A Great Calm

What is our Senior Trip?

This year our Senior excursion is a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. It is designed to challenge your body, mind and faith. This trip for recently graduated seniors is seen as the “capstone” of  First Community’s Youth Program. This will be a time for you to experience how your faith journey intersects with daily life through the different challenges this adventure will bring.

A Great Calm, is how the disciples described the energy after Jesus silenced the storm of the sea. Graduating high school can bring chaos, fears, anticipation of what is to come and many joys. While we are on “boats” this summer we may be faced with fierce physical, emotional and spiritual storms; this trip will provide the opportunity to calm the storms within us and provide tools for us to use in the future, as a new chapter of life approaches.

The trip is a personal voyage of discovery, a deep bonding with the people around you, an appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us, and a daily routine that is counter to today’s busy culture. First Community Church is committed to providing our youth lessons about themselves, others and God before they go out into the world.

Why You Should Go

Because you are now old enough to put yourself just outside your personal comfort zone. Because you’re ready to see life through new eyes. Because you want to take on a physical, emotional, and spiritual challenge. Because you want an experience you will not encounter anywhere else. Lastly, because you want to have fun…guaranteed!


  • Dates: July 6-14, 2018
  • Location: The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) Located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
  • Price: $900
  • Due dates: $200 non-refundable deposit due at registration; balance due June 1

Participant Meetings

    • May 6 at 6:00pm (post-registration meeting)
    • July 5 at 7:00pm (pre-departure meeting)


We will be using Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, they will supply us with gear, packs and food for the entire trip. We will have more info about packing and a detailed list of gear provided soon.


Registration will open soon.


For more information, please contact Gabrielle Whitcomb, Youth Ministry Coordinator, at GWhitcomb@FCchurch.com or call 614.488.0681 ext. 103.

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