Upcoming Youth Trips
As we get more information about each of our trips, we will add them here! Get excited.
June 12-15, 2023
Daily, 8am-4pm at the Outreach Center
CROSS Week is full. Email Allison to join the waitlist.
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!
– 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
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.
This trip is currently full. Email Rev Michelle Thomas-Bush with questions.
June 30 – July 8, 2023
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.
This trip is currently full. 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.
Covid Vaccine Policy (for week-long overnight trips only):
All articipants must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 at least 14 days before trip departure.
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.