Helping our young adults grow in the

knowledge and likeness of the Lord.

Junior and Senior High Youth Group

Sunday afternoons from 2 – 4 p.m. (September – May)


Youth Group – Winter Outing – RSVP by Saturday, Feb 25


Congregational Church of Eastford Youth Group


Winter outing to Wachusett Mountain for downhill skiing


Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Rd, 
Princeton MA 01541 (


Wednesday March 1, 2023(Session 3 weekday evening skiing, 4:00-7:00pm)


Build relationships, team-building, enjoy God’s creation, learn new things, spiritual growth, practice applying the Biblical truths we’ve learned for everyday life, have fun together!


Ben Barlow will have one vehicle which will leave the church parking lot at 2:00pm for those who have flexible schedules. Another vehicle will be available to pick up from Woodstock Academy, and/or Eastford Elementary at the end of the school day. Please notify the office for permission for your son/daughter to leave school premises with Laura Barlow. Parental/guardian chaperones are welcome to join. 

The plan is to arrive at the mountain, check in and get fitted for equipment, spend until 7:00pm skiing, return items and debrief as a group with a quick lesson, stop for fast food on the way home, arrive back at CCE parking lot by 9:00pm.

Packing List:

  • Food – we won’t be eating until after 7:30, so bring snacks, or funding to purchase items at Wachusett
  • Water Bottle
  • Snow Pants
  • Winter Coat
  • Warm under-clothes
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Long Socks
  • Turtle Fur / Face Scarf
  • Snow Goggles (optional)
  • Funding for fast-food dinner on the way home (please privately let us know if this is an issue and we will make sure to accommodate)

Extra Actions:

Waiver for events needed.  Ben, Laura, Johnny, or Annie Barlow have copies with the top portion filled out for you.

Tell us if you are attending (both youth and chaperones) by Saturday, February 25 so we may buy tickets ahead of time, and so that we have the right number of seats for the carpool.

Notify your school of alternative pick up person (Laura Barlow) on Wednesday, March 1, if needed.

A buddy system will be strictly enforced at the mountain. No one will be skiing solo regardless of ability. We have chaperones for beginner through advanced to assist any skiers who want to venture new trails.



Check website calendar for specifics!