O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. Psalm 71:17

Camp Akita

Every year, the Presbytery of Scioto Valley hosts a weekend retreat at Camp Akita, just outside of Logan, OH. This retreat is open to 6th-12th graders, and includes several different age classes for small group worship discussion, including a Confirmation track! This retreat is something our youth look forward to year after year, and gives them a great opportunity to grow in their faith, as well as meet other youth from around the Central Ohio area who share that faith with them! Funding for this retreat is made possible through fundraising efforts of the youth, and the generosity of the church and its’ members.

 

Summer Retreats

Every summer, Presbyterian youth have an awesome half-week to full-week retreat planned for them. Every three years, it’s called Triennium, hosted at Purdue University in Indiana. This is open to high-schoolers (entering Freshmen and graduated Seniors) only, and lasts about a half of a week. The summers between Triennium, Presbyterian youth (again, high school only) are invited to Montreat College in the foothills of North Carolina for a week-long excursion. Both are a ton a fun, and, again, great opportunities to grow in faith and meet even more Presbyterian youth from around the country! Funding for these retreats are made possible through fundraising efforts of the youth, and the generosity of the church and its’ members.

 

Fall Youth Rally

Each Fall, the Presbytery of Scioto Valley hosts a one-afternoon event for youth in grades 6-12 at Geneva Hills in Logan, OH. Another great opportunity for PCUSA youth! Activities range from canoeing, hayrides, outside worship, art & crafts and PIZZA! Funding for this retreat is made possible through fundraising efforts of the youth, and the generosity of the church and its’ members.

 

Prince of Peace (POP) Hosted Lock-Ins

The church likes to host, at least once a year, what we call a ‘lock-in’, where youth in grades 5-12 are invited to stay the night in the church and participate in fun activities and lots of junk food
(okay, some healthy food, too, but we have to get the kids interested somehow)!! Activities may range from bowling across the street at Rule 3, to bonfires, games, and movies at the church! Funding for this retreat is made possible through fundraising efforts of the youth, and the generosity of the church and its’ members.