​SPOTS ARE LIMITED!  We only have room for 20 students per high school.  The cost is $160 and covers: the charter bus, dinner Saturday, zoo, roller skating, short train ride from Union Station to the Stars game, and the Stars game. Please bring cash for breakfast and lunch on Saturday.​

When? Leave Friday, December 5th at 8pm and arrive back home on Sunday, December 7th around 8:00am.

What will we do? We will make pit stops in Camdenton and Springfield for a couple of surprises and then hit the road for Dallas. There we will tour the zoo followed by a trip downtown (Union Station area) for lunch, shopping, and urban exploration. The night will end with a Dallas Stars hockey game! During the weekend, we will also have three Young Life Clubs mixed in.

How do I sign up?  Talk to your Young Life Leader or call/text Adam Van Dam, Young Life Area Director, at (573)836-2016. You can also email the Young Life office​.  

A note to parents: There will be at least one Young Life Leader for every five high school students and Leaders will remain with kids at all times.   All of our Leaders have had a background check and completed extensive training.  The charter bus will serve as our “hotel” for both nights; we will not have other housing accommodations (that’s part of why it’s called Non-Stop Weekend).​



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Since 2006, we have been blessed with having volunteer leaders from the area spend hundreds of hours every year building relationships with high school students. We currently have Young Life at Camdenton High School, but are interested in pursuing ministry within other high schools and middle schools within the area. 

Young Life leaders each week go to the high school to meet the students. Volunteers can be found in the lunch room, at practices or games, at the skate park or anywhere a high school kid is found.  Young Life is about adults "going where kids are" and "earning the right to be heard." 
I want to personally invite you to check us out and how it is impacting high school students in Camdenton.  If you want to know more about getting involved or starting Young Life in another school, check out the area contact information on the left. 

I hope you found this information helpful and would love to hear from you as we continue to reach our goal of reaching every kid, everywhere, for eternity.

In Christ,

Adam Van Dam

Area Director​

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