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Camp Theme
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Rise Up.
Who will be at camp this year?



Jay Sanders

Jay Sanders is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. He was originally born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and adopted into a family of five from a drug abusing mother. Life began for Jay when he accepted Christ as Savior at the age of seven. He fell in love with the scriptures and vocational ministry after studying two years at Word of Life Bible Institute and acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies at Liberty University. Jay is a family man, husband to Josefina Sanders, dad to twin boys, and dog lover.

With a contagious personality, joyful heart, and undeniable passion for God and the Next Generation, Jay communicates in way that engages outsiders, is culturally relevant and Gospel centered. His desire is to inspire the next generation to live full and die empty.


Matt Gaskin

Matt Gaskin is a worship leader based in Fort Worth, TX, and has been leading worship in churches, at camps, conferences, and various ministry events since 2012. He currently serves on staff at The Mount Church in Keller, TX. He desires to lead in the gathered worship of Jesus Christ and declare the good news of the gospel through Scripture and song. Matt is married to Cally, and they have a son named Crew.

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What are "After Parties?"

Thrive Camp "After Parties" are large group gatherings following our evening worship session where students are encouraged to interact, laugh, and enjoy time together. These gatherings are short, high energy, last-part-of-the-night celebrations on the lighted basketball courts... and they are THEMED!


Campers over the last two years have had a blast searching their closets and their local thrift stores for outfits and accessories for these parties to make some memories!

Monday Night-Wednesday Night:


Thursday Night: Worship on the Beach

Our last After Party will be a special one. On our last night, we'll ditch the outfits, lights, and DJ sounds for a night of acoustic worship led by our camp band right on the beach. Tiki torches and loud voices. This will be a night to remember.

What will your student get at camp this year?
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A comfortable

camp-themed t-shirt.

A camp-themed student book that includes small group lessons and quiet time devotionals.

An unforgettable, life-changing beach camp experience.

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