Presbytery of the James's Youth Council (POJ YoCo) develops youth leadership through learning, volunteer service, and fellowship. We plan and host youth events for the Presbytery of the James. Participants are high school students who are members of a Presbytery of the James congregation or have a connection to Camp Hanover, such as participation in the Pathfinders program or a youth retreat.

Colleen Earp
Director of Youth,
Environmental and Service Ministries

Youth Days at Camp Hanover

Youth group leaders are invited to bring their middle and high school students to free events at Camp Hanover. All events are 2 to 4 p.m.

September 29  |  October 27  |  December 1  |  January 26  |  February 23  |  March 29  |  April 26



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October 11-13, 2019
Peacemaking Retreat for Middle and High school students

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February 7-9, 2020
Confirmation Retreat

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March 21-22, 2020
High School Retreat

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April 25-26, 2020
Middle School Retreat

Adult Volunteers Needed

Youth Council is transitioning to a more official, structured committee of the presbytery! This is an exciting opportunity to support our youth as leaders. We're looking for adults interested in joining a subcommittee that will help guide the work of the high school students. Are you excited about youth ministry? Want to help with the organizing and leadership of youth events in POJ? Contact Colleen Earp to talk further.

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