Resources for Families, Youth, and Young Adults

and Young People

are impacted in many ways by Covid-19. Shea James, Director of Youth and Outdoor Ministries offers these ideas for kids of all ages!

For Families

Spring Heights Camp and Retreat Center is offering a virtual day camp! Starting Monday, 3/23/20, Spring Heights will daily post crafts, activities, and live videos to their Facebook account at 1 pm!

What a great way to bring camp home! To participate in virtual day camp, follow the Spring Heights Facebook page!

*New - follow this link for a family devotional written specifically for times such as these, focusing on Hope.

It is so important to think about our children during times of upheaval, like those we experience in the midst of COVID-19 social distancing. Kids are amazingly perceptive and though they might seem to notice that the world has changed....they know that ‘something is up’ UMC.Com has these tips for helping children cope with Coronavirus. Read more here. 

Illustrated Ministries is offering free weekly resources to families to help keep kids occupied while at home and helping to flatten the curve. They specialize in coloring sheets and curriculum for children and youth. You need to register for this resource, but they will only contact you regarding this resource.

Kelsey Stancliffe put together these helpful resources to help us cope with anxiety that we may experience from Covid-19. Follow this link for more.

For Youth

Follow WVUMC Youth on Facebook

Check out these scavenger Hunt options! Thank you Western North Caroline Conference for these scavenger hunts!

Virtual Scavenger Hunt 1

Virtual Scavenger Hunt 2


Tent building can become EPIC!

For Youth Workers

Resources for connecting with students during this time!

Youth Group

UM Lead

Youth Worker Collective has excellent resources for ministering to youth during this time! Check here often for updated information

Social Distancing can be hard! This article contains helpful information about self-care and ministry!

Youth pastors have used Zoom to:
1) Have Bible Study
2)Small Group Check-ins
3) Games,
4) Silly things (my favorite recommendation was seven at seven. They sent their students seven random questions to answer on a 7 pm zoom call!)

When meeting with your kids online, be sure to share some basic Zoom Meeting etiquette with them to set your time up for success!

Follow this link for additional tips on how to use Zoom. 

For Young Adults

WVUMC Churches throughout the state have offered to let students use their Wifi for free!

If you need an internet connection to complete coursework, please contact for a list of churches and their contact information!


Use this time to try something new!