SUMMIT is a 4-day training experience for the strongest and sharpest student leaders across South Carolina.  We want to “call out the called”, train students to share Jesus boldly, and expose them to the urgency of the Great Commission.

Registration opens for 11th & 12th grade students on September 15, 2023!

Who can attend Summit?  

Every SCBC Church can send their strongest student leaders with these qualifications: 

  • Current High School Student 

  • Must have professed Christ as Savior and display strong Christian disciplines and character 

  • Must be a member or regular attender of a SCBC church 

When does registration open?

Registration opens for 11th and 12th grade students on September 15, 2023. Registration for 9th and 10th grade students opens on October 1, 2023. Once all spots are filled, a waiting list will be created. You must register and pay in full in order to secure your spot for Summit 2023.

What will the schedule for Summit be?

Click on the link below to learn about the Schedule for Summit.

  Summit 2023 Schedule

What is the cost per student?

Registration is $150 per student before November 1, 2023. After November 1, 2023, the registration cost goes up to $175 per student. Juniors (11th grade) and Seniors (12th grade) get an automatic $25 discount.

What is included in the cost? 
  • All training, experiences, and swag.  
  • Lodging for three nights.
  • Most meals from dinner on December 29- lunch on January 1. (Students will be responsible for their own dinner at Carowinds- please bring $15-$25 for this)
  • Carowinds admittance and transportation to and from the park.    
How do churches pay for some or all of their students' registration costs?

Some churches choose to help their students attend Summit by offsetting a portion or all of their registration cost.

If your church would like to do this, all students from your church who are attending must complete the online registration.

Once all students have signed up, the student pastor or leader may pay the registration costs via check (made payable to the South Carolina Baptist Convention) or with a credit card by contacting our Send Team Assistant, Samantha Kilgore at (803) 227-6015. 

Is there a limit to how many students can attend?

We do have limited space and once it fills up, there will be a waiting list.


Who is leading Summit? 

The Send Team of the SCBC is hosting this event. Speakers and trainers will be hand selected from the SCBC, NAMB, and the IMB. 

Students will be placed into “Cadres” led by College students in the Palmetto Collective.  

Why are you taking them to Carowinds?

A portion of Summit will be an Evangelism Intensive Training. Students will be given the tools needed to be able to share their faith confidently with their peers. We are taking them to Carowinds to practice what they’ve learned. The goal is not the ride; the goal is the line. In a contained and safe environment like Carowinds, students, in small groups, will be charged with sharing their faith with as many people as possible.  

What else will they learn at Summit? 

Your students will be exposed to the urgency of the Great Commission and the great need for missionaries and Kingdom leaders across our nation and the world. Field experts from NAMB and the IMB will expose your students to the multitude of opportunities that await them after high school.

Your students will be challenged and trained to take everything they learn back to your church for multiplied impact. Stand ready to give them opportunities to speak and lead your student ministry to reach your community.  

Are student ministers or chaperones needed?

No.  Summit is a drop-off event. Our staff and Palmetto Collective students will guide them the entire time they are with us. Student pastors and parents are welcome to come and observe at any time, but we will not have the bed space available for you to stay overnight.

All leaders and staff, including Palmetto Collective students, have been screened with an updated background check and all have a clean history for your student’s safety.  All SCBC child safety regulations will be in place.  


Adult leaders from the SCBC will be present throughout the weekend including Charlie Swain, Katie Bennett, Ken Owens, and other members of the SEND Team of the SCBC. 

Participation, Transportation, Drop Off/Pick Up 

Students are expected to participate in the entire event. Transportation to and from Camp LaVida is the responsibility of the church or parents. Drop-off is between 3 pm - 5 pm on the 29th. Pick up is between 2pm-3pm on the 1st.

Transportation to Carowinds and back will be via buses from Capitol Tours of Columbia.

What adults will be at this event?

The Send Team of the SCBC will be on site the entire time and lead the trip to Carowinds.

There will also be 45-50 Palmetto Collective College students (20 and older) who will guide the students during the event and accompany them in small groups at Carowinds.  

Summit 2023/2024 - Main Session Speaker


Dallas Wilson - Teaching Pastor, Upstate Church

Dallas moved to the Upstate in 2018 with his wife, Jenna, and daughter, Dani. Since 2018, they have added another little girl to their family, made countless friends, and have seen God move in big ways! Dallas serves on staff at Upstate Church as one of the Teaching Pastors. If you can't find him at the church, he is probably putting together puzzles with Dani, watching movies with Jenna, writing never-ending papers for school, doing CrossFit, or cheering on the Dawgs!

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