Parents of Students: This Is For You

I’m already so excited thinking about our trips this summer with Middle School (MSM) and High School (HSM). This Summer, both groups will be attending Christ In Youth events. Our MSM crew will attend CIY MIX in Edmond, OK, June 19-24. Our HSM crew will attend CIY MOVE in Cleveland, TN, July 10-16. These weeks are some of the very best summer camps available to students anywhere in the world. Students will be challenged and encouraged by outstanding speakers who have carefully crafted age-specific messages. They will celebrate and surrender through incredible moments of worship. These weeks also bond students together and serve as a catalyst for strengthening your students walk with Christ and our youth ministry.

These weeks are invaluable for student ministry, but it does come with a cost. I’ll break down the costs of each week so that you can begin to make plans for your student to attend. You cannot make a better investment in the life of your student.

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MIX – MSM Students

Cost: $325

What it includes: Conference registration fees, waterpark ticket & meal, travel, lodging, all on-campus meals, shirt (VV Student Ministry Summer Trip Tank).

Additional costs: money for travel meals (4 meals), any extras ie: hats, shirts, other merchandise sold by CIY.

Deposit: $50 due by April 17, 2016

Register & deposit online: https://valleyview.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events/12534

MOVE – HSM Students

Cost: $360

What it includes: Conference registration fees, whitewater rafting, travel, lodging, all on-campus meals, shirt (VV Student Ministry Summer Trip Tank).

Additional costs: money for travel meals (6 meals), any extras ie: hats, shirts, other merchandise sold by CIY.

Deposit: $50 due by May 8, 2016.

Register & deposit online: https://valleyview.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events/12538

Fundraising:

These costs can seem a little bit daunting, especially if you have multiple students who want to attend. Let me first say that although initially the cost may seem like a lot, consider what your student will experience and what he or she will be provided with and it is incredibly reasonable. You’re not just sending your student away for a week of fun (that will happen), but you are making an investment in your student that can change their entire life.

We have 3 different fundraisers providing a way for your student to cover a good portion of their trip costs.

First a few guidelines: 

  1. All fundraising funds are pooled and then allocated based on participation, need, and amount of students involved.
  2. Your student cannot fundraise their entire trip cost.
  3. You are responsible for the deposit ($50) for your student.
  4. Your student can only participate in 2 out of the 3 fundraisers.
  5. Your student will not receive funds if they are not present for the times they are registered.

While I’d love to be able to send every student to one of these weeks for free, it’s just not possible. These fundraising events can certainly make a huge dent in the cost of these trips. Please make every effort to have your student involved. Your student will need to be registered online for these fundraisers.

**YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR STUDENT FOR MIX OR MOVE BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER HIM/HER FOR A FUNDRAISER. 

Fundraiser 1: After Church Cookout

Who: All students

When: Sunday April 10th. 11am-2pm

What: Help set-up, prep, serve, and tear down.

Register: look for “add ons” when you register your student for MIX or MOVE

Fundraiser 2: Small Business Saturday

Who: HSM students only (limited spots available)

When: Friday April 29th, 6:30pm-9pm & Saturday April 30th, 7am-3pm

What: For this event we will be hosting local vendors and small business owners. We will help set-up, maintain the event, serve lunch, sell snacks, etc.

Register: see Joel or Camille at cstowe@vvcc.org

*If you would like to purchase a booth and participate in this event please send an email to Crystal Brooks: crystalbrooks92@gmail.com

Fundraiser 3: Garage Sale

Who: All students *limited spots*

When: Friday May 20th, 6pm-10pm, & Saturday May 21st, 7:30am-4pm.

What: Sort, prep, distribute. Sell snacks/refreshments.  Help maintain the sale. Tear down. There will be 3 different shifts for this fundraiser. Friday night crew, Saturday crew, Saturday tear down crew.

Register: look for “add ons” when you register your student for MIX or MOVE

 

Can’t wait for this summer!