Ascend Summer Camp Video

Ascend Summer Camp 2019

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus…” Colossians 3:17

How do we go “all in?” What does it mean to “Believe in something, even if it costs you everything.” We commit our hearts to what we see as valuable or important. We change our lives to match the worthwhile issues we care about.

Are we believing and pursuing the right things?

Is pursuing Jesus worth losing everything, especially when it cost Him everything? What does it mean to go all in with Jesus Christ? Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”

Join us this summer as we dig into God’s word, to experience and learn what it means to be All In for Christ.

This Summer, ARE YOU ALL IN?

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Ascend Summer 2019

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Roy Baldwin has the honor of being married to his best friend, Karen, and leading and loving his three children. Roy is the Executive Director here at Monadnock Christian Ministries and the former Director of Parenting and Youth for Focus on the Family. He has worked with at-risk youth and parents for over 20 years in different settings. From the streets of New York City as a Family Advocate to the countryside of Central PA as a surrogate parent with his wife and as an administrator at a therapeutic foster care agency, Roy has experienced first hand the challenges of today’s family. Roy received his BA in Social Science from Nyack College and his MA from Duquesne University in Leadership. Roy’s life mission is to PURSUE Christ; TO KNOW, TO LOVE, and TO LEAD his family; and EXTEND Grace to all.

Evan Benevides is not only our Camp Director, but an amazingly talented musician who loves to lead people into an up-close and personal experience with Jesus Christ.

Steven Lucas is the Lead Pastor at Life Church in Norton, MA. He’s married to his BFFL and college sweetheart, Devonne, and they have a baby daughter named, Haven. Steven is a Boston sports fanatic, can’t sing, and loves Marvel movies.

HeartSong Ministries exists to communicate the livable reality of the gospel as seen through genuine worship. Whether at a large conference or small youth event, our HeartSong teams intentionally balance music, scripture, and life stories to engage audiences in a way that is distinctively Cedarville.”


Josh Wyatt is the founder and lead pastor of Charles River. In addition to serving the city of Boston, he has a passion to see the spiritual tide turn in New England in his lifetime. Josh has bachelor and seminary degrees in Religion and Church Ministries, and has started ministries for at-risk youth and families in urban housing developments along with new churches in Greater Boston. On top of his ministries in Boston, he enjoys traveling to speak across the country with a unique focus on the northeast. Josh and his wife Becky have two sons, Isaiah and Luca and a daughter Norah. He loves investing in next generation leaders, coaching his boys’ baseball teams, marathon running and exploring New England. Josh and his family live in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury.

HeartSong Ministries exists to communicate the livable reality of the gospel as seen through genuine worship. Whether at a large conference or small youth event, our HeartSong teams intentionally balance music, scripture, and life stories to engage audiences in a way that is distinctively Cedarville.”


Daryl Reininger was a youth pastor for 17 years. He may not be a youth pastor now, but he still loves teenagers and believes that they are the tone setters for the church. He has a true passion to teach the Bible in a way that teenagers can understand and apply to their everyday lives.

RTD started right here at Monadnock, and they are 4 friends who love bringing people to the place where they can freely worship our King Jesus Christ. They always want to point people back to God through music and that all honor and glory would always be Gods and never be robbed from HIM. Their mission is to create a spiritual collision or connection between God and His people through music and His leading.”

Pricing and Registration Options:

Family Camp

  • Conference Center – $600/couple, $100 each additional person

  • Campground – $230/couple, $50 each additional person (does not include meals)

  • 4-Day Option at Conf. Center – $400/couple, $100 each additional person

    • Suggested 4-Day Dates are July 2-5, let us know which days you’d like to attend!!

Teen Camp (ages 12-18)

  • $439 per camper, per week

3 Ways to Register:

Online Registration – click the link below
Email Registration – email
Phone Registration – call (603) 532-8321

Online Registration
Scholarship Application

Scholarship Funds are are available!

Thanks to our awesome donors, the Hakala Camp Scholarship Fund assists many of our guests in having a camp experience. If money is the issue for coming to camp – don’t be shy! Ask for what you need.

Scholarship Application
  • Archery Tag.
  • Water Tubing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming Pool.
  • Paintball.
  • Group Games and Color Wars!
  • Friendship Bracelets.
  • And ALL the games!

You’re here to kick back and have fun, and there’s fun for everyone at camp!

  • prices include all programming, meals, and most activities  (meals not included for campground guests)
  • A non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration
  • Final balance is due at Camper Check-In
  • Monadnock Christian Ministries (MCM) is a “Ministry Safe” camp; meaning all staff, counselors, and volunteers complete a comprehensive abuse recognition and prevention training program provided by a third-party organization.
  • MCM is licensed and inspected annually by the State of NH. All staff members are vetted by a rigorous application, interview, and selection process, must pass a criminal background check, and receive extensive training on-site.
  • We make every effort to accommodate room-with requests, but cannot guarantee these requests.
  • Campers registered for multiple sessions will not be permitted to stay overnight at camp between sessions.
  • Space is limited, and registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Completed and signed Medical Forms are required for every teen camper. If a Medical Form is not on file by Check-In day, the camper will be required to leave camp. No exceptions.

The Ark is our main building, built in 1808 with all the character of an old New England home. It contains the main office, dining rooms, pool, game rooms, and guest rooms are located on three different floors.

Carlson Manor is younger, being built in 1913, with a beautiful wood staircase and unique built-ins. It contains guest rooms on four different floors, including our handicap-accessible rooms.

The Cabins are the young bucks of our housing, and offer a quieter, woodsy lodging with a bathhouse centrally located.

Our chef, Matt Snow, cooks up an amazing spread every week from pizza to (gasp!) vegetables.

With prior notice, Matt can accommodate any food allergy or dietary requirements that your students/leaders may have. Please email him at with any needs at least one week prior to your arrival.

Our Snack Shops (both in the Ark and Hillside) serve snacks throughout the afternoons and evenings, with new treats added all the time! Bring a little spending money for our terrific fried dough. 😉