“Over the years that I’ve attended Super Summer, I can honestly say that I will never experience something else on earth that is as close to heaven,” Molly Choate, a student from Wildwood Baptist Church in Village Mills, said. “This is the one place where I found myself truly overwhelmed with peace, joy and serenity.”
Choate was one of 1,075 students and volunteers who participated in Super Summer this year. Super Summer is designed for students entering the 8th grade through students about to begin their freshman year of college. First started in 1974, this year Super Summer hosted four sessions across three different Baptist university campuses. Over 148,000 students have participated in the camp since its inception.
This year, there was one profession of faith, 14 rededications, 15 calls to ministry and 74 other faith-based decisions.
Super Summer is a unique summer camp experience. Unlike other youth summer programs that take place across Texas each summer, Super Summer is geared towards students who have already accepted the Lord. It is designed to encourage students to better know and share the gospel.
“When they’re here, they’re immersed in learning the importance of sharing their faith and not being intimidated,” Kevin Towery, assistant director of School Staff at Super Summer Session 1, explained. “They’re equipped when they leave Super Summer, and they’re not afraid to share the gospel.”
Every year, Super Summer focuses on equipping students to know and share the gospel. This year, the camp honed in on the theme of “One Thing.” Students reflected on understanding and articulating their life before Christ, what He did in their life and then sharing that with others.