Mission Trips, Camps, Youth Gathering

2018 Youth Mission Trips and Camps

Confirmation Camp

June 17-22 Ranch Camp Carol Joy Holling

At Bethany we encourage our confirmation students to spend a week at Carol Joy Holling Camp during Confirmation Camp at Ranch. Whether you’ve never been to camp or have come so many times you’ve lost count, Carol Joy Holling Camp is a worthwhile experience for anyone to have. Camp is a place where spiritual and emotional growth happens.  Youth gain independence and a heightened feeling of overall confidence as they try new things.  Each day is full of active adventures in a beautiful outdoor setting.  We have an amazing God who loves us to a degree that we can’t fully understand.  No matter how many times we’ve been to camp, there are always new and amazing things waiting to be discovered – new friends, new experiences, new trails, and new insights about God. Please let us know if you have any questions. Register here.


Middle School YouthWorks Mission Trip

Duluth, MN June 24-29, 2018

$350 Register

A typical Youthworks trip includes devotion time, work at various ministry sites, fun and cultural evening activities, participating in meal preparations, and evening “club time” that includes worship, games, skits and prayer. 


ELCA Youth Gathering for High School Students

June 27-July 1, 2018 (plus travel days) 

$1000+ Contact Barb Baumert to Register  

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. 


Group Weekend Work Camp for High School Students

New Paris, Ohio July 19-24, 2018 (tentative)

$350+ Register 

Work camp members provide home repairs at no cost for the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people who need our help.  Work crews typically serve the same resident for the entire trip, creating an environment where meaningful relationships develop.  We will serve the needs of others through projects like interior and exterior painting, building or repairing porches and wheelchair ramps, building or repairing steps, weatherization and other home repairs.  

Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact Barb Baumert