Scan 2.jpegEvery summer Asian Young Life takes about a dozen teenagers to help out at Capernaum camp, a special place in Virginia for young people with disabilities.

Our volunteers from Asian Young Life serve as "buddies" to the young people with special needs in the hope of giving these Capernaum campers the "best week of their life." Our Asian Young Life teens assist the Capernaum campers in getting around camp, participating in camp activities, and basically just helping in anyway possible so that the Capernaum campers can overcome obstacles, grow in confidence, and experience life to the full. The days can be long (Expect to work 12+ hours each day!) and you will have to become "comfortable being uncomfortable," but once you get the hang of it, you may go home more blessed than the people you are serving. In fact, many of our volunteers say that helping out at Capernaum camp was the best week of their life.

At the conclusion of your week, Asian Young Life will credit and certify you with 50 hours of community service. We just ask that you work hard at the camp and that you serve the Capernaum campers to the best of your ability.

what is capernaum?

Capernaum is the name of a special Young Life ministry dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people with disabilities. The ministry is named after a town Jesus visited in which He ministered to a paralyzed man  (see Mark 2:1-12). Likewise, Young Life leaders today go into the world of teenagers with physical and emotional disabilities and minister to these young people by engaging them in life-changing activities and by lavishing them with God's love.

To learn more, please visit Young Life's Capernaum page.

To read about what a week at Capernaum camp looks like, check out this blogsite.​


Each summer, there are usually more students who want to volunteer at Capernaum than there are spots available; as a result, the opportunity to serve at Capernaum is competitive. AYL leaders will take into consideration a student's commitment and involvement in AYL throughout the school year in trying to determine who should serve on each summer's mission team.

There is a prerequisite that you must have attended Saranac camp first to understand how YL camping works.

To apply, click the blue button below.

Summ​​er 2018 ​Info

The details fo​r this summer's service project/mission trip are as follows: 

​​Camp: Rockbridge​, Goshen, VA
Dates:​ August 11-15, 2018
Cost: ​$449

To pay, please click the orange button below.​ The cost is $449.

Cap​er​​naum Memories

We have preserved our memories of Capernaum in photos and videos​. Click the picture below to see our most recent Capernaum photo album in Facebook.



caper​n​a​​​u​m ​​LINKS


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