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Southeastern Young Life leaders gather at Sharp Top Cove

By Bonnie Carlton, Young Life

Seventy-five students and Young Life leaders from Pickens High School spent the weekend with hundreds of high school kids from the southeast at SharpTop Cove, a Young Life camp here in Jasper. Despite the rainy weather, it was a weekend of fun, friends, adventure and a very special message.

Several times throughout the weekend, campers and leaders met together for “Club,” a high-energy gathering which consists of music, games, and a message about the love that Jesus has for them. Everything about club is fun, engaging and appealing. Students heard from Mark Wilson, who serves on Young Life staff in Fairhope, Alabama, about the God who created them, knows them the best and loves them the most.

Sharp Top Cove has much to offer. It provides a beautiful, distraction free setting in the mountains where high school kids can engage in a variety of activities. Students have the chance to get away from their normal routine and enjoy time with their friends and leaders. While at camp, kids get to be part of a big adventure.

“It was a very memorable weekend spent with lots of fun people. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to learn more about God and spend time with good friends and my amazing leaders”, said Ellie Pool, a junior at Pickens High School.

Every Young Life area all over the world has leaders who spend time building relationships with their high school friends, and Pickens County is no different. Leaders are adults from the community who want to invest in the lives of teenagers and provide a positive role model for them. Young Life leaders develop friendships with kids and then get the opportunity to go with them to camp, either for a weekend during the school year, or for a week long summer camp. Young Life leaders remain friends with kids long after their high school days are over!

Pickens Young Life Club is held every other Monday night during the school year. It is being held at the Pickens County Recreation Department for the time being. The summer camp trip was just recently announced to high school kids and will take place at Crooked Creek, a Young Life property in Fraser, Colorado, June 21-30.

If you have questions about Pickens County Young Life or would like to get involved, please contact Bonnie Carlton, 678-451-2614 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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