Boot Camp is a primitive, 7 day training camp at the Teen Missions property just out of Tewantin, QLD. It is held just prior to the teams heading overseas to their team projects. It is designed to acquaint young people with conditions and customs of the mission field.
Teens and leaders get up early and work hard all day. Classes include construction, puppets, Bible memory, music and evangelism.
Each team undergoes training together during this time, in preparation for the field, supervised and led by adult leaders who have been screened and trained by Teen Missions. Leaders maintain discipline and encourage their young people to become all God wants them to be.
A timed obstacle course includes a rope swing over a moat, running through the ‘Wilderness Wanderings’, ordering the books of the Bible at ‘Israel’s Luggage’, climbing the rope ladders of ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and a four metre wall, helping unify each team and teaching team members how to work together.
Boot Camp is not all work though, as young people learn to trust God for every part of their lives in the morning Bible Hour classes, the evening rallies, daily personal devotions and team prayer times. Boot Camp finishes with a Commissioning Service as teams depart for their fields of service.