SLU 101
Jun
19
Jun 22

SLU 101

SLU 101 is the first step in a Leadership Journey! Each summer, a few thousand students will head to Orlando to take part in the first course of the Student Leadership University (SLU). It's a 4-day conference for students, aimed at teaching them the basics of leadership from a Christian perspective, as well as opening their eyes to their specific gifting - potentially forcing students to dream big for the first time. Not to mention, we get to hit up Universal and SeaWorld while we're in town!

Orchard Students has been taking students to SLU for the past 5 summers, and we believe in the journey because we've seen it work! We'll be taking a group to SLU 101 in Orlando this summer - June 19-22. If you're interested and would like to know more about SLU, CLICK HERE to check out their website. If you have questions for us, please email Shawn Chandler (shawn@theorchardchurch.com). 

Cost for SLU 101 will be approx. $1,250 - includes conference and travel (all meals once we arrive are on SLU).

Bigstuf - High School Camp
Jun
26
Jul 1

Bigstuf - High School Camp

Bigstuf hosts 1,800 students every week throughout the summer, every one of them excited about the worship, the speakers, and of course, the beach! It's located in Panama City Beach, FL, and the hotel is right there on the gulf. It's always the perfect setting for our students to be reminded of what is true about God, as well as connect on a deeper level with other students in our ministry. For the latter purpose, we've made it a tradition to stay an extra night just down the road in Laguna Beach.

Orchard Students loves Bigstuf! This will be our 6th Bigstuf experience as a Student Ministry, and we can't wait to take our High School students this summer!

This year, we have 70 spots to fill with only High Schoolers (including Rising Freshman), and those spots will go faster than you think! The cost is $550 (A non-refundable deposit of $200 due at registration). This covers Bigstuf cost (including hotel and meals while at Bigstuf), transportation, an extra night stay at Laguna Beach, and the coveted Bigstuf tank! Make sure you sign up soon while spots remain!

Crossings - Middle School Camp
Jul
8
Jul 13

Crossings - Middle School Camp

We're getting pumped about going to Crossings for the first time this summer! Our Middle Schoolers are in for an awesome week at Crossings: Jonathan Creek. They've got a lake, a blob, a zip line, laser tag, and just about every other camp-type thing you can think of. They bring in great worship leaders and speakers (our very own John Nix speaks there every summer), and their counselors are really hands on with students. If you'd like to see more of Crossings, CLICK HERE to view their camp website.

We're excited about starting a new, exclusive camp tradition for our Middle School ministry! The cost is $420 (A non-refundable deposit of $200 due at registration), and it cost covers Crossings' fee, transportation, and a camp t-shirt. Make sure to sign up prior to our cutoff date of June 21st!

Service Over Self (SOS) - Mission Camp
Jul
23
Jul 28

Service Over Self (SOS) - Mission Camp

Interest Meeting happening THIS SUNDAY, May 21st, in the Student Area between services (10:15am). Be there to ask any questions you may have!

SOS (Service Over Self) is a local non-profit serving the Binghampton and Orange Mound areas. SOS serves the community in numerous ways, but one major area is home improvement. A large amount of their work gets done by volunteers in the summer, and that work is done by middle and high school students. That's right, students doing roofing, painting, etc. all summer long. 

We're looking to take a group of middle and high school students to one of SOS' weeklong camps for the 3rd time this summer. We would love to know of your interest in being a part of the week - July 23-28! The cost for this local mission trip is $400, which covers housing, food, and transportation for the week. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Shawn (shawn@theorchardchurch.com) to find out more!