Summer Trips

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High School Mission Days

All rising 10th through completed 12th graders are invited to join in various mission projects during High School Mission Days, June 25-29. Each day, there will be two service projects in which to participate that serve our local community. Along with Unity Presbyterian Church, we will be joined by high school students from South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. Some of the organizations we will be working with serve the Fort Mill community and some the Charlotte community, but in reality a service to one community is really a service to both. All of these organizations are ones that Unity and/or South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Churches have relationships with, and many of them partner with each other to serve our entire region.

Students may serve in one project, a couple of projects or every project throughout the week. Each project has its own registration link and deadline for registration. Each day, we will serve lunch at noon in Fellowship Hall which will consist of sandwiches, fruit, chips and drinks. On Wednesday, students have the option to pay $7 to have lunch at the Fort Mill Nutrition Center and on Thursday, students have the option to bring money to eat dinner at Chic Fil A. Please contact Lindsay White with any questions you may have: LWhite@UnityFortMill.org

Monday, June 25: 


Love INC 9:00 am-noon.
Students will serve Love INC by doing lawn work and light cleaning at the homes of elderly and disabled individuals in the greater Charlotte area. Sign up here.

Meatball Making Extravaganza 1:00-3:00 pm
Students will make meatballs at Unity Presbyterian Church to be frozen and donated to Center of Hope. Sign up here.

Wednesday, June 27: 


Fort Mill Nutrition Center 9:30-noon
Students will play bingo and do crafts with seniors who attend Fort Mill Nutrition Center. Students can stay for lunch for $7 per person. Sign up here.

Children’s Attention Home Project 1:00-3:00 pm
Students will create Welcome Bags for Children’s Attention Home by shopping for items and packing the bags. Children’s Attention Home houses children who need an emergency home and homeless teenagers. Sign up here.

Friday, June 29: 


Blood Mobile 2:00-7:00 pm
Students will help with registration, greeting, and escorting blood donors to the Blood Mobile. Students can sign up for 2 hour time slots to help, and even those who are squeamish with blood will not have to actually see any blood at all. Sign up here.

Tuesday, June 26: 


Classroom Ready 9:00-11:00 am
Students will help with cleaning and organizing at Classroom Ready by Foundation for Fort Mill Schools, which ensures that students in the Fort Mill School District have school supplies all year long. Sign up here.

Humane Society Toy Making 1:00-3:00 pm
Students will recycle old T-shirts and fleece to make toys and pillows for animals at both the Mecklenburg and York County Humane Societies. Toys will be made at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. Sign up here.

Thursday, June 28: 


Loaves and Fishes 2:00-4:00 pm
Students will learn about food needs in Charlotte and how organizations meet those needs. Sign up here.

Second Harvest Food Pantry 6:00-8:00 pm
Students will be working in the Second Harvest Warehouse to pack, sort, and organize food donations. Sign up here.

Youth Summer Trips

Asheville Youth Mission
(Middle School)

Current Middle School (6th-8th Grade Students) are invited to participate in a 5-day Mission Immersion experience with Asheville Youth Mission. Students will stay at First Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC and will participate in a variety of local mission projects, including tending gardens, doing lawn work, feeding the homeless, and helping at the food bank. The cost is $275 per person, and the deadline for registration is Sunday, April 22. There are two separate weeks for students:

8th Grade AYM:

Current 8th graders will have the chance to go to AYM during the week of July 8-13. This experience will be somewhat more mature to prepare students for high school mission projects. Students will also have the opportunity to attend worship at Montreat on Thursday evening, July 12. The cost is $275 per person and the deadline for registration is Sunday, April 22. There are 20 spots available for this trip. You may sign up for this event here.

6th/7th Grade AYM:

Current 6th and 7th graders will have the chance to go to AYM during the week of July 15-20. This experience will be perfect for a first or second time mission trip, and will give a lot of opportunities to understand in depth the missional impact of our service. Students will be going hiking and have a dinner at Cook Out for their free day; they will not go to Montreat for worship. The cost is $275 per person and the deadline for registration is Sunday, April 22. There are 15 spots available for this trip. You may sign up for this event here.

High School Mission Blitz
(June 24 - 28)

Current High School Youth (9th-12th grade students) are invited to participate in local Mission days during the week of June 24-28. There will be a variety of day-long or half-day long projects available, and students can choose as many options as they can. The mission projects will include work with many of the agencies with whom our church has a relationship, including Second Harvest Food Pantry, Family Promise, the Fort Mill Nutrition Center, and the Children’s Attention Home. It will also include some new agencies, including Love INC and Friendship Gardens. There will be a cost of $10 for lunch and materials per day. The deadline for registration will be June 1. There are an unlimited number of spots available for this trip. Registration will be open beginning in March.

Trinity Youth Conference
(July 22 - 28)

Current High School Youth (9th-12th grade students) are invited to participate in Trinity Youth Conference at Camp Living Waters in Schellsburg, PA. TYC is a Christian leadership and intentional Christian community experience. Students will give up their electronics for the week, and have the opportunity to attend workshops, worship every day, play games, and participate in small groups; through these activities, students will forge strong, lasting relationships that will create a solid foundation for the transition from high school to college and/or adulthood. The cost is $315 per person for the conference if you register and pay in full by May 15. The cost increases if you register after that. There will be an additional transportation fee of about $50 - $70 per person, which will be communicated once students have registered and transportation is agreed upon. Students should register for this event individually on the TYC webpage.

Montreat Youth Conference
(July 8 - 14)

Current High School Youth (9th-12th grade students) are invited to participate in Montreat Youth Conference at Montreat Camp and Conference Center in Montreat, NC. Youth will have the chance to participate in small groups, hear high-caliber keynote speakers, participate in games and energizers, and to worship daily. Students will stay in the Winsborough dormitory on Montreat’s campus and eat at Assembly Inn. The cost is $350 per person, and the deadline for registration is March 31. There are 22 spots available for this trip. You can sign up for this event here.