Welcome to Youth Hostel Ministry! We are excited to have you! 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 Workshop will be taking place from January 18th-20th 2019. Everyone will need to meet outside of the SRC on Friday, January 18th at 5 p.m. 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!
During the Spring semester 2019, you will have weekly training sessions. 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.
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 (Spring and Fall semesters), and preparing finals fruitbaskets. The total program cost for an YHM trip is around $5,500. Towards this total program cost, each student is required to pay an individual contribution which is not tax-deductible. Your total individual contribution is $1,500.
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 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 Corrie Johnson, Assistant Director of Summer Programs, or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*In April, the remainder of your individual contribution amount will be charged directly to your student account.
First Summer Ministry Orientation Session: December 6th 2018
Prayer letters due to cabinet Administrator: TBD
Orientation Training Sessions: See above for schedule
Kick-Off Workshop | Lake Geneva, WI: January 18th-20th 2019