Summer Study Campout 2016 - Gideon

Date: 13-16 July 2016
RSVP Deadline: 6 June 2016
Workbook Due Date: 3 July 2016
Location: Richard, Saskatchewan, Canada




The Summer Study Campout is a workbook-based study weekend targeted at ages 16-25.  A workbook meant to guide attendees through an in-depth study of Gideon is being prepared.  This workbook must be completed by everyone attending prior to the study.   The idea of this campout is for folks to take time to look into the topic, do in-depth personal Bible study around it, and then meet up with others who've done the same to discuss what we've learned and share our enthusiasm for the lessons from the topic.  While we've planned a few talks and workshops, the completed workbook on the study topic is the center of the campout.  The camping setup will be primitive and rely on the skills and work of the campers.



The workbook will be provided for download in 2 parts, both of which must be completed before July 3, 2016.  The workbook will probably take 1-2 months of study to complete, so you must register for the campout no later than June 6, 2015 to allow time to complete it.  

Please don't underestimate the size of the study.  This is large workbook that must be started as early as possible.  Last year's workbook was estimated at 30 hours to complete.  This year's looks to be longer than that.

Note that it should be finished by July 3, 2016.  If you have any problems with the workbook, or have trouble finishing by the July 3 deadline, contact an organizer IMMEDIATELY.  We don't want the uncomfortable situation of turning away a camper with an incomplete workbook.



Ingredients will be provided for groups to cook simple meals over campfires.  



Wild camping!  Accommodations are tents (no RV's or car camping) brought by the attendees.  Everyone will be divided into camp groups of (probably) 3-4.  Each group is given an area to develop into a campsite of 2-3 tents and a cooking area.  Campers in the same group may choose to share tents.  Please brings sleeping bags and mats or cots.  Another open tent provides study space for discussions and talks.  


Everyone is expected to get involved and make the camping projects and group activity (e.g. setting up tents, tables, campfires, cooking, etc.) a source of camaraderie.  This should be a great opportunity for developing stronger Bible study habits and building some strong relationships around the truth and practical life activities.  


All plans are according to the Lord's will and subject to adjustment.  

Workbook pt 1 NOW AVAILABLE!!


Workbook pt 2 NOW AVAILABLE!!


These should download as .pdf files when you click the links above.


  • Tent

  • Sleeping bag or blanket

  • Sleeping pad or cot

  • Toiletries

  • Flashlight or lantern

  • Clothes suitable for hiking

  • Modest swimsuits

  • Sunday meeting outfit

  • Bath towel (or 2)

  • Hoodie and jacket (waterproof, preferably)

  • Insect repellent

  • $30 for meals (optional)

  • COMPLETED WORKBOOK (not optional)

  • Study resources

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Study Campout 2016

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Study Campout 2015

Past workbook:

(for 2020 workbook info click here)