TESTIMONIES

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR DOUG

Every year in late July or early August I find myself saying, "another year of camp has already come and gone." In the spring of the year we hustle to make everything ship-shape for another year of camp, and frankly, it is overwhelming sometimes. But at the end of the summer I always look back and become more and more thankful that God put the vision for this camp on my heart. 


It has grown beyond all I could have ever imagined, and I am at the point where I simply look at God in amazement and say, "What are you going to do next?" 


He always shows Himself faithfulHe is faithful to meet all the needs we have for camp. He is faithful to provide new vision for each year. Most importantly, He meets the youth who attend Summer Scream right where they are and, as a result, there are always many testimonies to share. 


  • "I'm not the same person."
     

  • "My heart this week at camp has been healed from hurt, hate, and unconfidence." 

  • "This year at Summer Scream I really feel I went a step higher in my Lord."
     

  • "Summer Scream has made a BIG change in my life, and when I look back at my notes three months form now, they will continue to be a blessing to me.


These snippets of what only a few campers have said to us are just a sampling of the mighty things God has done and will continue to do at Summer Scream. We have received many letters from youth and youth leaders alike that speak to the life-changing impact that Summer Scream has had at the level of the local church. 


Testimonies like these are the very reason we put so much of our time and effort into Summer Scream. We work to make improvements year round and are already gearing up for camp in late winter and early spring. Check out the website regularly for registration updates and don't hesitate to call with any questions! The earlier you get in touch and start the registration process the better. 


Pastor Doug Kruzan

Summer Scream Camp Director


dkruzan@summerscream.org

(217) 371-9606


WHAT OTHER PASTORS ARE SAYING

PASTOR JOHN NUZZO

Victory Family Church

Cranberry Township, PA

  • Summer Scream camp at Church in the Cornfield was a great experience for our kids. The spiritual value added to their lives is beyond measure. Our own youth staff has seen evidence of spiritual growth in the teenagers who attended. The commitment of the church and the camp staff is displayed in the quality experience that they provided. They positively serve the youth of our nation with their effort.


PASTOR SCOTT WEBB

Webb Ministries

  • Summer Scream Youth Camp provides a place to accommodate both physical activity and spiritual development. This is a place for young people to get infused with the power of God in an exciting, action-oriented environment. The staff is experienced and well able to supervise energetic youth while keeping things fun and organized. This camp offers youth an opportunity to experience the presence of God, to realize that He has a plan for their lives, and to be transformed by His love. Summer Scream...youth love it, parents trust it, and God is in the midst of it...what more could you ask! 


PASTOR DAVID BUSINGER

San Antonio, TX

  • Every year for the last several years we have sent our youth to Rushville for the Summer Scream Youth Camp. Every year they have come back only wishing next year's camp would be sooner. Every year they have returned stirred up and fired up having been touched by God's Word and Presence. They've also been "fellowshipped-up" with newly made friends from all over the state of IL and beyond. The overflowing blessing we have felt as a church body from this annual experience which touches our youth and our chaperones has been tremendous. We highly recommend Summer Scream and encourage you to make every effort to see that your youth make their plans now!


PASTOR BILL MCNEESE

Harvest Family Church

Montgomery, AL

  • Summer Scream Youth Camp is life changing for your young people. There is a real deposit of God's anointing and the fire of the Holy Ghost that gets imparted into the hearts of your teenagers. Summer Scream is a camp you can be sure of that your teens will be challenged and changed by the power of God's Word and Presence.


PASTOR JOHN OSIER

Lighthouse Christian Church

Fayetteville, TN

  • Youth are a vital part of LCC's vision. Our Lord loves today's youth! Summer Scream allows youth to experience the very real, powerful, and wonderful presence of God. Last year was our first year at Summer Scream and Faith Christian Family Church. Our youth group returned from camp transformed by the life-changing fire of the Holy Spirit. The camp facilities are great, the counselors and staff are wonderful, and the worship and learning was first rate. The 12-hour ride in the church van was definitely worth it. We will be back!


PASTOR MIKE GOOLSBAY

Destiny Church

Broken Arrow, OK

  • I love Summer Scream! Take a small army of teens who are anticipating God and see for yourself what happens. Life-change is possible, hope for the future is real, and with God anything can happen! The only thing that encourages my heart more as a parent than when God shows up in my life is when He shows up and shows off in the lives of my kids! Something I've seen him do year after year at Summer Scream


JOHN GEORGE

John George Ministries, Inc.

  • Where there is no vision, the people perish. . ." (Pro. 29:18). Many churches have no vision for their young people, but those that attend Summer Scream prove they have vision for teens. Pastor Gary & Doug Kruzan have clearly heard from Heaven as their families, staff and entire church get behind this amazing endeavor of love each year. I was blessed to be in on the ground level of this camp and believe in it wholeheartedly. Having been the host and/or speaker of over 300 camps, I can honestly say Summer Scream is right at the top! But the most important aspect of this camp isn't the great staff, incredible facilities, programs & activities, wonderful meals or penetrating music - the secular community can offer those things. What sets this camp apart is the abiding atmosphere of God that changes hearts and minds forever. The secular world cannot compete with the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. 


PASTOR DEAN HAWK

Rock Family Church

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Summer Scream has a proven track record for over 17 years of bringing life transformation to teenagers in a unique summer camp experience. This thing is packed with fun and packed with the power of God! 

PASTOR PAT BUTCHER

Family Worship Center

Carrolton, KY

  • Pastors, Our teens have been to Summer Scream for the last couple years, with great results. If you are looking for an encounter with the presence of God, coupled with an fun filled atmosphere for your youth group, look no further. Pastor Kruzan and his son Doug have been doing this 17+ years and the anointing continues to grow. Your teens and church will not be disappointed with the ministry, accommodations, food and fun! As for our church, it's a no brainer!