1.Our trips are longer
Depending on the overseas location your summer could be 5 to 8 weeks long! Perfect time for deep relationships, impactful ministry, and an adventure you will never forget.
We provide you with quality, intense training to prepare you for what you will experience overseas. Some describe Training Camp as the happiest place on earth to some of our staff.
Not only will your relationship with the Lord be built up through prayer, worship, study, scripture memory, and discipleship teachings, but you will build some incredible friendships that can last a lifetime as your teammates become your family.
Can I get a witness?? Depending on the mission of your choosing, you will be boldly sharing your faith through many different types of ministry like street evangelism, sports, crowd-gathering performances, cultural exchanges, orphanages, and so much more!
While you serve the nations, you will be individually mentored, challenged, and supported by your Staff Discipler and the Leadership Team!
If you are in college or of the age, we have a special opportunity for you, check it out!
Training Camp is a challenging, fast-paced environment designed to give you the necessary tools and experience you will need to give you a headstart on being successful on the mission field.
It’s not a “boot camp”, there are no walls to scale, no mud pits to crawl through (unless it’s raining and you think it’d be a good idea to get a little muddy), no drill sergeants screaming orders (our leaders are just naturally that loud). This is a safe, basic, simple place that God will use to get you ready by yourself and with your team for the incredible work He has ahead this summer all over the world.Close
As a result of Training Camp not only will you arrive at your ministry site spiritually grounded, equipped for ministry, bonded as a team, emotionally prepared for the work ahead, and ready to immerse yourself in a culture sensitively, but your willingness to serve will surprise and be a testimony to our missionary contacts in country!Close
The first thing you’ll do after stepping foot off of the bus onto the hill-top, you will meet your leadership team and new teammates. From there you will connect with your Staff Discipler (small group leader) and the other members of your discipleship group! After time to settle into your new home at Training Camp… a beautiful, zippered Eureka tent! We will give you a lay of the land that though foreign at first you will know like the back of your hand by the time you leave for overseas!
After time to settle into your new home at Training Camp… a beautiful, zippered Eureka tent! We will give you a lay of the land that though foreign at first you will know like the back of your hand by the time you leave for overseas!
We will begin most mornings with a challenge course that you will complete with your team, designed to help you learn to work as a group. Not just learn but trust, rely, encourage, and develop deep relationships with others you might have just met 12 hours earlier! Next your team may be assigned to a light work project before breakfast, but don’t worry, just a little face lift to our grounds.
After breaky (breakfast) we will come together and worship the Lord before spending some individual, one-on-one time with the Lord in your daily devotions. Next, you get to debrief that time with your discipleship groups. A time for accountability, a time for vulnerability, and a time of growth. A camp wide teaching is next followed by lunch. Our relevant teachings are spread throughout the day in large group settings and individual team teachings. Lunch then finishes quickly so you can scurry over to skill groups! Skill groups are specific ministry tools we use for ministry overseas.
We aren’t done yet! Dinner comes and goes, before we come together (the entire camp) for some amazing worship and prayer. We then will break off into our individual teams, where a number of things could happen, a quick game of tip-it (frisbee) or an in depth teaching on culture sensitivity. These evenings before bed are designed for you to get to know your teammates on a deeper level, to form bonds that will carry throughout the summer. Now it’s bed time, some much needed shut eye (and for some of us beauty sleep) because we will wake up and do it all over again the next morning!
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Royal Servants holds one Training Camp that all Royal Servants mission trips attend together. It is held about 45 minutes NE of Madison, Wisconsin, in a small town called Pardeeville (you gotta love that name!). Training Camp begins when Staff Disciplers come and ends on Open House Day (dates will be sent out in the prep packet when participants register). Depending on the destination, teams will leave earlier or later than others, but the last two days are spent packing up camp, stopping by walmart to replenish essentials, and heading to Chicago O’Hare airport for our international flight!Close