Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Ministry

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Andrew McCarthy
Youth and Young Adult Minister

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Do not forget about Youth Group. Youth Ministry is engaging middle school students both socially and spiritually from 6:30-8:30 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and from 6:00-8:30 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. These nights start with an Emmaus Dinner at 6:30pm.

Wednesday night meetings will begin with an Emmaus dinner at 6:00 and will transition into Praise and Worship.

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events:

  • May 18: Youth Service Day
  • June 17: Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
  • June 22-24: Steubenville Youth Conference (Main Campus) (8th graders only)
  • June 29: Water Country Trip
  • July23-27: Middle School Camp: Jesus HISstory
  • July 29-August 4: Lifeteen Camp Hidden Lake (8th graders only)


July 23rd – 27th: Middle School Camp: Jesus HIStory

Middle School Camp is a week-long day camp experience for middle school youth across the peninsula. The goal of the camp is to bring together middle school youth from area parishes to build community, grow in knowledge of the faith, and encounter Christ through prayer and sacrament. This high-energy camp is filled with fun games, service activities, small group discussions, time for prayer, and a trip to a water park. The Middle School Day Camp is open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth for the 2018-19 school year. This year the camp will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (100 Harpersville Rd). The cost of the camp is $125 (minus $45 if the participant has a water country season pass). This includes the camp fee, daily lunch, water park ticket/ transportation, and camp T-Shirt. Please contact ammccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information!

Graduating 8th Graders Only

June 22nd – 24th: Steubenville Youth Conference, Main Campus

We will be attending the Youth Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio this year. The conference combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment, and liturgies. This conference is open to all high school-aged youth (rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders). The conference cost is $200 and registration ends on June 1st. To register please contact Andrew McCarthy with a $100 deposit to lock in your spot (we can only take 16 youth this year). Please contact amccarthy@stjoanordarcva.org if you have any questions. Full and partial scholarship may be available.

Theme: Revealed: “In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.” – 1 John 4:9

July 29th – August 4th Life Teen Camp at Hidden Lake, Dahlonega, GA

Registration is open! Turn in your $100 deposit by to lock in your spot. Only 10 spots this year! 

Summer Camp with Life Teen is an incredible opportunity to bring your teen into an incredible experience of the faith. For over 10 years, Life Teen has  provided experiences at summer camp where your high school teen is able to able to be free and confident in him/herself, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish, and encounter God working in his/her life. This camp is for those entering 9th grade for the 2018 – 2019 school year through 2018 high school graduates. We will be traveling in a charter bus this year and will be going down a day early! Camp pricing is $300. Please turn in your deposit by May 10th to register. Please contact Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information about the camp and payment plans. Full and partial scholarship may be available.