Youth Activities

Youth Drop-in

2019-2020 School Year Schedule, Mondays – Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00pm.

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. Each student then goes to our kitchen for an after school snack (its usually more like a dinner). Following the snack they will have time to play and burn off some energy from a full day of school. About 4:30pm students will go to classrooms with our volunteers to focus on school work and/or reading. They end the day with more free time and fun!

The student’s parents/guardians are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children from The Linking Center. Some schools have busses drop students off at The Linking Center. Those arrangements need to be made between the student’s parent/guardian and the school. When occasional field trips are offered The Linking Center usually arranges transportation for the field trip.

Questions: call 269-236-2001 or email Melinda at

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 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.


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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