Welcome to Refuge

Grades 9-12

REMINDER: Service times have changed! New service times are 8:15, 9:30, and 10:45.

Special Events

VBX Jr. 

VBX season is a season of fun at BPC! For youth who volunteer at VBX, the fun continues after the younger kids head home! If you weren’t able to volunteer but still want to come hang out, please do so! Join us for these activities after VBX Jr. and VBX:

June 19: Frozen Yogurt: Join us at noon (after VBX Jr.) and we’ll walk to get fro-yo together! Bring cash for your favorite flavor. Pick-up: BPC, 1:30

June 20: Swim at One-Mile: Join us at noon (after VBX Jr.) and we’ll go swim at One Mile together! Bring your swimsuit, towel, and lunch to enjoy in the park. Pick-up: One-Mile, 2:00

June 21: Terrain Park Bouldering: Join us at noon (after VBX Jr.) and we’ll walk over to Terrain Park, Chico’s new indoor rock-climbing venue! Bring your lunch or cash to buy something to eat, plus $16 for your entry and shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Parents must fill out Terrain Park’s waiver.  Pick-up: BPC 3:45


Refuge Summer Nights – June 13, 20, 27, July 18, 25, August 1

We invite you to Refuge Summer Nights, a six-part conversation that will explore topics such as friendship, loving yourself, dating, and marriage. Our goal is not to teach the correct answers, but to invite high school kids into a discussion with Christ, the Bible, and other people (including peers, leaders and parents) that will result in the best sort of spiritual wrestling match. Hope to see you for all of them, or whenever you’re in town!


June 25: Frozen Yogurt: Join us at 12:30 (after VBX) and we’ll walk to get fro-yo together! Bring cash for your favorite flavor. Pick-up: BPC, 1:15

June 26: Incredibles II: Have you been waiting for something incredible? Well, it’s here! We’re going to the movies to see the new Incredibles movie. Bring cash for your ticket. Time TBA. Pick-up: Cinemark 14 (Tinseltown), TBA

June 27: Upper Park Swim: Grab your swimsuit, towel, and lunch (or eat beforehand), and meet us at the Monkey Face parking lot at 1:30. From there, we’ll walk over to the creek to cool off! If you need a ride from the church, please let us know. Pick-up: Monkey Face Parking Lot, 3:30

June 28: Shubert’s Ice Cream Outing: Meet us at 12:30 (after VBX) and we’ll head to Shubert’s for ice cream! Bring cash for your favorite flavors. Pick up: BPC, 1:30

June 29: Scholarship Work Day & Water Games: Meet us at 12:30 (after VBX) at the Student Center for lunch on us! At 1:30 we’ll join forces with our custodial team clean up after VBX. At 3:30, we’ll launch into water games at the park. Pick-up: BPC, 5:30

** Please note: the Lake day previously scheduled for June 29th has been canceled.


Scholarship Workdays – June 29, July 26

If you have applied for a scholarship, there are several ways to work toward the amount you have requested. We have ongoing opportunities that you can take advantage of on your own time. If you’d like to join others working toward scholarships, or if you’d just like to serve in a practical way, put the above scholarship workday dates on your calendar.  Check our Youth Volunteer Page for full details and descriptions of our ongoing opportunities and special scholarship workdays.  Please email Jenna at jchristophersen@bidwellpres.org to let us know which scholarship workdays you plan to participate in.

Zephyr Point Sr. High Basecamp – July 8-13

High School Basecamp at Zephyr Point in Tahoe is designed for students who want to gain deeper insight into what the road of discipleship with Jesus is all about. Basecamp will both encourage and challenge your faith, giving you space to take major steps in your relationship with Christ while engaging in activities like whitewater rafting, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more! This will be the best week of the summer, so don’t miss out! Cost is $427 per participant.


*** Please note that parents must fill out medical information/liability forms for BPC, Zephyr Point, and Rock-N-Water. Sorry for all the extra paperwork!

All-Church Events

Camp Bidwell – July 27-30

Join the whole church on the banks of Lake Siskiyou! Kids and teens under 18 go free! Get all the information here.

Weekly Program

NOTE: Our midweek program has ended for the school year. But don’t worry, there are plenty of fun ways to get connected this summer!

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

Join friends and caring mentors on the top floor of 131 W. 1st St. for dinner, fun games, and open conversations about living in relationship with Jesus.

Refuge AM: Sundays, 10:00 a.m.

High schoolers meet in the lobby of 131 W. 1st St. at 10 a.m. on Sundays to hang out before sitting together during the service at 10:30.

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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 Refuge 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!