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BETHEL YOUTH
 events for 2021-2022 

we are a Christian youth ministry and all youth are welcome at the table!

Welcome to Summer at Bethel!

Introducing our programs for this summer:

The PLOT:

Welcome to the PLOT, Bethel’s summer youth program. Short for “Parking Lot,” this program invites youth entering grades 7 to 12 to join us on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Church Parking Lot. We’ll be enjoying a variety of activities, including tie-dying, water games, making some silly movies, and more! Each night will include a snack for all participants, and a devotional to end the evening. All events, unless otherwise stated, will run from 7 pm to 9:30pm, and be a drop in events. In the event of poor weather, we’ll move into the church and either adapt our plans to work indoors or pull out one of our rainy day ideas, but you can count on meeting every night.

Day Trips:

We have one day trip left! On August 20th we're heading to Sylvan Lake for a day in the sun. We'll get ice cream, play games, enjoy a meal together, splash around in the water... Generally a great time!

All information on summer events (more than just what's here) is available on discoverbethel.com/summer.

It is highly recommend that you take a look at that website as well.

PLOT - Make a Movie Night

Tuesday, August 9th

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

No Cost.

Have you ever wanted to be a movie star? Well, tonight you will be! Participants will be split into groups and given a prompt and theme. From this information, their task will be to create a short 10-15 minute video that fulfills the requirements given to them. Oh, and you’ll also have some whacky props you must include somehow. Spoiler alert; these may include a Carnivale mask, a kid’s electric guitar toy, and a rubber chicken, among many other items. Our video creations will be shown in two weeks’ time, as part of our end of summer party.

PLOT - Absurd Records

Tuesday, August 16th

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

No Cost.

If you’re familiar with the series "Overtime" from the YouTube channel "Dude Perfect," then the term “Absurd Recurds” should sound familiar. We’ll be trying to accomplish some of our own absurd records as well, both inspired by the show, and some homebrewed record ideas! Including ridiculous records such as doughnut stacking, most ping pong balls caught on the head with shaving cream, and the pea blow. We’ll even be creating some awards for the best performers to take home next week!

DAY TRIP 2 - Sylvan Lake

Saturday, August 20th

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Optional

             $15 if visiting Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Centre

             Free if just coming for a day at the beach

Come join us for a trip to Sylvan Lake! We'll head out at 9 in the morning. When we arrive in Sylvan Lake, youth who've chosen to do so will head to the Sylavn Lake Aqua Splash Centre. As per the park’s recommendation, we will spend 1 hour at the centre itself, and then gather on the beach for lunch, followed by two and a half hours of free time on the beach and in the lake. We'll start wrapping up around 2:30, and head to the Big Moo, a nearby ice cream shop. At 3:00 we'll start heading home, and aim to return to the church at about 5 p.m. There will be some snacks and water bottles provided, but it's recommended that you bring your own water bottle for the trip. This event is available to youth entering grades 7 to 12.  Please wear modest swimsuits. Alternative plans may be announced on short notice if there are problems with weather.

We want everyone to be able to join us on this trip. If there are any troubles covering the cost of the trip, please contact Melanie at melanie@discoverbethel.com to discuss the Pay What You Can Plan.

REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE AUGUST 17TH, AT 4:30 P.M. Please ensure you register before that time, as late registrations will not be accepted.

Information from the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Website:

All patrons must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. 

All patrons must be competent swimmers.

Children must be a minimum of 3 feet 6 inches in height.

All patrons must wear a life jacket. The park will provide life jackets.

Operations are weather dependent. In the event of unfavourable weather, the park may close.

PLOT - Year End Party

Tuesday, August 23rd

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

No Cost.

​And so the summer ends! Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer or participated in the activities this summer. Tonight is an evening to celebrate! We’ll be ordering pizzas, handing out awards from our Absurd Record night, watching the videos made at Make a Movie Night, and watching an actual proper movie, one that used a budget greater than $12. Popcorn may be included. ;)   

Youth are encouraged to bring their tie dyed shirts from July 26th if possible, though it is not necessary. Please bring a lawn chair if you have one.

What did I miss?

I know there are some folks interested in knowing what's already passed for our Youth Events. Here, for those curious, is a record of previous events this summer, that have been removed from the website already.

PLOT               July 5th               Games Night/Get To Know You

Active Camp    July 11th-15th     Various active activities

PLOT               July 12th             Wet and Wacky Wednesday But Still On A Tuesday

PLOT               July 19th             Reverse Escape Room

Day Trip 1        July 23rd             Calaway Park

Arts Camp       July 25th-29th     Various arts related activities

PLOT               July 26th             Tie Dye Night

PLOT               August 2nd         Canadian Mini Golf

That's all, folks!

Thank you for taking a look at our summer programming for 2022.

This is all we have scheduled at the moment, though we are considering adding a couple extra events during the coming summer. Make sure to check back regularly for updates.

If you have any questions at all about this summer,

please don't hesitate to email me at ryan@discoverbethel.com

I'll be happy to answer any questions you have to the best of my ability.

Below, you can find additional contact information and calendar of the summer featuring everything above,
as well as a couple additional events at Bethel, if you'd like to take a look.

Bethel Youth will resume on September 9th!