Gardner-Webb Hosts Annual LifeWay Kids Camps June 12 – July 28

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University Continues Partnership With CentriKid for Christian Children’s Ministries

young campers at playBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb will welcome more than 2,500 children and adults to the University during the next seven weeks as the campus hosts a LifeWay Kids Christian camp series for the third consecutive year.

CentriKid, a children’s ministry of the international Christian resources organization LifeWay, offers youth in grades three through six opportunities for Bible study, worship and recreational experiences. Camps are organized and led by teams of young adults, including college and seminary students, who help serve as directors, pastors and worship leaders.

Gardner-Webb will host a five-day camp each week, beginning June 12 and ending July 28. Activities will focus on the theme “Adventure Awaits: Follow the One True Light” and offer specific discipleship studies each day, including scripture, prayer, giving and fellowship.

“The focus at CentriKid is all about making sure children hear the gospel in a way they can understand from people they trust,” shared Jeremy Echols, event coordinator with LifeWay Kids Camps & Events. “We love to prepare for camp because of the awesome impact just one week can have in the life of a camper.”

LifeWay Kids operates 26 CentriKid camp locations around the nation. In addition to Gardner-Webb University, Campbell University (Buies Creek, N.C.) serves as a host site, as well as the Ridgecrest Conference Center east of Asheville, N.C. For more information, visit

LifeWay Christian Resources, based in Nashville, Tenn., is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, and the nonprofit organization reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ignite your future at