ELC is blessed to have a local church cabin that the youth frequent throughout the year. Every fall and spring we host a cabin retreat for the youth that focuses on a different theme. Retreats provide a great opportunity for our youth to experience God’s creation through outdoor worship, campfires, hikes, and different fun activities. Over the years they provided a great bonding environment for our youth and their friends.
Reach mission trips
Every summer our youth participate in a REACH Mission Trip, which is a week-long mission of service to low-income communities. It is a life-changing experience as campers participate in activities that build community, encourage spiritual growth and enable them to understand their role in combating poverty. Over the years we have done projects in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. These trips have become the glue of our youth group.
ELC has a dedicated youth ministry team that organizes exciting events throughout the year. Each month there is at least one main event that gives our youth an opportunity to come together. Some events are local and focus on having fun, like white water rafting, snow tubing, go-kart riding, or going to Sky Zone. Others are overnight events where we join youth from other churches, like Winterfest or Harrisburg Youth Quake. These events provide learning and service opportunities as well as meeting new friends. 2020/21 Youth Calendar
Evangelical Lutheran Church
43 S. Church St.
Waynesboro PA 17268
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM