Dear South Dakota NextGen Leaders and Pastors:

I am thrilled and humbled to step back into the role of District Youth Director for SDAG NextGen ministries. Allow me a moment to introduce myself and my family if we are not yet acquainted. Jennifer and I grew up in A/G churches in South Dakota, met at Trinity Bible College, and have been married for 25 years. We’ve been part of local church or district ministry for 23 years, 19 of them in SD. We have four children, Allison is 21 and studying to be a teacher, Aleyah is 16 and a sophomore in high school, Ethan is 14 in eighth grade, and Ellie is 2 and we get to adopt her very soon!

We bring many fond memories from our time as DYD from 2011-17. A lot has changed in six years, a little more gray hair, kids that are growing up, circumstances in our changing world, and the leadership landscape across the 605 has certainly changed. What hasn’t changed is that the next generation needs the life changing hope of Jesus and is worth pouring our time and energy into. It has been so fun to watch the NextGen ministries grow and thrive under the visionary leadership of the Tuftes; our kids and family have been blessed by their work and that of many others like you who give of your time, treasure, and energy. We return with excitement convinced of these truths: God has a beautiful future for His church; everyone has a vital part to play; and we are always better when we partner together.

We are grateful for this moment and looking forward to all that God will do. As we embark on this journey together, I can’t wait for us to grow together with the Lord’s help to see more lives changed, kids and students growing as disciples of Jesus, callings birthed and confirmed, missionaries called and equipped, and God sized dreams realized across the 605.

I’m filled with eager anticipation as I start in the office this week; I look forward to connecting with you through a phone call, text, email, video chat, or in person visit to meet you and hear what God is doing in your life, in your family, and in your church.

Let’s Get Better Together!

David Bauchspiess


Summer Camp is Here

Camp is a chance to get away, seek God, and be transformed to become more like him. Don't miss out on the opportunity to reconnect with friends, make memories, and leave changed. Let God set a fire in your heart. We'll see you at camp!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 11th
Regular Registration Deadline: May 9th
Late Registration Price is after this up to 11 days before each camp.
Walk-on Price (within 10 days of each camp start): allowed, pending availability: $25 walk-on fee

Minimum deposit for camp is a $50 non-refundable deposit. If paying by check, deposit MUST be received by each deadline to qualify for that pricing discount. Full payment is due by the regular deadline of May 9th. Campers must be paid in-full prior to arrival at camp.

High School Camp

Fall Grades: 9th grade - Spring 2024 Graduate
June 3rd-7th
Speaker: Ty Buckingham, Evangelist
Worship: TBA
Cost: Early: $255, Regular: $270, Late: $300, Walk-on: $325

Teen Camp

Fall Grades: 6th Grade- Spring 2024 Graduate
June 10th-14th
Speaker: Ty Buckingham, Evangelist
Worship: TBA
Cost: Early: $255, Regular: $270, Late: $300, Walk-on: $325

Middle School Camp

Fall Grades: 7th grade - 9th grade
June 17th-21st
Speaker: Ty Buckingham, Evangelist
Worship: SD Collective
Cost: Early: $255, Regular: $270, Late: $300, Walk-on: $325

Kids Camp 1

Fall Grades: 3rd - 6th Grade
(we are asking all INCOMING 6th graders to attend Kids Camp one more year due to spacing issues at middle school camp)
June 23rd-26th
Speaker: Aaron Gruber, Kids Pastor
Cost: Early: $212, Regular: $227, Late: $257, Walk-on: $282

Kids Camp 2

Fall Grades: 3rd - 6th Grade
(we are asking all INCOMING 6th graders to attend Kids Camp one more year due to spacing issues at middle school camp)
June 26th-29th
Speaker: David Aaron Gruber, Kids Pastor
Cost: Early: $212, Regular: $227, Late: $257, Walk-on: $282


Join us for our annual South Dakota Young Adult Retreat, hosted in the picturesque Black Hills at the Black Hills Retreat Center. This weekend will be filled with worship, powerful messages, fun, friends, and relaxation. 

Event attendees must be out of high school and 18 - 30 years old. 

***If you're looking for camp registration for kids, middle school, and high school, please see different event

Special Guest Speaker: Ty Buckingham, Evangelist
Worship: TBA

Registration includes:
-Lodging for 2 nights
-3 meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday
-On-site recreation activities

Registration Deadlines:
Early Bird Pricing Deadline: April 11th - $149
Regular Pricing Deadline: May 9th - $164
Late Pricing Deadline: May 27th - $179


Sd NextGen verbiage

  • 605Fam = SD NextGen churches/ministers/laypeople

    605Fam Voices = blog submissions written by NextGen leaders

    A/G = Assemblies of God

    AIM = Missions Trips - Ambassadors In Mission

    BGMC = Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge

    Camp605 = Summer Bible Camp (in June)

    DYD = District Youth Director

    East River = all towns east of the Missouri River

    FAF = Fine Arts Festival (in the spring)

    JBQ = Junior Bible Quiz

    KidCon = Kids Conference (in February)

    KP = Kids Pastor

    MKs = Missionary's Kids

    Momentum = main Youth & Kids Pastors/Leaders + spouses Retreat (January) 

    NYC = National Youth Conference (includes National Fine Arts Festival & Basketball tournament)

    NGW = NextGen Weekly, this newsletter

    PKs = Pastor's Kids

    RC = Rapid City

    SD1Day = BGMC Big Giving Last Sunday of Year

    SD1Night = STL Big Giving Last Wednesday of Year

    SDAG = South Dakota Assemblies of God district

    SF = Sioux Falls

    STL = Speed the Light

    TBQ = Teen Bible Quiz

    Teen Camp 1 = church can bring middle and high schoolers, or just one type, to these weeks of camp

    West River = all towns west of the Missouri River

    Youth Camps = all camp weeks for teenagers

    YC = Youth Conference (in the fall)

    YP = Youth Pastor