YWAM | Honolulu
June 21st - July 1st, 2018
This trip for the Class of 2018 is an opportunity who have gone through our Project 52 program to finish off their High School years with an epic trip to Honolulu to learn from the Youth With a Mission (YWAM) team about how to know God and make Him known.
We will spend 10 days serving the community of Honolulu, learning from the YWAM staff and building solid memories with different excursions. This trip isn't really a mission trip or a camp, but it is an opportunity to take some solid final steps of faith before you head off into life after High School.
June 25th - June 28th, 2018
This camp is designed for kids entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade in the Fall of 2018. At Kids' Camp, campers will be put into crews of 5 that are multi aged. Each crew will have an adult leader. Four of these crews will be put together and travel as a team (so each team will have approximately 20 kids and 4 adult leaders). Teams will spend time listening to a Bible story, playing games outside, learning at our science center, engaging in small group discussions, and eating delicious snacks.
They will make friends and discover that Jesus is the light of the world. There will be crafts, songs, story time, fun games, exciting activities and a snack provided. Sign up now, as space is limited!
July 10th - July 12th, 2018
This Summer camp is designed specifically for preschoolers 3-5 years old not attending Kindergarten in the Fall 2018. All campers must be potty trained. Campers will will make friends and discover the life God has made for them. There will be crafts, songs, story time, fun games, exciting activities and a snack provided. Sign up now, as space is limited!
July 14th - July 20th, 2018
CHIC is the only conference that gathers students from throughout the Evangelical Covenant Church in one place for five days of worship, transformation, and fun. CHIC acts as a catalyst in students’ lives, helping them see the big picture of God’s kingdom and inspiring them to dive deeper in their faith–together.
High school students are eligible to attend CHIC if they will complete grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 2017-2018 school year.
• In order to attend CHIC 2018, students must be 15 years old by December 31st, 2017, OR be 14 years old AND have completed 9th grade in the 2017-2018 school year.
• Students who are 13 years old, or who are just completing 8th grade, cannot attend CHIC.
• Seniors may attend CHIC a second time.
Some exceptions may apply. Please check with the events office by emailing email@example.com with any questions about eligibility.
Other questions can be directed at Matt Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 30th - August 3rd, 2018
This camp is designed specifically for kids entering the 4th and 5th grades in the Fall of 2018. During this fun week the 45 Zone will go on three excursions, do a service project, and have a field day competition. There will also be songs, games, bible stories, small group discussions, and some special projects at the church.
S.L.A.M. | 2018
August 5th - August 10th, 2018
S.L.A.M. TRIPS is a program of Mending Wings—a nonprofit, Native American youth organization located on the Yakama Reservation in Washington State. They offer cross-cultural, summer youth mission trips on their reservation. There are many summer mission trip opportunities that our youth group could be a part of, but we believe they are unique for several reasons:
- They are Native-American owned and operated. Something you won’t see very often!
- They immerse groups in their culture—not just talk about their culture.
- They offer an indigenous perspective on missions and Christianity vs. a Western perspective.
- We will receive cultural orientation from local Native people—not from non-Indian people who live on the reservation.
- They are a cross-cultural destination without our group ever having to leave the country—and for much less money!
Our Middle Schoolers will complete service projects such as chopping wood for elders, cleaning brush and garbage from yards, painting over graffiti and painting houses. They will receive a cultural orientation from local Native Americans, Pow-Wow’s (depending on what week you come), participation in a Native American worship service (guaranteed to be VERY different from the church service you’re used to), a traditional salmon and Indian fry bread dinner with singing and dancing from local Native youth. Based on the year, some additional cultural immersion activities will include some of the following: tour of the Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Center, cooking s’mores over a fire pit at a locals house, visiting Ft. Simcoe and receiving a guided tour through the area (the soldier fort during the Yakama wars and later turned into an Indian boarding school), learn how to set up a teepee, swim in the Yakima River, learn traditional Yakama games, complete a small bead-work project.