Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it – Proverbs 22:6
It promises to be seven exciting days this summer in Lagos as the 2014 ICOC Youth Corps Camp started on a positive note July 27, 2014 at the serene Living Word Camp in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. This year’s event is themed, “Dare to be Different”.
The Youth Corps , established in 1994 and debuted in Nigeria in 2011, is geared towards developing spiritual leadership skills in high- School and college-aged worldwide volunteers. Leadership qualities are developed as participants serve the poor, face challenges that take them to new levels of commitment and build life-long relationships with strong peers. The volunteers radically deepen their compassion and gain a profound appreciation for what they have been given in their own lives.
With over 350 Teenagers and Pre-teenagers, the 2014 Camp promises to be an exciting adventure. On arrival at the camp on the evening of Sunday 27th July, the children immediately settled down in their rooms to face the tasks of the coming week. During their stay in the Camp, the children will be trained on leadership qualities and godly standards and also steered in the direction of establishing solid relationships with God through a series of Quiet Time and Devotional studies that they will partake in each morning and evening.
They will also be Outreach activities as they children learn to give as they enrich the lives of the less privileged and needy in the society.