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What does a day of EQUIP-Boot Camp look like? 

Each day at EQUIPBoot Camp is the chance to discover something new. Here’s how it tentatively breaks down:


Note: Mini main sessions are a time of worship and quiet with the Lord, whereas classroom sessions are dynamic combinations of discussion, individual work, and discipleship training.

Who is the Main Session Speaker?

Precept Ministries International and Transform Student Ministries seek to provide multiple gospel-centered and biblically qualified speakers for the campers of EQUIP-Boot Camp. The 2015 speakers are: Brooke Ritterbush, David Arthur, and Kay Arthur.

What subject will be covered at EQUIP-Boot Camp 2015?

Students will use the inductive study tools to dig deep into the book of 1 John, and will begin to find answers to questions that plague people young and old (How do you know if you’re really born again? What does it mean to be holy? To love God?). Answers to these questions will be discussed in small groups and students will walk away from their study time knowing not just answers to questions, but how those answers impact every day life!

How old do you have to be to come to camp?

EQUIP-Boot Camp is for High School students ages 14-18
Note: Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and complete 9th grade in the spring of 2015.

How do I register for camp? 

EQUIP-Boot Camp spots are filled through an application process. Students interested in coming to EQUIP-Boot Camp will need to fill out the online application. Note: The application has a few essay questions and also requires a spiritual leader to fill out an online recommendation form.

Are phones allowed at camp? 

As of 2015, there is a strict no technology policy for EQUIP-Boot Camp. On the first day of camp, Transform will be collecting, and storing all electronic devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc.) until the last day of camp when they will be returned. Parents can contact Transform staff by calling 423.296.8711.

How will parents communicate with campers? 

From 4:30-5:30 EST, campers will have access to landline phones on the ministry campus. Please note that campers will need to have their parents’ numbers memorized. In case of an emergency, parents can contact Transform staff by calling 423.296.8711.

Are visitors allowed at EQUIP-Boot Camp? 

As of 2015, there is a strict no visitor policy for unauthorized visitors to camp. If pastors, youth leaders, givers, or parents would like to attend a main session, please contact the Transform office at 423.296.8620 to make a formal visitor request.

What if a campers has a food allergy? 

EQUIP-Boot Camp is able to accommodate most food allergies, even offering a gluten-free option for camp meals. For those with severe allergies that are sensitive to cross-contamination such as celiac, please contact our registrar at 800.763.8280 after acceptance and we will get you all the information you need.

Who are the staff of EQUIP-Boot Camp? 

The camp staff is run by three tiers of staff: the Leadership team, Camp Counselors, and Support Staff. The Leadership team consists of the year-round Transform staff, members of the Transform Advisory Board and invited teachers. Camp counselors and Support staff largely consist of trusted former campers, who go through background checks, and an intensive application, interview, and training process before the start of camp.