WHAT IS SYC?
S.Y.C. stands for "Summer Youth Celebration" and it is a week long camp for youth who have completed Gr. 7 to Gr. 12. The week includes interactive small groups, lots of recreation activities, worship, Bible teaching and creative arts!
WhEN & Where
For 2021, SYC will be in the format of a local youth conference.
Aug 26 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Aug 27 - 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Aug 28 - 11:00am - 9:00pm
Towers Baptist Church
10311 Albion Rd, Richmond BC
Free this Year!
Just because we are not having SYC at Gardom Lake Bible Camp this year, doesn't mean we can't have a great time together. Join us for worship, incredible speakers, an Amazing Race, and choose from various electives on topics such as creation care, mental health, spiritual discernment, crafts, boxing and more!
Although the camp is free of charge, we still require you to register. This helps us account for the materials needed, as well as securing your camp shirt and your meals through the place we cater from. As per our COVID safety plan, we do require that you to provide us contact information for health & safety reasons.
DEALING WITH COVID-19
As we are still in midst of the pandemic, we understand that there will be concerns about how we minimize the COVID-19 risks in our conference. Click here to learn more about some approaches we will take to ensure each participants safety or contact us directly!
SYC 2021 Theme:
SYC originated from the mission to raise youth into becoming Fishers of Men and Women. As we revisit this original calling, we hope to use this opportunity to help youth rediscover a purpose in their Christian Walk. We aspire that they don't simply be spectators on the sidelines, but instead ambassadors of Christ in all areas of their lives.
This Year's Theme Verse
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS YEAR @ SYC
Even though we have less time together this year, we have a lot packed to bring to you over the 3 days.
THURSDAY AUG 26 (7-9PM)
KICKSTARTER YOUTH RALLY
Join us as we kick-start our time together with some high energy praise, activities, and a message of encouragement.
FRIDAY AUG 27 (2-9PM)
AMAZING RACE, RALLY & MORE
We will start the afternoon with a chance to bond over various team challenges together. Bring your friends to join our evening event to learn about God and a chance to win some incredible prizes!
SATURDAY AUG 28 (11AM - 9PM)
NURTURE & RESPOND
We will have a selection of engaging and interactive spiritual electives for you to learn from. In the evening, we will conclude our Summer Celebration with a blast as we gather together one final time this summer!
LAST YEAR's EVENT
SYC 2020 YOUTH NIGHT
"I still remember crying two years ago because I didn't want to go to SYC. Little did I know that week would be amazing and rekindle my relationship with God. Wouldn't trade that for anything, and SYC this year (2017) would easily be the highlight of my summer!"
4 time camper,
Vancouver Chinese Baptist Church
"Syc provides a safe space where you can open up your spiritual struggles to others and find that you are not alone. It is a place of connection, reflection, and change."
3 time SYC Leader,
Surrey Chinese Baptist Church
"A special closeness develops when you eat together, worship together, play together and study together. We see the ripples of SYC after. During every baptism someone will say that they met God or heard his voice at SYC. These experiences have eternal impact."
Henry & Eileen Lew
SYC Planning Committee Members
Parents of 4 former campers