Help send a youth on a life-changing summer event!
Sponsor a West Side youth to Henlopen summer camp or to TRIENNIUM (the Presbyterian Youth Conference) by contributing a scholarship to help offset the cost, which is prohibiting some of our youth from attending these events. Any amount will help. Please put youth scholarship in the memo of your check*. For more details, please email Carol Walton. Thank you in advance for your support of our youth. *Please note donation is subject to 20% administrative fee.
For more information about West Side's Youth Ministry programs, please contact Penny Hogan at 201-652-1966, ext. 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Side's youth ministry programs seek to create a safe environment where young people can be themselves, have a lot of fun, ask big questions, and grow in faith together. For more information, please contact Rev. Penny Hogan at ext. 12 or email@example.com. Forms and Sign-up Sheets. Downloadable items about our major events
including the once a year medical and photograph release forms.
The Youth Barn is a converted stable building on West Side's property that is used almost exclusively for classes and activities for teens and children. Church school classes meet there on Sundays, and much of the High Point program is held there. The two-story Barn is equipped with a kitchen, dining space, a meeting area, media center, computers, Fooseball and pool tables, pinball games, basketball court, and barbecue area.
All Youth Picnic
A once-a-year event that brings together all of West Side's Youth and their friends for food, fellowship and to find out more about the upcoming programs and activities. There are opportunities to sign up for particular activities and a slide show of last year's events.
Youth in grades 6-12 travel to United Presbyterian Church in Paterson once a week during July and August to read to children in their day camp, Safe Space. You don't have to participate every week if you can't. Car pools leave West Side's parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and return at 2:30 p.m. This program is over for the year.
Christian Education opportunities are available for young people of every age. Check out the Youth Education page for details, including the confirmation program!
West Side's youth program includes a number of weekend and week-long activities that range from the Unknown Destination Trip to the Asheville Mission Trip. It is at these overnight activities when kids become close friends with the other kids. Visit the Trips and Retreats page for more information!
The church keeps in touch with all its young adults beyond high school age, whether they're in college, the military, or living at home. Please send your email/address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the church has your new address so that we can keep in touch. (Hint: we send goodies sometimes!) Good luck with your new school. We'll be praying that you have a successful and fun fall semester. Be sure to come back here on your breaks!