EF • That Thing

june, 2019

30jun(jun 30)3:15 pm05jul(jul 5)11:00 amEF • That ThingJune 30-July 5 | Grades 9-GraduatesEpworth Forest Conference Center, 8531 East Epworth Forest Rd, North Webster, IN 46555

Event Details

That Thing at Epworth Forest is a summer conference camp for high school students to come together in pursuit of Christ being lived out in their communities. There’s a ton of fun here but more importantly, this camp is about sending students out to put love and action into the root of their daily lives back at home.

Hundreds of students will be on site each week from ninth grade through graduating seniors. Students get some supervised free time to explore recreation areas in groups, choose from different Creative Labs, grab snack at the Beach House, and relax in their lodge common rooms.

Camp Worship

At the core of That Thing is a passion for creating expressive and interactive worship spaces that draw on multiple learning styles to help students engage with the gospel and finding their own rhythm and connection with God. Bands and speakers spend time connecting with students throughout the day as well as on stage. Counselors and leaders help students through small group discussions in meeting new friends and unpacking the experiences of the week.

Recreation & Activities

Beach Waterfront | Aqua Rocker | Canoes | Swimming | Swurfer Swings | Sports Courts | GaGa Pit

Keynote Speaker

The keynoter for this week is:

  • Matt Boyle – Matt Boyle has been a pastor and Bible teacher for 13 years. He has been a Youth Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and Senior Pastor. One of Matt’s favorite things in the world is to study the Scriptures and creatively put together a sermon for whoever will listen. His podcast, What’s True For Everybody, explores the beautiful truths of Jesus and the Bible in a way that’s true for everybody. Some of his other favorite things are watching the Chicago Cubs, playing outside, and eating tacos. Matt has been married to his bride, Corrie, for 12 years. They have a seven-year-old daugher named Nyleigha (Ny-lee-a) and a five-year-old son named Parker. The Boyle family lives in Fort Collins, CO. This will be Matt’s fourth summer teaching at That Thing.

Worship Band

The worship band for this week is:

  • Modern Day Cure – Modern Day Cure is a worship band led by Aaron and Tamar Chipp. Based in Nashville, TN the married-duo’s heart is to exalt Jesus, share His truth, and see people changed by His power. Their name is inspired by Hebrews 13:8, which states, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” This truth makes Him the modern day cure. They believe Jesus is the answer the world needs today.

More Event Information

Event Information Packet Available Soon


Event Cost

  • Camper Price: $425 Early Bird Rate (through 5/15/19)
    • $455 Post Early Bird Rate (after 5/15/19)
  • Counselor Price: $Free for adult volunteers

This camp can be registered using a 4 part payment plan. Learn more here…

For students who come from churches where leaders aren’t able to attend or there aren’t enough students to get group lodging, we’ve created intentional spaces and opportunities to come and experience That Thing. These experiences are for students (roommate request’s available) who enjoy meeting lots of new people. Everyone in the cabin will probably only know 1-3 other people. There are no concerns, everything is taken care of from the fun to worship.

That Thing’s Campus House Counselors plan development time for students to connect, get to know one another and open up throughout the week. The experience is about connecting them with each other so that as a created community they can support, encourage and challenge one another in Christ during that week.

Students in the Campus Houses get to experience everything That Thing has to offer. They still get the individual freedoms in what activites they plunge into and where they spend their time as they can pick and choose activities and experiences perfect for their likes and styles.

The Campus House is the best option for students coming to camp individually; church leaders are invited and encouraged to come be counselors, contact us for counseling info.

Volunteer info can be found here

Register Here

Parents/Guardians – Sign up a camper to attend this event

Be A Volunteer

Serve as an adult counselor or parent at camp during programs

Resources & Info

Scholarship Info, Registration Details, Payment Plans, & More


Start & End Time

June 30 (Sunday) 3:15 pm - July 5 (Friday) 11:00 am EST


Epworth Forest Conference Center

8531 East Epworth Forest Rd, North Webster, IN 46555

Epworth Forest Conference Center8531 East Epworth Forest Rd, North Webster, IN 46555Epworth Forest Conference Center (EFCC) is located in the northern region of Indiana halfway between South Bend, Indiana and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; just north of US 30 on S.R. 13.

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