WayPoint Church is offering “LIFT 2015,” a weeklong summer camp between June 22 and 27 for youth ages 12 to 18.

“Every June for the last 23 years, teens have been coming to an amazing week at Sound View Camp. This year, we have named this event ‘LIFT.’ This name was inspired by an old hymn, ‘Love Lifted Me.’ It epitomizes what this week of camp has been all about,” said youth pastor Rory Adams.

Sound View Camp is at the far south end of the Key Peninsula and is owned and operated by the Olympia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Sound View Camp hosts its own weekly programs beginning in July, but the last full week of June it rents out the camp to WayPoint Church.

Pastor Tim Cedarland of Community Bible Fellowship (a church that used to meet at Minter Elementary School and then Key Peninsula Middle School before moving in to a facility in Gig Harbor) ran the weeklong camp for 21 years, but in 2013, passed the leadership over to Adams and WayPoint Church.

Adams said teens come from the Key Peninsula, Burley, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, Olalla and even as far as Everett and Vancouver.

“We are able to keep the cost much lower than most weeklong summer camps because all the staff are volunteers. We charge $175 per camper while many camps run $275 to $350. We have a lot of fun (obstacle course, team sports and group challenges) and we spend a lot of time studying the Bible and worshiping God,” Adams said.

Campers need to register before June 10. Details can be found at five17.com. For information, call Adams at (253) 579-5533. 

Want more info? Summer Youth Camp June 22-27 $175 includes a camp sweatshirt Drop-off at camp –– Monday, June 22, 5 p.m. Pickup from camp –– Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m. Sound View Camp is located at 8515 Key Peninsula Highway South. For directions visit soundviewcamp.com/about-us/directions.