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What is Sprachcamp?

Sprachcamp is a Christian based summer camp where you can improve your school English and be together with other amazing people to have fun and share great experiences. Every year there are about 20 Americans that travel to Germany to teach English and hang out all week. Faith is also a central aspect of Sprachcamp. We love introducing campers to Jesus and helping those that know Him already grow closer in their relationship.

History of Sprachcamp

Sprachcamp was founded in 2003 by Mitch Bernay. After a camp in the Czech he had and idea: offer a Christian summer camp for German youth with Americans teaching English classes. Since this year Sprachcamp has been proceeded every year again. Due to Corona the ministry was forced to pause. However, in 2022 we took a fresh new start. Since then Sprachcamp is part of the church plant “Lichtwerk – FeG Oberlausitz”.

Our Mission

At Sprachcamp we understand it as our mission to show the youth of Eastern Saxony who Jesus is in a relevant and exciting way. We want to guide the Teens into a growing relationship with Christ and enable them to lead others as well.

Our Vision

Through God’s leading and with His help, we want to:

  • provide a place for the youth to “fill-up” [on Christ’s love]
  • become a large faith family
  • support the youth so they can live their faith
  • help the youth openly live out their faith as an example to others
  • together with other youth workers, build a regional network

Our Beliefs

Jesus Christ is our personal Savior. Through His grace we are able to live each day (Romans 3:22-24). Christ is furthermore the leader of our youth work (Eph 5:23). It is only with and through His leading that it is possible for us to be active in ministry, to change lives and to build the kingdom of God (Mt 28:19-20). Besides a steady eye on Christ, His cross and His forgiveness, it is important to us to give space for the Holy Spirit to be present in our lives and our youth work (Acts 1:8; John 4:24). The basis of our faith and our work is God’s holy word – the bible. We want to model faith, not as tradition or religiosity, but as a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Such a relationship must be a daily choice. This is why it is important to be a part of and have the support of a faith community.