Fifty high school students attended University of Findlay’s week-long summer theology camp, The Well, where they spent the week participating in daily worship, biblical study, breakout sessions, and local service opportunities. This year’s camp was particularly special as it’s the second time The Well has been at its maximum capacity of participants since the camp began six years ago.
The Well is funded with a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes Initiative. In keeping with UF’s Christian-based values of service, inclusivity, and liberal learning, the camp offers opportunities for students to safely and comprehensively explore vocational options in a nondenominational context.
Pastor Matt Ginter, UF Campus Ministry director, explained that along with religious studies, students also spent time throughout the week to work on team-building and also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Findlay City Mission, and a local elementary school.
Many students at The Well took to Instagram and other social media platforms to share their excitement and appreciation for their experience. “After three years of spending a week at The Well, I can confidently say that this week has easily been the most influential on both my heart and my mind,” one student posted.
Another student stated, “This past week has been a journey I never knew I had to take. God has placed so many amazing people into my life to guide me towards Him and to help me grow in my faith. I’m blessed to call them family and can’t wait to go back to Findlay in a few weeks and truly call it home.”