University of Findlay’s fifth annual theology summer camp, The Well, is slated for July 18-24. The camp will be held in-person on Findlay’s campus.
All facial-covering and physical distancing guidelines, as outlined by the Oiler Start Safe & Stay Safe Plan, will be observed.
This transformative, week-long experience is uniquely designed for high school students and gives them an opportunity to explore their faith while experiencing what college life is like.
“We have an amazing group of nearly 20 current UF students who will serve as counselors and helpers for The Well this summer,” stated Pastor Matt Ginter, director or Christian ministries. “The connections our current students are able to make with the high school participants are invaluable.
Funded entirely by a grant provided by the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes Initiative, The Well offers students an opportunity to safely explore their options in an open and non-denominational environment. While The Well is Christian-based, students of all faiths and traditions are welcome to participate.
Modeled after the University of Findlay’s core mission of preparing students for meaningful lives and productive careers, the institute’s curriculum is designed to walk participants through five tough questions, each building on the last to help individuals identify the role of faith in life and vocation.
Daily activities include an evening worship, breakout sessions where students are encouraged to share experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and personal barriers, volunteer work for local charities, and personal testimonies from guest speakers.
“So many deep, lasting Oiler friendships have begun at The Well, it is a blessing to see year in and year out,” Ginter said.