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ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) – StuCamps, the student camps sponsored by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, are scheduled this summer at Inlow Baptist Camp and Sivells Baptist Camp. COVID-19 prompted the cancelation of all BCNM camps last summer, but plans are underway for three student camps this summer, in addition to other specialty camps. Registration for all three student camps opened on March 15th. StuCamps invites students who will complete grades 6-12 before camp this summer. Students participate in worship time, Bible study, small groups and recreation.

The first camp, StuCamps 1.0, is scheduled for June 7-11 at Sivells Baptist Camp, near Cloudcroft. Early registration opened March 15th and ends May 7th. The early registration fee is $195 per camper. Late registration runs from May 8 – June 2 with a cost of $210 per camper. The camp preacher for StuCamps 1.0 is Chris Hurt. A student pastor for 25 years, Hurt currently serves in a church in Frisco, Texas. He performs sketch-comedy at camps, conferences and retreats. He is a Texas Tech graduate, is married and has two children.

June 14-18 is the date for StuCamps 2.0. also at Sivells Baptist Camp. The early registration deadline is May 14th at the cost of $195. Late registration runs from May 15 – June 9 at the price of $210 per camper. The camp preacher for StuCamps 2.0 is Mike Martindale. Martindale’s 40-year ministry includes student ministry, collegiate ministry and both domestic and international church planting. In 2001, Martindale helped plant The Heights Fellowship, Lubbock, Texas, where he serves as lead pastor. He and his wife, LaNell, have been married for 34 years and have one daughter.

Inlow Baptist Camp will to host StuCamps 3.0 June 28th – July 2nd. Early registration, underway now, ends May 28th at the cost of $195 per camper. Late registration runs from May 29th – June 23rd at the price of $210 per camper. The camp pastor for StuCamps 3.0 is Garret Wagoner. He serves as pastor of discipleship and spiritual formation at Fivestone Community Church, Garland, Texas. Wagoner grew up in a pastor’s home and realizing at age 11 that religion could not save him – only Jesus could. He decided to follow Jesus after overhearing a Gospel conversation his dad had on the phone. He began his ministry at age 17. His passion is sharing God’s Word, seeing lives transformed and seeing believers become disciples that make disciples. Wagoner and his wife have three sons (including newborn twins).

100 Anthems, a group of guys from the Lubbock area who share their love of leading music will lead music for all three weeks of StuCamps.

Churches may register groups for any of the StuCamps online at For more information, contact Lydia Nelson at or (505) 924-2316.


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