Summer Stretch 2019

Summer Stretch is a program where middle and high school youth experience service opportunities in the morning and fun fellowship activities in the afternoon. Available to all youth completed grades 5-12 (grades 9-12 can sign up to help). 

This year's dates are:

  • June 19 (ALL grades - Feed My Starving Children & Grand Slam)
  • June 26* (ALL grades - Bunker Beach afternoon)
  • July 10 (5/6th grades - Como Woodland Nature Sanctuary / 7th-12 grades - Global Health Ministries & ALL at Urban Air in afternoon)
  • July 24 (5/6th grades - Word of Peace Service projects / 7th-12 grades - Loaves & Fishes Community Garden & ALL at Movie in afternoon)

*Afternoon only (VBS is in the morning)

  • 9th-12th graders may serve as participants or may apply to be small group leaders for the summer. Small group leaders must be present all four weeks of Summer Stretch and will be required to attend an orientation on Monday, June 3. To apply as a leader, fill out the registration form and indicate your interest in being a leader, then fill out an application. Your cost to participate will be waived if you are accepted as a small group leader. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Verbick at or (763) 496-2430. 

  • Parents are expected to volunteer at least one of the four Summer Stretch events. An online sign-up form will be emailed to all participants in May with a request for parents to pick a date that works for them. 


  • $150 per student participant; $175 after May 1 (non-refundable)
  • High school small group leaders: free (upon acceptance)

Register Online

Questions? Contact Christina Verbick at or (763) 496-2430.

Bunker Beach Youth Day

Wednesday, June 26 (VBS week)| 12:45 - 6 PM

Grades: Completed 5-12 

Cost: $20 (Includes ticket & transportation) by June 19 (non-refundable)

Spend the afternoon soaking up the sun after a long day helping with VBS. Bunker Beach IS included with Summer Stretch registration. If you are NOT signed up for Summer Stretch, but would like to participate in this one-time afternoon event, be sure to register by June 19 so we have an accurate count. Arrive by 12:45 PM having already eaten lunch, or bring extra money for concessions at Bunker. If you're volunteering the week of VBS, bring a bagged lunch to eat before we board the bus. We will return to Word of Peace by 6 PM. 

Register Online

Questions? Contact Christina Verbick at or (763) 496-2430.

Valleyfair Youth Day

Wednesday, July 31 

Grades: Completed 5-12 

Cost: $40 (includes ticket & transportation) (non-refundable) | $50 after July 15 (non-refundable)

Spend all day at Valleyfair with your friends! Valleyfair Youth Day is NOT included with Summer Stretch registration; a separate registration form is needed for this event. 

Register Online

Questions? Contact Christina Verbick via email or by calling (763) 496-2430.


*Paper forms for ALL of these events can be found outside the Youth Ministry office.