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Youth Advance Reunion

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Dear Friends,

Dr. Rutland and Mrs. Rutland started Youth Advance back in 1983. Youth Advance was a summer camp for raising six graders through raising twelfth graders. For more than 15 years they offered this week long summer camp for 500 kids every summer. Every summer Youth Advance sold out and we had to turn kids away because we simply had no more beds. Every summer lives were changed, saved, and called into ministry. Every summer, lifelong friendships were formed and memories were made.

On July 19th, 2014 we celebrated our first ever Youth Advance Reunion. We enjoyed a fantastic evening eating BBQ, seeing old friends, singing Youth Advance songs, playing a little Bible Bowl and hearing from Dr. Rutland and Mrs. Rutland! We are so thankful to everyone who came to be a part of this event. Seeing all your faces again reminded us of why Youth Advance was so important. With more than fifty individuals coming out to the first ever YA Reunion, we hope to meet again in the next few years. If you did not get to come to this reunion, I pray that you will keep an eye out for a future Youth Advance Reunion and please enjoy all pictures we have posted from the evening. If you have pictures you would like to submit please send them toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can share them with everyone.

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Emily Leatherbarrow


Thank you for attending!

This year's Youth Advance Reunion was so much fun! Thank you to all those who came and made it a truly memorable evening. Here are some pictures of the festivities below.

YA: A Look Back

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