Child/Youth Registration for 2022-23 Programs

Dear Parents,

Summer greetings!

We are excited about the coming program year at Nassau Presbyterian Church. This post contains registration and program information for the upcoming year.

REGISTRATION

We ask you to complete a new form each year to ensure we have accurate information on you and your child to ensure your child’s health and safety. If you have multiple children in your family, you will receive a separate registration email for each.

To complete your registration, please:

  • print the registration form that was emailed to you,
  • make changes/additions using the fields on page two,
  • with or without changes, please sign and date page one of the form, and
  • return these two pages to the church office as soon as possible – by Tuesday, September 6 or earlier – to make sure your child’s name appears correctly on our attendance lists

If you are new to our church – Welcome! – or have an additional child to register, blank forms are available here and in the literature rack outside the church office:

Registration Form (pdf)

START UP DATES

This attachment lists the regular schedule and the start up dates for our program year long (Sept-May) activities:

Start up Dates 2022 (pdf)

Please be in touch if you have any questions. With anticipation for the coming year!

Corrie Berg (x108)

Director of Educational Ministries

Mark Edwards (x109)

Director of Youth Ministries

Ingrid Ladendorf (x105)

Associate Director, Choirs for Children & Youth

Lenten Devotions 2022 – Call for Writers


Ash Wednesday, 3/2/22 – Easter Sunday, 4/17/22


Would you consider writing a meditation for our 2022 Lenten daily devotional series? We are always hoping to encourage new writers to join us. These messages of faith and encouragement have become a meaningful tradition for our community, and for many beyond the Nassau congregation. We will share these messages through a daily email, and later, when the season is complete, as a PDF that can be downloaded from our website.


Participating easy — here’s how:

“God’s Hands and the Holy Spirit,” from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/basta-cosi/1547659026/ – Jean Bean.

Each writer will be provided a choice of scriptures and guidelines for writing. Choose one or two verses meaningful to you, write a short reflection on them, and include a sentence prayer to close your reflection. It can be in any literary form: Prose, poem, haiku, dialogue, etc. Examples of our recent devotionals can be found on our website here (link).

It need not be complicated; simply from your heart. We have resources and helpers to guide you through the process. Please join us.

If you have any questions about the process or if you’re ready to sign up, please email Karen Barrows.


 


 

Beyond Malibu 2022

A lifechanging adventure awaits.

We go together into the rugged and beautiful mountains of British Columbia. We come back in faith. For God leads us through, and beyond, the wilderness.


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Thursday, July 21 – Tuesday, August 2, 2020

Due at registration, on or before 12/05/2021:

  • Deposit Form
  • Deposit: $400.00
    • checks made out to Nassau Presbyterian Church
    • cash payments, please bring exact amount and contact Lauren Yeh to arrange a date & time

Deposit Forms:

Student
(15-18 July 2022)

Adult
(19+ July 2022)

Chaperone
(designated by Mark Edwards)

Youth Deposit Form (pdf) Use Youth Form Chaperone Deposit Form (21+) (pdf)

Trip Specific Forms:

 

Hiking

Sea Kayaking

Youth Permission Form (pdf) Youth Permission Form (pdf)
Adult Permission Form 19+ (pdf) Adult Permission Form 19+ (pdf)
Beyond Malibu Hiking Trip Packet (pdf) 13 pgs Beyond Malibu Sea Kayaking Trip Packet (pdf) 13 pgs

On Sunday, May 22, we will hold a “Gear Check” in Niles Chapel, beginning at 11:30am. If you cannot make this date, please contact Mark Edwards to schedule another time.


On Sunday, June 5, we will hold a “Summer Trip Forms Day” in Niles Chapel, beginning at 11:15am. We will have people available there to notarize documents as well as make copies of passports, and collect final payments. If you cannot make this date, please contact Lauren Yeh to schedule another time to turn in your documents and payment.


Due on or before Sunday, June 5, 2022:

  • Permission Form – notarized
  • Health Form (from trip packet) signed by a parent AND physician
  • Under 19 only: Border Crossing Consent Form (from trip packet) – signed by a parent
  • Copy of the Picture/Signature pages of your Passport – expiration date February 2, 2023 or later
  • Final Payment: $450.00
    • checks made out to Nassau Presbyterian Church
    • cash payments, please bring exact amount (if before the 6/5 “Forms Day” contact Lauren Yeh to arrange a date & time)

Participants who are 18 or over at the time of signing must be present, with photo i.d., to sign their own form. Please wait to sign any form that needs to be notarized until you are in the presence of a notary.


