Refuge: High School

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Weekend Worship

We gather for worship on Sunday mornings at the 11:11 a.m. modern worship service where leaders and students worship together with the rest of the congregation. 

Worship Participation

Every weekend, high school students have the opportunity to participate in our Sanctuary worship by volunteering as an usher, greeter, or children's ministry leader. For more info, contact Cody Jensen at 949.574.2279 or

Refuge Focus Groups

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 down in the Youth Center for an in-depth Bible study. Focus Groups are a chance to dig deep into the Bible and ask the hard question with a group of your peers. For more info, contact Cody Jensen at 949.574.2279 or 

Summer 2017

High School River Rafting Trip |June 25 – July 1

Join us on our first ever river rafting trip! High school kids will head up to the American River near Sacramento to shoot the rapids! We will take a two days to cruise down the river and then the rest of the week camping in South Tahoe.
Cost: $455
Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

Refuge in July |July 10, 17, 24, 31

Join us Monday evenings in July for Refuge. From 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. we will worship together, have a short message and have time in small groups.

Refuge Devotionals|July 13, 20, 27

Thursday mornings at various local parks, we will meet up for bagels/doughnuts, coffee, and Jesus. Make sure to follow the Refuge Instagram (@refugesapres) for the locations and times.

Sonshine Houseboat Camp (High School) |August 7 – 12

High school students are heading up to Lake Shasta for a fun week on the water! Sonshine camp is a great opportunity for your student to take a break from the hectic nature of schedules and spend quality time with leaders, peers, and Jesus. Add to that a bunch of awesome water sports and you get a pretty great week.
Cost: $520

Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

**IMPORTANT NOTE TO CAMP & TRIP POLICY: Due to the high rate of last minute cancellations and hectic nature of filling spots days before the trip, in order to sign up a student for a trip we will require the full payment at the time of signup, and the entire cost of the trip will now be non-refundable. Please, please, please be sure your student is able to attend before signing him or her up. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Latourelle at


Students can serve in many different ways: they can be a leader in Children's Ministries, they can go on the Tecate Serve Trip, and they join the larger congregation throughout the year to serve locally and around the world.

Click here for more information on ways to serve and to sign up.

Midweek - Winter/Spring 2017


Monday nights 01/09 - 05/22 (no Refuge on 04/10) 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., in the House.

Follow us on Instagram and Snapchat at @refugesapres to be in the know for impromtu bike rides, hikes, and beach days!!

The House Hours

The House (Youth Center) is open for students throughout the week. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the snack bar. It is a great place for students to do their homework, hangout with friends, and play games. The hours are as follows:

Monday: 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.; 11:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.; 11:25 - 12:00 p.m.; 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.; 11:25 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.; 11:25 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:25 - 11:55 a.m. (lunch only)


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