Youth Ministry Newsletter – April 2014

SpiritJam Altar

Hey Youth and Parents!

I hope you had a great spring break!

In March, the youth took on leadership roles in the SpiritJam pilot as “Jammers.” Coming of Age youth and their parents talked about changing privileges and responsibilities with growing up. Our Whole Lives explored birth control and STDs. We are looking forward to BridgingCon, the Easter Can Hunt, and summer camps of many sorts!

Please also look at the early registration for Coming of Age and Our Whole Lives, which both start in early September 2014.

Upcoming events:

MDD Youth Bridging Con:

“Keep Moving Forward”

When: April 11-13, 2014

Who: The High School Youth of the MDD

When: Arrive 7:00 Friday, April 11, Leave 9:00 Sunday, April 13. Youth will be sleeping at the Church and are expected to stay at the church for the entire Con

Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

What: This conference will be an opportunity to celebrate our graduating seniors and wish them well on their continuing journey into adulthood. Be sure to come and show your fellow YRUU members how much you care about their future and the journey ahead. You have taken what life and YRUU has to offer. What are the next steps? Challenges, adventures and thrills are in your future. How will you meet those challenges. Which adventures will you choose. Embrace the thrills. This is your chance to go out there and be “the change you want to see” in the world.

Register here (Now entirely online!) by April 4th

Summer Day Camp: Summer Arts Jam

Camp Description:  We will express our true selves in circus arts, martial arts, visual arts, music, and more.laser light concert

In “Summer Arts Jam” each counselor and CIT team is responsible for about 5 children. Counselors sit with their group for morning and afternoon chapels, shepherd them through the activities rotations in the morning and afternoons, and make sure that the children are safe and enjoying their camp experience. We are committed to an enjoyable, respectful and creative camp experience and invite you to apply!

Sunday, June 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Counselor/CIT Orientation and Camp Set Up;
Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6, 2014

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Friday, June 6, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Paycheck and Pizza Party for counselors and CIT’s

Location: Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1241 Ceres Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

Youth Staff: High school counselors and middle school C.I.T’s (Counselors in Training) Apply Here!

Save the Date! QUUest and Spirit Quest UU Summer Camps

Quuest/Spirit Quest Service Project: Fire Mitigation
Quuest/Spirit Quest Service Project: Fire Mitigation

Where/When: July 6-12th, 2014 at La Foret Camp and Conference Center in Co. Springs, CO.
Highlights include:  CommUUnity, Labyrinth, Ropes Courses, Spiritual Practice and Growth, Crafts, Games, Workshops, Worship, Fun, and Friendship.

Registration Information! (for rising high schoolers only, so far)

Contact: QUUest Camp Director, Eric Bliss
Spirit Quest Camp Director, Beth Chronister

8th/9th Grade Coming of Age

Register now!

Coming of Age is an amazing UU rite of passage from childhood.  Youth go on two retreats and engage with tough questions about their place in life, spirituality, and the universe. This course is open to participants and facilitators from BVUUF and UUCB! This program will start in early September 2014.

For more information: BVUUF Information and Registration

7th/8th Grade OWL

Register Now for Our Whole Lives! It’s a comprehensive sexuality course for participants from BVUUF, UUCB, and the larger community! This program will start in early September 2014.

For more information: BVUUF OWL website and Registration


To ensure you have the most up-to-date calendars, check here: 2013-14  COA Calendar and OWL Calendar.

If you would like more information about or would like to be involved in this vibrant ministry, please fill out the Boulder Youth Contact Form.


Emily Conger, Youth Coordinator
School of the Spirit
Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
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