It was clear from our annual “Welcome Back Party” in September that this year’s youth group likes to have fun! With 25 registered members, our group ranges in age from 11-18 though we are not at a loss for fun things to do that can appeal to all of these ages. At our game night the youth enjoyed Suspend (a new twist on the classic Jenga game), Apples to Apples, ping-pong, and our annual favorite Sardines (reverse hide and seek where one person hides and everyone else tries to find them and hides with them) in the darkened church!
Later in September, we traveled to Davis Farmland’s Mega Maze for a romp in their corn maze and some quality time around a campfire. Navigating an 8 acre maze in the dark with flashlights is quite an experience! With team work and a few helpful hints from the Davis Farmland staff along the way, the youth came out of the maze with many stories and laughs to share.
In October, we decided to head outside in the daylight this time to play and revel in God’s creation as we hiked up Mt. Wachusett. The teens hiked at a slightly faster pace than their chaperones (humbling! 🙂 but we all made it to the top to enjoy some fantastic views. The colors along the way were spectacular, reminding us all about the importance of taking time out to notice and appreciate the beauty all around us.