Is it just me, or did this summer fly by? In fact, it seems like it goes faster and faster each year! Soon, you’re going to be back in school and doing homework (I’m sorry; it’s just the reality). But for now, don’t think about that. Think about the last few weeks of this summer where we’re going to have some fun and enjoy the good weather and no homework!
Below is the upcoming schedule for our 5-12th grade student ministries at RCC…
Whitewater Rafting and Camping (August 13-14)
All soon-to-be 9th graders through freshmen in college are invited to join us for a night of camping and day of whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River in Maine. Sign up by the first week of August to save your spot! The cost is $100, which will cover your transportation, camping, breakfast on Sunday, and lunch on Sunday. We’ll be going with Crabapple Whitewater Rafting, which means it will be a professionally guided tour. Click here to register online for the trip!
Community Game Quest (August 17)
Our second Community Game Quest of 2016 will be held at Mary Fisk Elementary School from 5:00-9:00 PM. As a reminder, this event is for the entire family, so bring your parents and younger siblings with you! In fact, buy a ticket for another family and bring them with you! You can buy your tickets online or in the RCC foyer on a Sunday morning. Click here to buy tickets online!
Family Camping Trip (August 19-21)
The annual family camping trip is August 19-21 at Seven Maples Campground (The Grove campsite). The camp offers a brand new pool with water slides, nearby hiking trails up Mount Monadnock, fishing, kayak rentals, and nice wooded campsites. This is another all-family event, so bring along your parents and younger siblings! The cost is $38 per night for a site. Contact Gail Martin for more details.
Other Events this Month
As we have all summer, throughout the month, we’ll have some game nights and movie nights, go grab lunch at the mall or ice cream some evening, and other events. Be sure to follow us on social media for these events, as they will be more spontaneous with only a couple days notice (we like to keep you on your toes)! [Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Instagram]
Looking Forward to the Fall
We will start back with our weekly programs the week after Labor Day (The Middle on September 7, High School on September 11). Also, be sure to help out or participate in the SalemFest 5K on September 17. All funds raised will go to Stand Up Salem, a local anti-drug coalition. We’ll also be doing Serving Salem Together again this fall, a full day of serving our neighbors in the Salem area by doing yard work and light home repair.
Looking Even Further Ahead
Mark two big dates on your calendars for 2017! The first is February 3-5, when we’re going on our winter retreat, “Deep Freeze,” at Camp Berea. The other date is February 26-March 4, when we’re taking a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. If you want to join this team, come to the informational meeting at RCC on August 3 at 7:00 PM. We need commitments, though, by August 7.