“I always felt a little nervous around my non-Christian friends, especially those who ask for my point of view. I was genuinely concerned that a difficult question would arise, and, without a clear answer, I would misrepresent the truth at a critical moment. Those fears are long gone.”

– Sophie, Student

Why Base Camp?

Studies show that younger generations have a lot more questions and doubt than the previous generations. Yet 27% of Gen Z says “the church is not a safe place to express doubts.”

What is Base Camp?

At Faith Ascent, we believe that good questions deserve good answers. Base Camp is an engaging and safe place for students to ask questions, express their doubts, and learn from dedicated Christians and experts in their fields. 

We provide intensive apologetics and worldview training from leading thinkers and speakers in Christian apologetics, including author and speaker Ryan Dobson, son of Dr. James Dobson, WashU professor Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass, and Director of NGIM Dr. Thomas McCuddy

Learn more about all of our speakers at Base Camp this year below! We’ll cover topics such as: 

  • the historical reliability of the Bible
  • science and faith 
  • evidence for the resurrection
  • social justice and Christianity 
  • conversational apologetics
  • living for truth and faith in today’s culture 
  • the goodness of God in the midst of pain and suffering 

We’ve been holding summer camps and seminars for over ten years, answering questions, providing resources, and strengthening faith.

Watch real students share how their experience at Base Camp impacted their doubts and and grew their confidence in the gospel.

Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23rd

Marianist Retreat and Conderence Center
Eureka, MO

Base Camp tuition for 4 days and 3 nights of intensive learning, interactive courses, and a lot of fun is $400 per student. Scholarships are available for those who have financial need. See the details below.

We are also pleased to offer group discounts for churches! Please contact us at info@faithascent.com or call (314) 587-3696 to learn more. 

Faith Ascent Ministries helps you afford Base Camp costs.

Once you have registered for Base Camp, you are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Financial assistance is available based on each student’s financial need. Limited funds are available.

Mindful, generous donors contribute financial assistance funds making them available to qualified Faith Ascent Base Camp registrants through an application process. Financial assistance applicants are considered according to their own financial ability to invest in the experience, as well as their
commitment to participating in the Base Camp program and activities.

The amount of Financial Assistance awarded is based on the demonstrated financial need as determined by information the family submits through the application process, as well as answers from the student applicant expressing their interest in attending. If a family is awarded a scholarship, the funds are
applied only towards tuition. All financial information, application information, and documents are kept in confidence and will not be shared outside of Faith Ascent. Faith Ascent expects that each recipient will also keep the amount of their award private and confidential. Awards are not given for academic,
athletic, or artistic merit, nor are student loans or full tuition awards available. The Faith Ascent Scholarship Committee reviews requests following the decision to admit the student to Faith Ascent’s Base Camp based upon his/her registration application, the family/student applicant has signed and
agreed to Faith Ascent’s terms and conditions, and the non-refundable deposit of $150 has been paid via Faith Ascent’s online registration process.

When these steps are completed please email us at: info@faithascent.com or call us at (314) 587-3696 to request a scholarship application. Applications are considered in the order they are received, so feedback may take up to three weeks. Please note: If your registration is paid in full, no
tuition assistance will be available.

Nondiscrimination Policy
Faith Ascent Ministries admits students of any gender, race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Faith Ascent Ministries does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national or ethnic
origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance, or other Faith Ascent administrated programs.

Next Step
Register for Base Camp online and pay the minimum deposit for Base Camp either online or mail a check in for $150. Once your minimum deposit is paid, you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Base Camp 2022 Schedule

Coming soon!