Josh Rykse

Josh Rykse is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He and his wife, Jaila, are going on 7 years of marriage and have two daughters (Haven, 5) and (Hyland, 2). 


He is a graduate of the Epic Commission Discipleship Program and Valley University Bible School at Valley Family Church (VFC), in Kalamazoo. Valley Family Church is led by Senior Pastors, Jeff & Beth Jones. Shortly after his graduation, he joined the staff at VFC where he became ordained. He helped serve and lead the college age Discipleship Program (Epic Commission) and became one of the Student Ministry Pastors one year later. For the past 7 years at VFC, Josh has successfully pastored and led hundreds of students, volunteer teams, events, served as a Campus Service Director, and led one of the summer internship programs.


Josh is now currently focused on writing, speaking and traveling to minister to churches and the next generation. He is an author and the founder of Kids With Crowns, a ministry to help the next generation find their purpose and make an impact on people along the way for the Kingdom of God. Josh is authentic and passionate about his call to motivate and encourage others to be everything God has created them to be.


https://www.facebook.com/josh.rykse

Imagine a week like no other. A week without distractions. A week of fun in the sun with full hearts and big laughs. A week of new friends, new memories, new purpose, and new beginnings. A week that will change your life.


THIS IS SUMMER SCREAM 2022

F.A.Q.REGISTER


  • YOUTH

    6th-12th grade

    Type content here...

  •         June

    June 19-24th


    Type content here...

  • RUSHVILLE, IL

    The Crossing Camp

    Type content here...

  • STUDENT | $310

    LEADER   | $285


    REGISTER


    Type content here...

It’s our favorite week of the year, and thousands can testify to what God has done in their lives at Summer Scream over the past two decades. We are passionate about encouraging young people to make decisions that will empower them to live the life of purpose and calling that God has destined for them.


Summer Scream days are all about fun in the sun, hanging with friends and making brand new ones. Every morning and night, campers gather in The Barn for powerful worship and ministry, getting fired up for God and built up to boldly live for Him once they head back home.

ACTIVITIES

  • TEAM COMPETITION


    Each week, campers are assigned into teams and collect points all week through winning games, competing in special challenges, and doing good deeds.


    Only one team can claim the title!

    After spending more than 20 years in the trenches of student ministry, God called Kevin and his wife to spend the rest of their lives launching churches, training leaders & sending shepherds.


    He pastors TheCHURCH at Visalia in California's central valley and also travels each month to equip pastors, train leaders, and partner with parents through consulting, conferences, and training events.


    www.growmoore.tv

  • 2-ON-2 TOURNAMENT


    Running Wednesday and Thursday of each camp, players fight their way through an intense bracket of trios on their way to the final Championship Game.


    Sign up by Monday Morning of your camp week for a shot at the Tournament Trophy!

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this text area, you will see the filler text disappear.

  • WATER & OUTDOORS


    Located in the heartland of Western IL, the Summer Scream campus sits on 30 acres of playing fields and woods surrounding a beautiful lake.



    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this text area, you will see the filler text disappear.

The Crossing Campground

  • The Barn

    20,000 square feet of lodging, mess haul and a full size gymnasium!  You will not lack for anything to eat, sleep and play!

  • The Lodge

    Housing for all the female guest with large shower and bathroom facilities! Also equipped with 2 hotel rooms for our guest speakers.

  • The Lake

    Approximately 6 acres of swimming, boating, water slide, slip n slide and lake inflatables for all you afternoon activities.

  • The Pool

    The huge pool is available during the afternoon for swimming and sometimes at night for night swims.

  • The Gym

    Full size basketball court for all activities including basketball, volleyball and team competitions in the afternoon.

LEADERS

Summer Scream is also a powerful experience for youth leaders. Each week of camp, youth pastors and leaders get top-level training from our featured speakers in workshop-style leadership sessions. This is continually reported to be one of the most valuable parts of the Summer Scream experience, and we can't wait to help build your leaders as well as your youth.