Our New York campus is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. Because of the location there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the environment and take part in one of the many outdoor activities that are available. There are also many unique ministry opportunities that students partake in. In the fall all students attend an Open Air Evangelism trip to NYC, during the winter months students help minister to teens at Snow Camp, and during the summer all students work at one of our summer camp locations. Combining environmental beauty with unique ministry oppurtunities our New York campus is a great place to start.
Throughout the year there are regularly scheduled events and activities on and off the campus. These events can vary from talent shows and scavangers hunts to paintball tournaments and gokart races. We also have several areas for students to study and relax.
Our student lounge provides a coffee house atmosphere for students to relax or study in. It is equipped with flat screen TV’s, video game consoles, a large projection screen for group activities, and a selection of various coffees and smoothies are available for purchase.
The Snack Shack is another place for students to relax with friends or study. Burgers, pizza, ice cream, and various other snack items are available for purchase.
Freshman students attend class in the Jack Wyrtzen Center, which is located at the head of the campus. The building is also used to hold weekly chapel services for both freshman and sophomore students and is often the location for various campus events and conferences.
The Charles Ryrie Library and Study Center is a spacious and comfortable 2-story facility and is part of the Jack Wyrtzen Center. The Ryrie Library opened in October 2007 and seats 170 in the study and lobby areas. Students can access the Internet from either floor on the library’s 30 computer stations or connect wirelessly using their own portable computers. In addition to computers and seating, the first floor houses our 30,000 volume book collection along with periodicals and other study resources. The second floor houses a large study area with many more computer stations.
The Word of Life Bible Institute in sunny Florida is located in Hudson near Tampa Bay. The student life atmosphere can best be described in one word, “family.” Students spend the year concentrating on the Word of God together and then applying their knowledge through many ministry opportunities throughout the year. Summer camp is one of the biggest ministries the students look forward to where they engage and disciple students. Here in Florida we know how to have fun too! No matter which direction you go, you are bound for the beach; whether Tampa Bay, Clearwater or Hudson Hole you’ll enjoy the hot sand and cool water.
During the year there are many activities both on and off campus that our students take advantage of and enjoy, such as; our swimming pool and spa, four regulation sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, soccer field, and two full sized basketball courts.
Our facilities include a wellness center or weight room, a student lounge with two 60” entertainment centers, and periodically our paintball, climbing tower, and water slide are open for use. Take a stroll down to our campus lake and enjoy the scenery, play some ultimate frisbee or drop in a line and catch some fish.
Venturing off campus you are minutes away from multiple Florida beaches and only 40 minutes away from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa. It’s easy to make a day out of Disney or Universal being that it’s simply an hour and a half away from campus. Check out the four large shopping malls within an hour from Word of Life and then relax while tubing down the Weeki Wachee River.
The George Theis Assembly Center or GTAC as the students call it is the facility where classes are held. This spacious building is used for many other reasons than just classes and is located in the center of campus.
The Library, next to the Dining Hall is a great place for our student body to get away, diving into their work on a quieter level while having access to thousands of books. In addition to the computers, seating and plethora of books, we offer wireless connection for portable computers.
The Word of Life Bible Institute in Canada has a dynamic student life atmosphere while seeking to develop the spiritual, social, and disciplinary aspects of each student’s life. Students spend the year focusing on the Word of God while developing the disciplines needed to succeed in their future ministry or vocation. And we also have fun! As a student at the Bible Institute you will have opportunities to go rock climbing on the Niagara Escarpment, hiking through our many wooded trails, or relaxing at the beach on the Georgian Bay.
Each semester is highlighted by a variety of social activities including banquets, late night bowling, game nights, watching major sport events on the big screen, special trips as well as many other events.
The student lounge is available with public internet access, satellite television, as well as wifi. A game room is also available with ping pong, fusball, and several other activities.
Students participate in a wide range of sporting activities: football, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and volleyball are enjoyed on our facilities. A beach volley court, an outdoor basketball court, and a gym which are available year-round for intramural activities. During the winter ice hockey and snowboarding are popular! Also available is a designated weight lifting area.
The classroom in Owen Sound shares space with the dining hall building in our intimate family atmosphere. The classroom is used to hold weekly Sunday evening and chapel services, Student Life and Student Ministry activities as well as our Students Exploring Missions conference each Spring.
The library, adjacent to the Ladies’ dorm, has room for over 25 percent of our student body to study, access thousands of books, and connect to our campus-wide wireless network.