Christ
Memorial
Church
Christ
Memorial
Church

595 Graafschap Road

Holland, Michigan 49423

616.796.3370

communications@christmemorial.org

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Youth Trips 2020

(Registration Link is at bottom of page)

 

Camp-In & Serve-It-Up
June 9-11

(for current 6th-7th graders)

 

Come to the youth center for two nights and then embark on two days of unique serving opportunities in the communities of Holland and Grand Rapids.  The evenings will be filled with fun activities such as Capture the Flag, Knockerball fun, and meaningful conversations around the campfire with our awesome high school students and adult leaders.  The final day will include some time at the beach.

 

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, March 29

Capacity:  30 students, 6 adults     
Cost:  $30 (due at time of registration)       

 

 

 

Oregon Pilgrimage

Pacific Northwest
June 5-14

(for current 11th graders)

“Boot camp for the soul”—that’s what some have called it.  If you have ever really hoped to connect with God but struggled because of all of the "stuff" of normal life, then this trip is for you.  Does the thought of climbing a volcanic mountain, hiking back into a lava cave, or standing on the edge of a cliff looking down on the blue Pacific Ocean get your blood pumping?  Tent camping in rugged outdoor locations, group activities, quiet times, meaningful conversations, and campfire talks are all things that we hope will be transformational as God speaks into your hearts and minds.  This trip is a long-term investment in life! 


Registration Deadline:  Sunday, January 26
*Applications for this trip are due by Sunday, January 26.  A downloadable copy of this application can be found at the bottom of this form.   For the Oregon trip you must fill out two applications, the link at bottom of this form, as well as 
this application.

 

Priority will be given to students actively engaged in CMC ministry. 

 

Capacity:  12 students, 3 adults     
Cost:  $1,100 or $550 w/banquet participation + $ for food          
DEPOSIT:  $50 at time of registration

1ST PAYMENT:  $525 or $250 by 3/22
FINAL PAYMENT:  $525 or $250 by 5/10

 

 

Puerto Rico
with Team Effort
June 21-27

(for current 11th graders,12th graders and Seniors ‘19, ‘18, & ‘17)
 

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is known as the “Island of Enchantment”; however, residents in the second largest city of Ponce will be blessed by our team members as they passing out food, involve themselves through children’s ministry in the neighborhood and at the local parks, and also take part in hands-on projects such as home repair and renovation. What a wonderful way this will be to experience a different culture and at the same time show love to the children and families in an area so desperately in need of help.  For more info, go to www.teameffort.org. 

 

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, January 26

*Applications for this trip are due by Sunday, January 26.   A downloadable copy of this application can be found at the bottom of this form.  For the Puerto Rico trip you must fill out two applications, the link at bottom of this form, as well as this application.


Priority will be given to students actively engaged in CMC ministry and in this order: Sr ‘20, ‘19, ‘18, & ‘17.

 

Capacity:  16 students, 4 adults     
Cost:  $1,500 or $750 w/banquet participation           
DEPOSIT:  $50 (at time of registration)

1ST PAYMENT:  $725 or $350 by 3/22
FINAL PAYMENT:  $725 or $350 by 5/10

 

 

Camp Geneva

Holland, MI
June 29-July 3

(for current 6th-8th graders)

 

This experience at beautiful CAMP GENEVA (on the “pines” side)  is designed to engage students in a way no other context can.  The GENEVA staff serve as role models and work to help each camper to establish their identity in Christ.  Worship and Bible study provide the foundation for the week while play offers the arena for students to see themselves and others as part of God’s story.  Some favorite activities will include campfires, the talent show, flying down the zip line, blobbing, and more! 

 

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, January 26

 

Capacity:  20 students (Camp Geneva provides the leaders.)
Cost:  $250 or $125 w/banquet participation
DEPOSIT:  $50                        
1ST PAYMENT:  $100 or $38 by 3/22
FINAL PAYMENT:  $100 or $37 by 5/10

 

 

NYC – Staten Island & Brooklyn

July 19-25
(for current 8th-10th graders)

 

Our group will partner with two agencies (Project Hospitality and Adventures in Mission) and will be staying in two different churches.  In the daytime the groups will be interacting with patrons of many different ministries. Teams will work with people who are homeless, hungry, and poor, with the primary work stationed in a soup kitchen and food pantry. Volunteer opportunities also will include helping in a family shelter, working in a drop-in center for people who are homeless, serving at a senior day center, meeting New Yorkers in one of the city’s parks to build relationships with them, and cleaning parks and trails/removing fallen trees and brush, and planting new trees and shrubs. The final day will include sightseeing in this Big Apple.

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, January 26

 

Capacity:  32 students, 8 adults      
Cost:  $500 or $250 w/banquet participation           

DEPOSIT:  $50 at time of registration

1ST PAYMENT:  $225 or $100 by 3/22
FINAL PAYMENT:  $225 or $100 by 5/10

 

 

 

Fun Day
July 14

(for current 5th graders)
 

As an introduction to youth ministries, this day will take place in the youth center. 

 

More details will be forthcoming.

 

 

Family Camp
Pine Trail Camp

(for families)

If you love camping, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy this

beautiful setting with your family and the company of others.

More details along with dates will be forthcoming.

 

REQUIREMENTS

As a participant in CMC’s summer youth opportunities, you as parent(s) and student(s) are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

Complete

· registration form online (www.cmcholland.org/youth) or hard copy

· deposit + payments

· health/liability forms as required by CMC and/or location

Banquet Participation
For all summer experiences except the Camp-In, Fun Day, and Family Camp, you and your family are expected to participate in the banquet on Monday, April 27, 6:30 PM, at Christ Memorial Church.  This allows you to pay half the cost of the camp or trip.  For students participating in the Camp-In/Serve-It-Up, they will be asked to assist with serving at the banquet but their parent(s) will not be required to host a table.

 

Details are:

· Parent(s) is/are asked to host a table for eight adults—number includes host parent(s); no children, please.  Dinner is complimentary.  A drawing is held prior to the banquet with the prize winners announced throughout the evening.  Freewill donations are also accepted

· All Students:  set-up, serving, clean-up.  They will receive serving instructions on Sunday, April 26, 10:00-10:30 AM, in the youth center, and are expected to serve at the banquet on Monday from 5-9 PM.

*Please note that if you choose not to participate in the banquet, you will then be responsible for the higher cost for the camp or trip.

 

PAYMENTS

The $50 deposit and/or camp or trip payments may be made electronically at www.cmcholland.org.  Click on the “Give” tab and then “Give Online.”  Find the appropriate camp/trip using the drop-down arrow.  No spot will be held without the deposit.

WAITING LIST
Once a trip is at “full” capacity, a waiting list will be created.  Priority will be given to older students or those actively engaged in the ministries of CMC. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited scholarship money is available for students with financial needs.  
E-mail dorisvk@christmemorial.org for the detailed application.

 

QUESTIONS

Contact Doris Van Kooten, Youth Department Administrative Assistant

PH:  616.796.3342         

E-mail:  dorisvk@christmemorial.org

www.cmcholland.org