Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13

Love. What is it? When you turn on the T.V. you hear the about the love of one person for another. You will see on social media photos and comments about love for a vacation spot, an anniversary, or holiday. You might love your dog, parents, or ice cream. And let us not forget Valentine’s Day. With the abundant use of love, it seems like it has lost its meaning. Perhaps it has become difficult to define.

At the 2017 NexGen/DOXA summer camp, we want to provide biblical definition for love. We want to peel away the noise which enters our eyes and ears and focus on what the Bible says about love. What we will find, and experience is a depth and veracity of God’s love that is unparalleled. While it’s commonplace to say “I love ice cream” when it is received, God wants us to know the difference when we  say “I love Jesus” and He is received as our Savior.

Therefore,  youth of NexGen and DOXA your invited to join us, invite friends, and come discover true love.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. – John 4:7



6th-12th graders, your friends, and parents.

DOXA and NexGen Youth (DOXA & NexGen) ministries are pastor led, parent involved youth ministries. Our vision is to see disciples made for Jesus, through the glorious gospel. Students from 6th-12th grade are all encouraged to come, along with friends. (Parents are welcome to come to camp, however it is not necessary).


The Refuge
is a 300 acre property in Stockholm, WI with barns, cabins, hiking trails, a pool and rustic farmhouse. There are areas for camping, two separate bunk houses, extensive bathroom and shower facilities, a gymnasium, pool, tennis court, and indoor rock climbing wall. Our hope is this location will be context for fun, friendship, and for us to encounter Christ together.

Each family will be responsible for transportation to and from the retreat/camp.



What To Bring

  • Sheets or a sleeping bag for your bunk
  • A pillow
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • A modest bathing suit
  • Clothes to get wet and messy in
  • Bible & Notebook
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight/lantern
  • Personal water bottle
  • Snacks in case you get the munchies

What Not to Bring

Because this retreat is intended to deepen your love for God and fellowship with one another, please do not bring anything that would distract you from this goal (i.e., music, magazines, books, inappropriate clothing, mobile phones, video games, iPod, TVs, computers, etc.).


Monday, July 31:
4:00 pm – Drop-Off/Arrival at The Refuge
4:00 – 5:30pm – Registration and Camp Activities
6:00pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Session 1

Tuesday, Aug 1:
7:30-8:30 – Devotions
8:30am – Breakfast
9:30am-10:45 – Session 2
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00 – 5:30pm – Activities
5:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Session 3

Wednesday, Aug 2:
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:30am-10:30am – Session 4
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:00 – 5:30 – Activities
5:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Session 5

Thursday, Aug 3:
Breakfast: 9:00am
10:30:11:00am – Final Session
11:30 – Pick-Up – Depart The Refuge



The cost for the retreat is $110/person which includes all food, lodging and activities. Paintball will be an additional $25 per student.

Partial registrations are unavailable.
Payment for the registration fee is by Paypal.

The registration deadline is July 16th, 2017.