Youth Camp F.A.Q.

Q. Which week is my church attending?
A. Your youth leader should have that information but there is a chance we didn’t hear back from them. Please contact your youth leader or email Zac to find out which week your church is attending.

Q. Why are youth attending camp together with their adult leaders?
A. In line with the Minnesota Conference UCC’s strategic priority of strengthening congregations, the Pilgrim Point Camp Committee has imagined Youth Camps to be inclusive of all youth (grades 6-12) and their leaders to support the church’s youth program year. We believe this strengthens our congregations’ ministries, encourages more active participation at Pilgrim Point and facilitates an overall more meaningful experience.

Q. When is check-in/check-out?
A. Registration will begin at 3:30PM on Sunday in the Rec Hall (the first building as you enter the camp grounds). Departure will be at 11AM on Friday. Please do not leave without first checking-out in the Rec Hall.

Q. What if there is only 1 youth coming from my church and no adult leader can attend?
A. We encourage churches to send youth and adults to camp at a ratio of 4:1. However, there are congregations that will have only 1 or 2 young people attending and won’t be able to send an adult. We want every youth at camp to feel welcome and be a part of the full ministry happening; therefore, adults attending camp are invited to build relationships broadly so that we extend radical welcome & hospitality to everyone! So if you’re the only one coming from your church, don’t worry — you are welcome!

Q. How are roommates decided?
A. Roommates will be decided based on the age of the camper and the local church attended with. If you have a preferred roommate, you can send requests to the PPC&R Registrar, Zac Norenberg. We will take your request into consideration and do our best to accommodate it.

Q. I’m an adult attending with youth, what is expected of me?
A. Since Youth Camp is focused on the congregation, your active participation and leadership at camp is key to its success. In early summer there will be an adult leader workday that will involve training, program development and team building – we strongly urge you to attend. Please email Zac Norenberg at zacn@uccmn.org for more information on this workday. All adult leaders must submit the same health form as youth, as well as a self-disclosure background check. Once your background check is complete, there will be online safety courses you will need to complete in accordance with the MN Conference’s Safe Conduct Policy.