Youth Activities

Youth Drop-in (COVID-19 Procedures)

Our after school drop-in program will mix loads of fun with learning and a great snack each day. Students in pre-kindergarten to grade 12 are welcome.

When students arrive at The Linking Center, they are greeted by a caring adult who will sign them in.

Below you’ll find our 2020 fall youth program options at The Linking Center:

Option 1: After-School Program

Elementary Students
When: Monday-Thursday
Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Start Date: Monday, September 14
Transportation: Pullman Elementary Students will walk from school to The Linking Center, chaperoned by adults. When weather does not allow, students will be picked up by the PHP bus. Parents are expected to pick their children up at the end of the program.
Participation: Elementary, middle and high school students are welcome. If a student’s school offers in-person learning, the student must participate in the in-person learning to attend the after-school program. If a student’s school is only offering online education, students are permitted to attend the after-school program. Food will be provided for the students during the program.
Registration: Due to COVID-19 safety measures, we are only able to have a limited number of people in our building. Therefore, parents must register their child. If capacity is reached, a waiting list will be started. If a student misses 3 days, their spot may be replaced by another student on the waiting list. Student membership forms will be sent home with students from school or they can be picked up at The Linking Center. Spots can only be reserved with submission of the student’s completed 20-21 membership form. Forms will be accepted between September 8 – 24 to The Linking Center.
Safety: All students will be screened before participating in the after-school program, ensuring they are healthy. Masks in the building will be required. Students will be in the same small group each day and will not interact with other groups of children within our program. Extra efforts will be in place to ensure cleanliness throughout the building.

Middle School & High School Students
When: Monday – Thursday
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Start Date: Monday, September 14
Transportation: The family/student will be responsible for transportation.
Participation: If a student’s school offers in-person learning, the student must participate in the in-person learning to attend the after-school program. If a student’s school is only offering online education students are permitted to attend the after-school program. Food will be provided for the students during the program.
Registration: Due to COVID-19 safety measures, we are only able to have a limited number of people in our building. Therefore, parents must register their child. If capacity is reached, a waiting list will be started. If a student misses 3 days, their spot may be replaced by another student on the waiting list. Student membership forms will be sent home with students from school or they can be picked up at The Linking Center. Spots can only be reserved with submission of the student’s completed 20-21 membership form. Forms will be accepted between September 8 – 24 to The Linking Center.
Safety: All students will be screened before participating in the after-school program, ensuring they are healthy. Masks in the building will be required. Students will be in the same small group each day and will not interact with other groups of children within our program. Extra efforts will be in place to ensure cleanliness throughout the building.

Option 2: Reserve a Learning Room (A Safe Place with Wi-Fi Access)

The Linking Center is making rooms available for a student or family to reserve for accessing the internet in a safe and conducive learning environment.
When: Monday-Thursday, 10:00AM – 12:00PM. Monday & Wednesday, 6:00PM – 8:00PM and Fridays, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Start Date: Monday, September 14
Transportation: The family/student will be responsible for transportation.
Reservations: Due to COVID-19 safety measures, we are only able to have a limited number of people in our building and in specific rooms, therefore rooms will need to be reserved by calling 269-236-2001 or by emailing jeff@phppullman.org. Rooms can be reserved in one- or two-hour blocks.
Safety: All those using our rooms will be screened before accessing their room. Masks in the building will be required in all areas outside your reserved room. Each room will be cleaned before and after each reservation. Extra efforts will be in place to ensure cleanliness throughout the building.
Participation: Learning rooms are open to any family/student in need of WI-FI or access to a conducive online learning environment.

Questions: call 269-236-2001 or email Melinda at melinda@phppullman.org

Weather policy for youth drop-in

Todd’s Toolbox

Todd’s Toolbox is our workshop in The Linking Center. In 2011, Todd Mathews, a dedicated volunteer who loved the Pullman youth and had a heart to share Jesus through the use of his hands, dreamed of a two-stall garage in Pullman where they could continue that work with the youth. That dream became The Linking Center which now has a workshop dedicated in Todd’s memory. The workshop is a place where Pullman youth learn life and faith lessons while using their hands to build toolboxes and pinewood derby cars and take on many other fun and educational projects.

The workshop is run and maintained by caring adults from the community and neighboring communities who volunteer their time. If you would like to learn more about volunteering or having a student participate, please contact Jeff Kruithof at jeff@phppullman.org or by calling 269.236.2001.

The workshop is also available for community adults to use if the projects will be used to enhance the community.

 

 

Summer Camps

SpringHill 2020

August 10 – August 14, 2020 (1st-5th grade).

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We are partnering with SpringHill Camps to bring a summer camp experience to Pullman. For kids who’ve completed grades Kindergarten – 5th grade. SpringHill will bring the best staff, the highest energy programming, and the best week of the summer! Don’t wait – find your location and get signed up.

The activities are all hosted on site so your child will never leave the premises. SpringHill will provide and run the complete camp experience with high energy programming, including fun activities, Bible-based curriculum, and highly-trained camp counselors.

The week kicks off with Parent Orientation on Monday so you enter the week knowing exactly what to expect.

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am – Campers Arrive
  • 9:25-9:45 – Large Group Time
  • 9:50-10:20 – Small Group Time
  • 10:25-11:40 – Activity Block #1
  • 11:45-12:20 – Lunch
  • 12:20-12:50 – All Day Camp Activity
  • 12:55-2:10 – Activity Block #2
  • 2:15-3:30 – Activity Block #3
  • 3:30 – Small Group Time
  • 4:00pm – Parent Pick-up

Beechpoint Christian Camps

2020 Dates: Coming Soon! (6th-8th grade).

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Camp Beechpoint offers 100 acres of beauty and endless hours of recreation. Their exciting programming, caring staff, fun activities and delicious meals will create the best week of the summer for a student that goes!

This action-oriented camp is for boys and girls ages 8-14. Cabin groups are divided by age and become the “family group” for the week. Campers go with both of their cabin leaders from activity to activity. Sessions are from Sunday to Friday.

People Helping People will transport students from The Linking Center to camp and pick them up and return them to The Linking Center for families in the area that desire this service.

Scholarships

Students who want to attend camp but need scholarships will participate in fundraisers throughout the spring. For more information, contact PHP’s youth coordinator, Melinda Jones.

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