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Great Adventure

Every summer, we pour into the lives of thousands of people in our city and our world through the Great Adventure as part of our mission to saturate Greater Austin with the love of Jesus. Hundreds of local students have the opportunity to step into leadership roles and serve their local community through fun, gospel-sharing clubs, and global mission trips. You can make a difference by being a part of what God is already doing in our city and around the world to bring people into His kingdom.

Schedule of Events

Night of Prayer – May 31
Boot Camp – June 21 to 26
Backyard Bible Clubs – July 13 to 16
Xtreme Adventure – July 13 to 16
SummerFest – July 17 (Lakeline) & July 18 (Brushy Creek & Crystal Falls)
Global Outreach Trips – Various Summer Dates
Concert of Praise – August 2

Prayer Guide 

Our hope and prayer as you engage in this Prayer Guide is that you'll be compelled to pray deeply for all those participating in the Great Adventure — hosts, drivers, volunteer leaders, staff, and the children and students attending events including mission trips. 

Explore each event below to find out more:

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Night of Prayer

Join all of our campuses as we seek God through prayer and powerful worship before the annual Great Adventure kicks off. Every year, we ask Him to move powerfully through our hundreds of students, leaders, and volunteers as they reach our city and world with the gospel of Christ!

Families are encouraged to come worship and pray together.

When: May 31, 6:00pm
Where: Lakeline Campus North Auditorium

Boot Camp

Boot Camp trains and provides hands-on experience for your teens in working as a team, sharing the Gospel and relying on the power of God. Plus…it’s loads of fun! The camp is held in Austin, with the students staying near the UT Campus. This is an overnight camp.

Dates: June 21-26, 2020 (Sunday – Friday). 

For: Completed 7th – 12th graders

Cost: $225 - this includes all meals beginning with Dinner on Sunday and ending with Breakfast on Friday (a $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.

REGISTER

(Registration will open March 27th)

For more Boot Camp information, please click the calendar event on the right-hand side of this page.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

BOOT CAMP DRIVERS:

  • Drivers transport a team of students from dorm (Callaway House) to club locations in Austin
  • Dates needed: June 22-25 (Mon-Thurs)
  • Time commitment is approximately 6:00-8:45pm
  • Sign-up below:

SIGN-UP TO DRIVE FOR BOOT CAMP

CHAPERONES:

  • Usually present all week (Sunday-Friday) but can also split time with another chaperone if needed
  • Chaperones assist with Check-In, Check-Out, monitoring halls in dorms, walking students from dorm to training, packing club snacks, etc.
  • Chaperones also drive a team of students to a club each evening

SIGN-UP TO CHAPERONE

Backyard Bible Clubs

Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen thousands of children and families come to know Christ through Back Yard Bible Clubs held at homes all across Greater Austin. Teams of students spend the whole week reaching the same groups of children in hundreds of neighborhoods, sharing the gospel through fun games and skits. You can join us in reaching your neighborhood by hosting a club in your neighborhood, or even by driving a team to their different clubs!

Backyard Bible Club Dates: July 13-16, 2020

What does a Host do?

  • Enthusiastically invite neighborhood children; invitations provided
  • Keep on Attendance Log
  • Pray daily for all those involved in your club
  • Provide a small snack for the kids
  • Connect with new believer families with materials provided
  • Attend a training session in June

To Sign Up to HOST:  Please choose the Hill Country Bible Church campus you attend.  If you do not attend Hill Country Bible Church, please sign up under the OTHER option.

Brushy Creek Campus     Crystal Falls Campus    

Lakeline Campus     Steiner Campus

Other Affiliation


What does a Driver do?

  • During club week, Monday - Thursday, drive teens from the church to their club(s) and then back to the church
  • During club time, assist with paperwork
  • Pray daily for the teens; encourage and support them
  • Attend a training session in June

To Sign Up to DRIVE:  Please choose the Hill Country Bible Church campus you attend.

Brushy Creek Campus     Crystal Falls Campus

Lakeline Campus     Steiner Campus

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Xtreme Adventure

Xtreme Adventure is a high-energy Summer day camp for incoming 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. It’s a chance for kids to make new friends, have fun and learn truth through competition, live music and teaching. Don’t let your student miss out!

Competition // Kids will enjoy wild and crazy indoor games and outdoor challenges to see who has the most team spirit.

Live Music // A mix of popular music and relevant worship songs for an exciting atmosphere all week!

Teaching // Students will hear compelling messages in a large group setting, then break into small groups to build relationships.

Dates for 2020: July 13-16, Final Battle, July 17 at 6:30pm

 

 

 

SummerFest

SummerFest concludes an exciting week of Back Yard Bible Clubs and has become an annual tradition for many families. This fun-filled “street carnival” is held on our Lakeline, Brushy Creek, and Crystal Falls campuses and provides our community with a family-friendly event that’s affordable and fun.


Brushy Creek Campus Details

When: July 13
Where: Walsh Middle School (3850 Walsh Ranch Blvd., Round Rock, Texas 78681)

Fun activities include:

  • Carnival games for kids of all ages
  • Inflatables
  • Face painting
  • Hot dogs cooked on site, sodas, and lots of goodies

Crystal Falls Campus Details

When: July

Where: Founders Classical Academy (1303 Leander Dr., Leander, TX 78641)

Fun activities include:

  • Carnival games
  • Inflatables
  • Food & drinks 

Lakeline Campus Details

When: July 17 at 6:30pm
Where: Lakeline Campus (12124 RR 620 North, Austin, TX  78750)

Fun activities include:

  • Carnival games for kids of all ages
  • Inflatables
  • Fire trucks
  • Inexpensive hot dogs, sausage wraps cooked on site, sodas, and lots of goodies

Want to be a volunteer?

For Brushy Creek, sign up here.

For Crystal Falls, sign up here.

For Lakeline, sign up here.

 

Concert of Praise

Join with our Hill Country Campuses for an all-out praise and worship celebration marking the end of a life-changing summer! You’ll enjoy incredible praise music, video highlights of the Great Adventure, and stories of how God worked this summer.

Families are encouraged to come and worship together.

When: August 2, 6:00pm
Where: Lakeline Campus Worship Center

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