Middle School Summer Programs

Grades listed indicate grade completed in summer 2019

Confirmation Camp at Camp Wapo

June 10-14
Completed Grades 6-8
Cost: $330

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Camp Information Sheet for Middle School Campers

More than 125 youth attend an incredible week of faith and fun at Camp Wapo, including large group sessions, worship, free-time games, campfires, and more. Our 2019 theme is “Wonderers” — and you’ll just have to wonder what this means! Camp Wapo is located near Amery, Wisconsin, about an hour from the church, and is a beautiful setting to explore God’s creation and to grow in faith. The program is led by St. Andrew’s staff, summer interns, and 65 high school leaders. This is a week not to be missed!  A summer camp or mission experience is required at least once as part of the Confirmation program.

Youth attending Confirmation Camp first register with St. Andrew’s and then complete their registration (including health information and a medical release) with Camp Wapo.  A link to complete the Camp Wapo registration will be provided to you after you register with St. Andrew’s.

St. Andrew’s provides bus transportation from St. Andrew’s to Camp Wapo on Monday morning.  Parents pick up their campers at Camp Wapo late afternoon on Friday.


Vacation Bible School – God Squad

June 17-21, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Completed Grades 6-8
Cost: $15

Join the middle school youth leadership team that provides vital support for Vacation Bible School.  Youth assist high school and adult volunteers with small groups moving from place to place or serve at a specific station (such as Bible study, games, music, or snacks) for the week.

Complete details available on the VBS webpage.

 


Middle School Service Trip – Chicago!

July 14-18
Completed Grades 6-8
Cost: $250

FULL – Contact Mary Post to be added to a waitlist

Join us as we hop in vans headed to the Windy City for a four-night service experience! We will partner with local organizations doing service work around the hometown of the Bears and Oprah! Youth will get a first-hand opportunity to serve as the hands and feet of Christ as we serve alongside and learn from the people of Chicago. We’ll also explore incredible local sites such as Willis Tower, Millennium Park, Lincoln Zoo, and the famous Navy Pier. The trip price covers entry to all the attractions, housing, most meals, and a ticket to Six Flags on the way home! Sign up soon!


Apostle Islands Trip

Aug. 18-23
Completed Grades 6-12
Cost: $225 (35 spots available)

FULL – Contact Mary Post to be added to a waitlist

This six-day adventure and retreat experience includes breathtaking scenery, time for worship, outdoor adventures (including whitewater rafting), and being part of a close-knit faith community.  Spend a day of service with the Red Cliff Reservation on the way to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin – with three days of camping on beautiful Madeline Island. This amazing, relaxing retreat is a great way to take a break from the hurry of everyday life and get ready for the upcoming school year.


Summer Stretch

Six Wednesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14
Completed Grades 6-8
Cost: $25 per week ($45 for Valley Fair)
Sign up for all six and save $30!

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Summer Stretch is an exciting summer series for middle school youth that combines morning service projects with afternoon opportunities for fun. Each morning we gather at St. Andrew’s to start with a word of prayer and bless the day.  We then travel by vans to various locations in the Twin Cities for service opportunities with incredible people who have a deep love for their communities.  After lunch, we spend the afternoon having fun together (past experiences have included a waterpark, Mall of America, and Como Park Zoo). The program is led by Josh Carlson, Middle School Youth Minister, and summer youth ministry interns. Join us for Wednesdays of service and fun!  Come to one — or come to them all!

July 10: Second Harvest Food Bank and Lake Calhoun
July 17: Open Arms of Minnesota and Minnesota Zoo
July 24: Union Gospel Mission and Sky Zone
July 31: Lyngbloomsten and Mall of America
Aug. 7: Feed My Starving Children and Cascade Bay
Aug. 14: Valley Fair (no morning service project)


Family Baseball Night

Sunday, July 14, 5:05 p.m. (game time) at CHS Field in St. Paul

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Spend a summer evening with other church families at this fun, family-friendly event while cheering on the Saints against the Winnipeg Goldeyes! Arrive by 4 p.m. to participate in “Reading Tree,” a story time on the field with a Saints player and a local author. Children are also invited to run the bases immediately following the game. As an added bonus, we’ve arranged for several St. Andrew’s participants to join in the on-field promotional activities during the game. Cost is $20 per person for reserved in-field seats; children under age 2 that do not require a seat are free of charge. Register by June 15. Space is limited and refunds are not available after June 15. Tickets will be available for pick up at St. Andrew’s the week prior to the game or available at the gate on game day. Families are responsible for their own transportation. For more information, contact Mark Jackson at 651.762.9146 or mjackson@saintandrews.org.


Youth Ministry Summer Celebration

 Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11, all Great Hall worship services

A celebration of all things summer (trips, retreats, Bible studies, bonfires, and more) within the world of youth ministry will be shared with the congregation during Great Hall worship services. Youth speakers will bring their summer adventures to life as they retell some of their greatest memories of summer 2019.


Summer Camp Opportunities

Middle school youth can participate in summer camp opportunities at Camp Wapo, Ox Lake, and Wilderness Canoe Base, including youth camps, Horse Club, Fishing Club, hiking trips, Boundary Water canoe trips, and more. See campwapo.org for details.


Financial Assistance Available

Thanks to the generosity of many church members, we are able to offer financial support for children and youth (preschool-grade 12) to participate in our programs – including summer events. For more information or to complete a scholarship request form, contact Mary Post at 651.762.9131 or mpost@saintandrews.org.

Registration Information

Questions about the registration process?  Contact Mary Post, Youth Ministry Support and Registrations, at 651.762.9131 or mpost@saintandrews.org.