High School Students, Get Ready for Camp Reset

May 02, 2017

From July 17-20, Trinity Christian College will host Camp Reset, a camp run by foreverU to empower high school age students to live louder in their schools and surrounding communities.

“Our hope is that when students depart from Camp Reset, they walk away empowered, equipped, informed, and reset,” said Ryan Hesslau ’18, founder and executive director of foreverU.

The three-night, four-day camp is designed to guide students through three core areas: you, your story, and your impact. Attendees will take part in morning and evening sessions, break-out sessions and discussions, and fun activities, with a single focus–clicking the reset button on their lives, and receiving a refreshed understanding of who they are in the midst of a hurting world. The camp integrates three of foreverU’s core areas of focus, which include youth development, community empowerment, and peer-to-peer support.

Hesslau, an entrepreneurial management major, was inspired to launch Camp Reset by his desire to dedicate summer breaks to serving as a camp counselor. “As a result of leading foreverU full time, I was never able to make the commitment. I thought to myself ‘How cool would it be to just start a camp?’” he said. “One of the other unique moments in the development of Camp Reset is that I actually had get-away camps listed in our original outline of the five-year plan for the organization–it was pretty incredible to see the idea resurface years after our incorporation in 2014.”

As the plans for the overnight camp have evolved, so has the mission of foreverU, which is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. What began as a movement against bullying, depression, and suicide was rebranded earlier this year into a youth empowerment organization that exists to reduce bullying, division, and students’ suffering.

Camp Reset is open to high school students who are ambitious about making an impact in their surrounding communities and gaining a stronger understanding of the importance of who they are. Registration for Camp Reset is $250 and includes lodging, access to reserved facilities, all meals, a camp shirt, a journal, and other camp materials. Students will stay in the college dorms on Trinity’s campus. To learn more, visit the foreverU website.