Participation is open to any student who is in high school in 2017. All levels of experience are welcome, whether the participant is a service veteran or has never done service of any kind before.
Participation is open to any student who has completed a year of high school in the past academic year. All levels of experience are welcome, whether the participant has a long history of service or has never done service of any kind before!
While we certainly encourage adult participants to accompany participants, we do not require it. If your parish/school requires a chaperone to attend programs sponsored by the parish/school, we are able to accommodate that as well if we have advance notice.
No. Summer in the City is a Catholic Christian program. The Catholic faith guides our understanding of social justice and informs our prayer and worship experience. Summer in the City is also designed to be an open and welcoming experience for anyone wishing to live a life rooted in the Gospel call to serve. We happily welcome participants from various Christian backgrounds and those outside the Christian tradition interested in learning more.
Yes. All of our staff are background checked and undergo Child Assault Prevention/ child protection training as per the national guidelines of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. Safety is constant, both in training and daily supervision of staff members.
Summer in the City attempts to accommodate students with physical impairments when possible. Parents/guardians are invited to call and speak with the Director of Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministries to determine if the required support of a particular youth exceeds the ability of program staff. Parents/guardians must notify staff via the medical information section of the registration form if their child suffers from any physical, dietary, behavioral, or emotional disorders. This is of the utmost importance for the safety of all individuals on our programs!
The parent/guardian of a participant must provide Summer in the City staff with information on all medications being taken. Parents must request – in writing – if they wish for staff to dispense medications to their child.
In the event of an emergency back home, parents may call the Office of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries 856.583.2908 and office staff will notify program staff on location. If there is emergency onsite, staff is equipped with participants’ waiver forms with emergency contact information and will notify persons listed on the form.