Annual Youth Trips
middle and high school Winter Retreat February 9-11
Join us for Winter Retreat! Winter Retreat is an in-town retreat where students will stay in host homes with other students of their same grade and gender. Our worship sessions will take place with youth groups from around Austin as part of the 2nd annual ATX Student Weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Marathon and Ironworks students will attend separate activities designed for them to have a great time with their small group.
Check in/drop off at AOC at 6pm on Friday
Main sessions take place as part of the ATX Student Weekend (details at www.atxstudentweekend.com) Cost: $125
Retreat ends after second service February 11 (students will go home with their families at 12:15pm)
Reynosa Spring Break Mission Trip March 10-14
Join us as we serve the community of Reynosa, Mexico alongside Rio Bravo Ministries. This trip will be a mix of work projects and relationship building and is open to individuals in AOC from middle-school age and older. This is a great trip for families.
When: March 10-14 Who: Current 6th graders and older (open to the church) Cost: $200 for students, $400 for adults, family maximum of $1200 Trip Leader: Lucas Jackson
Registration opens: January 29
Informational meetings will be held on February 26th and March 5th, 12:30-1:30 PM in CLC 211 (you only need to attend one.)
Colorado Spring Break Mission Trip March 10-17
Join us in Buena Vista, Colorado to prepare a YoungLife Camp for the summer! We work hard during the days, study God’s Word together in the evenings, and ski/snowboard on Friday. This trip is open to current high school students.
When: March 10-17 Who: Current 9th-12th graders Cost: $275 plus money for 7 meals on the road. Trip Leader: Kirsten Weatherly
Registration opens: January 29
Marathon summer camp
Marathon Summer Camp is coming! MSC is a great opportunity for middle school students (6-8th grade) to connect with God and each other. Our big middle school summer trip has everything; competitions, games, skits, worship, discussion groups, and more! Past camps have gone to Twin Oaks, Alto Frio and Highland Lakes.
Road Rules is the biggest event of the year for our high schoolers. This trip is our high school summer camp on wheels. It’s a six day road trip with a whole lot of vans and mystery destinations. Students are put into teams and compete throughout the week for the coveted title of “Road Rules Champion”. We invite you to join us on this adventure!
CAMP Blessing (replacing camp barnabas)
Camp Blessing exists to show the hope of Jesus Christ to those with special needs, their caregivers, and the volunteers who serve them in a barrier-free camp environment emphasizing love, acceptance and fun. Camp Blessing is a Christian summer camp ministry designed for children with special needs (physical/developmental/intellectual disabilities) to experience a week-long residential, barrier-free camp surrounding them with love, acceptance and fun. This trip is for students 13 years old and older to serve and love in incredible ways. Camp is in the Houston, TX area.