so what is it?
CAMP THRIVE is COLLABORATIVE.
We're not bringing in big name speakers for this event, the biggest asset of Camp Thrive is you. Every person who comes has their own skills and experience, so we're going to leverage that for everyone's benefit.
Rather than keynotes and lectures, the day is filled with collaborative sessions where we'll work together to create action-oriented solutions to your real world ministry problems. It's all about learning from and challenging each other.
CAMP THRIVE is CREATIVE.
We are not looking for cookie cutter solutions, we're ready to push the envelope, challenge conventions, and dream up creative and innovative solutions. To make that possible, we've structured each day to give time and space for creative thinking and group brainstorming sessions.
CAMP THRIVE is CROWDSOURCED.
Our team is not picking the topics to be covered at Camp Thrive, you are!
After you register, you'll get to suggest topics for conversation. Based on upvotes from all the registered attendees, we'll choose the most requested topics and build the content for the event around those.
Camp Thrive is COMMUNITY ORiENTED.
More than anything else, Camp Thrive is about community. Youth ministry can be lonely at times – we get it. We want Camp Thrive to be about building real, in-person community. We created the schedule and intentionally chose a venue that will foster community.
We've built Camp Thrive to be intentionally small. It's far too easy to get lost in the sea of people at a big conference – that won't happen at Camp Thrive. By the end of the week, you'll know everyone's name (or at least their face).
We will be facilitating pre-event and post-event conversations inside of Thrive (our online community) to make sure that community we build at Camp Thrive doesn't stay at Camp Thrive (though the stories might).
Camp Thrive is COnstructive.
When you head home from Camp Thrive, you won't be leaving empty handed. Throughout the week, we will be building innovative solutions together. You'll be able to take back these solutions and implement them in your ministry right away and make real change (we're not just talking theory).
Camp Thrive is CATHOLIC.
At ProjectYM, everything we do is rooted in our Catholic faith – Camp Thrive is no different. We'll have dedicated time to pray and worship together.