The FUGE Student Leader Apprentice (SLA) program is a two-week experience for students who love camp and want to gain hands-on leadership experience in a camp environment. Students go behind the scenes at FUGE and learn valuable leadership skills within the camp ministry setting. SLA is designed for students who are about to enter or who have just completed their senior year in High School. During the first week of the program students will participate in a variety of experiences including a personality and leadership assessment, ministry sites, recreation, Bible study, development of leadership skills, prayer experiences, worship, etc…
During the second week, students will be apprenticed to a FUGE staffer and will gain hands-on camp experience. Students will serve in a variety of roles, assisting the overall camp program. The apprentice week will give students a first-hand look at camp ministry as well as prepare them for future leadership roles.
For the summer of 2015, FUGE will offer two locations for the SLA program: Belmont University in Nashville, TN and Glorieta in Glorieta, NM (just outside Santa Fe). While both locations will offer a similar week one experience that includes ministry sites, recreation, Bible study, worship and leadership training – each location will also offer several unique experiences.
SLA Dates at Belmont University (Nashville, TN):
Cost: $696 – (cost will include everything except for extra spending money and transportation to and from the program – all meals are included in the cost)
Dates: June 8-20, June 15-27, June 22-July 3, June 28-July 11, July 6-18, July 13-25
SLA Dates at Glorieta (Glorieta, NM):
Cost: $688 – (cost will include everything except for extra spending money and transportation to and from the program – all meals are included in the cost)
Dates: June 13-24, June 19-30, June 25-July 6, July 1-12, July 7-18
SLA taught me so much about myself, the church, and my walk with Christ. I learned how key intentionality is when it comes to my time. I learned how crucial flexibility is in my ministry. It helped me to see Christ’s constant pursuit of me and that he expects the same pursuit in return. The lessons I learned at SLA have given me so many opportunities to serve and love those around me.
Walt, SLA 2012
SLA was the first place I truly understood what being a disciple of Christ meant. Over the two weeks I was shaped into a leader with a heart for growing the kingdom of God and learned what it truly means to die every day for Christ. SLA taught me to be a fully committed leader focused on God’s will for my life and discipling others.
Jon, SLA 2012
I learned a lot within my first week as an SLA from how to lean on the people around me to the importance of intentionality in every relationship to what authentic community looks like. When I was paired with my staffer during week two of the program I was able to see what being a servant leader looked like in a very practical way. I was able to put what I learned in week one to action in week two. The way I live is forever different because of my time at SLA.
Payton, SLA 2013 & 2014
For questions, please contact Amanda Craft at 615-251-2348 or SLAFUGE@gmail.com.