Camp Meetings


Youth Tent - Grades 9-12

Theme: Kingdom Unleashed

What does the Kingdom of God really look like, and what part do we get to play in it? Join our speaker, Troy Ahrens, this week, as we explore how to live unleashed on behalf of the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Troy has been involved in youth and collegiate ministries for several years. He graduated with a major in Theology and minors in Biblical Languages and English from Walla Walla University, where he co-founded a collegiate worship service called, The Awakening. Currently, Pastor Troy works as chaplain and Bible teacher at Puget Sound Adventist Academy. Through worship gatherings, curriculum, outreach, spontaneous conversations, and perpetual innovation, Pastor Troy partners with students to provide a variety of ways to encounter and foster the Presence of God.

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Weekday Schedule

Weekday Morning Bible Study: 
Wednesday, July 18 - Friday, July 20, 9:00am
Join us for an energetic Bible study in the Youth Tent. There is no better way to start your day.

Evening Program:  Tuesday, July 17 - Saturday, July 21, 7:00 - 8:30pm
We’ll be diving into worship with music and stories that will change the way we live the Kingdom of God in our own lives and in our world.

Sabbath Morning Worship: Saturday, July 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Our Kingdom Unleashed series continues with Troy Ahrens, a question and answer session with our pastor panel, two worship sets, one special appearance of the Big Lake staff and, of course, breakfast snacks!


Each weekday, the Youth Tent will be heading out for excursions. Meet at the Youth Tent for all activities. We will leave promptly at the start time (e.g. 10:00am on Wed.) for each event. So, show up earlier to get checked in and pay if you have not purchased a Fast-Pass. We accept cash or card. Payments for individual events must be made in person at the Youth Tent.

$60 Fast-Pass: You can purchase a FastPass that will: book all three activities at once; save you $5; let you skip the lines at the tent; and give you priority seating on all bus rides. Fast-Passes can be purchased at:
  Online sales for the FastPass are available now and end at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 18. Participants must be high school age (14 - 18).

Passes for individual excursions can be purchased at the youth tent 30 minutes before departure, or following the evening meetings the night before.

Download the 2018 Youth Camp Meeting Activities Parental Consent and Medical Release PDF form.

Please note:
We will provide lunch on Wednesday, and sack lunch fixings for those going on the activities Thursday and Friday. While the meals are vegetarian, we are not able to accommodate any other dietary needs. Please plan to bring a supplemental meal if you require a special diet.

Wednesday, July 18 – 10:00am - 3:00pm

Bullwinkles Family Fun Center - $35

Admission includes: Pizza lunch, go-karts, laser tag, Max Flight Cyber Coaster, Sky Trail ropes course, rock wall, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, and $5 arcade credits.


Thursday, July 19 – 10:00am - 4:00pm
Getting Back to Nature - $20 **

Join us as we explore the great Pacific Northwest! Hike through some amazing scenery and discover the amazing creation God has given to us. We’ll provide ingredients to make sack lunches at the youth tent prior to boarding the buses. Make sure you arrive a bit early to make your lunch.


Friday, July 20 – 9:00am - 3:00pm

Help End Human Trafficking - $10 **

Slavery, in all of its forms, still exists today. In fact, statistics show that there are more slaves in America than during any other time in history. Join us as we saturate the Portland metro area with information that cannot only help keep people from falling victim to human trafficking, but also to free those caught up in it. We will provide ingredients to make sack lunches at the Youth Tent prior to boarding the buses. Make sure you arrive a bit early to make your lunch.