EMT stands for Evangelistic Missions Training and has served as a transformational event in the lives of DOVE Youth for over 25 years. This 4 or 8-day immersive experience in Reading, PA has been designed to challenge you to live like Jesus. We guarantee this camp will push you out of your comfort zone, but you will also find yourself full of life as you step out, it’s what Jesus promised his followers. This camp is not for the light-hearted! It will stretch you physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. If you have any level of uncertainty, please consult your youth leader or e-mail us at before applying. At the same time, nobody can ever be totally prepared to follow Jesus…sometimes you have to just ‘drop your net’ and say ‘yes’ (Matthew 4).
“EMT was one of the greatest weeks of my life” – EMT Student “I wish I could spend the whole summer at EMT” – EMT Student
What to Expect!
God has a unique call on your life. Each day at EMT, we will teach you. We will pray for you. We will worship together. And then, we will send you out to do what you were just taught! After Jesus equipped his disciples, he sent them out “to proclaim the Kingdom of God.” Being sent activated their faith! This year, many of the outreaches will look a bit different, but it doesn’t change the mission – that the world would know Jesus!
Still not sure what to expect? Read a full report and view pictures from EMT 2019 or 2020.
How it works: Equip, Activate, Launch
Phase 1 (July 29 – August 2) Key teachings, powerful worship, and activation in the streets of Reading, PA
Phase 2 (August 2 – 6) will place you on a specific Launch Team in Reading led by adult leaders
Launch Teams:Creative Arts Team orSpirit-Led Teams
Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘Spirit-led’. There are 3 ‘Spirit-led’ teams this year. Each team will have a strong leaders who will help guide the team in a concentrated outreach. It will be an experience you won’t forget!
EMT is for teens 13 to 18 years old who have a serious desire to live for God and reach our world. A youth leader or mentor will need to provide a reference for you to attend EMT (this is automatically sent as part of your application).
Students have the option to attend for Phase 1 only or to attend for the full 8 days! Most students elect to stay for the full experience but this an option for busier schedules.
Phase 1 (Days 1-4) : approximately $270
Phase 1 + 2 (Full 8 days): approximately $370
What’sincluded? A full 8-night stay at Rosedale Camp, all your food, and two cool t-shirt’s 🙂 We try to keep our prices as affordable as possible to allow the most amount of students to attend. We encourage students and youth groups to view this as a 8-day missions trip and to fundraise so they can attend! For those that are unable to afford or raise the funds we also have partial scholarships available. Please contact us at for scholarship info.
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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.