Summer is upon us, which means school is over and summer trips have begun. On top of family vacations and weeks spent at Camp Swatara, the Jr. High and Sr. High youth groups are preparing for their own trips this summer as well. Two Jr. High youth and two advisors will be going to Columbus, Ohio from July 6th – 10th to work with a program called “Experience Columbus” where they will get a hands-on interactive tour of inner city poverty as well as working with a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store and a local food bank.
Five Sr. High youth and two advisors will be going to Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado for National Youth Conference from July 19th – 24th. This conference is held every four years, and around 3,000 high school youth come from all over the United States to worship together, attend small groups and workshops, participate in service projects, and enjoy hiking and concerts, and much more. Our group is so excited to be attending this conference, and can’t wait to come back and tell our congregation all about it.
We’d like to thank the Green Tree congregation for its support in our recent Community Yard Sale fundraiser, and all of our fundraisers that allow us to take trips like these every year.