August 5-7, 2020

Each summer, camp is one of the most anticipated weeks of a student’s summer, arguably the entire year.  Although COVID-19 has tried to cancel 2020, we couldn’t let our students miss out on a camp experience! The Summer Encounter Experience (SEE 2020) is a camp experience with in-person and virtual elements. This three-day event includes morning and evening sessions, live post-session discussions, and the Claim the Hill Competition. This will be the biggest event of the year for us and we can’t wait to share this experience with students and their friends! 

Life is not easy; life is hard; life is a FIGHT! And we are all fighting something… and whether you have been knocked down by the current pandemic, social injustice, dealing with disappointment, fear of the unknown, struggles with mental health… there is hope!!!! You ask how? Come and See. 

  • Over the course of the three days, we will see how Jesus enables us to fight the flesh, fight against trials, unfavorable circumstances, addictions, boredom, fearfight for joy and so much more! 
  • Dates

    August 5-7, 2020

  • Happening Online!

  • Cost

    FREE event!

Check Out the Schedule!

  • Day 1: Wednesday, August 5th 
    • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Drive-Thru Check-In 
    • 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM – The Opener   
    • 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM – The Break Down 

    Day 2: Thursday, August 6th 

    • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Morning Session 
    • 10:45 – 11:30 AM – Breakout #1Social Media & Technology
    • 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Claim the Hill Competition*
    • 7:00 – 7:45 PM – Evening Session 
    • 7:45 – 8:30 PM – The Break Down 

    Day 3: Friday, August 7th 

    • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Morning Session 
    • 10:45 – 11:30 AM – Breakout #2; Community in a Cancel Culture
    • 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Claim the Hill Competition*
    • 5:00 – 6:00 PM –  The Closer (Live Outdoor Session) – Middle School**
    • 7:00 – 8:00 PM – The Closer (Live Outdoor Session) – High School** 
    • 7:00 – 7:45 PM – The Close(Online) 

    *This is a recommended timeframe where students will be able to complete daily activities and challenges to earn points toward the Claim the Hill Competition. 

    **The live outdoor closing session is optional for those students comfortable 

Claim the Hill Competition

  • One of the essential parts to any summer camp is the recreation time and the opportunities students get to work together and participate in a little friendly competition.  The Claim the Hill Competition will run throughout the three days of camp and include a list various activities and daily challenges students can complete in order to earn points.  
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three students for each division (middle school & high school) 

Questions about the SEE 2020:

Day 1: Wednesday, August 5th 

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Check-In 
  • 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM – The Opener   
  • 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM – The Break Down 

Day 2: Thursday, August 6th 

  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Morning Session 
  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM – Breakout #1Social Media 
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Claim the Hill Competition* 
  • 7:00 – 7:45 PM – Evening Session 
  • 7:45 – 8:30 PM – The Break Down 

Day 3: Friday, August 7th 

  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Morning Session 
  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM – Breakout #2Being an Influencer 
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Claim the Hill Competition* 
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM –  The Closer (Live Outdoor Session)  Middle School** 
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM – ThCloser (Live Outdoor Session) – High School** 
  • 7:00 – 7:45 PM – The Close(Online) 

*This is a recommended timeframe where students will be able to complete daily activities and challenges to earn points toward the Claim the Hill Competition. 

**The live outdoor closing session is optional for those students comfortable 

The Summer Encounter Experience is for rising 6th grade – 12th grade students. 

No; all middle school and high school sessions will be separate.   

Registration: July 22 – July 31st 

Summer Encounter Pack Pickup: August 5th 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Regional Campus 

Middle and High School Students 
Live Outdoor Closing Session – Middle School: August 7th at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Live Outdoor Closing Session – High School: August 7th at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

  • The Summer Encounter Experience has both in-person and virtual elements. 
  • The in-person elements will be the Check-In and The Closer (final evening session).  Both will occur at our Regional Campus.   

Check-In: On Wednesday, August 5th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM students are invited to stop by the Regional Campuscheck-in, pick up their Summer Encounter Pack, and everything your student will need to fully enjoy their camp experience!   

The Closer: On Friday, August 7th from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Middle School) and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (High School) we will host the final session of SEE 2020.  This will include worship, teaching, big giveaways and announcing of the winner of the Claim the Hill Competition.  We will also provide a delicious treat courteous of Sunset Slush of High Point, NC. This final session will also be available online as well. 

  • The virtual elements will include morning and evening sessions, live post-session discussion, and daily activities and challenges students can complete to earn points for the Claim the Hill Competition. 
  • This will occur on our YouTube Channel and Webinar X platform.  
  • All you need is internet and a computer, phone or TV! The morning and evening sessions will premiere on our YouTube channel each day at 10 AM and 7 PM.  
  • Go ahead and subscribe to the Mercy Hill Students YouTube Channel to receive a notification for each session.  

Our post-session discussions (The Break Down) and breakout sessions will occur on our secure Webinar X platform.  The link to access these will be available at www.mercyhillchurch.com/mhstudents once SEE 2020 begins.  As well as in the description of each morning and evening session. 

Yes! One of the best parts of Summer Encounter is that you can invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join in this camp experience right from their own homes.  

It’s FREE!

Each day, we will provide highlights, live posts, and updates for our Claim the Hill Competition on our social media platforms.   

Complete the Summer Encounter Registration Form Above or click here to register.

Recommended Apps

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Kahoot It, Notes, Bible App

Each day we will be providing competition highlights and updates through our social media accounts. So, having these apps are highly recommended but NOT required. We will send that information out each morning via email for those who do not have access to social media accounts.

Get the word out!

MH Students: We’d love for you to invite your friends to the Summer Encounter Experience using the social graphics below. Each download below includes a square version and an Instagram Story version of the same graphic.