Youth Pursuits is a new program designed for kids in kindergarten through high school to reach youth through things they love to do like sports, music, drama, adventure, art and more while growing their relationship with Christ, building positive leadership and character qualities, and gaining new friends!  Check out the programs offered this summer.


2022 Youth Pursuits Programs Available 

SPARK YP – Spark Your Passion

A Youth Pursuits opportunity for students entering grades K-5
June 20-24, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $125

Spark Your Passion is a branch of Youth Pursuits that provides students in Grades K-5 an opportunity to explore different areas of passion. Students at Spark YP will be exploring several areas of interest for and seeing how people in the real world use their passions and gifts to serve God! This summer we will be exploring Music/Drama, Art, STEM, Cooking and Hospitality, and Sports. Join us for an afternoon of fun as we shine a light on one area of interest each day and explore how God can use our favorite things to do big things for His Kingdom.

Click HERE for Spark YP Link

YP – You Play!

A Youth Pursuits opportunity for students entering grades K-5
June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $75

You Play! gets kids moving by playing a variety of sports and movement friendly games. Participants will learn the technical skills required for soccer, basketball, pickleball, kickball, hockey, lacrosse, wiffleball, flag football, and pillow polo. Learn important character qualities like leadership, teamwork, and persistence that can be utilized in sports and life!

Click HERE for You Play! Link

YP – You Pet!

A Youth Pursuits opportunity for students entering grades K-5
June 27-July 1, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $75

Youth Pursuits presents an opportunity where you pursue your passion for all the cute, creepy, and crazy critters that God created. Each afternoon, we will take a fieldtrip to learn about and interact with a variety of animals, experts in the field, and simply to marvel at the diversity of creation!

Click HERE for You Pet! Link

Youth Pursuits – StepUp!

Students entering grades 6+
Cost: $75

Youth Pursuits’ StepUp! program provides opportunity for students to live out their faith through teaching, mentoring, and leadership. Students will be empowered and equipped to assist Salem staff and interns with Youth Pursuits Camps throughout the summer.
The StepUp! program begins with a mandatory five-day training where students receive instruction in large and small group teaching. Key character qualities like leadership, team building skills, and much more will also be developed and strengthened!

Prior to registering for the StepUp! training, interested students should view the YP camp descriptions below to see which YP camps they wish to help lead. All interested students should complete and submit a StepUp! application form upon registering. The cost for this StepUp! program (a minimum commitment of two weeks and maximum of four) is only $75 – and as a reward for their investment, following completion of the StepUp! training, students will be taken to Valleyfair on June 17.

StepUp! Training:             June 13-17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. || $75

StepUp! Camp Weeks:     June 20-24 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)               
                                             June 27-July 1 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
                                             July 11-15 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


Click HERE for StepUp! Link

YP Outdoor Adventures

For students entering Grade 6+
August 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150

Grab your friends and join us for a week of adventuring in the great outdoors! We will enjoy each other’s company thru friendly competition (pickleball, disc golf), seek some thrills on Trollhaugen’s zipline and ropes course, catch some waves at Bunker Beach and more!  

Click HERE for Outdoor Adventures Link  

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