Step 1: Promote Camp
Use this list of ideas to assist you with camp fundraising.
Click the link below for an overview of Bible Study and this year’s theme – DWELL.
Visit the location page to access specifics, including the camp schedule, campus map, list of amenities and tracks offered, contact information, and other items at fugecamps.com.
Use the filter on the left side and choose Centrifuge or MFuge
Select your location
Click “Camp Details”
Post this sign up roster or pass it around at a student meeting. This is for students who have made the decision to come to camp with your group.
In order to provide the best atmosphere and supervision, we ask all groups to bring 1 male sponsor for every 5 boys, and 1 female sponsor for every 5 girls.
Due to safety and liability concerns, FUGE will not allow students to be without adult supervision in housing areas. Adult sponsors are responsible for monitoring students during un-programmed times, the dress code (check your students at breakfast) and behavior of your students.
All adult sponsors must be at least 19 years old; basically, someone who has been out of high school for at least one year. We encourage each church to select these sponsors at their own discretion.
All adult sponsors must pass a background check and meet all the requirements listed in the Church Participant Agreement, located in the forms section.
Adult sponsors should model appropriate behavior and dress code. Adult sponsors should encourage participation and promptness by setting an example.
International Mission Board (IMB)
The Americas are home to over 550 million people living without Jesus. From Mexico, through Central America, the Caribbean and South America there are over 1,000 distinct people groups. More than 300 of those people groups are unreached with the gospel and 174 are unreached and unengaged with the gospel. That means there are 174 identified people groups with no access to the truth of Jesus, where no missionary or church is working to share the gospel.
The Americas is also home to a major refugee crisis. After twenty years of political and economic problems, the South American nation Venezuela is imploding at a rapid rate, with hyperinflation set to hit ten million percent this year. A professional salary for one month will not buy even one carton of eggs. Food and medicines are either too costly or are no longer available. Venezuela also has one of the world’s highest homicide rates. Venezuelans are fleeing their country by the millions (4.3 million, with more leaving daily).
Over the past several years, millions of Venezuelans have made the difficult decision to leave their country, their family members and their few belongings. They are settling throughout the Americas seeking hope for a new life. This is a unique historical moment, an opportunity to share Christ at a time when Venezuelans are extremely open to spiritual conversations. One Venezuelan pastor has said he believes this is the most important phase of the Venezuelan church.
This summer, FUGE Campers will learn about the Americas, the Venezuelan refugee crisis and how they can make an impact during this historical moment. You can learn more here: https://www.imb.org/2019/02/20/venezuela-opportunity/
North American Mission Board (NAMB)
It may seem hard to believe that thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017. This past January, the island was struck with a new disaster as a 6.4 magnitude earthquake damaged homes and knocked out power. Since then, multiple earthquakes are rattling the southern part of the island almost daily. People are fearful and yearn for normalcy.
The North American Mission Board is responding through its compassion ministry arm, Send Relief, by providing food, water and other emergency supplies to residents staying in shelters or sleeping in their yards because they are worried about the safety and stability of their homes. Send Relief already has a long-term presence on the island and is providing help and hope to residents in many ways. One tangible way to help people in Puerto Rico is through the Send Relief backpack ministry. You can help fund efforts to buy backpacks and supplies for Puerto Rico, and Send Relief will work with volunteers and Southern Baptist churches on the island to provide children and families with essentials—ranging from food and clothing to school supplies—as an expression of God’s love and care.
MFuge Local Missions
Every year a portion of the mission offering received at camp goes back to the local community through MFuge grants. Local ministries that we partner with can apply for the grant to continue ministry throughout the year. It is amazing to see how the Lord uses these ministries throughout the year.
CENTRIFUGE – Established 1979
Centrifuge began in 1979 as a youth camp for students who have completed 6th grade through 12th grade. What started out as a few weeks of Centrifuge camp at a couple of locations has turned into a nationwide student ministry camp experience. Since those humble beginnings more than 40 years ago, over one million people have experienced FUGE Camps! Centrifuge combines small group Bible study with recreation, track times, worship, fellowships, and church group time.
The Name: CENTRIFUGE
A centrifuge is an apparatus which spins solutions, separating the parts as to different weights and densities. To function effectively, a centrifuge must have an immovable center point. As a youth camp,Centrifuge mixes youth and adults from various churches for one week into specialized groups.
Students are spun out into Bible study and recreation groups which affirm them as unique beings created by God and draw them nearer to God who is the immovable center point. At the end of the week, students are brought back together and sent out to make a significant impact on their homes, churches, schools, and communities
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