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The registration deadline for all 2018 summer trips is January 21!

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June 23–30, 2018

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Youth who will be in fifth- through eighth-grades in the fall of 2018 are invited to our Youth Blast with the Detroit Presbytery. Last year’s work included outdoor landscaping and cleanup, organizing donations of food and clothing, and serving meals, as well as an educational afternoon at the Detroit History Museum, a Tigers baseball game, and a day at the Henry Ford Center.

Budgeted cost per person: $400
Suggested contribution: $200


June 25–July 2, 2018

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For the second consecutive summer, high school-aged youth (rising ninth-graders through graduated seniors) will spend a week with youth from the First Presbyterian Church of Havana. This trip will focus on building cross-cultural relationships, learning to appreciate the challenges and opportunities of Christian discipleship in a context very different from Chicago.

Budgeted cost per person: $1600
Suggested contribution: $800


Southern Missouri
July 14–21, 2018

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This trip for rising ninth-graders through graduated seniors will be about hands-on service. We will work with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri to help with continued cleanup and rebuilding from the April 2017 floods.

Budgeted cost per person: $500
Suggested contribution: $250


July 28–August 4, 2018

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The Montreat Youth Conference is a high energy week of worship, recreation, community building, and spiritual reflection involving hundreds of Presbyterian youth from across the United States. It’s for incoming ninth-graders through graduated seniors, and involves a day-long van ride there and back.

Budgeted cost per person: $1000
Suggested contribution: $500


Suggested contributions are estimated as fifty percent of the per-person cost for all youth and adult leaders, who are not asked to contribute. They are not participation fees. Any student who wishes to come on a trip can (students can also make a donation in addition to the suggested contribution, which will ensure that all students can participate, regardless of their ability to pay). We ask students to  pay what they can.

Fundraising supplements the church’s budgetary investment in summer trips, and any student going on one must participate in fundraising. Four fundraising events are scheduled for the winter and spring, all on Sundays: a chili cook-off on January 7, a bake sale on March 18, a Pancake Breakfast on April 8, and a Stock Sale on May 13.