Middle School Youth group is for youth in grades 6-8. Highs School Youth group is for youth in grades 9-12. Any youth in the community are welcome to attend and do not need to be a member of Cullowhee UMC. We encourage the youth to invite friends. Julia Trantham and Hannah Van Hooser lead the Middle School, and Meredith Willis and David Reeves lead the High School.
Both groups meet regularly on Sundays 4-6:00 p.m. for activities and service work. Occasionally, they have special activities, and they may meet earlier on Sunday. In the summer, a mission trip is usually planned. This past summer the higher schoolers went to Boston and the middle schoolers went to Milwaukee working at homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
Another yearly activity is backpacking on the Appalachian Trail through Wilderness Trail camp near Damascus, Virginia. Many of the youth come back saying the experience was life changing.
Wilderness Trail Adventure Camp, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, near Damascus, VA, Sunday, June 18- Saturday June 24
Middle School Mission Trip to Charleston, WV., July 16-21