aftershock-2Attention 14, 15 and 16-year-olds!  If you want to be pushed physically, stretched mentally, and grow spiritually, then this 3-week program is for you. Aftershock is a three-phase program in which you will be challenged as a team through an outdoor excursion component, be trained to serve in a variety of staff positions, and participate in an outreach as the Body of Christ.  You’ll have daily personal devotions, daily small group Bible studies, staff training sessions, chapels, team building activities, fun campfires, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime! This summer offers two sessions for Aftershock:  July 2-July 22 and July 23-August 12.


Aftershock Application

When you are ready to apply to Aftershock, click the button above and follow the instructions.  We would like to receive your application by February 1st, but we will accept applications after that date if you call us and let us know it is coming.  Please note, however, that it is a first come, first serve basis. Only a certain number of applicants are selected based on space.

Phase One:

Think outward.  Let’s stop looking at ourselves and look outward to the needs of others.  This phase consists of an outward-focused service project that benefits the local community.  In the past, Aftershock has traveled to Winchester, NH to participate in a local day camp through ACCESS, a 21st Century Community Learning Center and enrichment program that works with young kids.  This summer, the outreach phase will be different.  You’ll just have to wait and see!  One thing is for certain, however.  The service project will benefit the community as well as each individual who participates, as you learn to work together and grow as a team.

Phase Two:

This is all about job-shadowing.  You will be able to participate in a range of experiences that give you on-the-job training and help foster valuable skills that will benefit you for the future.  You will be mentored and trained to work on our waitstaff, childcare program, buildings and maintenance, etc.  This opportunity gives you a clear picture of what we do at Camp Spofford, behind the scenes and in the public eye.  And the take away is that you will grow as individuals by gaining new skills that promises to grow a 14, 15 or 16 year old.

Phase Three:

Let’s get outdoors!  Aftershock culminates in a camping trip where participants learn to pitch tents, cook meals outdoors, collaborate in planning activities, and get a glimpse of what it is like to live simply, without the “distractions” of life.  This phase includes canoeing, hiking, campfires, and time for worship and reflection.  Expect some rock-climbing and white water rafting as well!  This phase is especially deliberate in making fond memories, long lasting friendships, and a cohesiveness as a team.