Wow! – Teens have been having a blast this fall with Young Life Clubs and events. Liz Knibbecke, Pete Van Genne, and Stephanie Vermette and many volunteers leave their comfort zones and actively strive to present positive social alternatives for teens each week.
The fall season exploded with the popular “KGB Run”.There was controlled chaos as teens were set loose in town. More recently teens were spotted around town as they traded up with the “Bigger and Better” game. A bus trip to Kelowna’s H2O water park in October was a great highlight for those who were able to participate. Young Life teens also participate in many community events including parades, Remembrance Day service, and the Light Up Ceremony.
Camping is a fundamental element of what Young Life is all about. Princeton teens have the opportunity to attend a New Year’s Camp this year as well as the Junior and Senior High camps in the summer. Throughout the year there are opportunities for teens to raise money to cover some of their camp fees in the form of camp scholarships. Thanks to local opportunities such as the bin at the Hut Bottle Depot, selling refreshments at the Theatre, serving at special dinners, and the generosity of camp sponsors—there is equal opportunity for everyone.
Recently the local Young Life Committee hosted a fundraising dessert night with an 80s theme “Dynomite!” This is the main fundraiser for the Princeton Area budget which allows Liz to be immersed in the world of teens in order to have a positive impact on their lives. We would like to thank the Legion for the use of the hall and all the donors and supporters who came out to the event. We were able to raise a good portion of the funds needed to free up Liz to do what she does best!
Look for Young Life participants carolling downtown on Monday, December 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. We will start out at St. Peter’s Parish hall.