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Christian youth club vows to be a friendly place

Melanie Wong
Vail CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” Students may be pulling out the textbooks, but a local Christian youth club is getting ready for the school year by pulling out the shaving cream, ridiculous costumes and silly games.

Young Life, a world-wide Christian youth ministry, offers middle and high school students a place to hang out with friends, play games and grow in their faith, and it is coming to the Vail valley, said local coordinator Scott Leonard.

Young Life’s middle school chapter, Wyldlife, kicks off tomorrow with Club, a weekly event filled with often-messy games, skits and hang-out time. Students meet every Friday from 6:31 p.m. to 7:59 p.m. The first Club will meet at Nottingham Lake behind the Avon Rec Center.

“Finally, the valley will have a youth group where you can hang out with all your friends,” Leonard said. “It will have fun games, hilarious skits and a great lesson.”

The first event for high school students will be a back-to-school dance from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion.

Also, high school students can pull an all-nighter, play in basketball and volleyball tournaments, and enjoy games, food and friends at Young Life’s lock-in at the Gypsum Rec Center on Sept. 19.

The entire rec center will be open for students all night for indoor soccer, gymnastics, video games and climbing.

Weekly Club for high school will start Sept. 15 at the Miller Ranch Community Center. Club meets on Monday from 7:32 p.m. to 8:32 p.m.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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