Summer Trips Update

Hume Lake Registration is C L O S E D

Emails went out today to parents on whether you have a camper spot or if you are on the waitlist. We had 45 camper spots and there are more students interested in attending camp than there are spots, and we have selected students based on attendance. We have counted attendance for the past year from March 2017 through the end of February 2018. If you have a spot, you will need to pay your non-refundable deposit of $150. You will have until Thursday, March 22nd to make the payment or the spot will go to the next camper on the waitlist.

If you have not already done so, you will also be required to complete the  2017/2018 Teen Ministry Registration and Medical Form. (There is a $25 required registration fee.)

The final payment for camp of $525 will be due no later than May 10.  All payments will be made through Constant Contact with a credit card or PayPal.

MANDATORY MEETING DATE:  All students participating in this trip MUST attend the pre-trip meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7:45 p.m.  This is the meeting where you will sign up for camp activities, review the packing list, go over the departure day process and meet your cabin leaders.

We still have spots open for Sugar Pine!

This summer will be INCREDIBLE at Sugar Pine.  There is an amazing line-up of speakers and a high energy band who will challenge campers to understand the “Incredible greatness of God’s power”  Campers will experience super-charged games, blast off on the new High Adventure ropes course, dodge the “ka-pow” paint on the paintball course and splat in the belly flop context.

Please read the following information carefully and thoroughly.  Camp space is limited and it is critical that you follow the instructions carefully and meet all deadlines.

WHEN:  Depart Sunday, July 8, 2018 and return Friday, July 13, 2018

WHERE:  Sugar Pine Christian Camp in Oakhurst, CA, south of Yosemite National Park.

WHO:  This trip is open to Saint Matthew Teen Ministry students who are currently in the 5th-8th grades (2017-18 school year).

COST:  Total cost for this trip is $475.  Students will need additional money for 2 meals on the road and some activities.  We suggest they also bring money if they want to purchase snacks, camp attire, etc.  There is a non-refundable deposit of $150.  The final payment for camp of $325 will be due no later than May 10.  All payments will be made through Constant Contact with a credit card.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:  We have 44 camper spots for Sugar Pine this summer.  If there are more students interested in attending camp than there are spots, we will select students based on attendance.  We will count attendance for the past year from March 2017 through the end of February 2018.

MANDATORY MEETING DATE:  All students participating in this trip MUST attend the pre-trip meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.  This is the meeting where you will sign up for camp activities, review the packing list, go over the departure day process and meet your cabin leaders.

Spots are still open for our Wings As Eagles Mission Trip!

WHEN:  Depart Saturday, June 16, 2018 and return Friday, June 22, 2018

WHERE: We will spend our time with the Wings As Eagles ministry located at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.  Wings As Eagles was founded in 1995.  The organization exists to provide for the immediate needs of the Lakota community while offering the hope of the Gospel.  Pine Ridge reservation has an estimated population of over 32,000 with most living under the federal poverty line.  We will help support activities during the summer school break, including serving meals to children who often go hungry when school is not in session.

WHO: This trip is open to Saint Matthew Teen Ministry students who are currently in the 9th-12th grades (2017-18 school year).

COST: Total cost for this trip is $800. This includes airfare, housing, meals, and other transportation. Students will need some cash for incidentals (souvenirs, snacks, etc.) Students can earn up to $300 in support by attending all of the pre-trip meetings ($50 credit per meeting). Students are expected to pay $500 for this trip. It is our recommendation that families pay $250 and that students fundraise (ask family & friends for help, use earnings from a part-time job, etc.) the remaining $250.

TRAVEL LOGISTICS: We will fly to Denver and spend the first night at a church in Denver. We will drive from Denver to the reservation (approximately 6 hours by car) and spend Sunday through Wednesday on the reservation, staying in the Wings As Eagles bunkhouses. On Thursday we will head to Mt. Rushmore and spend Thursday night in Rapid City, SD. On Friday we will drive back to Denver and fly home.

MANDATORY MEETING DATES: All students participating in this trip MUST attend the following meetings: March 15, March 22, April 19, April 26, and May 3. Meetings will start at 7:00pm. Remember: you will earn $50 toward the cost of the trip for each meeting you attend.

DEPOSIT: There is a $250 non-refundable deposit required by March 23rd. We know this is a steep deposit, but we need to make airline reservations for this trip and that reservation cost is not refundable.

 

Space is limited, so jump on board quick!