Youth Trips

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Youth Trips

One way to grow in your Christian faith is by engaging the world (part of First Presbyterian’s mission) through shared experiences and outreach to those in need. The Youth Ministry offers several trips in 2017 to encourage and support this emphasis. Where will you go this year?

To Register for any of the following, contact Jayne McFarland.

YouthQuake West

A weekend Middle School youth conference with friends from the west side of Grace Presbytery. Trip led by Josh and adult sponsors.

Who: Youth currently in grades 6-8
When: March 3-5
Where: Glen Lake Camp in Glen Rose, Texas
Transportation: Church bus
Estimated Cost: $100
Deadline to Register: Cost of trip due February 12

Youth Summer Mission Trip: Mobile, Alabama

For this year’s summer mission trip, we will participate in a Presbyterian “Urban Mission Camp,” similar to our very own Urban GAPS program, which offers a variety of Christian mission experiences. This trip is led by Josh and adult sponsors. 

Who: Youth currently in grades 8-12
When: Saturday-Friday, June 3-9
Where: Government Street Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama
Transportation: Charter bus
Estimated Costs: ”Early-Bird” $400 through February 11; $450 after February 12
1st-Count Deadline to Register: $100 non-refundable deposit due February 12 (no guaranteed spots after this date)
Final Deadline to Register: April 16, 2017

Mo-Ranch Youth Celebration

Youth conference for high school students who come from all over Grace Presbytery to grow in their Christian faith with one another through small group study, games, music, worship, keynote speakers, a ropes course, free time at the river, and more. Trip is led by Josh and adult sponsors.

Who: Youth currently in grades 9-12
When: June 25-30
Where: Mo-Ranch Conference Center in Hunt, Texas
Transportation: Church bus
Estimated Cost: $300
Deadline to Register: $100 non-refundable deposit due February 12

JHaMS (Jr. High and Middle School)

Youth conference for middle school students that gives younger youth the opportunity to live on a college campus (i.e. dorms, cafeteria) and build friendships withfellow youth from Grace Presbytery. Youth will enjoy small groups led by ACtivators (Austin College student leadership team), energizers, games, worship, AC’s lake campus, and more.

Who: Youth currently in grades 6-8
When: July 20-23
Where: Austin College in Sherman, Texas
Transportation: Church bus
Estimated Cost: $175
Deadline to Register: Cost of trip due May 1.

To Register, Contact Jayne McFarland.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind...

  • Spots are limited, so register early! 
  • Scholarships are always available for those in need (please contact Josh Stewart for an application). 
  • Interested youth are asked to participate in 5 Youth Group activities in the Spring semester! Two reasons for the importance of this: (1) Participation helps youth get to know adult leadership and vice versa, and (2) Subsidized costs are meant to support active youth group participants as they continue to grow in their Christian faith, their relationships with fellow Presbyterian youth, and their involvement in the Presbyterian Church.