Servanthood and Smiles

What is S-Core?

S-Core (Servant Core) is designed to be a rewarding spiritual, emotional, and personal growth experience through hands-on servant discipleship training. It allows you to grow spiritually, us to show you the many things that make camp run and teach you to minister to others through servanthood. Your two weeks will be filled with challenge, adventure, deep discussion, laughter, solid biblical teaching, and friendships. Understanding the Way of Jesus and serving others with joy, no matter what the circumstances, is a building block to the sacrificed life. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Because of this, we want to give campers a deeper understanding of the heart of Jesus through servanthood.

S-Core Goals

  • Find the joy in serving others while exploring the fundamental concepts of servanthood.
  • Begin to understand your identity in Christ; how you’ve been created to serve the church and God’s kingdom.
  • Learn to share the Gospel.
  • Learn to share your testimony.
  • Learn the importance of work and taking initiative.
  • Explore missions.
  • Ask questions about life after High School.
  • Wrestle with big questions.
  • Develop one idea of how you can help your youth pastor.

Who Is S-Core for?

S-Core is for campers who are completing their freshman year through seniors graduating in 2024.

What will the S-Core team do at camp?

The S-Core team will serve in many ways our staff serves, but they are still considered campers. They will help with camp preparation and welcoming churches, serve meals, clean dishes, and help with cleaning the dining hall. S-Core will hold daily small group Bible studies , small group discussions, have time with camp leadership, and be involved in team-building initiatives. At the end of each week they will help turn camp over for a new week.


Here’s what a typical day in S-Core looks like:

6:30 AM – Wake Up

7:00 AM – Devo

7:30 AM – Eat Breakfast

8:00 AM – Serve Breakfast/Clean

9:00 AM – Finish Cleaning

10:00 AM – Group Lesson

11:30 AM – Break

12:00 PM – Eat Lunch

12:30 PM – Serve Lunch/Clean

1:30 PM – Assist with Rec Activities

5:00 PM – Eat Dinner

5:30 PM – Serve Dinner/Clean/Prep

8:00 PM – Attend Evening Worship

9:00 PM – Free Time

Canoe Trip

Over the weekend S-Core campers (usually) take a canoe trip. The canoe trip has become one of the most unifying experiences of the S-Core program. Camp Siloam will provide the tents, meals and canoeing equipment. Pack with the canoe trip in mind. (Typically, the trip is down the beautiful Buffalo River. However, this may be subject to change as water flows vary each session.) Please note: Campers who cannot swim will be required to wear a lifejacket for the entire float trip.

What will S-Core study?

S-Core campers will do inductive Bible Study exploring what it means to “come to serve” as Jesus did. You will explore who you are in Christ and how you’ve been created to serve the church & the Kingdom through personal assessments & group discussion. You will also practice sharing your testimony as well as learn & practice sharing the gospel.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $335. This includes all the meals for the duration of the program, and a float trip with other team and staff members. We also recommend bringing some extra cash in case you want to purchase items from the camp store. Full payment is required at the end of registration, so have a credit card handy. If you cancel before you arrive, you will be refunded 50% of the total price.

When are the sessions?

S-Core sessions are two weeks long, and there are four 2024 sessions to choose from. Each session begins on Sunday at 3pm and ends on Friday at 3pm. Select the session you want to attend and complete the online registration process.


Session 1

June 2nd - June 14th


Session 2

June 16th - June 28th


Session 3

June 30th - July 12th

Session 4

July 14th - July 26th

What should S-Core bring?

  • 2 Weeks of clothes and toiletries
  • Closed-toed shoes are required for working in the dining hall.
  • Adventure sandals or water shoes are required for the canoe trip.
  • Personal gear for camping and canoeing.
  • A sleeping bag is required for the overnight float trip.
  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Raincoat
  • Coat
  • Jacket
  • Adventure Sandals
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Jeans
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Long Sleeve Shirts 
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Soap
  • Shower Shoes
  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or Pencil