River Rising Youth Immersion Experience
Type of event: Training
Costs: $525 early bird, registered by June 15
$575 regular registration, registered by July 15
late registration if space is available after July 15 $50 late fee
Housing will be on a church floor--bring sleeping bag, mattress, etc. Showers will be available.
Registration & Cancelation deadline is July 15th.
All tuition must be paid in full by cancelation date.
Full refund available until cancelation date. $75 processing fee afterwards until two weeks before event. Refunds after this only available in cases of illness.
Half Scholarships are available for this event. These scholarships should be matched by congregational funding (therefore equaling a full scholarship). Email eziemer [at] uua [dot] org for ideas on how to arrange this. Use this form to apply for a scholarship. Deadline is June 1 for applications. After that date, we will accept applications on a rolling basis until our funds are used.
At River Rising Youth will spend a week creating community and learning to care for that community spiritually, pastorally and physically. They will have conversations about how Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist values influence their own sense of purpose and work on articulating their own faith based values. We’ll approach leadership as a continual process of self reflection, group processing and practice work. And we’ll have a lot fun just hanging out and playing together!
The school is taught by pairs of youth and adult co-trainers. Youth co-trainers are former Goldmine students. A typical day at River Rising will consist of youth lead worships, silent reflection time, small group discussions, team based cooking projects, games and activities to teach leadership skills, and of course necessary free time.
To attend River Rising youth should be entering grades 9-12 the following school year (having just graduated grades 8-11) or the equivalent home school age 13-18. Youth outside that range who wish to attend River Rising should contact Evin Carvill-Ziemer, eziemer [at] uua [dot] org.
To learn more about the program and its activities, visit the River Rising Pages of this website.