THE EDGE YOUTH GROUP
We have a very active youth program here at Carlisle First Church of God for students in 6th-12th grade. Our youth group, THE EDGE CREW, meets weekly on Tuesdays during the school year. During the summer we are VERY active in the community whether picking up trash on the streets of Carlisle, in the back alleys of Ashland PA or in the Yellow Breeches Creek in Boiling Springs orrrrrrr you can also finding us picking something else in Shippensburg. We like to pick all kinds of produce at farms for Project Share on many Monday evenings.
When things are normal we do weekend getaways for both the middle schoolers and the high schoolers to Ocean City Maryland where we attend amazing conferences called BreakAway and Thrive.
We also raise money each year to build homes in Haiti. Through the years we have given enough to build about 5 homes and a church now. We also sell discount cards for local businesses in the greater Carlisle area and that’s the money we use to build the homes in Haiti as well as help people here in the US as well.
We also raise money doing car washes for different ministries. We generally raise about $800 for each one.
THE REVOLUTION CREW
A number of THE EDGE CREW are also a part of the REVOLUTION drama team. We do some dramas to music, some just acting and Spoken Word Poetry is becoming a popular thing with us. Our goal is to offer HOPE when we perform, sharing real life struggles in our dramas and in our words we share. Our slogan is “WE’LL PERFORM FOR FOOD but if you can’t afford to give us food, we will still perform.” One of our goals for summer is to do board walk performances at OCMD. (Maybe Bethany beach and Rehobeth also) We currently have reservations for this fun, adventurous endeavor and we hope that Covid doesn’t try to ruin it again for us.
SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
Doubling Gap Center is just above Newville, on the mountain. This is where our denomination owns and operates Camp Yolijwa. (Don’t bother trying to pronounce it.) Our camp offers week-long camping experiences for 4th-12 grade and shorter camps for younger children. We even host camps for adults and those with special needs. You can see videos and get more information at www.campyolijwa.org .