8th grade participates in confirmation camp at Camp Arcadia

October 24, 2022

Trinity's confirmation process involves not only educational modules, but also the opportunity to serve and learn together through camps. In seventh grade, the students go to Camp Concordia in Gowen, Michigan to learn, but also to serve the camp as they prepare to close for the winter. During the 8th grade year, students travel to Camp Arcadia, in Arcadia, Michigan, with the objective to learn and play together with their chaperones and grow together in the word. 

The Camp Concordia students had their trip in early September and the eighth graders traveled to Camp Arcadia for the weekend of Oct. 21-23. Trinity had 15 student attendees and five chaperones. The weekend featured a variety of events and actvities. The main speaker was Pastor Brian Davies of Lord of Glory in Grayslake, Illinois. He led the class in exploring Biblical heroes and discussing their identity in Christ. There were also games, hiking, time for churches to meet and talk, free time and vespers, as well as Sunday morning worship on Lake Michigan. Some of the students even participated in a polar plunge, which was a dip in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning. 

Camp Arcadia is just one component of Trinity's confirmation process. Students must also complete nine modules held over a three year period from sixth through eighth grade. Those modules include Old Testament, New Testament, baptism, Apostles' Creed, 10 Commandments, Lord's Prayer, worship, Saved by Grace and Why it Matters. When the modules are complete and students are ready for confirmation, which typically occurs the fall of their 9th grade year, they also complete a three-session retreat, in which they need to prepare for the actual confirmation.

For more information about confirmation at Trinity, visit Trinityct.org/confirmation or contact Kristen Hardy at

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