Be Creative


Dean: Shawn Young
Check-in: June 16 @ 6:00pm
Parent Pick-up: June 21 @ 3:00pm

​This year’s Be Creative Camp will cross the line.


Your world is loaded with boundaries, perimeters, and borders.  There are places that are off-limits, and you’re expected to stay on the outside of those walls.

But what if those walls move?  What if the place you are standing suddenly becomes off-limits? What if the rules seem to change?

BeCre 2019 will find out.  Come experience a live action “Fortnite” style game with smugglers, border patrol, and an ever-changing map – as we study all of Ephesians 2.

If you’re not familiar with the BeCre format: our weeks are filled with improv and media production. Every camper gets to play along in a story that unfolds throughout the entire week (like a murder mystery without the murder) while also creating and contributing arts.  We have photography challenges, video challenges, movie sound effects challenges, and plenty of opportunities for music creation.

ABOUT BECRE: Be Creative Camp is not a big flashy smoke and lights “experience” camp. We are an up-close and personal camp, with an emphasis on genuine creativity.  We all have it in us to make something original, and it’s a form of worship to reflect our Creator by putting new beauty into the world. Our worship times are camper led (so bring your instruments – or just beat on trash cans) and freestyle – from the heart.  Every camper is free (and encouraged) to contribute. You will definitely leave a week of BeCre with a greater sense of your individual abilities, potential, importance, and role in the Kingdom.

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About the Dean

Where are you involved at church?
I have served on staff with several Southern Ohio churches. Currently my family is visiting local congregations – meeting and worshiping with different people every week.  Last year, I started a ministry called “Saltvine” to extend the BeCre principles beyond Summer camp – developing curriculum, retreats, and podcasts.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.  But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:38-39)
What does camp ministry mean to you?
I love knowing that I can have a hand in connecting a student to the Gospel, and that quite often it’s in unplanned ways.  We write out storyboards for the flow of a week, create specific lesson plans and learning experiences, but some of the most powerful moments happen in the in-betweens and downtimes.  So as camp leaders, we get the thrill of making a full week of energy and activity – while also getting to experience the mysterious power of God working through us. We get to have fun in the ways we plan, and be awed in the ways we didn’t.
What is your favorite camp memory?
Our camp is designed to socially interact with the other groups with which we are sharing the campgrounds that week. We encourage them to interact – particularly with campers they don’t know.  One year, our campers got so involved with the other groups that they formed small nations of “battling” tribes – complete with flags and anthems. Later in the week, two of the tribes made peace with each other through a wedding ceremony (complete with music, guests, flowers, and homemade outfits) between leaders of the two tribes.
What is your favorite dessert?
Pecan pie, but not if it’s really gooey pecan pie.  Some people make pecan pie that’s 90% goo with a very thin nutty layer on the top.  I’m not a fan of that. The goo-to-nut ratio should be no greater than 3:1.