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2018 I-Term Blogs

2018 I-Term week is April 2-6th with some trips leaving March 29th. Stay tuned for iterms to start reporting!
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  •  Students will experience Hawaiian culture while serving at Surf the Nations, a program that allows homeless teens the opportunity to learn how to surf. Other service opportunities for outreach include work with the Waikiki Homeless Outreach, Kalihi Homeless Outreach, Ulu Pono (kids outreach), and Feed the Hungry. CCS kids will also visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Kualoa, and swim with sea turtles in the ocean

  • This trip includes 10 days touring Israel visiting great historic sites and experience the rich history and culture of Israel -landing in Tel Aviv and continuing to Nazareth, Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada. Sites visited will include Jesus’ baptismal site, Mount of Olives, Dome of the Rock, Garden of Gethsemane, David’s tomb, and the Dead Sea. While in Israel visits may include a Kibbutz to learn about their role in Israeli economy and agriculture. Leading up to the trip they will work with local Jewish organizations doing community service here in Pierce County.

  • Students will be head to Puerto Rico to explore the island, get to know the culture and work at a local school. Prior to the trip, the students will plan several fundraisers to raise money to bring to this school. This will allow us to begin to have our hearts broken for the children in Puerto Rico and really seek God during the trip. Students will also have opportunities to visit various areas of the island including San Juan, the capital, a national forest, a beach, snorkeling and a canoe trip in Bioluminescent Bay. Students will also get to experience the culture through Puerto Rican food and for those who take Spanish with me, practice the language in a real work setting. They will also spend time in a devotional each day to ensure that our trip is based on God's purpose for us being there and that we are open to hear his words through the beauty of the island and the school children. 

  • Students will be working with Living Hope ministering to the poor and needy in the Townships. They will see the gorgeous sites of Cape Town, South Africa. Table Mountain, Cape Point and Green Market Square will be highlighted. They will get to stay in a beach house on the shores of beautiful Noordhoek beach. South Africa has become a staple trip for CCHS I-Term and your student will not return the same. Putting your deposit down before summer is recommended.

  • Students will experience hiking in a National Park, and participate in “A Christian Ministry in the National Parks” a grassroots student led ministry—hiking, worshiping and experiencing nature.



  • Students will be given the opportunity to serve on our very own campus. Projects will be developed based upon the needs of the campus  coordinator. Cleaning, painting, and sprucing up our campus, as well as completing some projects at the district office campus will be the order of business.

  • This class will provide students with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of CCS elementary students by tutoring in classrooms. Students may also provide general assistance to teachers and may have the opportunity to teach a portion of a class.

  • Puyallup has homeless people who are most in need of help during the cold, winter nights of the year. This I-Term will join with a local church to provide services for the homeless during these months. As a team, we will volunteer 3 hours a night every other week during the months of January through March with one additional follow-up visit during I-Term week. The service will involve preparing and serving meals, setting up cots, handing out clothing, providing fellowship and any other needs that might become apparent during the time you work.

  • For this I-Term we will be helping where we can at Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as sending some gifts to Seattle Children’s Hospital. When we start meeting, we will discuss how to fulfill some of the items on the Seattle Children’s Wish List as well as prepare our hearts and bodies to serve at Good Samaritan the week of ITerm. During the I-Term week we will meet to put together all of the wish list
    items as well as make cards for the patients of Seattle Children’s. The rest of the week we will be on campus at Good Samaritan doing whatever task they need done. Anything from cleaning out old rooms to ground keeping work to helping the nurses with their day to day duties. As we get closer to the service time you may need to get certain immunizations to make sure we are guarded from sickness.

  • Throughout the year, we will be serving our elders! Students will recognize the value
    of our elderly community and show them love and respect by spending quality time and serving them in a personal way. We will visit Linden Grove Retirement Home four times as a complete team, then students will manage their other serving opportunities as partners or individually. One school-free day (typically Saturday) in December, January, February, and March will be scheduled as a team. This is a great
    way to build relationships that will last in our own backyard. Serving opportunities include visiting with residents, helping with tasks around the building, planning events, and celebrating new friendships!

  • Sambica is an I-Term that will allow us to give a helping hand at the campground and have a taste of the camp experience at night. Sambica is a summer campground and a retreat center located by Lake Sammamish. We will be staying on the campground and get-ting to know each other through service projects, dining together, playing games, messages and having cabin times. The service projects in the past have been painting, demolition, pressure washing, etc. We will be told the specific jobs of the week when we arrive at the camp.

  • Students must be a senior and interested in painting. Painting will take place leading up to I-Term week and will be finished during the week of I-Term. There will be planning sessions throughout 2nd and 4th quarter. If a senior student is interested in participating but is already committed to an I-Term, they can still be a part of the painting sessions that happen prior to the week of.

  • Do you love sports!? Do you enjoy ministering to young kids? Then participating in a sports camp is the perfect I-term for you. Be a light for God through sports, and youth outreach by teaming up and serving CCS Puyallup Elementary. Every day we will meet around 12:00, pray, pick activities, and head over to Puyallup elementary to serve their extended care kiddos. By teaching them sportsmanship, healthy living and how to build sports skills, we will minister to kids what it means to be on “God’s team” and how we can be good sports in our faith! Serve God, serve your community and have fun while you do it!

  • In this course, students will learn about the animals, their habitats and conservation programs supported by Woodland Park Zoo. Over the course of this project, our high school students will interact with 3rd grade students at the CCS Puyallup Elementary campus. They will be preparing them for a field trip to Woodland Park Zoo, where the CCS students will be the tour guides as we explore the zoo together. In addition to learning about conservation programs and zoo tours, the students in this class will conduct a service project at the Woodland Park Zoo during the IMPACT week in April.

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