Youth Ministry of the
Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren!
Typically, in the fall, the ANE youth get together for a Barn Party at a local farm, and a Junior High weekend retreat at Camp Swatara. Check the District Calendar for specific dates, information and how to register! We would love to see you.
There are several District activities for junior and senior high youth during the winter. January brings the Senior High weekend retreat. In February, the Junior High youth have a great time at the Lock In. The all nighter proves to be a fun time for all. View the District Calendar to find out more about each activity, and how to register your youth group!
Each year, in April, the District host a combined youth Service Project. It can range from helping other churches in the district, to helping another non-profit. This is a day of fun and fellowship for all the youth! View the District Calendar for more information about the event and how to register.
To connect further, join our Facebook group on the AtlanticNortheastDistrict Page!
Our ANE youth events are youth driven by our District Youth Cabinet.
Our current cabinet members are:
Ava Bowser (Lancaster), Nate DeGoede (Elizabethtown), Kierstan Lentz (Stevens Hill), Amanda Ritchie (Mountville), Gabriella Rodriguez (Lancaster), Emma Smith (Green Tree), Fikir Simegn (Mountville)
District Youth Advisors
Describe Youth Advisors.
Senior High Advisors:
Ed Haldeman (Hempfield), Donna Parcell (Indian Creek), Terry Kreider (Hempfield), Mary Peffley (Hempfield)
Junior High Advisors:
Sarah Kolbe (Little Swatara), Scott Moyer (East Fairview), David Weiss (Springfield)
Do All of these descriptions fit you?
Are you at least 18 years old?
Are you enrolled at one of the six Brethren Colleges or Bethany Seminary?
Are you a member of a CoB within the Atlantic Northeast (ANE) District?
Are you accepted by the Camp Swatara Administrator as a staff member?
If all of these apply to you, you should apply for this Gift!
If your youth group is planning to attend one of the Church of the Brethren Workcamps, and an individual or your group is in need of some financial assistance, you may submit an application for this fund. This fund was established in 1983, in memory of a number of Church of the Brethren members killed in a plane crash.
If you have members of your youth that would like to attend an ANE District youth event, but may have difficulty finding the funds to do so, please look into the guidelines and apply for this scholarship!