River Rising Youth Immersion Experience West Juy 5-11, 2020
CANCELLED - River Rising Youth Immersion Experience West 2020
2020-07-05 00:00:00
2020-07-11 23:59:59
Sunday, July 5, 2020 to Saturday, July 11, 2020

Type of event: Training

Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA, UU Church of the North Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Due to Coronavirus concerns, all in person events run by the UUA and its regions through August 31, 2020 have been cancelled, postponed or are being re-imagined.

Costs: $525 early bird, registered by June 15
            $575 regular registration, registered by July 1
            late registration if space is available after July 1 $50 late fee

Housing will be on a church floor--bring sleeping bag, mattress, etc. Showers will be available.

Registration & Cancellation deadline is July 1st.

All tuition must be paid in full by cancellation 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 Guides. Youth Guides are experienced leaders. A typical day at River Rising will consist of youth led 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 10-12 the following school year or the equivalent home school age 15-18. Youth outside that range who wish to attend River Rising should contact Shannon Harper, sharper [at] uua [dot] org.

To learn more about the program and its activities, visit the River Rising Pages of this website.


2359 W Ingomar Rd
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UU Church of the North Hills
2359 W Ingomar Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1625
United States

For more information contact cer@uua.org.

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