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OneLife Expands to Three Springs Ministries

April 12, 2017

New Site of Lancaster Bible College’s Gap Year Program Extends the College’s Reach

In 2012, Lancaster Bible College began offering an alternative to the direct high school to college route that students often take: OneLife. OneLife provides gap year programs for students between high school and college focused on discipleship, travel and service. Now, starting in the fall of 2017, students will able to participate in the life-transforming program through an additional site located at Three Springs Ministries.

Located in the endless mountains of north-central Pennsylvania, near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Three Springs has been dubbed “a little piece of heaven” by the countless numbers of teenagers and young adults who visit the beautiful campground each year. The ministry has a well-established reputation for providing high-quality facilities and spiritually and physically challenging programs, making it a natural fit for the OneLife program.

OneLife students will live in a brand new living and learning facility and have full access to the camp’s activities: ropes courses, indoor climbing barn, archery range, soccer and football fields, horse barn and indoor arena, large swimming pool and game rooms. In addition, students have free access to the nearby Ski Sawmill Family Resort, which offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Students will participate in the same curriculum as OneLife students at LBC, earning 30 college credits while traveling domestically and internationally.

“Words can’t express how excited we are to partner with Three Springs Ministries to assist in their efforts to provide a gap year program for students,” said Derek Melleby, OneLife’s executive director. “It is an honor and privilege to work with a Christ-centered camp that has top-notch facilities. With a 15-year history of being actively involved in the spiritual formation of young people, we couldn’t be more thrilled to come alongside them and serve Christ together.” 

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