Watch all our general sessions LIVE each day
at 6:45pm

You can also watch on your smart TV, Roku TV, Apple TV, Firestick, Google Chromecast, and more.  Launch the YouTube app and search for "The Family Church Bradenton" 

Youth Explosion (YEX), is an overnight summer youth camp at Florida’s 110-acre Christian Retreat, located along the lush banks of the Manatee River in Bradenton. Outdoor sports, games, arts, dance, workshops, and much more combine with impactful ministry by teen-oriented speakers and musicians.

Registration Is Closed
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Ages 18-25 | Select "Squad" on the Camp Registration Form


Talent Show!
Xtreme Activities
  • Dodgeball
  • Inflatables
  • The Gauntlet
  • 4-Way Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Nine Square in the Air
  • Gaga Room
  • Cross Net
  • Team Building Relays
  • Water Slide
YEX Summer Night Tournaments
Held throughout the week
  • Dodgeball
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Fastest Guy & Fastest Girl in Camp
  • Ping Pong
  • Four Square
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Corn Hole
  • Chess
  • Bible Trivia

YEX Summer Nights

Here are the themes for each night's after-service party and what to wear!

Welcome Luau Party - Tropical Hawaiian clothing
Dress as your favorite super hero or wear superhero themed clothes. 

Camp Merch Night - Sport your YEX camp merch from this year or years past


Olympic Games Team USA - Wear your Red, White & Blue


Neon Night - Let’s Go Glow Neon Night with Pastor Joe Brown JR