Impact Week (Youth)

IMPACT WEEK

June 22-26, 2020

Impact Week is a summer youth program at Asbury United Methodist Church in Arnold where middle and high school youth come together for a week of service, fun, and faith building. Mornings will be spent serving others in our community. This may include yard work for some special needs community members, packaging meals for those that are food insecure, organizing and cleaning up one of the area food pantries, or helping spruce up Asbury church. Afternoons will be spent in fellowship establishing and building a relationship with God. Previous lessons have included topics on “Big Questions” and “Parables.” After the lesson and discussion we will have some structured fun/socializing time- bowling, watching a movie, a field day, video scavenger hunt.

Price

The price for the camp will be $200 for campers and $100 for peer ministers. There is a sibling discount price of $175 per camper. The price covers the cost of outings, T-shirts, and materials.

Daily Schedule

Each day will begin with an opening program of music, prayer, and socializing. The campers and the peer ministers will then go to their small group locations and prepare for their worksite. Shortly after 9 am, all groups will depart for their service sites with our parent driver/chaperones. At lunchtime, the groups return to Asbury to eat their bagged lunches and enjoy some free time. Following this, they will again gather as a big group to have a lesson on our theme. This year’s theme will likely be Fruit of the Spirit. Around 2:00/2:30, all groups depart for the afternoon fun/social activity, again driven by our parent/chaperones. We will return to the church between 4:00/ 4:30. Friday’s schedule may be a little different as we will be driving out to Harper’s Ferry, WV to go tubing.

What time should campers be dropped off in the morning?

Campers should arrive promptly at 8:30 each morning. Peer Ministers should arrive at 8:00.

What time should campers be picked up in the afternoon?

Campers should be picked up by 4:30 each afternoon and Peer Ministers should be picked up at 5:00.

On the final day, June 26th, we will travel to Harper’s Ferry, WV. Campers should plan to be picked up at approximately the same time, but with traffic and the long distance it is best to be a little flexible. We will have the youth call when we are about ½ hour away.

Drivers/Chaperones

Parent drivers will be needed each day to get students to the work sites and fun activities. We ask each parent to sign up for at least two driving shifts for the first registered camper or peer minister and one shift for each additional camper or peer minister during the week. Depending on numbers of campers and spaces available in vehicles, we may only need one driving shift. All adults must complete Asbury’s safe sanctuary training and complete a DMV screening to work with youth.

Morning driver/chaperones: please check in by 8:45 am. You will be finished after lunchtime.

Afternoon driver/chaperones: please arrive by 1:00 pm. You will be finished around 4:30 pm when you return the youth to the church.

Parents are called "driver/chaperones" because you are also responsible to STAY at the site and act as a chaperone. This includes morning and afternoon drivers.

There may be high school peer ministers with the kids to assist with supervision, but having adult chaperones with the youth at all times is required.

Morning Drivers: You will be given specific information about your worksite as well as driving directions when you arrive in the morning, but basic duties include:

  • Introducing yourself to worksite supervisor as the contact point for the group.
  • Making sure duties are clearly communicated to you and the Peer Ministers.
  • Once service has started, hanging back and letting the Peer Ministers supervise directly (step in if there seems to be any problems).
  • Working with Peer Ministers to verify that all youth are accounted for before departure.

Peer Ministers

Youth that were in 10th, 11th or 12th grades for the 2019/2020 school year may be considered as Peer Ministers (PM). The Peer Ministers will be chosen to serve as mentors and peer leaders to the younger youth. Peer Ministers will be expected to assist with some of the preparation for the work sites and activities as well as lead discussions. Appropriate behavior and all responsibilities and tasks associated with this position will be expected at all times. An additional Peer Minister application will need to be filled out for consideration.  Once you select that you would like to be considered as a PM, an additional application will be sent to you.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the camp director Ashley Cox at ashleycox83@gmail.com or 812-455-2205

Follow this LINK to register for Impact Week 2020.

Follow this LINK to see photos of Impact Week 2019.

Ministry Lead - Ashley Cox

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