We are excited to introduce our Youth Ministry Summer Trips for 2018! After making some big changes to our trips last year the response from our students and leaders was overwhelming and so we are excited to be returning to working with the same organizations again this year.
There will however be an exciting new change to our summer program. Beginning this summer, we will be hiring two Interns to come and be a part of our group for the Summer! This is a exciting change to the way that we do programs over the summer as we will have two college age students who are pursuing a career in ministry to join us, form relationship with students, plan and lead some exciting events and share their passion and excitement for Jesus with our students!
We are looking forward to the new opportunities that having summer interns will present for our youth ministry and the ways they will make a difference in the lives of our students. However, we still will need the help of adult leaders and parents to make all our programs great so consider joining with our team this summer and being a part of one of our summer trips, hosting a pool party, or being a leader on one of our other events!
HS Mission Trip – Joni & Friends – Special Needs Ministry | June 24-29 2018, $500
HS Fellowship Trip – A Closer Walk – Christian Beach Festival | August 2-4, 2018, $100
JH Mission Trip – ServeFest – Local Mission Trip | August 5-8, 2018, $100
JH Fellowship Trip – On The Edge – Outdoor Adventure Camp | July 22-26, 2018, $350
High School (HS) is any students who will be GOING into 9th-12th grade next year.
Jr High (JH) is any students who will be GOING into 6th-8th grade next year.
As with all our youth trips and events, if the cost is an issue, we have scholarships available!
High School Mission Trip – Joni & Friends
June 24-June 29, 2018, Cost: $500 ***Deadline to Sign up is February 18th***
Joni & Friends is a unique ministry focused on serving children and teens with a disability and their families. Our team will be serving at one of their Family Retreats this summer at Spruce Lake Camp.
Students may serve as a one-on-one companion to a child with a disability or a sibling during the week where their job will be to be a friend to the kid they are paired up with, giving the gift of their time and love. Together with the child they are serving, students will also enjoy a wide variety of Family Retreat activities – swimming, boating, hiking, games, camp fire, zip lines and more.
Through the simplicity of our student’s service we will have the opportunity to build relationships with children and their families and demonstrate the love of Jesus in powerful ways. The students who participated in this trip last summer described this trip as one of the most powerful and meaningful events they have been a part of and it has been a life changing trip for many of our students!
HS Fellowship Trip – A Closer Walk
August 2-4, 2018, Cost: $100
This has become a favorite among our High School students as we travel to Wildwood NJ, to camp on the beach and enjoy the speakers and worship bands as part of this exciting Christian Festival. In addition to the terrific program time students also get to enjoy all access wristbands for the water park, and boardwalk rides during the day.
Jr High Mission Trip – ServeFest
August 5-8, 2018, Cost: $100
Last year we introduced this new mission experience to our Jr High Students and were amazed at the ways that our students were able to serve in our local areas in amazing ways. Our team will serve various ministries in our local area while learning more about how our service connects with our faith. We are excited about the ways that this will allow us to connect families and the rest of our congregation with our mission trip experience. Our hope is that students would gain a better understanding of some of the needs in our own area and organizations working to meet those need and that students would identify ways that they could continue to put their faith into action through serving after the trip.
During this “trip” we will be sleeping at PCTR each night and serving in the community during the day. Our students enjoyed the opportunity to serve here at home and since we are not traveling far a way this trip served as a great first introduction to the Youth Ministry and being away from home for many of our rising 6th graders.
Jr High Fellowship Trip – On The Edge at Camp Ligonier
July 22-26, 2018, Cost: $350
On The Edge is an outdoor adventure summer camp designed for youth groups. Most summer camp experiences students will go on their own, have a great time, grow in profound ways, but then it is difficult to transition those relationships and experiences back to real life. OTE is great because we get to experience those things together as a youth group. As students are stepping out of their comfort zone, or growing in their faith through worship or the powerful speakers, their CAST friends and leaders will be right there with them allowing them to bring those experiences back home.
Some of the Activities that our group may participate in: Low Ropes Courses, Pamper Jump, Flying Squirrel, 1,000’ Dual Zip Line, The Vomit Comet, Mountain Biking & Boarding, Laser Tag, Tubing & Swimming on the lake, Caving, Pool Bash & Cook Out, Club – a high-energy praise meeting with the hundreds of campers, and The Luge-a HUGE slip & slide down a mountain.