ACU Leadership Camps operates Kadesh, MPulse, Learning to Lead and KidQuest on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. The University provides excellent facilities for residence, food services, and learning centers in addition to an attractive campus within the West Texas environment.

KidQuest Day Camp emphasizes discovery active learning and expressive play for kids entering 1st through 3rd grade in the fall. Learning to Lead provides an active learning adventure for youth preparing to enter 4th through 6th grade. MPulse offers a community-building experience for adolescents in a transition period preparing to enter 7th through 9th grade. Kadesh maximizes challenges to high school students through its innovation and intense focus of week-long events. Whether campers attend one year only or return every year for every camp, they experience a uniquely focused, spiritually forming program calling them to respond to God with their heart, mind and life.

Here in Abilene, we have a unique three university community in West Texas that provides an excellent opportunity for service. It’s an environment rich with possibilities as we seek to share our faith and love with those around us.

Leadership Camps began in 1982 with a vision to meet a growing concern for leadership training among young believers. Kadesh Life Camp offered this opportunity for high school students, and Learning to Lead was introduced in 1985 to offer an age-appropriate experience for upper-elementary and middle school students. In the past ten years, the vision has been refocused toward an emphasis on servant leadership, community service, and personal spiritual growth. In 1997, MPulse was introduced to provide a unique challenge for middle schoolers seeking to find their place in Christian community.

Our facilities on the campus of Abilene Christian University provide a unique “camping” experience . . . comfortable two-person residence hall rooms for campers and outstanding meeting facilities. In addition, campers experience ACU’s friendly “family” atmosphere, eat their meals in “The World Famous Bean,” and relax and play in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Nightly devotionals are experienced together in the outdoor Beauchamp Amphitheater as the sun sets in the West Texas sky.