"They were rockstars, they showed up to work and support us. Their efforts have given us some needed breathing room."
Community Partner from 2021 YFTC

This Summer

We believe that this generation is leading the way in understanding that our faith in Jesus deeply informs how we engage with our community. When we love our city, we reveal our love for Jesus. That's why we are so excited to announce our big summer youth experience, Youth For The City.

Youth For The City is a time for our students to experience everything we love about camps all while reflecting the heart of Jesus in the service of our city. Students will attend chapel times with powerful worship and meaningful teaching followed by group discussions and prayer. Our team is putting together all sorts of competitions and recreational activities for our students so that they can connect with one another and deepen lasting friendships. And the centerpiece of this weekend will be the coming alongside of local non-profits and community partners as we reflect God's heart of service. This four-day experience will be full of opportunities for our students to learn more about what it means to be like Jesus, have lots of fun, and impact our city in meaningful ways.

Save the Dates:
April 24: Registration Opens
July 8 - 11: High School students’ experience
July 29 - Aug 1: Middle School students’ experience

Cost:
$185

"...seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
Jeremiah 29:7

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*Please note: This is the general schedule but things are susceptible to change. We will keep you informed of any updates to the schedule.

HIGH SCHOOL | JULY 8 – JULY 11

FRIDAY 

9 am: Check-in
10 am: Serve Project
1 pm: Lunch 
2 pm: Team Competition
3 pm: Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7 pm: Small Groups
8 pm: Late Night
9 pm: Pick Up

SATURDAY

8 am: Chapel
9 am: Serve Project
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Team Competition
3 pm: Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7 pm: Small Groups
8 pm: Late Night
9pm: Pick Up

SUNDAY

8 am: Chapel
9 am: Serve at B4
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Team Competition
3 pm: Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7 pm: Small Groups
8 pm: Late Night
9 pm: Spend the night at B4

MONDAY

8 am: Wake up + Breakfast
9:30 am: Serve Project
1 pm: Lunch + Field Trip (Location: Surprise)
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm – Chapel
8 pm: Students v. Staff Basketball Game
9 pm: Pick Up

MIDDLE SCHOOL | JULY 29 – AUGUST 1

FRIDAY 

9 am: Check-in
10 am: Serve Project
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Team Competition
3 pm: Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7 pm: Small Groups
8 pm: Late Night
9 pm: Pick Up

SATURDAY

8 am: Chapel
9 am: Serve Project
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Team Competition
3 pm – Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7 pm: Small Groups
8 pm: Late Night
9 pm: Pick Up

SUNDAY

8 am: Chapel
9 am: Serve at B4
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Team Competition
3 pm: Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7 pm: Small Groups
8 pm: Late Night
9 pm: Spend the night at B4

MONDAY

8 am: Wake up + Breakfast
9:30 am: Serve Project
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Surprise Fun Activity
3 pm: Free Time
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Chapel
7:30 pm: Baptisms
8 pm: Pick up

"I felt a sense of calmness like God was speaking to me. He was telling me that I should continue to serve my community in amazing ways. Big or small."
Student from YFTC 2021

YOUTH FOR THE CITY RECAP 2021

Growing Our Love for Jesus • Deepening Relationships • Serving Our City

FAQ

Are these weekends overnight?

The final night of each weekend will be an on campus overnighter! (High School: July 10 // Middle School: July 31) The rest of the weekend will be drop off at 8 am and pick up at 9 pm.

 

Where will pick-up and drop-off be?

We will start and end every day at the church together.

 

Will you be going into dangerous areas?

No. Safety is our priority. We will not be putting students in any unsafe situations.

Which weekend do I sign my student up for?

Like camp in the past, your student will register for the grade they are entering this coming fall.

 

Can my student invite a friend?

Yes! We are encouraging all students to invite their friends to join in all we have planned for the weekend!

 

What organizations will you be working with, and what service projects will my student be participating in?

Click here for a list of the local organizations we will be working with, and to find out more about the diverse serve opportunities.