Youth Program

The Youth Program reaches out to children, youth and teens who are hungry, hurting and homeless in North Central Montana. Our desire is to reach the children staying with us as well as beyond the walls of the Rescue Mission to all children in need.  The Youth Program is much more than organized activities and events since they provide a gateway to cultivate relationships and opportunties to spread the love of Jesus Christ. 

"I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.” ~ Jesus Christ (John 8:12)

What We Do

Camp Life Light Day Camp

Camp Life Light has been in existence since 2004. The six and a half week day camp includes games, field trips, crafts, Bible teachings, songs, and more. Children are also provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks. The camp is open to children entering the first grade through age 15. Camp Life Light culminates in a one week overnight camp at Camp Utmost near Clearwater Junction the first week in August. Kids going into 2nd grade and higher and attended the summer day camp, will be invited to this dynamic event. The cost for summer day camp is $35 per child per summer. The cost for overnight camp is $15 per child.

To apply as a Summer Missionary, call Lizzie Nelson at 761-2653 or email her at

After School

Fun begins when the school day ends! Kids get solid, Biblical teaching, assistance with their homework, game play, craft making, and so much more. The After School Program convenes daily after school ends, including half days, and gets over at 5:30pm. The cost for the After School Program is $40 per year or $20 per semester.

Children’s Chapel

Children who live at the Rescue Mission get to enjoy this chapel time specifically designed for kids. They learn meaningful Bible lessons, sing songs, and play games. This is held week nights from 6:15-6:45pm.


This youth group for teens in middle and high school is based off of 2 Corinthians 5:13 "If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit." Sideways is a fun weekly gathering of teens who want to follow after Jesus, that incorporates teaching how to use musical talents and gifts for the glory of God while challenging the teens to live a life that causes others to look at them sideways. We meet on Thursday nights during the school year. Transportation is available. Call Lizzie Nelson at 761-2653 for details.


New Year's Blast (New Year's Eve)

We ring in the New Year in style with lots of games, movies and fun! This event runs through the night for kids in the 2nd grade through age 15.


Get Involved


We believe that nothing is impossible with God! Your continued prayers are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to pray for an individual child, email or call Lizzie Nelson at 761-2653 or email her at She would love to give you the name of specific child in need.


We are looking for teens and adults who want to connect with local youth and show a genuine interest in their lives. Please call to learn our current volunteer openings.  If you are:

  • Over 15 years of age
  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule
  • Love to work with children of all ages
  • Have a heart for God and a love for sharing the Gospel
  • Involved in a local church
  • Have a positive and fun attitude

Then click here to learn more about Volunteering.


Your gifts, big and small, are sincerely appreciated. Here are a few things we need;

  • Healthy Snacks
  • Activity Passes for swimming, tours and museums
  • Fast food gift cards
  • Sunscreen
  • Bibles - Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) or English Standard Version (ESV)