The end goal of the summer trip is threefold. Our first and primary objective is for your student to grow in his/her relationship with God. Leaving the distractions of home, coupled with experiencing powerful times of prayer and worship, will push your student to be stretched in new ways. The second focus of our summer trip is to enable students to connect and develop relationships with one another. This tends to happen when you put 75 teenagers together for a week while fostering and encouraging the shared experiences of the trip! Lastly, this trip is intended to shape your student with a heart to serve others.

Element has a rich tradition of providing students with top notch trip experiences. For our 13th annual trip, we will be staying in the state of Michigan. Travelling by 15 passenger vans, we will travel up to Munising MI, where we will spend 2 days experiencing the most beautiful lakeshore in the United States. Kayaking and hiking will be sure to get each person a hands on view of one of God’s most beautiful creations. After that, we will travel back toward home and spend the rest of the week in Flint MI, where we will be participating in service projects throughout the community. The service projects are facilitated by Forge Flint, a para ministry started by leaders of the Eastern Michigan District in the Nazarene Church.

Cost: $525

Date: July 20th-26th 
Thursday: Depart The Woods Church | Arrive Munising MI | Check-In at Hotel
Friday: Group  1 Kayaking Experience | Group 2 Hiking Experience
Saturday: Group 1 Hiking Experience | Group 2 Kayaking Experience
Sunday: Depart to Flint MI | Stop for Lunch at Ocqueoc Falls, Millersburg MI  |
Monday: Serve Day with Forge Flint | Worship Service
Tuesday: Serve Day with Forge Flint  | Worship Service
Wednesday: Serve Day with Forge Flint  | Worship Service  | Depart for Home


Payment Schedule 

        DEPOSIT DUE      
 Apr. 2:
 May 7:
 Forge Flint:
 Jun. 4:
 July 2:


Deadline to register, Sunday, May 21.

Click here to register with a $25 deposit.

Please do not forget to turn in completed Medical Release forms. Access forms by clicking here or on the left pane. 

Looking for ways to fundraise for summer trip, click here to see how you can get signed up for our upcoming fundraisers!

2017 Summer Trip