Youth Summer Trips

Downloadable Documents

Below are important documents for you and your student to access for year's summer trips.

Questions? Contact us at youth@walnuthillcc.org.

Project Serve 2023

Local Service Days

Acts 4 Ministry
Waterbury, CT
August 5

Ages: Current 6th-12th Graders
Lead: Tim Blankenship

Description of Trip: This is a one-day service project partnering with Acts 4 Ministry to help the local community. Students will deliver furniture and share the love of Jesus to families in need.

Cost per Student: $25
Group Size: 20 (4 Adults, 16 Students)
Basic Travel Info: Will meet at location.1713 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704

Required Paperwork: No application necessary, Registration and $25 payment due by June 1, Completed Medical Consent Form
Mandatory Meetings: There are no monthly meetings for this trip, but the team will meet in June to go over details and to get to know one another.
Mandatory Fundraising: none

 

Jericho Partnership
Danbury, CT
August 19

Ages: Current 6th-12th Graders
Lead: Matt Moreira

Description of Trip: This is a one-day service project with Jericho Partnership. The students will participate in a variety of ministries to help families in need.

Cost per Student: $25
Group Size: 20 (4 Adults, 16 Students)
Basic Travel Info: Will meet at location. 13 Rose St, Danbury, CT 06810

Required Paperwork: No application necessary, Registration and $25 payment due by June 1,
Completed Medical Consent Form
Mandatory Meetings: There are no monthly meetings for this trip, but the team will meet in June to go over details and to get to know one another.
Mandatory Fundraising: None

Domestic Trips

Joni & Friends
New Hampshire
August 12-17
August 19-25

Ages: Must be at least 16 years old
Lead: Emily Turco

Description of Trip: Joni and Friends’ Family Retreat is a Christ centered place where families who are affected by disability are able to get away together to find respite, refreshment, and connection with other families who understand the joys and challenges of life with disability. Students serving on this trip are paired one on one with either a child or teen who has special needs or a sibling from one of the families to provide exhausted parents a needed break throughout the week. Each student will spend each day with the individual and family they are paired with enjoying camp activities together.

Estimated Cost per Student: $500
Family Payment: $250
Group Size: 10 (2 Adults, 8 Students)
Basic Travel Info: 4 Hour Drive. Will need to meet at camp or combine rides.

Required Paperwork: Completed Application and approval by Youth Pastor, Completed Medical Consent Form, Completed Joni & Friends online application, References (first time participants)
Mandatory Meetings: Prep Meetings: Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 25
Walnut Hill Joni & Friends Monthly team meetings
You must serve monthly in the Walnut Hill Special Needs Ministry before departure
Mandatory Fundraising: Participate in at least 2 events and write at least 15 support letters

 

Praying Pelican Missions
Appalachia/West Virginia
August 12-18

Ages: Current 7th-12th Graders
Lead: Greg Flower

Description of Trip: Students will be running a Kid’s Camp for the local communities and serving low-income families by working on construction projects.

Estimated Cost per Student: $650
Family Payment: $325
Group Size: 20 (3 Adults, 17 Students)
Basic Travel Info: Will meet and depart from Walnut Hill Church, Bethel Campus by rental van.
Required Paperwork: Completed Application and approval by Youth Pastor, Completed Medical Consent Form
Mandatory Meetings: Prep Meetings: Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 25
Mandatory Fundraising: Participate in at least 2 events and write at least 15 support letters

International Trips

Face of Justice
Costa Rica
August 4-10

Ages: High School - preference given to 11th and 12 Graders
Lead: Lance Sven

Description of Trip: Face of Justice serves to defend, shelter, empower and love survivors of human trafficking & sexual exploitation. We will be working at the Freedom House which is a safe house for teenage girls. We will do a work project building a chicken coop and spend time with the girls teaching them English and sharing our faith in Jesus.

Estimated Cost per Student: $1,400
Family Payment: $700
Number of Travelers: 20 (3 Adults, 17 Students)
Basic Travel Info: 6 Hour Flight. Will meet and depart from Walnut Hill Church, Bethel Campus.

Required Paperwork: Completed Application and approval by Youth Pastor,
Valid Passport, Completed parental permission form for minor to travel outside of U.S., Completed Medical Consent Form
Mandatory Meetings: Prep Meetings: Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 25
Mandatory Fundraising: Participate in at least 2 events and write at least 20 support letters

 

Fight for Freedom
Romania
August 12-19

Ages: High School - preference given to 11th and 12th Graders
Lead: TBD

Description of Trip: Fight for Freedom has recently taken on the role of housing over 400 newly orphaned Ukraine children. While there, we will be running a kids camp and doing work projects to improve the orphanage.

Estimated Cost Per Student: $2,250
Family Payment: $1,125
Number of Travelers: 15 (2 Adults. 13 Students)
Basic Travel Info: 11 Hour Flight. Will meet and depart from Walnut Hill Church, Bethel Campus

Required Paperwork:
Completed Application and approval by Youth Pastor,
Valid Passport, Completed parental permission form for minor to travel outside of U.S., Completed Medical Consent Form
Mandatory Meetings: Prep Meetings: Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 25
Mandatory Fundraising: Participate in at least 2 events and write at least 20 support letters