What is Youth Week?
Youth Week is a local mission trip and camp experience that began during the summer of 2012. It is a movement of West Michigan teenagers who bring the hope of Jesus to neighborhoods in our city. It is about action. It is more than a mission trip… it’s the start of living a missional life. This year we are expecting around 300 teenagers to join us as we serve in local food pantries, clean neighborhoods, and help build the kingdom of God in West Michigan.
The basic structure of Youth Week is quite simple, we spend half of the day serving the West Michigan area (mission) and the other half the day on location (camp). It is a time of intense friendship and fun, as students live, serve, and worship together, building bonds with each other, and with God, that leads to lasting life-change. In a nutshell, Youth Week is where summer camp and local mission trip collide! Youth Week is looking to equip and serve students as we, serve our community, pursuing justice in all of our environments.
Outside of time spent at worksites, students will spend time together on location, it’s where we worship, play and sleep. Youth Week is organized and led by staff and volunteers from Harbor Churches.