The Refuge - Teen Program
What is The Refuge?
The goal of Lighthouse Mission's teen programs is to reach local at-risk teens through exciting Bible lessons, sports, and outdoor adventures.
Sadly, many of the teens who come to our programs live in very poor & challenged communities.Gangs, drugs, and violence are all a part of their lives.
God has positioned Lighthouse Mission in the North Bellport area to make a change in their lives through the Gospel of Jesus.
We strive to impact their lives through regular after-school programs, as well as other seasonal events and trips, all of which include a short bible study.
After-school Program Times
Tuesdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through Me."
-Jesus (John 14:6)
Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lighthouse Teen Adventures
There are always exciting adventures going on at the Lighthouse Mission's Teen Programs. Join us at our regular after-school programs for more information on these outings
Want Your Teen to Attend?
Buses from Bellport Middle School and Bellport High School bring teens directly to Lighthouse Mission for our after-school programs. Teens who live in the North Bellport area will be brought home after the program ends in one of our passenger vans.
We are unable to provide transportation for teens from any other location. Please arrange to transport your teens to and from the program.
Please Contact Pastor Mike with any questions that you might have by clicking on the button to the right.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where & When Do Lighthouse Mission's Teen Programs Occur?
Our after-school teen programs occur at the Lighthouse Mission building, located at 1543 Montauk Highway in North Bellport.
Tuesday afternoons from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday afternoons from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Does it Cost Anything for My Teens to Attend the Program or Trips?
No. Our after-school programs and outdoor trips are FREE to any teens who wish to attend.
On occasion, advanced sign-ups may be required for certain trips. Teens will be informed of these trips at our regular program meetings and will be required to submit a signed parental permission slip that will be given out at our regular program.
Do We Have to Live in North Bellport to Attend?
No. Any teen is welcome to attend our program. However, Lighthouse Mission is unable to provide transportation for teens who live outside of the North Bellport area.
What Should Teens Wear or Bring With Them?
Teens should wear MODEST, weather-appropriate clothing and sneakers, since we do a lot of high-energy activities. Girls who wear anything revealing and boys who wear anything with violent or offensive images or language will be asked to leave.
**Please DO NOT send your teens with any electronic devices or valuables, including cell phones, headphones, and music players. Lighthouse Mission does not have a place to store these, and is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Will Lighthouse Mission Ever Cancel its Teen Programs Due to Bad Weather?
Severe weather such as snowstorms and hurricanes may force us to cancel our after-school programs and outdoor trips. In the event of such weather, please check out our website or Facebook Page for notifications.
Can a Physically or Mentally Challenged Teen Attend?
Yes. We welcome all teens, no matter their needs. We do our best to handle such requests with care, and can use your help to best serve your child.
Please contact our Youth Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your child's needs before attending the program.
I'm a Teen. Can I Attend Lighthouse Mission's Teen Programs on My Own?
While we want you here, we do need your parent or legal guardian to give permission for you to attend. Please ask them to contact our Youth Director before you attend.
Does Lighthouse Mission Offer Transportation to the Teen Programs?
Buses from Bellport Middle School and Bellport High School stop at Lighthouse Mission to bring teens to our programs. We will drive teens in the Bellport area home after the program ends. We cannot provide transportation for teens who live further away.
May I Drop Off My Teen for the Program?
Yes! If you are driving your teens to and from the program, please drop them off promptly for the start of the program and arrive back at the mission at 5:00pm to pick them up.
How Do I Pick Up My Teen from the Program?
Please arrive at Lighthouse Mission at 5:00pm in order to pick up your teen from the program. You will need a valid form of ID, and need to be listed as an authorized adult to pick up your teen.
**If a teen is left at Lighthouse Mission beyond a reasonable time, the local police will be called to escort them home.
Will the Teens Have Food During the Program?
Yes! We offer free snacks and drinks for the hungry teens who come to our programs.
What if My Teen Has an Allergy?
Please inform us of any allergies that your teen may have when registering for the program or for special trips. We will do our best to make sure your child is not exposed to anything that they are allergic to.
Why Are There Police Officers at Lighthouse Mission's Teen Programs?
We like to have local police officers come to our programs to spend time with the teens and get to know them. Our hope is that they will build positive relationships and that the officers can share guidance and encouragement with the teens.
Can I Volunteer at the Mission's Teen Programs?
We are in need of dedicated, mature volunteers to serve at our programs on an on-going basis.
Please contact our Youth Director at email@example.com to discuss current volunteer opportunities.