HISTORY OF YOUTH CAMP
The first youth camp was held in 2007 because Inguna saw the hunger in the young students for the Lord, but no one to teach them. Brent and Karen Cooper (founders of Talsi Christian School Foundation) felt God calling them to lead the ministry which now has grown to over 100 campers each year from all over Latvia.
Americans show wonderful examples of themselves, they are devoted, serving Christians, and they inspire our youth to serve and live a Christian life. At the end of each camp the students are challenged to go out and make a difference in the city and community they came from. We’ve seen young adults accept Christ, become leaders in their churches, start Bible studies in their high schools and universities. Some hear and respond to God’s calling to vocational ministry and enroll in Seminary. Through the 12 years of “SekoMan”, over 600 youth have attended the camp, many of which come every year to receive spiritual encouragement and learn how to start or grow their walk with the Lord.
PARTNERSHIP WITH TCS
Students of Talsi Christian School have grown and today they are partnering with the Mission team to be translators, worship leaders as well as organizers of the Camp.
HOW TO JOIN
Contact Brent Cooper Lamar Baptist Church, Arlington Texas
Camp leadership is flexible and will help you arrange travel from placed other than DFW area.
Passport (review it to make sure you have plenty of blank pages (a minimum of 4-5 pages when traveling internationally with multiple stops). Also, verify the expiration date of your passport is six (6) months beyond the date of return to the United States]
Visa is NOT required for United States citizens traveling to Latvia, which is part of the European Union.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
All mission trips are faith projects and everyone is expected to raise their own support, however some scholarships for youth are available and deferred payments and trip payment plans are provided through Talsi Christian School Foundation.
Arrival airport is Riga, Latvia (RIX). The camp leadership team allows for flexibility in travel arrangements (booked individually, not through the team) to accommodate willing missionaries from all around the United States.
ACCOMODATIONS IN LATVIA
The camp is held in the TCS campus, meals are provided on site. Participants and able leaders sleep on the mats in the classrooms. TCS has 9 beds, which can sleep leaders unable to sleep on the mats in the classrooms.
When traveling to Riga, hotel rooms are booked for the mission team.