visit?
No. Unfortunately, due to child-protection policies and security concerns, Impact is a closed campus environment during the week. Only participants and staff are permitted on campus.
What forms will I need to complete?
Please visit the Forms Page of the Impact website. Be sure to complete them by the respective deadlines to avoid the late processing fee!
What should I bring?
Please download the “What to Bring” document – Download
Are there rules at Impact?
Yes, we have several rules to ensure that Impact remains a powerful environment for spiritual growth. You will find the list of camp rules on the last page of the release forms for students and team leaders – Forms Page
If you have any other pertinent questions related to Impact, please call us at 1-800-746-4422 x 234.