Our youth hold a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to help support missions and summer camps. More information will be coming soon.

Throughout the year, the YPC Youth hit the road for amazing adventures.  Some examples are:

  • Trip to the Passport Missions camp in Danville VA
  • Caving and camping trip to West Virginia
  • Trip to the Green Hands Farm Corn Maze
  • Taking on the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
YPC Team 2015

It is time to register for the Passport Mission Trip July 17-22 in Danville VA!  We only have space for 10 youth, so register as soon as possible.  

For many years now, Yorkminster has sent youth to the Passport Missions experience.  It is an ecumenical event, meaning that numerous churches participate together, from a wide variety of denominations.  My experience last summer was very positive, which is saying a lot.  As a former director of an excellent summer camp program, my standards for this sort of thing are VERY high.  I was impressed with all aspects, from the spiritual formation pieces to the mission experiences, so I can first-hand recommend this for your youth.  - Pastor Mike

  • For youth currently in grades 6-12, including graduating seniors (who get a special party and leadership opportunities)
  • Total cost will be around $400 per participant, however we will be doing some fund raisers to lower this cost as well as raise scholarship funds
  • Five nights: Sunday July 17 - Friday July 22   We will leave Sunday right after worship
  • There is some scholarship money available.
  • This is a great opportunity to invite friends, esp. unchurched friends
  • Get more information and watch a video: http://passportcamps.org/passport-missions/#expect

To register, return this form to Pastor Mike with a $75 non-refundable deposit

Sunday morning offers great opportunities for youth to study God’s Word. Sunday school runs from 9:45 to 10:40.

Middle High (Grades 6-8) ~ Room 5
Using games, questions, and the Bible, our Middle School students will find ways to LIVE while also following God. This curriculum by Simply Youth Ministry is a 2 year rotation, and discusses topics such as our identity, family dynamics, and how to deal with difficult situations.

High School (Grades 9-12) ~ Room 6
Our high school students will be using various discussions from the High School Talksheets throughout the year. This book tackles a number of topics, all while having our youth jump deeper into the Bible.

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YOUTH GROUP!Caving Trip!

Our amazing youth typically meet Sundays at 5:30 for fellowship, fun and Bible Study.  This time is also used for planning many of our exciting mission outreach activities and off-site adventures (such as mission trips, caving, skiing, rafting...)

All Youth Events have an open-door policy, which means we welcome you to join us at anytime throughout the year.

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Sunday Evenings 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Yorkminster offers a Youth Ministry that is focused on faithful fun and faithful service.  What is faithful fun?  It is having fun with people we care about in ways that celebrate the life God has given us.  So we play GaGa and have lock-ins and go on amazing adventures that help us develop trust in God and trust in each other.  

Our Sunday night gatherings are a break from the pressures to "perform," and this fellowship is a launching pad for our mission efforts.  This Fall we will "Hunt for the Hungry," raise money for "Stop Hunger Now," and do local projects to help people tend their homes in the community.

Our Youth Leader is Pastor "Mike" Burcher, who joined the Yorkminster team in March 2015.  She has over 30 years experience working with youth and young adults in Presbyterian camp ministry, and brings her gifts in helping others discern who God is calling them to be.  She loves to hike, kayak, cave, sail, and to share her passion for the outdoors with others.

So are you ready for adventure?  Whether celebrating a milestone or struggling through a serious life challenge, we invite you to come and ask questions and grow with us in faith.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details!