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SLAM – Students Living A Mission

SLAM serves those in need within our own community with hands-on service opportunities. In daily worship and Bible study, students are challenged to take a deeper plunge into a life of discipleship. Join local area youth groups at Hayes Barton UMC for a week of service, worship, and fun!

SLAM Brochure

Dates: July 30-August 3 (Monday evening through Friday morning)

Cost: $125 until May 4.  $150 after May 4 until June 13. $25 non-refundable deposit due when you sign up.  No refunds after June 13.

Ages: Current 6th-8th graders (High schoolers who could not attend HSP can serve as student leaders)

Special Note: Though this project is local, we ask youth to stay at camp for the entire week, as if we were out of the country.  Please do not plan to be picked up early for any reason other than a medical emergency.



  • Monday: meet at Hayes Barton UMC at 7pm; sign in, worship and games, meet your teams, settle in for the night
  • Tuesday-Thursday: get up early, eat breakfast together, make lunches, devotion, projects from 9-3ish, come back to Hayes Barton for free time, dinner, worship, small groups, games
  • Friday: breakfast together, worship, testimonies, slideshow, say goodbye!

Lodging: Everyone will stay at Hayes Barton. There will be a rented shower trailer to accommodate everyone. Worship, small groups, games, and meals will be in the Hayes Barton gym and fellowship hall.

Projects: Last year’s projects included Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Food Shuttle urban garden, Raleigh Food Bank, Pullen Baptist Round Table ministry (feeding the homeless and food insecure), Hayes Barton preschool camps, and making dinner for SAFEchild families. We hope to add more projects this year!  Most projects included some kind of education about the organization, what they do, and why they do it.  For example, there was an awesome panel on homelessness/misconceptions to go along with the Pullen Round Table project.

WORSHIP: SLAM does an awesome job of tying service and worship together.  The SLAM team participates alongside us in our mission work and provides us with worship including a band and engaging speaker, as well as facilitating small groups split up by age, and super fun and crazy “Late-Nite” games.