Youth Groups




Youth Group Events This Week & Beyond




May 19 – Middle School Lock-IN: We will start with a trip to the Sharks Ice and then back to church to watch movies and play some games.  Eat dinner before you come and bring a snack to share.  Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, tooth brush and pj’s.

May 21 – High School Breakfast/Brunch – 11:30am – 1pm
Please RSVP to

 May 28 – Hike – TBA

 To get on the email distribution, please contact


4th-5th Fun Times Group

Next Meetup is Sunday, May 21st

This Sunday we are headed out to bowl. We hope many of you will join us!  Please send $10 with each child to cover shoe rental/game fees.

We’ll meet in the Asbury Room at 11:30am and have a brown bag lunch together.  Then we will head over to 4th Street Bowl around noon.
We will return for kids to be picked up in the CUMC parking lot by 2:30pm.

To get on the email distribution, please contact

See below for more information about the group, to contact the leaders, and watch for schedule updates.


2017 UMC Summer Camps: Registration is Now Open

A week at camp can be a life-changing experience for children and youth. The Summer Camp Programs of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church are about meeting the hopes and dreams of parents, and creating lifelong, life-changing memories for young people in a safe, fun, and caring environment.

Your child will discover an ever-greater love for God in their hearts — while growing in self-confidence, resourcefulness, and gratefulness as they encounter a spiritual awakening that will unfold over a lifetime.

Monte Toyon Camps:
Toyon – July 9th -14th: going into 3rd through going into 9th grade.
Toyon Leaders In Training – July 9th -14th: 15-17 year olds, who have completed their sophomore year.

Lodestar Camps:
Lodestar – July 16th- 21st: going into 3rd through going into 9th grade.
Lodestar Leaders In Training – July 17th- 22nd: 15-17 year olds, who have completed their sophomore year.

Find out more and register ONLINE at  More questions?  Contact Shari Sandoval at 916-374-1528 or

If you register by June 4th Campbell UMC will cover the deposit!  If you have any questions about this, contact Melinda at


Vacation Bible School (VBS) is Coming!

Register now for Vacation Bible School
June 26-30th from 9:00am – 12:00pm

This year’s theme is Maker Fun Factory, where kids will learn that they were
Created by God and Built for a Purpose!

The week includes: New friends, Amazing experiments, Creative games, Lip-smacking snacks, Surprising adventures, and Incredible music.

VBS at Campbell United is open to (potty-trained) 3-year-olds through completed 5th grade.
Completed 6th graders and up can volunteer on leadership teams.

View and Download the registration form. Register early to save your spot.
Last day for Campbell UMC to receive your registration is June 18th.

Check it out here:

4th and 5th Grade Fun Times

This group offers 4th and 5th graders the chance to get to know their peers in a fun and easygoing environment.

The Fun Times group usually meets at least once a month on Sunday mornings, from 11:30am – 1pm (after service)  in the Asbury Room, bring your lunch and join in!

In addition, the group has activities that take them off campus in the afternoon or evening once a month, and occasionally special activities on weekends. Activities include playing games, making cookies, doing service projects, all the while making new friends!


Event Schedule for the 2016-2017 Season (will be updated as details confirmed):


      May 21 – Bowling! 

June 4 – Pump it UP! 

Our 4th and 5th Grade Youth have been invited by Project Cornerstone to design a lesson plan for Cornerstones’ newest Asset, Asset 41 – Positive cultural identity.

Asset 41 states:  Child feels comfortable with and proud of his or her identities, including but not limited to disabilities, ethnicity, faith/religion, family status, gender, language, and sexual orientation.

If you’re a Project Cornerstone reader then you know all about the program and its Developmental Assets.  Here is a listing of the assets – check them out here –


Please fill out a permission slip for off-campus activities.

Contact Melissa and Deddeh (the leaders) at: for more information about the group.  You may also write the Children & Family Ministries Director, Kallie Stroh at


United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) –
a Group for 6th – 12th graders

Meeting on Sundays after coffee/fellowship time, this program offers an incredible chance for youth in grades 6-12 to practice leadership, engage in community service, get to know each other, and have a great time while they are doing it. It’s a wonderful way and place to meet new people, make lifetime friends, and contribute to their extended community!

View the Jan – July 2017 Meeting/Activity Schedule

UMYF Meetups are usually held Sundays from 11:30am – 1pm on the youth (3rd) floor of the AMY Building, focusing around fellowship, study, community service projects, church involvement and fun activities off-campus as well.  Often, meetings are “Brown-bag”, and members bring their lunch to eat while meeting and planning activities.  Contact the coordinators:

We need all new forms filled out for 2016-2017.
Forms may be found and downloaded here:

There are also hard copies in the youth room of the AMY bldg.  NOTE that the permission slip for offsite events is part of the medical form.  If you want to go on the outing this Sunday you need to to bring the Medical/Permission form. As long as you have a medical form on file you do not need to fill out a permission slip for every outing.  The permission slip covers outings through August 31, 2017.    We will always include permission slips with the emails sent out to UMYF in case you would like to bring a friend.


Sierra Service Project Trip 2016


High School Youth from Campbell UMC went on a mission trip with Sierra Service Project (SSP) from
July 3rd to July 9th.

There they joined other youth in repairing homes, serving the community, strengthening their faith and building relationships.

Check out photos of their work, excursions, and fun while at Smith River in northern California…

For the most part, Sierra Service Project (SSP) teams work SSP_2016_DrillHelperon homes in the communities they serve.  Occasionally, teams work on churches, community buildings, and schools in the hosting communities.  In addition, they sometimes participate  in other types of community service activities like community gardens when there is a need and the work is appropriate for youth work teams.  About one half of the projects in Smith River in 2015 were for community organizations.

For more information regarding Sierra Service Project, see their webpage.






On July 3, 2016 a former CUMC Youth, Jordan Aspiras,  home from her first year away at college, gave the sermon at our 10am Worship Service –
listen to her inspiring message: The Lord Your God Is With You



Other inspiring messages from Youth-led Sundays:BeyondTheSurface_19July15

July 19, 2015 – Beyond the Surface – Jordan Aspiras

February 22, 2015 – Faith Through the Eyes of a Young Person – Part 1 – Christian Babcock

(The Youth lead at least one service every year.)