Each year our students take the opportunity to serve God, each other, and the world around them through camp and mission trip experiences. There are outdoor ministry opportunities for kids of all ages through Family Camp, Seeds, Middle School, and High School weeks and weekends. We also plan two mission trips, one for middle school and one for high school. Stay tuned for more on this year’s opportunities. Curious about what’s ahead? You can always contact our Director of Youth Ministries to learn more and ask questions.
2018 Mission Trips
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
July 18-21, 2018 // Minneapolis, MN with Urban Immersion
Urban Immersion provides meaningful service learning projects at organizations such as food shelves, shelters and other social service agencies.
Participants take part in interactive activities each day to explore the complexities of poverty and how they relate to issues of faith. These opportunities, combined with the hands- on learning that comes through service, will stretch participants and encourage them to think about how they can create change for their neighbors who are struggling.
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
July 28-August 4, 2018 // Pine Ridge, SD with YouthWorks
Participate in mutual giving and partner with Crazy Horse School in providing a safe place for kids.
A strong relationship with Crazy Horse School is a defining characteristic of mission trips to Pine Ridge, Site Two. Beyond being our housing site, the school invites YouthWorks to come alongside them with our Kids Club ministry and other service projects. Your group will serve through painting and simple work projects. In addition to serving, your students will see the rugged beauty of the Badlands, experience Large Group Gathering beneath a 40-foot cross in South Dakota’s rolling prairie-lands, grapple with issues of poverty, take part in a community cookout and hear the history of the area. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 1999.
Grace members of all ages love their time at Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp (Camp Wapo), a camping and retreat ministry serving youth, adults, and families throughout the year. Every summer dozens of Grace members, along with thousands of other campers, participate in the life-changing experience that is discovering Jesus Christ through Christian community in an outdoor ministry setting.