Every year we have a variety of trips we take for different purposes: mission, recreation, spiritual formation, etc. Here’s the list of the annual travels and a little bit about each one. You do not have to be a member of Village to attend any of these trips! If you’re interested in participating, visit the forms page for more information.
Winter Ski Retreat: Winter Park, CO | January 12-16, 2018
For all 7th-12th graders! Each January over Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend we head west to Colorado for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. Buses board at the church at 4:30pm and return bright and early (in time for school!) on Tuesday morning. All abilities and experience levels are welcome, although lessons are required for all first time skiers/boarders. Come out out for an amazing weekend on the slopes!
Spring Break Mission Trip: Dominican Republic | March 10-17, 2018
For all recently finished 9th graders through 12th graders! Each year over Spring Break we travel to the Dominican Republic for a week of working with and for others. We learn a lot. We work a lot. We laugh a lot. This is an amazing opportunity, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who attend. Join us as we do construction work, teach English to kids in a classroom setting, and head out to small villages to help with a medical team. This is a unique trip each year and not only do we grow together as a community, but we also change lives of those we encounter, finding ourselves changed in the process.
Village Voices Youth Choir Tour | June 8-11, 2018
For all 7th-12th graders in The Village Voices youth choir! Each year the youth choir heads out for an amazing adventure, spending 4 days singing and exploring a different area of the country. This year’s location will be announced in the Winter! The long weekend will be full of great fun, amazing memories, and led – as always – by the talented and incredible Youth Choir Director, Matthew C. Shepard.
Middle School Mission Trip: Minneapolis, MN | June 15 – 20, 2018
For all recently completed 6th graders through graduated 8th graders! Each summer we travel as a group to help others in need. Some of our recent trips have included Denver, Omaha, and New York City. This trip is a perfect way to help others, learn about a wider world, and get to know other students at Village. Each year we come back with lots of stories, memories, and perspective on how to help others in meaningful ways.
Montreat: Black Mountain NC | July 7 – 14, 2018
For all recently finished 9th graders through graduated 12th graders! This is an annual trip for our high schoolers – heading to the Montreat Youth Conference in North Carolina. Students consistently name this as one of the most influential trips of their high school years. We spend the week staying in rented houses and attending the conference, where students meet other high schoolers from all over the country. We have plenty of time to explore the area as well as spend time with friends in our own group. Enjoy the views, the people, and the unforgettable experience!
Boundary Waters: Northern MN | July 29 – August 4, 2018
For all recently finished 9th graders through graduated 12th graders! National Geographic named Boundary Waters as one of their 50 trips of a lifetime. Head up to the beautiful waters of northern Minnesota for an unforgettable week on the water camping and exploring this unique area of the country. We head out for four nights on the water, allowing groups to explore as they want! This trip takes place every other year.