Summer Stretch 2019

Faith in action is love , and love in action is service. – St. Teresa of Calcutta

What is Summer Stretch?
Summer Stretch is a community service and recreation program done in conjunction with parishes around the city. In the mornings, we will dive into community service work including Feeding South Dakota and Black Hills Work. Then after a strong morning of service, we will relax with a recreational activity ranging from bowling to Jump Craze. The program concludes with an overnight camp-out. Come and be a part of the action! The program begins and ends at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Dates: July 10th, July 17th, July 24th and July 31st– Aug 1st (Overnight Camp-out)

Daily Schedule: Daily Registration: 8:15am – 8:45am, Program: 8:45am – 3:30pm

Grades: Incoming 6th – 9th graders

Cost: $10 per day / $20 for Overnight Camp-out

Registration Deadline: June 10th 2019

Additional Information:
Students are responsible for bring their own lunch each week. Some service sights require closed-toed shoes and jeans to be worn, please be watching for an email the week of regarding this schedule. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! We look forward to diving into this summer of service with you!

Parish’s Direct Contact Personal:

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church:
Kathy Johnson, (605) 430-8866,

Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
Laura Hawk, (605) 716-8532,

Our Lady of the Black Hills:
Rhonda Gehlsen, (605) 787-5168,

St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church
Bobby Myers, (605) 342-1556,

To Register, please complete the form below, or download the PDF version here. You can download the volunteer driver form here.

Summer Stretch 2019 Registration Form

Current Medications?

Allergies/ Med. Concerns?

Parental Permission for child to be photographed (* These photos may be used by West River Catholic or any of the parishes in the Diocese of Rapid City)

Dates of Attendance

Registration Fee: The cost of attending is $10 per day (camp-out weekend is $20).

In order to make this program possible, we are in need of parental participation particularly assistance with driving and chaperoning. By registering your son/daughter, you are expected to volunteer to drive a minimum of one day. Please select the day(s) you are available to drive and chaperone.

Prior to Summer Stretch, all chaperones/drivers must be Safety Environment Trained as instructed by our Diocese’ policies. If you need to attend a SET’s session, please be prepared for a follow-up call regarding the scheduling of this from your parish. Are you SET trained?

Blessed Sacrament’s Permission Form: In consideration of Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 4500 Jackson Blvd. Rapid City, SD 57702, arranging for participation in Summer Stretch program during the summer of 2019, the undersigned parent/guardian of the above registered participant, a minor, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the above parish or any of its advisors, chaperones or persons connected with the youth event/trips from any liability, claims, and/of damages for personal injury, property loss/damage which may result during the event.