Life Giving Sweet Water

Lucky Sevan

Se·​van | \ sə- ‘vān 

Biographical and Geographical name

  1. Armenian origin meaning Life Giving Sweet Water.
  2. Lake Sevan ( Sevana lič) is the largest lake in Armenia. It is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world. 
  3.   Destiny Number is 7.

“We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken.”

― Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind

Lucky Sevan Mission

Lucky Sevan’s mission is to strengthen God’s children by equipping youth and adults alike with the tools to navigate today’s challenges in a loving, supportive, and inclusive environment. Our goal is to help all participants view challenges as opportunities for growth and to recognize their own ability to create real change in their lives and become the best versions of themselves—the versions God wants them to be.

Lucky Sevan uses Mother Ocean and her beaches as the backdrop to teach individuals to get out of their comfort zone and make new connections with powerful and eternal principles.

It is in this dynamic beach environment that we successfully stretch ourselves and learn core character and life-building skills. Youth are taught through daily team building activities, tailored workshops, and mentor-led team discussions about communication, inclusion, trust, and self-confidence. Daily yoga and meditation sessions and powerful, spiritually-inspiring evening devotionals founded on gospel principles help refine participants and instill in them physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional disciplines as the essential pillars for true strength and growth. Our aim is to help youth unlock their divine, inherent potential and to better incorporate the principles they learn at the retreat into their everyday lives.

The central strategy of Lucky Sevan is to use the experience and challenge of learning to surf to teach young people what it takes to not only ride waves but also to successfully navigate the waves in their own lives, to gain a deeper understanding and respect for themselves and others, and more importantly, to discover what their contribution will be to the world in which they live.

We believe what Buckminster Fuller realized while standing on the shores of Lake Michigan as he looked into the freezing waters. In a powerful epiphany he discovered, “My life does not belong to myself, but to others. What can I give to others, and what will become of a life of service?”

The most supreme example of service we have to look to is the Savior Jesus Christ. His ministry, His teachings, and His selfless sacrifice were born out of His infinite love and tremendous care for each one of us.

The youth of today can do hard things. They can learn the principles of accountability and integrity. They can understand how to access the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Participants come to know their Savior in a relatable and unforgettable way that is not only interactive but authentic. As a result, youth are able to more successfully navigate their life’s journey and participate in building God’s kingdom by making and keeping sacred covenants in preparation for the Lord’s Second Coming.


“Like Peter of old, life has limitless opportunities if one steps out of one’s comfort zone and onto the water. This begins with meekness, humility and trust. We as individuals must rely on the group to support, sustain and literally save us. Trust in its mentors and trust in its fellow brothers and sisters enables life changing experiences – even miracles to take place. Humility and trust will ultimately lead us to the most important and powerful trust of all – that of trusting in, and receiving from the Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Lucky Sevan Founder, Evan Rogers

“Over the past several years, we have been so fortunate to have our two oldest boys attend the Lucky Sevan surf camp. They have attended other church, sport and scout camps in the past, but nothing has come close to the experience they had while at surf camp. In fact it’s what sealed the deal for one of our boys to serve a mission for our church. Evan and his staff do an amazing job of getting to know each camper and their specific needs on a very personal and intimate basis. Evan and his team truly care about the welfare of the youth and will tailor the program to meet their individual needs. We are confident that if your child attends this camp with the right spirit and purpose, they will come back more deeply connected to the Savior and His teachings in a way that no other experience has. There is something about being in the ocean with all of its physical demands that fosters an intense spiritual growth.”

Brand & Jo G.

“My daughter attended in 2018 and had an invaluable experience that strengthened her resolve to feel the love of God stronger. It also helped her be a more empathetic person, looking out for the needs of others around her.” 

Vickigene H.

“I’ve seen first-hand the power of Lucky Sevan surf camp and the impact it has on the emotional, physical, spiritual and social development of youth participants. Society needs more of this positive influence and Lucky Sevan has got the formula for success.”

Matthew B.

“This is a wonderful organization! My son went last year as a mentor leader and said it was the best thing he has ever done with the exception of a religious mission he served in Spain. If you’ve got a teenage girl or boy, you must send them to this camp. Check it out people!”

Melanie F.

What Lucky Sevan Surfers Are Saying

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Upcoming Retreat Sessions

Coming September 2024

The (L7) Lucky Sevan Foundation has been listening and will be holding retreats for women and men in September 2024 - "To Know Thyself" restorative and transformative experience on the beach for adults in San Onofre State Beach unlike anything available, yet imagined!
L7 Women's Retreat, Sept. 5-8, 2024
L7 Men's Retreat, Sept. 12-15, 2024
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Location: 2129 E Warner Rd, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85284

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