Upward Challenge (2023)


Sunday Evening, July 23rd - Friday Afternoon, July 28th, 2023.

What does the week look like

During the week, you will participate in interactive teaching sessions, small group discussions, personal solo times, prayer ministry, powerful times of worship, group games, a challenging field trip, and times of wonderful fellowship and service.


Community of the Cross in Black Mountain, NC (optional camping experiance).


Those going in to High School through graduated seniors are welcome!

If you would like to volunteer to be a leader, please fill out the application and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost: $0

Yes, that's right, we don't require you to pay a dime to be part of this amazing event!

Instead, we invite you to make a donation towards costs as we take up an offering at the event (eg: about $150 would cover it, but the exact amount is up to you. Go pray about it!).


Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International.

PRMI is a non-profit organization and all of the Upward Challenge leadership are volunteers.

After expenses, whatever is in excess will be used to thank the leadership volunteers and lay a financial foundation for future Upward Challenge events.

Downloads Coming Soon

  • To download the medical release form.
  • To download the social media permission request form.
  • To download a packing list, our cellphone policy, and some very important information about local wildlife.
  • Application for Leadership Roles 


Fill out and return to PRMI at least 2 weeks before camp:

  • the medical and emergency contact form 
  • the social media permission form.

You can fax the completed forms to 828-669-7373, scan them in and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail them to Presbyterian Reformed Ministries, International, P.O. Box 429, Black Mountain, NC, 28711.

For more information about Upward Challenge please visit: www.upwardchallenge.org

Event Properties

Event Date 07-23-2023 5:00 pm
Event End Date 07-28-2023 12:00 pm
Cut off date 07-16-2023
Location Community of the Cross

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Exalting Jesus Christ! Igniting the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit
under the authority of The Holy Bible as the Word of God 
through Prayer, Leadership Development, Growing The Church, and Mission Outreach, 
so that the Church may be empowered to do all that Christ commands for the glory of God the Father.


Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International
P.O. Box 429, Black Mountain, NC 28711-0429 U.S.A.
3227 North Fork Left Fork Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 U.S.A.
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