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Youth Conference 2024

Youth Conference 2024

Biblical Instruction for Godly Living

JULY 9–12, 2024

God’s wisdom given to Solomon in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes is a treasure chest, full of the greatest treasure to be found on earth. Its truths are personal, convicting, Christ-centered, and practical. They will help you avoid the pitfalls of life and walk in success. We welcome all young people (entering 10th grade to age 22) to join us July 9-12, 2024 to be equipped and encouraged in your faith journey.


True Wisdom Glorifies God
Pastor Darryl Dedert

Living Wise in Our Relationships
Pastor Brian Najapfour

Living Wise with Our Work, Time, and Money
Pastor John Byl

Developing Fruits of Righteousness in Our Attitude, Words, and Deeds
Pastor David Van Brugge

Fearing God and the Vanity of Life: Lessons from Ecclesiastes
Pastor Ian Macleod

Panel Discussion: Does God Want Us to Enjoy Life?
Pastor Darryl Dedert


Battling Anxiety

Characteristics of a Wise Man

Characteristics of a Wise Woman

Conference Rules

The conference rules are outlined on the electronic application form, and you are asked to obey these guidelines out of love. They are intended to provide Christian direction to your behavior and its motives. If followed, they will enrich the camp environment and allow for the greatest possible growth among us. Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration and Payment

Be sure to register and pay before June 10 to receive the early bird pricing of $175. The price after that date is $200. There is a maximum capacity of 150 campers. For any questions or issues with online registration or payment, email youth­camp@hrcgr.org.

What to Bring

All campers should bring a Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and bug repellent. You may wish to have an umbrella, fitted sheet, or additional reading material as well. Campers may wish to bring money (US funds) to purchase books.

Camp Michawana offers a wide variety of activities. At the lake you may swim, canoe, or kayak. The athletic field is perfect for soccer, football, or ultimate Frisbee. Volleyball courts are also available. Bring along whatever you might wish to use for these activities.

Questions? Comments?
Please feel free to contact us! Your camp directors this year are:
Mr. and Mrs. Andy and Kim Van Beek
(616) 552-3186
Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Joanne Sweetman
(973) 896-4832


If you need accommodations either before or after the conference, please contact Mrs. Beth Engelsma at (616) 334-1307.

Camp Michawana
5800 Head Lake Rd.,
Hastings, MI 49058