2015 YHM Participants

Welcome to the Office of Christian Outreach and Youth Hostel Ministry! We are excited to have you! You can check this page periodically to see upcoming events, download forms, and reference orientation dates. If you have any questions, please stop by the OCO or email our Assistant Director, Kimberly Black.


Kick Off Workshop:

We will be leaving for Kick-Off Workshop on Friday, January 16th at 5:45 pm and will end Sunday, January 18th in the late evening. Everyone will need to meet outside of the SRC with bags packed and ready to go. This workshop is mandatory. The packing list for this workshop can be found below. Be sure to bring warm clothes and shoes, there is bound to be snow!

Kick-Off Workshop Packing List (PDF)

Orientation Schedule:

During the Spring semester you will have 12 orientation sessions. Some will be as a large group, including the other OCO summer ministries and some will be just YHM. Large group meetings will be held in the Phelps Room in the Beamer Center and YHM meetings will be held in the Crusader Room in the Fischer Dorm. Below is the orientation schedule for this year, including subjects, speakers, and locations.


Every participant is required to take part in fundraising. The fundraisers you will participate in for the OCO include the following: sending out 75 prayer letters to friends, family, and your church; working in two Community Work Days, preparing finals fruitbaskets, and baking birthday cakes. The total program cost for a YHM trip is around $6,000.

Towards this total program cost, each student is required to pay an individual contribution which is not tax-deductible. Your total individual contribution is $1,300.

At our first meeting in December, each participant will be required to pay a portion of their individual contribution in the form of a deposit. For YHM, the deposit amount is $300. These funds are non-refundable. Funds for the individual contributions can only be paid out of pocket by the student, their friends or family, or through Servathon (an optional fundraiser we offer). ALL INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION FUNDS ARE NOT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE and funds from other OCO fundraisers cannot go towards this cost. We use our other fundraisers to make up the difference in the cost between your individual contribution and the actual program costs. If you have any questions about this policy or our fundraising procedures please stop by the OCO and see Kimberly Black or email her directly at Kimberly.Black@wheaton.edu.

In April, the remainder of your individual contribution amount will be charged directly to your student account and MUST BE PAID 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE.

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Upcoming Events

First Summer Ministry Orientation Session:
December 11th, 2014

Prayer letters due to your administrator:
January 11th, 2015

Prayer Letter Addresses due to your administrator:
January 11th, 2015

Kick-Off Workshop: Lake Geneva Wisconsin:
January 16th -18th, 2015

Thursday nights at 6:30 PM

2015 Orientation Dates:

January 15th

January 22nd
January 29th
February 5th
February 12th
February 19th
February 26th
March 5th
March 19th
March 26th
April 9th
April 16th


April 23rd


April 30th


YHM Workshop:
May 20th
Wheaton College

Ministry in Europe:
May 22nd-August 2nd

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