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Base Camp Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What age group do you target?
A. We aim at professing Christian students 16-18 years of age. However, younger high school age students can benefit from our programs if they are willing and able to digest the content.
Q. Can parents and pastors attend lectures?
A. Yes. Day pass details HERE.
Q. Are scholarships available?
A. Yes. However, funds are limited. Please apply soon! Information HERE.
Q. Can my student opt out of staying overnight in the dorms?
A. Yes. But the student will need parental approval and will be required to sign in and out every morning and evening. (We do suggest students stay the night to enjoy the full camp experience.)
Q. How will rooms be assigned?
A. Students will be assigned a room the day they register – first come-first served. Two or three students per room. You can request that a specific friend room with your student but we can’t guarantee it.
Q. Will there be responsible adult chaperones in the dorms and at camp in general?
A. Yes. We will have 5-10 responsible adults staying overnight and 10-20 overseeing students during the day. (Note: Adults stay in their own rooms and have completed background checks.)
Q. Do students need to bring personal items?
A. Yes. (See Student Manual)
Q. Will a dress code be enforced?
A. Yes. (See Student Manual).
Q. Is parking available to students who want to drive their own car?
A. Yes. (They will not need special stickers or permission.)
Q. Should students bring extra spending money?
A. That’s Optional. Students will be able to buy various snacks between meals as well as various recommended book and DVD resources.
Q. Is Faith Ascent affiliated with a particular Christian denomination?
A. No. Our board of directors, staff, volunteer staff, and teachers come from diverse Christian backgrounds. However, as a rule, we all afffirm the essentials of the Christian faith, as stated in The Apostle’s Creed, The Nicene Creed, & The Lausanne Covenant.
Q. My student does not plan to attend college. Will he or she still benefit from the programs?
A. Yes. All age appropriate students interested in learning how to better defend and articulate their Christian beliefs will benefit.
Q. My student is not a professing Christian. Will he or she still benefit from the programs?
A. Yes and no. While most of our seminars are beneficial to anyone interested in the topics, Base Camp is designed to edify and equip professing Christian teenagers only. If your student is not a professing Christian, Base Camp may not be a good fit for them.
Q. How is Faith Ascent Funded?
A. We are not funded by a single church or denomination. We rely on the faithful support of individual parents, pastors, and concerned Christians just like you. While we firmly believe your first charitable responsibility is to your local church, we ask that you would prayerfully consider, in addition to your tuition payment, supporting us on a monthly basis or with a one time gift. You can give here.
Q. What topics do you address?
A. Base Camp and seminar topics include but are not limited to: Science & Christianity, The Reliability of The Bible, Biblical Hermeneutics, The Historical Jesus, The Validity of Jesus’ Resurrection, The Centrality of the Gospel, The Problem of Evil, Faith & Reason, Dealing With Doubts, Christian Sexual Ethics, Conversational Evangelism, World Religions, Social Media, and Discerning Film, Literature, & Music.
Please contact us with other questions.