This summer will be filled with numerous events and activities that serve to continue to grow community and relationships within the Student Ministries at King of Glory, as well as provide opportunities for students to grow in their faith alongside one another through group interactions, service opportunities and worship/studies.
This summer there will be events that encourage parents to join in the excitement.
"I truly believe that parents have the greatest influence on their students," said Doyle Burnside, interim Student Ministries Coordinator. "Having that time to connect with them, other parents and other students within the youth group is so rewarding. I know that this isn’t some kind of magic wand idea that makes you have the best relationship all of a sudden, but I do think it provides opportunities for you to encourage and walk with your student in the student ministries, as well as gives their students time to see them involved in the program."
Below is a list of events for the summer along with dates, times, locations and cost when needed. There is also a description for each one that lets adults/parents know when they could come along if possible.
Along with those things, the events that will need adult drivers/chaperones will be listed as well. This is very important because a policy that will be implemented this summer is that students who are not driving themselves to an event must ride with an adult driver and not another student who is driving, unless it is a sibling.
Adults who are available to be a driver/chaperone are encouraged to fill out the form below.
Student Ministries Summer Activities Schedule
(All activities are for middle school and high school unless noted otherwise in description)
Wednesdays beginning June 11: High School Bible Study will start and be held every Wednesday. We will start at 8:30 p.m. and go for an hour. In the month of June we will be meeting at the de la Montanya household. Their address is 1600 E 56th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103; which is near Lewis Park.
June 12 from 6:30-8 p.m.: A Sculpture Walk Photo Hunt. This will be a time for students to get together in groups and recreate sculptures throughout the Sculpture Walk. We will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Falls Park Picnic shelter, located on the west side of the Falls. We will be done at 8 p.m. I would also encourage you as parents to join us if you are free in order to send out a parent group for the challenge!
June 19 from 8-10 p.m.: Bonfire at the Reuer Household. Their address is 27377 480th Avenue, Harrisburg, SD 57032. This will be a time to talk and worship as a group around a fire. There will be a carpool leaving from Sioux Falls Christian Schools at 7:45 p.m. and will be returning at 10:15 p.m. Students are also free to drive themselves. We will need a few parents to drive students from the school to the Reuer’s and back.
June 22-27: High School Camp at Pickerel Lake Lutheran Bible Camp. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make this week of camp, but it is an awesome week for students to be challenged in their faith, develop new friendships, reunite with old friends, and be encouraged that they are not alone on their walk of faith! Cost is $75 for the week and $10 more if you would like them to have a camp t-shirt. More information and registration can be found at pllbc.wordpress.com.
June 25 from 8-11 p.m.: Middle School Night at Thunder Road. This is a three-hour event that Thunder Road does for youth groups on Wednesday nights. The cost is $16 per person. We will meet at Thunder Road. The night starts with laser tag and ice cream sundaes. Then from 9–11 p.m. there is an unlimited time for go-carts, mini-golf, laser tag, water wars, human foosball, and more. Parents, you are free to stay as well for this fun night.
July 10 from 4-8 p.m.: An evening at Wild Water West. We will meet at the new church building at 3:30 p.m. to carpool to Wild Water West. Again, students are free to meet us there at 4 p.m. as well. All youth families are invited to join us if you are free (there is plenty to do if your student wants to just hang with their friends. The total cost will be $16 – which includes the entry fee and dinner. A few adult drivers will be needed to take students to and from Wild Water West.
July 18-21: A trip to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun. The trip will be packed with fun rides, games and great food; as well as a service opportunity! We will be staying at the Worlds of Fun Village in cabins which sleep up to 8 people. Cost for the trip is $140 dollars which is for three nights of lodging and a two-day pass into the amusement parks. There will be an additional charge for travel and food which will be dependent on the number of people who come along! We will need parent drivers/chaperones for this trip.
July 27-August 1: Middle School Camp at Pickerel Lake Lutheran Bible Camp. I will be able to attend this week of camp which is an awesome week for students to be challenged in their faith, develop new friendships, reunite with old friends, and be encouraged that they are not alone on their walk of faith! Cost is $75 for the week and $10 more if you would like them to have a camp t-shirt. More information and registration can be found at pllbc.wordpress.com.
August 7: Grill Out. Along with the grill out there will be plenty of backyard games and activities. Derek and Trista Hackett will host the event at their new house, located at 27091 Mariah Pl., Harrisburg, SD 57032. Again, you are invited to come out with us and spend some time with other parents and your students. It will be an awesome way to end the summer as a group! We may need parent drivers for this event.