If you're anything like me, you may feel a bit overwhelmed sometimes by the stress of life. You may feel as though you can't quite get a grasp on the things happening around you, and it might begin to seem like it's just too much to handle. Well, what gets me through those moments is knowing that I don't have to deal with any of it on my own. Jesus is always with me, and He desires to help me through the times I need Him the most...and He wants to do the same for you. 2 Corinthians 12 reminds us that in our weakness, He is strong. We can always run to Him. So, my encouragement and hope for each of you is that you would cast your cares upon the Lord, lay your burdens at His feet, and allow Him to be the source of your strength.
-Pr. Mike
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We had such a blast with all of our Illinois pathfinders last weekend! Thank you for being a part of it! We look forward to the time where we can come together for our next Pathfinder event in person. Until then, enjoy some pictures on our Facebook page from the 2020 Virtual Spring Camporee weekend!

The Lake Union Club Ministry Academy is going strong! Keep signing up to get your honors and awards. Click here to visit the website!

This week, we'd like to dedicate this song to those that are feeling overwhelmed. It's a gentle reminder that God hasn't left your side, and that He wants to help you carry whatever it is that is weighing on your heart. 
We may be a few days early, but:

To the moms of all our Illinois Youth + Young Adults,
thanks for all you do! 
This week we are praying for:

1. The Hinsdale Trailblazers Pathfinder Club
2. The North Aurora Ambassadors Adventurer Club
3. The Oakhill SDA Church Youth
4. The Young Adults attending Oakwood University
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Camp Connections

"...Timmy enjoys the community that camp builds. “At camp, we’re like a family,” he says. “We work together for eight weeks, even if you might not work with everyone personally every day. I think it’s great that, especially in the Adventist world, after working at camp, you can go anywhere and find someone you worked with over a summer."..."


A Memorable Summer

"Times have been difficult, but summer is still a great time to engage youth and make lasting memories with our students. Summer is such a special time because there are small and inexpensive things that you can do as a youth worker to help your students remember your time together for years to come. Check out these 4 hacks that have worked in my ministry to make summer memorable for everyone!..."


in Odyssey

"Adventures in Odyssey is an award-winning audio drama series created for kids ages 8-12 and enjoyed by the whole family.  Episodes last an average of twenty-five minutes and are perfect for car rides.  The episodes teach lasting truths and bring biblical principles to life, with just the right balance of fun, faith and imagination.  The stories are brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience and teach kids how to deepen their relationship with Jesus. ..."



We are happy to announce that we are OFFICIALLY moving forward with Summer Camp 2020! In staying in line with the "Restore Illinois" Guidelines, we have had to make adjustments to our summer season. Our new, projected dates are as follows:
  • July 15-19: Family Camp
  • July 19-26: Youth Camp 1 (ages 9-17)
  • July 26-Aug. 2: Youth Camp 2 (ages 9-17)

Registration will relaunch on May 14th at 8 am. If you have already registered, you will receive an email about how you can make adjustments to your reservation.

We will keep information flowing based on information we receive from our county and state. Please know that we are committed to to providing the best summer experience we can for our Illinois youth. Thank you for your patience, prayers, and support during these ever-changing times!
Check out our promo video for Summer 2020 "Beyond"!

Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Youth + Young Adult Department

Contact us at:
(630) 716-3555

Mailing address:

619 Plainfield Rd.
Willowbrook, IL 60527

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