Summer is a great time to get your youth group together for fellowship and fun! Without the pressures of the school year like homework and after-school activities, youth can really relax and get to know one another. At Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark in Pittsburgh, PA, we’re experts on planning youth group events. Here are some tips for making the most of your summer youth event.

happy teensMake sure to start planning early, and keep parents in the loop. In addition to sending home word with the kids, put weekly messages in the bulletin and ask the pastor to make an announcement about the upcoming trip. Since church attendance can be spotty in the summer, try to have this happen several weeks in a row.

Feel free to come by the skate park during open hours to check out our atmosphere and meet some of our staff. Then call or email us to discuss dates and times. Make sure to have an estimate of the number of kids who would be attending when you call, and remember to encourage your youth to bring friends. It’s ok if your attendance numbers change–we don’t need to know the exact number until a week prior to your event.

Collect our signed waivers ahead of time. Fun Slides requires each individual skater have a waiver on file before they are able to participate in any activities. Make sure you set your deadline early enough to account for latecomers!

If you have any questions, let us know! We specialize in host groups, and will work with you to make sure your youth group event is full of fun and fellowship in a totally unique atmosphere!