Welcome to The Underground

Grades 6-8

Youth Drop-In – Weekly on Wednesdays, starting October 17 

It’s the end of the school day, and you’re forced to make a choice: go home and do homework, or spend time with friends. But now, on Wednesdays, you don’t have to make that choice! Starting October 17, come to the Student Center after school on Wednesdays to get the best of both worlds! We’ll have snacks, board games, video games, and quiet rooms for studying. Dinner will be provided. Come right after school, or whenever you can, and stay through youth group.

Special Events

Chico Escape Rooms – October 27 (4:30 p.m. to midnight)

If you like a good mystery, you’ll love joining us at the Chico Escape Rooms after Trick or Trunk! Trick or Trunk is a fun, annual opportunity for our junior high and high school kids to serve the young children. We decorate a vehicle trunk (and sometimes the whole vehicle!) and come up with a fun game for little kids to play, then host this game and pass out candy. Join us in the BPC parking lot (or in the Student Center if it is raining) at 4:30 to help set up. The time you spend at Trick or Trunk can count toward a work scholarship if you would like. At 7:30, we will start packing Trick or Trunk up, eat dinner at the Student Center, then head over to the Chico Escape Rooms, where we will split into teams of ten and get “locked” into rooms filled with clues for solving a mystery. It’s a race against the clock to solve the mystery with your team before time runs out! Parents can pick up kids from the BPC Student Center at midnight — assuming they all escape the rooms! Cost: $25

Weekly Programs

Underground Midweek: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

6th-8th Grade —  BPC Student Center at 208 W. 1st St.

Underground AM: Sundays, 10:45 a.m.

6th-8th Grade — BPC Student Center at 208 W. 1st St.

Refuge Midweek: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

9th-12th Grade —  top floor of 131 W. 1st St. (dinner included)

Underground Social Media

BPC’s 150th Birthday – August & September

We’re celebrating a significant birthday! Bidwell Presbyterian Church turns 150 this year! We encourage youth and their families to join in the churchwide festivities that celebrate all God has done over the past fifteen decades (click the image to see all the details). Also, sesquicentennial is a fun and fancy way to say “150th celebration.” You don’t get to use that word often, so enjoy it while you can!

Work Scholarship Applications

We never want money to be a reason a kid can’t go to an event or retreat. Register for an event using the “scholarship” option, then apply for a work scholarship using the form below. Please be sure to indicate the amount requested, up to 75%. Email completed forms to jchristophersen@bidwellpres.org.


Medical/Liability Forms

We want kids to be safe! Every participant in any event must have a BPC medical information/liability release form on file.


Meet Underground Mentors!

You want to know who will be spending time with your kids… and we want to meet you! See who’s on staff and send us a message!