Work Trip 2022

Work Trip is set: June 5 through 11!

Head 'em up, move 'em out! Youth Group is hitting the road bound for Lebanon Junction, KY!

Every summer the Senior High Youth Group travels to another community for a week of service. Departing the morning after high school graduation, our group will spend the week roofing, cleaning, and building in Lebanon Junction, KY. This is a fantastic opportunity to build relationships as well as structures. Our church's youth learn about what it means to live and serve in community while also learning important life skills.

Departure

Bags will be packed and dropped off ahead of time to make for quick departure. We will meet at the church parking lot at 8:00 am on Sunday, June 5th. After a brief prayer and final form turn-in we will load up vans and depart.

Return

We will return to the church on Saturday, June 11 in the early evening. Notifications will be sent out to families via GroupMe as we get close to home. Work Trip Sunday, in which we offer memories and songs from the trip during worship, will be in the fall.

Eligibility

The trip is open to all current 9-12th graders who have met the Work Trip requirements (see below).

Cost

$350 per participant. Scholarships are available and all requests will remain confidential – contact Jim Cochrane at jcochrane@firstchurchlf.org for more information.

What to Expect

To see what can be expected from a week of service and fellowship on Work Trip, watch this video of 2019's trip to Lebanon Junction!

Work Trip and COVID-19

In the wake of new guidance from federal and state health organizations, Work Trip 2022 will be fully mask-optional. Individual tripgoers may choose whether or not to wear masks in the vans, on the worksites, or in common spaces around the camp, but there will not be any mandate for the trip. We encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated and boosted ahead of the trip and for tripgoers to self-report any symptoms or close-contacts before leaving for the trip.

As best practices develop and vaccines become more widely available in the coming weeks and months, this plan may evolve accordingly. Our primary goal is always to ensure the health and safety of those on the trip, those hosting us at Camp Crescendo, and those whom we serve. If you have any questions about Covid and Work Trip, please contact Jim at jcochrane@firstchurchlf.org.

Important Dates

  • April 22 - Registration Deadline
  • May 22 - Work Trip Tool Training
  • June 5-11 - Work Trip in Kentucky
  • August 28 - Work Trip Sunday

Packing List

The packing list for this year's trip can be found here. For quick departure on Sunday morning, please ensure that all bedding and bulky clothes are packed in a black garbage bag and dropped off in the church cottage no later than 3:00pm on Thursday, June 2nd.

Work Trip Registration

If you are interested in participating on Work Trip 2022, please register on this page by April 22, 2022.

Work Trip Requirements

Points & Fundraisers

To qualify, you must earn at least 10 points by attending youth events. Each event is worth:

1pt Youth Group; 1pt Other youth events (Service Opportunities); 1pt Church Service Opportunities (including rummage, the all church auction, ushering Sunday mornings, Sunday liturgist, join the Sanctuary Choir, help teach/assist Sunday School.)

Helping with fundraisers is also required. You should:

More information about fundraisers will be forthcoming.

Exceptions

Requests

If you don’t meet one or more of these requirements, you’re invited to submit an exception request. Exceptions will be reviewed by the Youth Leadership Team under the guidance of the Youth Group Advisors and Youth & Young Adult Faith Formation Committee. The exception form can be found here.

5 point minimum

You must have earned at least 5 points in order to be considered for an exception. If you have extenuating circumstances (boarding school, a Sunday-night job, etc), you must contact Jim Cochrane as soon as possible to discuss with the Youth Leadership Team alternate ways of earning the points.

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