UPDATED: 04/25/06

The Young Continentals
Vocal & Technical Ministry (ages 12 - 16) 5 week commitment

"Setting the standard and raising the expectations of teenagers in ministry."

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
I Timothy 4:12

Our Purpose: The Continentals were formed in 1967 as a non-profit, inter-denominational ministry. Powerful music and the message of Jesus Christ are the foundation of the Continental Ministries. Our purpose is to build each tour member personally and spiritually, to develop a missionary heart; taking every opportunity to proclaim the gospel of Christ through our musical programs as well as one-on-one, and to encourage all believers along the way to a deeper and more meaningful commitment to Christ.

Since 1992, the Young Continentals have set the standard and raised the expectations of teenagers in ministry across America and around the world. These groups of 34 teenage performers and technicians present a high energy, motivating and potentially life changing evangelical program in schools and churches each day. The stage comes to life with cutting edge music, drama, choreography and sincere testimony. Teens telling teens about Christ! After an eight day rehearsal camp, The Young Continentals hit the road for four weeks of hands-on ministry.

All of our Young Continental tours are staffed with experienced directors as well as two to three qualified chaperones. Tour members will also work with professional instructors in voice, dance, drama and technical engineering.

Each Young Continental applicant must submit a completed application, including two minister recommendations and a music or technical recommendation. The application for vocalists must also include an audition tape containing two songs of contrasting styles.

Tour members of The Young Continentals are sent out as short-term missionaries, and as such, are asked to raise financial support to cover the costs of the tour. The sponsorship amount for the Young Continentals is $3,195, unless otherwise stated. Support raised covers concert outfits, meals, housing, domestic transportation and administrative costs. It does not cover the rehearsal camp room and board fee, transporation to and from rehearsal camp, major medical/accident insurance (required) or personal spending money. The initial confirmation fee is 10% of the total sponsorship and will be deducted from the total to be raised. Tour itineraries (including dates and locations), sponsorship amounts and directors are subject to change


Summer 2006
(Tour information is subject to change and is updated
as information becomes available)

First Half Summer (Ages 12-15)
June 3- July 10 (Los Angeles Rehearsal Camp)

Tour 2: Southwest U.S. Tour (with a day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Theme and Water Park)
Check out Six Flags Texas Theme and Water Park
Routing: CA, AZ, NM, TX, NM, AZ, CA

Sponsorship: $3,195
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
Aleke Morris
Asst. Director: Evelyn Tabangcora
YC Leader: Juliann Durst
YC Leader: Hope Kimzey

YC Leader: Robby Schlegel
Status: Accepting Applications for all positions (click here to apply)

Tour 3: West Coast U.S. Tour (with a day at Universal Studios Hollywood)
Check out Universal Studios Hollywood
Routing: CA, OR, WA, OR, CA

Sponsorship: $3,195
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
Matt Wilkinson

Asst. Director: Raeshell Trefry
YC Leader: Brian Cofer
YC Leader: Brittany Cernek

Status:
Accepting Applications for all positions (click here to apply)

Mid-Summer (Ages 12-15)
July 1- August 10 (Kansas City Rehearsal Camp)

Tour 4: Southeast U.S. & Dominican Republic Tour (visiting a Compassion International project)
Routing: KS, OK, TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, Dominican Republic, FL, GA, AL, MS, MO, OK, KS
Sponsorship: $3,795
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
Nathan Mahy
YC Leader: Kendal Casteel

YC Leader: Kayla Hansen
YC Leader: Paris Seder
YC Leader: Emily Anderson
Status: Tour full!

Tour 5: Western U.S. Tour (with a day on Disneyland)
Check out Disneyland
Routing: KS, NE, CO, WY, CO, UT, NV, AZ, CA, AZ, NM, CO, KS

Sponsorship: $3,195
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
Marco Gandolfo
Asst. Director: Melissa Hooker
Asst. Director: Weegie Kealey
YC Leader: Guytano Magno

YC Leader: Melissa Hisel
Status: Accepting Applications for male vocalist and tech positions
and two female vocalist positions. (click here to apply)


Second Half Summer
(Ages 12-15)
July 15 - August 24
(Kansas City, MO Rehearsal Camp)

Tour 6: Northeast U.S. Tour (with a day on Broadway)
Routing: IA, MN, WI, IL, MI, NY, PA, MD, Washington D.C., MD, PA, MD, PA, OH, IN, IL, KS
Sponsorship: $3,195
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
Katie Fullbright
Asst. Director: Tiffany Tao
Asst. Director:
Derrick Bassett

YC Leader: Justin DeHart
YC Leader: Amy Zajac
Status: Accepting Applications for all alto and male vocalist and tech positions (click here to apply)

Tour 7: Midwest U.S. Tour (with a day in Washington D.C)
Routing: MO, AR, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, VA, Washington DC, VA, OH, IN, IL, MO
Sponsorship: $3,195
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
Raeshell Trefry

Asst. Director:
Josh Graber
YC Leader: Shawna Kingsley

Status:
Accepting Applications for all positions (click here to apply)


Fall 2006
Fall Performing Arts School
(Ages 12-16)Tatsu image
October 16 - November 20 (Los Angeles Rehearsal Camp)

(Tour information is subject to change and is updated
as information becomes available)


Tour 8: Western U.S. Tour (with a day at Six Flags Magic Mountain)
Routing: TBA
Sponsorship: $3,195
Rehearsal Camp Fee:
$500
Director:
TBA
Status: Accepting Applications for all positions (click here to apply)


· CONTINENTAL MINISTRIES has been accepted as a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
· Sponsorship includes concert outfits, meals, music, domestic and international transportation costs and administrative costs.
· Sponsorship does not include transportation to Rehearsal Camp, your return home at the end of tour (or at any other time during your tour); Rehearsal Camp   Fee; Major Medical/Accident insurance (required) and personal spending money.
· The initial confirmation fee for all tours is 10% of the total sponsorship amount and will be deducted from the total to be raised.
· Tour itineraries (including dates and tour locations), sponsorship amounts and directors are subject to change.

Additional information can be obtained fromt the Talent Department at 1-800-481-7464 (SING), or e-mail us at talent@continentalsingers.org.

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