youth retreats

Winter Retreats: Opportunities for students to grow in their faith, connect with others, play games, and eat delicious camp food, all during a fun-filled weekend at Lake Geneva Youth Camp: giant swing - worship - games - paintball - sledding - broomball. Friends welcome!

High School retreat is Friday - Sunday, January 19-21, 2018.  Drop off at 5:30pm Friday at FPC parking lot. Pick up in same location on Sunday approximately 2:30pm.
Middle School retreat is Friday - Sunday, January 26-28, 2018. Drop off at 5:30pm Friday at FPC parking lot. Pick up in same location on Sunday approximately 2:30pm.
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Register -CLICK HERE-  $135 per student, Register with a friend and you'll both receive a FREE hoddie!  Simply invite a friend who will be a first time participant on an FPC winter retreat, and put each others' names in the referral space. 
Space is limited so don't delay!

Winter Retreat Details:  Bring your friends, Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, warm clothes and footwear for outside, and a flashlight.  Do NOT bring your cell phone, iPod/MP3, iPad/tablet, drugs, video games, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, or anything else deemed to be inappropriate. Spending Money: If desired, you can bring some money for snacks/treats at the camp cafe, camp hoodies at the camp store ($20), or paintball ($5 per game).

High School Mission Trips
Every summer interested students travel with us regionally, nationally or internationally for one week to engage in mission work and learn more about themselves and God in the process. These trips create lasting changes in the lives of each participant, including their relationships with God, each other, and their outlook on the world.

High School Summer Backpacking Trip: Students on this weeklong trip in June (Sunday, July 15-Friday, July 20, 2017), will enjoy a beautiful, rigorous and life changing journey to Painted Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to deepen their relationships with God & each other while enjoying his beautiful creation.  The info meeting will be between services (9:50-10:40am) on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Summer Backpacking Trip Application PDF

High School Summer Mission Trip: This summer from Monday, June 11-Saturday, June 16, 2017, a small group of students will travel to Seattle, WA to become more faithful disciples of Christ while learning about and serving the marginalized in the Seattle communities. The info meeting will be between services (9:50-10:35am) on Sunday, December 10.

Summer Mission Trip Application PDF

Middle School Devil’s Lake Trip:  This adventure is filled with guided rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, delicious food, and time connecting with god and one another.  Summer dates TBA, usually in August.

Save the date!  

Backpacking/mission trip info meeting      Sunday, December 10 from 9:50-10:40 (youth space on second floor at FPC)
High school winter retreat                           Friday, January 19-21 (Lake Geneva Youth Camp)
Middle school winter retreat                       Friday, January 26-28 (Lake Geneva Youth Camp)
Confirmation journey                                  Sunday, February 4 – Sunday, April 29
HS Summer Backpacking Trip                   Sunday, July 15-20, 2017 (Painted Rocks National Lakeshore)
HS Summer Mission Trip                           Monday, June 11-16, 2017 (Seattle, WA)

In the past, other trips have included domestic and international partnerships. In 2016, FPC's largest mission trip ever, with 75 adult and youth participants served the people of San Raimundo, Guatemala with Casas por Cristo. In 2017, 50 students and 12 adult mentors from FPC traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Pine Ridge is a community that, although it has joys, also has many hardships, including a devastating poverty rate, a startlingly low life expectancy, a struggling school system, and more.

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