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Youth Ministry

Youth ministry creates educational, safe, fun, and Christ-centered ministries for youth in the Presbyterian church.

Opportunities for Youth

Summer Camp

June 9-July 27 (multiple sessions)

Since 1957, Camp Hanover has offered Christian summer camps — both day and overnight programs — for elementary, middle and high school youth. That’s 65+ years of experience in providing dynamic, safe, and meaningful youth programming.

Youth Servant Leadership Institute

June 17-21

The Pace Center at VCU hosts this immersive experience for middle and high school-aged youth. Youth will stay overnight in downtown Richmond and participate in mission and service opportunities throughout the Richmond area. Mission partners include Shalom Farms, the Richmond SPCA, and Friends of the James River Park. Youth will learn Servant Leadership principles and reflect on their experiences through the lens of Servant Leadership.

Middle School Conference

June 20-July 19, 2024 (multiple sessions)

Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference is a transformational program that welcomes hundreds of middlers and their leaders from all over the country each summer. Participants attend keynotes, recreation, workshops, and worship designed with them in mind. Youth will reflect and learn alongside youth from other places, with support from high school leaders.

Convergence at Randolph-Macon College

June 25-30, 2024

Young people often hear that what they read in the Bible and learn in church has nothing to do with what they study in science classes–or they are told religion and science are always in conflict with each other. In this program, Randolph-Macon College faculty, staff, and respected friends help teens explore the convergence of faith and science.

Youth Summit

July 28-August 3

GenOn Ministries’ Youth Summit invites high school youth, young adults, and leaders to a week of Christian community. Worship, enjoy fellowship, and serve in mission with others at Wheeling University in West Virginia, July 28-August 3. Learn more about the event at an online info session February 1 at 2 p.m.


Supporting Youth Ministry

Invite youth to lead worship and speak out on issues they care about

Ordain youth as ruling elders in your congregation

Reach out to young people in your midst to encourage them