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!

Details

  • 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
Departure

Meet in the parking lot of the North Campus at 10am on July 6.

Return

Participants will return to North Campus parking lot by 7pm on July 14.

Participant Meetings

Both meetings will take place at the North Campus, Room 130

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

Gear

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 and a detailed list of gear provided soon. Please view the packing list here for the additional items you will need to bring for the trip.

Registration

Registration must be completed online by clicking below.

 

Registration will open March 22 for First Community Church members and open March 29 for the public.  The registration will close April 22, unless space fills up sooner. This trip is intended solely for graduated high school seniors. Due to the nature of the trip, spaces are limited.

Questions

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

Back to the Youth Ministry page.