Welcome to Youth Hostel Ministry! We are excited to welcome as a member of one of our teams this summer! You can check this page periodically to download necessary forms and reference important dates. If you have any questions, please stop by the OCO or email our Assistant Director of Summer Ministries, Corrie Johnson.
Kick Off Retreat -Participants and Cabinet Members
Kick-Off Retreat will be taking place from January 15th-17th 2021. Everyone will need to meet outside of the SRC on Friday, January 15th at 5 p.m. with bags packed and ready to go This retreat is mandatory (and so much fun, you won't want to miss out anyways!) The packing list for this workshop can be found below. Be sure to bring warm clothes and shoes, there is bound to be snow!
During the Spring semester 2021, you will have weekly training sessions on Tuesday evenings from January 26th-April 27th 2021. Some will be as a large group, including the other OCO summer ministries, and some will be YHM only. Below is the orientation schedule for this year.
Orientation Dates and Topics: TBD
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; serving in Spring Community Work Day, preparing finals fruitbaskets once in December and once in April, and delivering Birthday Boxes once per semester(Spring and Fall). The total program cost for a YHM is around $5,000. Towards this total program cost, each student is required to pay an individual contribution of $1,650.
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 $150. These funds are non-refundable. ALL INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION FUNDS ARE NON 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 Corrie Johnson, Assistant Director of Summer Programs, or email her directly at email@example.com.
*In April, the remainder of your individual contribution amount will be charged directly to your student account. There are various need-based scholarships to cover the contributions for students who qualify.