Zion’s Camp: A Whole New Approach to Missionary Preparation


Zion’s Camp, a six-day missionary preparation camp for Latter-Day Saint premissionaries aged 16-19, has released its schedule of summer sessions and opened registration.

LDS young people that attend Zion’s Camp experience many aspects of a missionary’s daily life and routine, such as waking up at 6:30 each morning, having personal study at 8:00, preparing meals, and spending the week learning and teaching with an assigned companion.

Sierra, a participant in Zion’s Camp this past summer, said this of her experience, “I came here wanting to become a better missionary. Instead, I have become a better person… I have learned how to teach, work with companions, pray a lot, and live like a missionary.”

Zion’s Camp was given an overall rating of 4.72 out of 5 by all of the participants who attended the 2014 summer sessions last year.

The formation of Zion’s Camp was overseen by Bruce L. Olsen, who still serves as its Director. Olsen, has formerly served as a Mission President of the Boston Mission, Temple President of the San Diego Temple, member of the Young Men’s General Board, and professionally as the Managing Director of the Public Affairs Department of the LDS Church for 19 years. Olsen is joined this year by Co-Director Brian Swinton, former Mission and Temple President of Washington D.C.

This Summer there will be three Zion’s Camp sessions: June 22-27, July 20-25, and July 27-August 1.

Zion’s Camp is hosted each summer on the campus of Southern Virginia University in the heart of the majestic Shenandoah Valley of historic Virginia.

Zion’s Camp is a non-profit operation subsidized in large part by the generosity of faithful Latter-Day Saints.

More Information available:

Web: zions-camp.com

email: zionscamp@svu.edu

Phone: 540-264-2033

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