Rec Camp


June 28th – July 2nd

No one wants to be afraid, to feel anxious, or nervous. We believe the lies and fears that the enemy seeks to instill in our lives. We walk into our schools, turn on the news, or talk to our friends, and leave feeling unsteady. But fear does not have to be the defining characteristic of our lives. The voice of the enemy does not have to overpower the voice of our Victor, Jesus. Jesus has erased the need for all fear and blocks out the sometimes overwhelming voice of the enemy. At Student Life Camp 2021, students will learn that while the opponent is great, our God is greater. He was and is a God of kept promises, who has good plans for us. He is our stronghold in the midst of weakness, taking our hands in the face of uncertainty, and pushing us toward courage, pushing us to take heart.

Who Will Be at Beach Camp?

Youth will join other churches at the Galveston convention center for big group sessions twice a day. These big group sessions are lead by Tony Merida, worship by Vertical Worship and a special Thursday night concert led by GAWVI.

Tony Merida

Camp Pastor

Tony Merida is Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He’s also the Dean of Grimké Seminary and Director for Theological Training for Acts 29. Tony has written several books including The Christ-Centered ExpositorLove Your Church and multiple volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series.

Vertical Worship

Worship Leader

Based in Chicago, Vertical Worship is a collective of Worship Leaders and Songwriters from multiple campuses across Harvest Bible Chapel. Their songs include “Open Up The Heavens”, “Spirit of the Living God”, “Exalted Over All”, “Lamb of God”, Found in You” & “The Rock Won’t Move”.


Concert Artist

Born to an El Salvadorian father and a Dominican mother, GAWVI’s parents instilled in him a sense of boldness at a young age. After working under the tutelage of Rodney Jerkins and Pharrell, GAWVI grew a vision for his art. His aim is to usher in a new sound and redefine the possibilities of what popular music can accomplish.

Beach Camp FAQ

Hey! You probably have tons of questions. Here are some FAQ and if you still have questions do not hesitate to email me at or call/text me at 281-300-7034. Registration closes May 21st with a price increase May 14th so do not wait! Spots will fill up fast!

What is Beach Camp like? Who is it for?

Student Life Beach Camp is a Christ-centered conference-style camp for 7th grade-12th graders including those moving up to 7th grade this summer and graduating high school seniors. It includes engaging worship from experienced worship leaders, learning through sound Biblical teaching and free time to explore! We will be either staying in condos or hotels this year.

Do I need to be a specific denomination to attend?

Not at all! Student Life is an inter-denominational, evangelical ministry serving the local church.

What does the cost include? Do I need to bring money?

The cost per person includes all programming in the worship center, a camp t-shirt, Bible study material, transportation, food, and lodging. You do not need to bring any money, however, you may consider bringing some money if we stop at gas stations or to purchase Student Life merchandise.

How do I register? Anything else I should know?

Register here! Keep in mind that you will need to fill out a medical release form for both Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church and Student Life Camp. There will be a parent meeting at a later date with a notary present where we will make sure we have all the paper work in place. Due to this being an overnight trip, we have a limited number of spots available. Register now to guarantee your spot!

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