When is EQUIP Boot Camp 2020? 

  • EQUIP Boot Camp 1 – June 6-13, 2020
  • EQUIP Boot Camp 2 – June 18-25, 2020
  • EQUIP Boot Camp 3 – July 1-8, 2020

Where is this camp located? 

Precept Ministries International Campus – Chattanooga, TN

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 2020.

How much does it cost? 

Plan A- $475
Inn Room
Student/Staff Ratio: 4–6 Students to 1 staff member
Hotel style room with private bath

Plan B- $425
Dorm Room
Student/Staff Ratio: 10-12 students to 2 staff members
Dorm facilities with hall bath

What does this cost include? 

Housing, Meals, Snacks, Study Guide, T-shirt, Training Materials, Worship–Teaching and Music
An average student/staff ratio of 3 to 1

What does a day of EQUIP Boot Camp look like? 

Each day at EQUIP Boot 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, group work, and individual reflection. EQUIP Training is a focused time to teach students how to disciple others using Precept materials.

Who are the Main Session Speakers?

Precept Ministries International and Transform Student Ministries seek to provide multiple gospel-centered and biblically qualified speakers for the students of EQUIP Boot Camp. Past speakers have included David Arthur, Kay Arthur, Jeremy Lucarelli, and other Transform Staff.

What subject will be covered at EQUIP Boot Camp 2020?

The most important question you will ever answer is this: Who do you believe Jesus Christ is? With all the opinions floating around – He’s a good man, a teacher, a prophet, the Son of God – how can you know who is right? Mark’s account of Jesus’ life gives you the answer, and it is more action-packed and fast-paced than the other three Gospel records. Rather than rehearsing what people said about Jesus, Mark shows you what Jesus actually did. At EQUIP Boot Camp, students will discover that Jesus left no doubt about who He claimed to be.

How do I register for camp? 

EQUIP Boot Camp spots are filled through an application process. ***EARLY ACCEPTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2019. EARLY ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL BY DECEMBER 17, 2019.*** All other students interested in coming to EQUIP Boot Camp should fill out the online application by March 15, 2020. However, late applications will be accepted and reviewed based on housing availability. 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? 

There is a strict no technology policy for EQUIP Boot Camp. On the first day of camp, Transform staff 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? 

During free time, campers will have access to landline phones on the ministry campus. Please note that campers will need to have their parents’ numbers memorized or written out on a note. In case of an emergency, parents can contact Transform staff by calling 423.296.8711.

Are visitors allowed at EQUIP Boot Camp? 

There is a strict no visitor policy during camp. The purpose of this policy is to provide students with minimal distractions while they are at camp. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transform office at 423.296.8620.

What if a camper 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 such as celiac that are sensitive to cross-contamination, 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? 

There are three tiers that make up the camp staff: Leadership Team, Staff, and Support Staff. The Leadership Team consists of the Transform staff, members of the Transform Advisory Board and invited teachers. Staff 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. NOTE: Staff Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2020.