Service & Specialty Programs

*Admission to these programs is by application only. Please contact your area staff to discuss whether or not a specific program is a good fit for you.

In addition to our regular week-long programs, FOCUS offers several specialized programs for students interested in service. For more information about our service and cross-cultural programs and to apply, please click here.

City Service, New York City*

  • Grades 10-12
  • Cost: $885
  • June 15-21

A unique community service program, City Service includes hands-on work alongside residents at America’s oldest homeless shelter that allows for us to know those whom we serve. The program also gives students an insider's view of the city, as well as time for reflection and discussion on the meaning and purpose of service in a Christian context.

Vineyard Service*

  • Grades 11-12
  • Cost: $785
  • June 14-22

A follow-up to Internship, students serve behind the scenes during a middle school program, enjoy time together on the Vineyard, and have discussions about service, faith, and community.

Rocky Mountain Expedition*

  • Grades 9-12
  • Cost: $2,250
  • July 6-16

Come and experience the adventure and beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains! This 11-day program promises an array of outdoor activities, including fly fishing on the Swan River, whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon, rock climbing and rappelling the surrounding mountains of Buena Vista, and hiking and camping in some of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Internship*

  • Grades 10-12
  • Cost: $1,725
  • July 8-21

This two-week program for returning students combines fun activities with community building experiences and emphasizes learning more about Christianity, serving others, and leadership.

Mexico Service*

  • Grades 9-12
  • Cost: $885 (plus flight costs, estimated at $500)
  • July 25-August 1

Join us as we travel to Mexico, partnering with local churches to work and serve families and communities in Nogales. Come and explore the country while serving others and learning about the meaning of Christian service across cultural boundaries.