youth ministries

(6th grade - 12th grade)

  • summer YOUTH activities

    JULY 2017:

    Sunday July 9, 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Summer Splash. Wacky. Wet. Wild Fun!

    Thursday July 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Serve at Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Meet in the DSUMC parking lot. Please RSVP to reserve a seat belt if you are car pooling.

    Sunday - Saturday July 16 - 22 - Sr. High Mission Week with Sierra Service Project in Tsaile, Arizona

    Wednesday July 26, @ Meet up at the Movies. RSVP to Julie Hart at We will be seeing "Spider-Man: Homecoming" rated PG-13 at the Red Rock Casino at 12:45pm. Tickets are $10.50.

    Sunday July 30, 6pm - Children & Youth Ministry Volunteers Appreciation BBQ @ Julie's home

    AUGUST 2017:

    Wednesday - Thursday August 2 - 3, 7:00pm - 7:00am - Back to School Lock In @ Desert Spring Church

    Thursday August 10, 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Serve at Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Meet in the DSUMC parking lot. Please RSVP to reserve a seat belt if you are car pooling.

    Sunday August 20, 5:00pm - Summer Luau Party. Location TBD

    Friday August 25, 7:00pm - Friday Night Fun. Games. Food. Music. Friends.

    Sunday August 27, 5:00pm - Annual Parent & Youth Information meeting & paperwork round-up


  • Back to school lock-in

    Wednesday, august 2, 7:00pm - Thursday, august 3, 7:00am

    School starts on August 14 this year!

    Join us for some fun while summer is still here. We will be playing games, watching movies, eating pizza and there may even be some water play games!

    For questions, please contact Julie Hart @

  • potosi pines camp

    it's time to register for summer camp!

    CLICK HERE to go to the Potosi Pines Camp website

    CLICK HERE to register for summer camps

    Dates for Summer Camps, 2017:

    Jr. High Camps:

    June 26 - 30, Jr. High Adventure Camp

    July 24 - 28, Jr. High Camp

    Sr. High Camps:

    June 26 - 30, Sr. High Camp

    July 24 - 28, Sr. High Adventure Camp

    Cabin Assistant Program & "C4C" for youth 16 and older:

    June 19 - 23, Elementary Camp 1

    August 7 - 11, Elementary Camp 2

    We are proud to be a part of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are pleased to share the beautiful gift God has given us in Potosi Pines Camps.

    A big part of our ministry is to the children and youth of Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

    We have program goals that we follow, so that all that come to this camp will feel their lives have been renewed!

    Potosi Program Goals:

    1. We will work to insure campers are: physically and emotionally safe, have fun, and feel comfortable being who God created them to be.

    2. We will work to build confidence and leadership skills in all who participate in our programs.

    3. We will work to create a Christian community were all feel safe and loved by God. 4. We will work to build appreciation of God's creation and encourage all be active in its care. Come sit on our porch: enjoy the beautiful desert surroundings and feel your life being renewed!!

  • Youth Sunday school

    sunday mornings, 9:30am

    Youth meet each Sunday morning during the 9:30am worship service for Sunday School. Senior High and Junior High have their own groups. Senior High Youth attend our worship service the first Sunday of each month during the 9:30am service.

  • youth leadership team

    One of the goals of Desert Spring's Youth program is to grow Christian leaders.

    Our Leadership Team is made up of youth who are committed to their church and community.

    A huge thank you to all the youth who went to the LST Training!

    They spent two days working together building their relationsip with one another and improving their leadership qualities. Thanks to Kevin, Hailey, Tori, Paul, Julia, Elizabeth, Szoie, Giovanni as well as our awesome adult leaders Julie, Tim and Heather. You rock!!

    "I have been on the Leadership Team for three years now and I know it really has changed me. I have gained so many skills and confidence that I can use in everyday life. I am super stoked for this year!"

    Szoie Powell, 15

  • counselors for christ

    Our Counselors for Christ work at the United Methodist Church camp at Potosi Pines. C4C youth train to work with the elementary camps as counselors for a week every summer.

  • youth group

    sunday afternoons, 12:30pm


    Youth Group meets each Sunday afternoon from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Each Sunday the Youth experience one of the four "S"s - Spirit, Social, Skill and Service with the goal of growing as followers of Jesus Christ.

  • Wednesday AFTERNOON

    programming resumes in the fall

    Youth are welcome to work on their homework, have a snack or participate in various workshops and activities from 2:00pm - 5:30pm on Wednesday afternoons.

    Programming will resume in the fall. Have a great summer!