First Lutheran Church of Brainerd, MN

Summer Stretch

A summer program for youth entering grades 6-9



Summer Stretch is a weekly program in the months of June and July especially for Confirmation age students that focuses on service in and around our Brainerd Lakes Area.     We gather together on Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Wednesday for the Twins game) for a fun day of challenging and rewarding experiences. We’ll spend the morning helping with projects at various locations and agencies in the Brainerd Lakes Area, have lunch together, a short study on the summer’s theme, then spend the afternoon sharing in fun activities like mini golf, games, bowling, and swimming. It’s a great way to meet people, have fun, and do something important during your summer. 
2019 Dates of Service:  June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 17, and July 25.   Wednesday, July 17th is the Twins game, with no service project.
Where: We will always meet at First Lutheran Church to begin and end the day.
Cost: $80 - Includes all activities, tickets, and ice cream — youth are responsible for bringing their own sack lunches each day.    How to sign up; Complete the registration form and insurance information included in the packet and return with payment by May 24th to the church office. 
Questions; please email or call 218-829-9552 and ask for Melissa.


To Sign up: Complete the paper registration form. A copy of the front and back of youth's insurance card and payment must be turned into the church office by May 24.

 Summer Stretch Schedule

8:30 Gathering and Intro at First Lutheran Church in Koinonia.
9:00 Depart for Service Sites.
9:15 Work at Service Sites.
12:00 Head to a park or afternoon site if lunch tables are available.
12:15 Lunch and Reflection Time.
1:00 Afternoon activity.
3:45 Back at FLC for group closing time, prayer and ice cream.
4:00 Parents pick up at First Lutheran Church and go home!


Please bring the following items with you each day: 

Sack Lunch and snacks

A water bottle with your name on it

Tennis shoes

The Health Release Form (leaders will carry these forms with them)

Sunglasses or a hat


A rain coat

Hand towel

Bug spray

Please make sure you wear serve appropriate clothing each week.

NO short shorts, NO skirts, NO flip flops