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Children and Youth Activities

Rutgers’ youth group is called S.K.A.T.E. (Sanctuary for Kids of  Acceptance, Trust, and Education).  It is open to youth 13 years of age through seniors in high school and (usually) meets the first Friday of every month during the school year. Activities include:

  • overnights at the church
  • out of the city retreats
  • service projects
  • fun activities throughout the city
  • and much more!

We also offer a Sunday School class called S.K.A.T.E. Breakfast.  Fellowship and breakfast happens from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by a time of Christian Education during the worship hour.  On Communion Sundays, youth come up together to worship with the congregation after their fellowship time.

For more information, please contact our Director of Christian Education, Ashley Birt, at ashley@rutgerschurch.org

Vacation Bible School 201910382323_781087351952186_2412236202692313408_o
August 5th – 9th & August 12th – 16th 

It’s time to blast off to another year of Vacation Bible School!  Rutgers Presbyterian Church invites children ages 4-11 to join us for a week (or two) of playtime, fun time, and Bible time!  This year, we’ll be opening our hearts and minds to worship and play with the themes “Our Planet, Our Faith” and “To Mars and Beyond.”  Join us as we hear stories about the elements that make up the Earth and our faith and explore the wonders of God’s universe.  It will be a time of songs, scripture, games, crafts, and more.  To register your child for one or both weeks, please complete the online or printable application and submit it along with the weekly registration fees (scholarships are available).  Remember: each child needs their own registration form submitted.  If there are any questions, please feel free to contract our Pastoral Fellow for Youth and Families, Rev. Ashley DeTar Birt, at ashley@rutgerschurch.org or (212) 877-8227, ext. 205.

To register online, click here:


To print the registration form, click here:


Interested in teaching (ages 18+) or helping our as an intern (ages 12-17)?  Email Ashley for more information.

Pack and Troop 664

Rutgers hosts a Boy Scout Pack and Troop for youth from 5 to 18 years old.

Meetings are held at the Church on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00, September through June, followed by monthly activities in the summer, including a week at summer camp. There are monthly camping trips for the older Scouts in the Troop; younger Cubs will have trips 2 to 5 times per year.

For additional information, please contact Louisa Anderson-Berry at (646) 245-1849 or panda720@earthlink.net..