Sr. High Serve Local 2021
Registration is NOW open for our SH Summer Serve Local Experience. Please take a moment to download and read through our INFORMATION PACKET regarding this experience.
All students who register for our summer experiences BY Sunday, March 14 at midnight will be entered into a drawing to win either a 2021 Season Pass to Cedar Point or a FREE Registration for one of our summer 2021 service experiences…winner’s choice.
A winner will be selected at SH Youth Group on Wednesday, March 17.
Information & Forms
FORMS FOR 13TH GRADERS (students in the class of 2020)
2021 Young Adult Summer Serve Local Experience Registration Form
2021 Summer Serve Local Experience Emergency Consent Form
WHAT IS THE SH SUMMER SERVE EXPERIENCE?
This experience is a five-day opportunity to gather with other young people from our church family and serve in a variety of capacities…locally all while experiencing as much of our SH Mission Trip culture as possible. We will be partnering with a variety of agencies and churches to arrange for projects and experiences that will allow us to do as much good as we possibly can in one short week.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
We will be doing all sorts of stuff – big and small – to help those in this community. It could be anything from painting a house to cleaning a beach, from serving a community meal to tending to a community garden. It could anything from building bunk beds to sorting food, from playing games with children to making care bags for those in addiction recovery. To say there will be a lot of variety to what we do…that’s putting it mildly.
WHAT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE?
Our church council along with our COVID Advisory Team will be actively involved in any decisions surrounding these trips. We are utilizing recommendations from the American Camping Association (www.acacamps.org) for procedures, directives and strategies to hold this experience in the safest way possible. Your children’s safety and well-being is our number one concern. We will have much more information regarding this as we get closer to the summer.
WILL THERE BE ANYTHING FUN TO DO?
Of course! You will find us playing games and doing giveaways and laughing a lot throughout the week. The real fun comes when you realize the impact you are having in serving others. The real fun comes when you begin to forge relationships you never knew you were missing. I guarantee you one thing…you will have a LOT of fun.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXPERIENCE?
Our SH Summer Serve Local Experience is open to all students currently in grades 9-13. That’s right 13. All students who graduated High School in 2020 are invited to be part of this experience as well. There is a limited amount of spots for our 13th graders. Don’t miss out! You do NOT have to be a member of our church or a member of any church to attend this trip.
WHEN IS THIS EXPERIENCE?
This experience will run daily from 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM, Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 11. We are asking all participants to commit to participating for the entire experience. Not leaving for a baseball game. Not coming after work. Not tonight because I have to babysit. Please treat this like we are on the other side of the country and none of those things would be possible.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS EXPERIENCE COST?
This experience will cost $200 for church members and $300 for non-church members. The cost will include two meals each day, transportation to and from jobsites, a t-shirt, guidebook, project materials and much more. A $100, non-refundable deposit is due by March 1, 2021 to secure your spot. All balances must be paid in FULL by May 1, 2021. Checks may be made payable to Avon Lake United Church of Christ. DO NOT let cost affect your decision to go on this trip or not. If you are concerned about the cost, please contact Nate privately and we can discuss your concerns.
HOW WILL WE GET TO AND FROM OUR PROJECTS?
Our team of Serve Local Leaders will drive students to and from projects throughout the week. Students are NOT permitted to drive themselves or others to or from projects. WHAT WILL WE DO FOR FOOD? Our Food Crew team will be preparing our meals each and every day of the experience. You will not go hungry. Trust me
WHO WILL CHAPERONE THIS EXPERIENCE?
This year’s SH Summer Serve Local Experience will be chaperoned and led by our Director of Youth Ministries, Nate Taylor and a team of 26 other adult members of our church.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS EXPERIENCE?
There a number of things you need to do to participate in this years’ experience. The first and most important is to pray about this opportunity. Are you ready and willing to serve God and the people in our community? Next you will need to do the following:
1. Complete all of the forms required to go on the trip.
2. Turn in your $100, non-refundable deposit by March 14; you will be entered into a drawing for a Cedar Point pass or free registration for one of our summer experiences.
3. Sign-up a minimum of 2 teams for our Cabin Fever Cornhole Tournament
4. Help us spread the word about a possible Buffalo Wild Wings or Salad Kraze fundraiser.
5. Attend church and Sr. High on a regular basis
6. Get ready for an awesome experience!