Upcoming Youth Trips

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As we get more information about each of our trips, we will add them here! Get excited.

September 20- October 2, 2022
Departs Friday afternoon, 4:30pm, returns Sunday noon.

Cost: $290

Middle School Youth
Open to Current 6th-8th Graders

We’re heading to Asheville for the weekend to serve with Asheville Youth Mission.  We’ll give middle school youth an opportunity to explore the hidden needs and struggles of those who are living on the margins with and around this beautiful tourist town.  We’ll work with agencies that partner with those experiencing homelessness, living in poverty or food insecurity, in both rural and urban settings.

Our trip to Asheville is full.  Registration is closed. 

Important Info:
– Mandatory parent & youth trip meeting Sunday September 25th at 11:15am in A105
– Don’t forget to pack a brown bag dinner for our drive to Asheville on Friday!
– Youth will need a twin size air mattress for this trip.
– No need to bring any spending money this weekend!
– We stay at First Presbyterian Church in Asheville. While we’re there, we have designated and gendered rooms for sleeping.
– We have access to showers at First Baptist Church in Asheville while were staying there.
– While in Asheville, we’ll be busy!  You don’t need to bring an ipad or anything like that.

Any other questions?  We’ll cover them at the parent meeting or email ABillings@myersparkpres.org.

December 3-4th, 2022
3pm departure, noon return

Cost: $120
Middle School Youth
Current 6th-8th Graders

Starting at the outreach Center, this trip aims to strengthen our faith family though friendship, trust, and recreation at Great Wofl Lodge in Concord, NC.  After having fun togeher during the day, middle school youth with share prayer and a Bible study on the adventures of God’s people.  Trip pricing includes meals.

Register here.

Youth room with other youth, with adults on the hall.  Each room has multiple youth staying overnight.  On registration, we’ll ask you to let us know one person you’d love to share a room with.  Don’t wory – we will make GREAT rooms for the weekend.  Just trust us!

Emails Allison with questions.

 

January 6-8, 2023
Departs Friday afternoon, 4:30pm, returns Sunday noon

Cost: $310 with lodging, rentals, and meals on Saturday & Sunday breakfast

All Youth

Our Ski Trip encourages the contstruction of a support network, highlighting our similarities and enjoying the recreation time we share.  There is time to play on different slopes and time to reflect and pray as a group, experiencing God’s multipl gifts – including the beautiful creation around us!  This is an excellent opportunity to cultivate faithful friendships and develop spiritual growth.  This year’s trip is open to ALL youth!  While we’re at Winter Place Ski Resort in Glade Springs, WV, we’ll have separate housing for middle & high school youth.  We stay in condos, with separate areas for youth & adults.  We’ll handle room assignments, but dont worry, we’re really good at this!  We’d love to hear one person you’d like to share a room with on registration.    We’re excited to bring this trip back after a break due to covid.

Register Here.

Important information:
– Youth can bring their own skis if they have them.
– Bring dinner with you Friday night to eat on the way there.
– Helmets are required for all youth who are skiing. 

Contact Allison with questions.

June 12-15, 2023
Daily, 7:45am-4pm at the Outreach Center

Cost: $250

Middle School Youth
Current 5th -8th Graders

Embark on a journey of mission right here in Charlotte through our church’s CROSS program.  This is a day program where youth will serve in different locations throughout the week.  This is a great opportunity for rising 6th graders to jump into youth next summer!   Our middle school youth continue to look forward to this trip every year!

Register here.

Important info:

– Youth will need to bring a packed lunch every day and a refillable water bottle
– Close-toed shoes required. We’ll let you know any other needs (like work gloves or pants) as we get closer.

June 15-21, 2023

Cost: $950

High School Youth
Open to current 9th-12th graders

Each year, we take a pilgrimage with our high school youth.  Pilgrimage is a faith practice and not just a travel experience.  It invutes us to savor every step of the journey of life, not just the destination.  We are on a faith journey and we know we do not move through the world alone.  A pilgrimage opens our eyes to people in our life that offer us encouragement and inspiration on the journey.  Sailing the Chesapeake Bay, youth will have the opportunity to learn to sail, quiet their minds, and deepen their faith.  We will practice mindfulness daily.  Mindful eating, mindful seeing, mindful listening.  Mindfulness helps us be present, ease anxiety, notice grateful moments, and connect with God.  We will learn the art of centering prayer that we can carry back into our everyday lives.

Register here. 

June 30 – July 8, 2023

Cost$ 2,600

High School Youth
Open to curent 9th-12th graders 

Visiting Cuba with our partner church in Remedios is like visiting family.  Our brothers and sisters in Cuba welcome us with open arms as we join them in mission and ministry.  The focus is on building relationships and practicing ministry in a culture very different from our own.  More specific details about this trip will be available at the Cuba Trip Meeting on Sunday, September 25th, at 11:15am.  This trip is a yearlong commitment that begins in the fall.

You must have a passport valid throuhg 2024 to attend this trip.  Youth must also have a year of Spanish or be willing to take 3-4 conversational Spanish classes prior to the trip.

Register here. 

Email Liz with questions.

July 15-22, 2023

Cost: $850 including loding and meals
Youth can bring some spending money for snacks & swag

High School Youth
Open to current 8th -12th graders

Montreat Youth Conference affirms youth in their calling to be and to shape the church of today and tomorrow.  It is a palce where authenticity, community, connection, and God’s truth thrive.

Through daily worship, keynote, recreation, and small groups with over a thousand other young people of faith, Montreat helps youth form deep, spiritual, and intentional relationships with God, themselves, and others.

Register here. 

Covid Vaccine Policy:  
All articipants must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 at least 14 days before trip departure.  

Refund Policy:
All trip deposits are non-refundable.  You may pay additional payments for each trip at any time.  Final payments for trips are due on April 1st and there will be no refunds after that date since our final payemts to vendors are made at that time.