Due on or before Thursday, June 30, 2022:


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ASP 2022

Warmer. Safer. Drier.

Home repair in central Appalachia has repeatedly opened our eyes, expanded our skills, helped others and done some work on us too.  Come along as God does a little fixing on us all.


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Required Forms

Student

Chaperone

Youth Deposit Form (pdf) due 1/30/22 Chaperone Deposit Form (21+) (pdf) due 1/30/22
Youth Permission Form (pdf) due 6/5/22 Chaperone Permission Form (pdf) due 6/5/22

Also due on June 5 (Forms Day) from each participant:

Questions about forms and due dates to Lauren Yeh.


Schedule and Packing List


ASP Online Volunteer Registration:

All the information you need to complete the online registration is on the ASP Volunteer Form.

  1. Go to: http://www.servicenetwork.com/reg/APPSERV/Join.asp
  2. Our Group Number is: 11515 (changes each year)
  3. ASP Online Registration Instructions (pdf)

ASP Covenant Text:

Each participant will sign the same document on or before June 5, 2022.

As a Volunteer with Appalachia Service Project, I agree:

  • To familiarize myself with and abide by ASP’s Expectations, Rules and Regulations, Anti-Harassment Policy, and dress code. Required Reading (pdf)
  • To work safely and report to the staff any behavior or situation that I deem unsafe.
  • To be open-minded and work to build meaningful relationships with the homeowners I serve, and interact appropriately with community members and other groups at my center.
  • To utilize resources in a stewardly fashion.
  • To maintain a clean facility by completing the chores assigned to my group.

As an Adult Group Leader, I further agree:

  • To be responsible for the whereabouts and well-being of my youth volunteers and to help enforce the expectations and rules set by ASP and the Staff, including quiet time and lights out.
  • To ensure that all volunteers are present for Morning Devotions, Evening Gatherings, and all other scheduled events.
  • To work with the Staff to complete the project specifically designated to my group.
  • To communicate promptly and respectfully any concerns or praises I have about our volunteer experience.

Sunday, May 15 – Organizational Meeting

On Sunday, May 15, we will meet at 10:20 a.m. for a brief organizational meeting in Niles Chapel.  Gather with your work team, learn about the project you’ll be working on, talk about what to pack, what to expect – get to know the other members of this year’s ASP Trip!

If you cannot make this meeting, please contact Mark Edwards (, 609-933-7599).


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Splash Camp 2022

Cool kids on a ’chool bus hitting up the coolest splash spots in NJ and PA.

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When: Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8, 9am – 3:30pm

Drop-off/Pick-up: Nassau Church, except on Pool Party day.

Last year’s schedule:

  • Day 1: NJ Shore
  • Day 2: Tohickon Creek, Bucks Cty, PA
  • Day 3: Tube the Delaware
  • Day 4: Backyard Pool Party

Weather: We will do our best to accommodate light rain and fluctuating weather. However, as indoor activities are not an alternative, in the event of severe storms a day’s events may have to be curtailed or canceled.
Parents: Want to drive yourself or tag along one day? You are welcome.

Questions about the Camp to Mark Edwards.


Required Forms

Student

Chaperone

Youth Deposit Form (pdf) due 1/30/22 Chaperone Deposit Form (21+) (pdf) due 1/30/22
Information, Release and Waiver – Youth (Splash)(pdf) due 6/5/22 Information, Release and Waiver – Adults 21+ (Splash) (pdf) due 6/5/22

Also due on June 5 (Forms Day) from each participant:

  • Copy (front & back) of your medical insurance card
  • Final Payment

Questions about forms and due dates to Lauren Yeh.

 


Schedule and Packing List

Will be distributed to registered families and posted here in early June 2022.


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#MissionMonday – Appalachia Service Project

Repairing Homes. Transforming Lives


warmer. safer. drier.

Over the past decade Nassau Presbyterian Church has sent more than 150 members – youth and adults, experienced and beginners – to work on projects for ASP, Appalachia Service Project. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have not been able to participate since 2019 but look forward to the next opportunity.

On Youth Sunday we take up a special collection to support the work of ASP and this year is no different. Please join us in support of this group. Choose “ASP” from the Fund drop down box.


