Saint Luke’s Mission Experiences & Trips – Summer 2021
Trip registrations are open!
Every trip has a different process so please pay close attention. Please make sure you register in Realm using your log-in. If you have a Realm account you need to use that to register. Guest registration should only be used for actual guests (which you should totally invite). Let us know what questions you have.
A Note About COVID-19 and 2021 Summer Trips-
Know that church leaders and our trip partners (Mountain TOP, Montreat, etc) are keeping a close eye on the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are hopefully optimistic that we will be able to safely travel together this summer. We will keep you updated in the coming months about our plans for safe travel and provide you with updates from our trip partners as they make plans. If it turns out that we once again, cannot safely travel together this summer, full refunds will again be available.
Honduras Summer Trip
Ages: High School and College, Cost:$750.00 (we will need to make sure you can get a plane ticket. Please contact Shannon Dill ([email protected]) if you’re interested.
Summer Middle School Retreat @ The Calvin Center
June 22 – 24, Ages: Completed 6th-Completed 8th, Cost: $150.00
We will be heading to the Calvin Center in Hampton, GA for a our very own Saint Luke’s middle school retreat!
There will be keynotes, worship, workshops, rec time, good snacks, good laughs, and so much more.
Mountain T.O.P Trip
June 27 – July 3, Ages: 11 and Up (completed 6th-completed 12th), $320.00
Mountain TOP is a week of service work at a camp in Central Tennessee. We will join over 100 people from around the country at camp. You will be broken into small groups (called YRG’s) during the day and it’s like camp at night. There are two tracks of service, minor home repair (completed 6th and up) (wheelchair ramps, sheds, porches, painting, yard work) and day camp for kids (completed 8th and up).
- Our 2021 trip to Mountain TOP is currently full. If you have any questions or would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact Erin Rugh.
- If you have a reserved spot, register and pay on Realm using the below link communicated via email. Contact Erin R. if you need the link.
Montreat High School Conference,
July 25 – July 31, Ages: Completed 8th – Completed 12th. Cost: $325
Montreat is a conference for high school students in the mountains of western NC. We’ll live in a house together for the week, growing together as a church family. We will join about 1000 other high schoolers from around the country for worship, small groups, fun, and a whole lot of porch time before the business of the school year ramps up.
Register and pay on Realm using the below link:
But that’s not all!
Saint Luke’s has a juggernaut of a summer line-up. The Tartan Trot gives us unique opportunities for all ages to change the world, be changed by God, and experience God’s love in new ways.
Here’s the schedule as best we are thinking right now:
- June ?-? Thornwell Home for Children. Family weekend. All Ages.
- June 14 – 17 VBS. All ages. Will need MS and HS help along the way.
- June 22 – 25 Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference. Completed 6th-8th grade.
- June 27 – July 3 Mountain TOP Service Trip. Completed 6th-12th grade
- July 25 – 31 Montreat High School Conference. Completed 8th-12th grade.
These trips are made possible by the proceeds of the annual Tartan Trot road race. Trip costs are offset by about 60%, and the cost for adults is fully covered. A huge thank you to all who support the Tartan Trot!
Your Waiver Links:
These waivers need to be completed every year. In addition to the online waivers please send a copy of your insurance card to [email protected]
ADULTS COMING WITH US:
You are vital for the summer ministry! We love having you and all you do to help build healthy and supportive environments for our youth. When you travel with us you will be working hard, counting heads, checking in with kids, and, well, participating in the ministry. This is why we pay for your trip.
PAYMENTS/DONATIONS: The cost of your trip is covered, with the exception of personal expenses you incur. However, if you would like to donate to the trip that is awesome!
CANCELLATIONS: We need you on the trips. We anticipate and plan for a certain ratio of adults to youth for each trip. Please do not sign up for a trip unless you are sure you can go. Of course, we understand that things come up and can usually work through things. The earlier we know, the better.
Requirements for all trips:
- Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Medical & Liability Release For Adults (online)
- Background Check. If you have not had a background check done through Saint Luke’s in the past three years, we will need to do one. We are not concerned about a poor choice you may have made in college. We are doing our due diligence. These background checks are only seen by one staff person and then a pastor if an issue needs addressing. They will be kept in a locked location.
- Child Protection Training. This online training course is required for all adults.
Deadlines: February 1, 2021: ALL FORMS COMPLETED (at least the forms we have to give you to fill out.) This will guarantee a spot for you on the trip. Some of our trips have a maximum number of people we can take, and these spaces are given on a first come first serve basis.
Required Forms: Each trip requires specific forms, they will be available on the slpres.org website when they are available.
Cost: Do not let the cost of a trip prohibit you from coming. If you’d like some help with trip costs please contact Phil Brown [email protected].
REGISTRATIONS AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2021:
We will do our best to register you for trips after February 1, but cannot guarantee your space. To confirm space availability, all of your paperwork and deposit must be completed and turned in. Also, the total cost of your trip could increase by 10% or more depending on the policy of the organization we are traveling with. We may only be able to accept registrations after February 1 if there is a cancellation by another registered participant.
FINAL BALANCE DUE APRIL 15, 2021: Payments after this date will result in a 5% increase in the cost of the trip for every week late.
TRIP CANCELLATIONS: Your deposit per trip per person is non-refundable. We will do our best to refund the remainder of the balance to you. Refunds are based on several factors, including the amount we have already paid for registrations, the policies of the organization we go with, and the time remaining before we leave for the trip. If there is someone to take your place we will refund you the entire cost of the trip, once that person registers in full including any additional late registration fees.