Retreats, Trips & Service Opportunities


Below is a brief list of our annual trips and retreats. Please go to for full descriptions. Friends are always welcome.

  • Footsteps of Faith - June 7-17, 2019 - Greece and Italy - 2019 high school graduates traveling in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul and the early church. Follow their upcoming adventures and past trips here.
  • Middle School Service Trip - July 8-12, 2019 - Ferguson, MO. Follow this trip here.
  • High School Service Trip - July 13-19, 2019 - Lexington, KY. Follow this trip here.
  • Youth Ministries Fall Retreat - November 2-3, 2019 - Camp PYOCA - Brownstown, IN - 6th-12th grades. A retreat for everyone with activities and curriculum for each grade. Plan on joining us to get away from the busyness of the everyday and take time with friends for fellowship and faith exploration. 
  • Middle School Great Wolf Lodge Getaway - President's Weekend - Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH. $150 for the entire weekend away.
  • High School Winter Retreat - President's Weekend - Jameson Camp in Indianapolis, IN. $50 for the entire weekend. 

If you haven't done so, please fill out the online release and release form

Scholarships are available for many of these activities.
Please contact Tom Markey or Tyler Wolfcale for information on these available funds.

Our summer trip philosophy can be found here.



In addition to church-wide service projects, the youth of Second Presbyterian Church serve regularly in these (and many other) ways:

  • Hospitality Team - greeting and driving the Spirit Shuttle;
  • Canned Food Collection - year round for Northside Food Pantry - focused in January and February;
  • Scripture Reading and Worship Participation - worship services throughout the year;
  • Fall Service Day - mid-September;
  • Crop Walk - mid-October;
  • Presbyterian Women Bazaar - Friday & Saturday in early November;
  • Advent Celebration- early December;
  • Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night - Wednesday in early December;
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols Worship Service;
  • Souper Bowl of Caring - first Sunday in February;
  • Global Interfaith Partners;
  • Spring Service Day - Early April;
  • Presbyterian Women Summer Sale - early June;
  • VBS Volunteering - late June;
  • Middle School Work Trip - late June;
  • High School Work Trips - two different weeks mid-July;
  • Northside Food Pantry - throughout the year;
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network - various weeks throughout the year.