Give Now (link)

 


Over 50 Years of Repairing and Replacing Homes in Central Appalachia

We accept people right where they are, just the way they are. – ASP Founder Glenn “Tex” Evans

  • More than 25 communities are served by ASP each year
  • More than 350 families are impacted through ASP each year
  • More than 3,000 repair projects are completed by volunteers each year
  • More than 20 new homes are built and gifted each year
  • More than 15,000 volunteers serve with ASP each year
  • ASP repairs roofs, walls, floors, foundations, and bathrooms, in addition to making homes accessible through porch and ramp repairs or additions

Learn more:


About ASP (link)


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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2021 Summer Trips – Youth & Families

Register your interest by Friday, March 26


There are a variety of options this year that seek to maximize flexibility, outdoor time, and being together safely. We hope to have some big worthy adventures, some of them for the whole family.

  • “Rising Grades” are as of September 2021.
  • Costs for each trip are approximate until final arrangements are confirmed.
  • Jump directly to the Interest Form

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Middle School Splash Camp

July 5-9 (Mon-Fri) | Rising 6th to 8th Grade

A cool bus full of kids, day trips to the best swim and splash spots, and a ton of sun ’n fun.  It’ll be a summer week done right.

  • Lodging: your home
  • Location: Greater Princeton Area
  • Transportation: Bus, pick-up/drop-off at Nassau Church
  • Cost: $100/pp (bus, snacks), Bring Your Own Lunch

Jump directly to the Interest Form


Garden State Service Project

July 12-16 (Mon-Fri) | Rising 9th Grade and up

We’re bringing the ASP experience home to the Garden State as we work locally on worthy day-sites. Get your tools and teams ready!

  • Lodging: your home
  • Location: Greater Princeton Area
  • Transportation: personal vehicles
  • Cost: $200/pp (materials, snacks/lunch, donation)

Jump directly to the Interest Form


Local Camino – Bike the GAP

July 19-23 (Mon-Fri) | Rising 10th Grade and up

Bike the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rails-to-trails, starting in Pittsburgh and ending in Cumberland (~200 miles) or Washington, DC (~330 miles).

  • Lodging: route-side camping or hotel/B&B
  • Transportation: Bikes (of course), Amtrak to Pittsburgh, from Cumberland or DC, possible support vehicle
  • Cost: $200/pp (campsites, meals)

Jump directly to the Interest Form


Adventure Week at New River Gorge

July 25-31 (Sat-Sun) | Families

All-Ages trip to America’s newest National Park, we’ll explore this amazing region together. Hike the Endless Wall, jump in Summersville Lake, and raft the New River with professional guides.

(AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

Families encouraged to come as a unit; rising 10th grade and above may come solo, provided transportation can be solved.

  • Lodging: group camping, some private cabins may be available
  • Transportation: personal vehicles
  • Cost: $200/pp (lodging, meals, group activities)

Interest Form below



On Life’s Journey – Adult Education Series with Nassau’s Young Adults

Inter-Generational Series

In January inter-generational all ages sessions continued with a twist – and now they’ve even moved into a new month! Instead of featuring content geared towards youth, this year’s content is our youth. Listen and watch interviews with former Nassau youth (now young adults) about how their years and experiences with Nassau Presbyterian Church helped direct them on the journey of life.

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Jan 18: Clean Up at Mountain Lakes

The Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) is looking for some more volunteers to join us on Monday 1/18 for a day of service in the woods, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you participate? Email  to sign up! 

  • Monday 1/18, MLK Day of Service,  9am to 12pm OR 1pm to 4pm.
  • Meet at the Mountain Lake House parking lot, 57 Mountain Ave in Princeton, NJ–take the long driveway entrance to the Mountain lake house parking lot, we will meet here at 9am OR 1pm and walk to the work site.

During this session, we will be working to restore the shoreline of Mountain Lake. Volunteers will use pruners, loppers, and hand saws to remove target invasive species for habitat restoration, as well as work to open up the beautiful lake view! Target invasive species for removal include burning bush, privet, and shrub honeysuckle. Our efforts will help to support existing natives such as Witch hazel, St. John’s wort, Flowering dogwood, Hemlock, and Beech, among others.

BYO: Please be sure to bring your own mask, water bottle, and work gloves to the stewardship session. We will follow social distancing practices when working by maintaining a 6ft distance from others and by wearing a mask when unable to maintain this distance. We ask that if you are feeling sick, have traveled, or have potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 virus to please stay home and join us at another time. We recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants, and work boots for volunteer days–it is best to dress and layers and keep in mind it can be muddy out there!