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When | 10:00AM
Where | Surf Shack

SURF students in 5th and 6th Grade are at a very transitional point in life – neither wanting to be treated like kids, and yet not ready to be fully in the teenage world. SURF desires to minister to preteens by teaching them about Identity (Who God Is + Who Am I), Belonging (Who Is The Church + Where Do I Fit In), and Mission (Who Is Jesus + What Is My Mission).

Dan Bartel, and his team, take an apologetics approach – teaching on how to solidify a faith of their own and defend the many questions that they will come across. Topics include: science, world religions, preparing for adolescence, how to study the Bible, and more.

On alternate months, Bill Choate takes us through a fun and unique walk through the New Testament highlighting the works and ministry of Jesus.



When | 6:30PM-8:15PM (last week of August – May)
Where | Upper Room

SURF MidWeek is a youth group style evening, just for 5th and 6th Grade students. The Surf Staff uses creative and fun teaching techniques to make the Bible come alive to preteens who are just starting to own a faith of their own. Additionally, each week, there are insanely fun preteens games,  unique segments such as Guess Who’s Room and Who Dat, and our special Gremmy Groups, where your preteen is surrounded with fellow preteens to journey through life with, and a Lifeguard (mentor) to help guide them.

New to Surf MidWeek? Come a little early to fill out the FIRST TIMER CARD and be entered into the nightly Prize Jar drawing!

Surf MidWeek runs the last week of August to the first week of May. Check out the Summer Calendar for MidWeek programming throughout the summer.




Jun 10-14 | 2024 | 9:00AM-12:30PM**

VBX is an extreme version of our summer Vacation Bible Adventure — just for 5th and 6th Grade students!

**In addition to the morning programs at NewCov, VBX includes afternoon experiences just for preteens: roller skating, bowling, DEFY, and more.

VBX is an awesome place for preteens just beginning to explore their relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as those who have grown up in the church and are seeking to strengthen their personal relationship with God.

Registration for VBX 2024 will begin on Easter Sunday!

We’re seeking volunteers who want to invest in and impact kids’ lives!


Jul 28 – Aug 2 | 2024 | Hartland

If you’re looking for a Christian summer youth camp in California, you’ve come to the right place!

Hartland is an unparalleled Christian summer youth camp experience at a very affordable price. Your kids will enjoy a first-class program, great food, and staff who genuinely take the time to invest in their lives personally.

Plus, there’s incredible team recreation, competitive sports tournaments, excellent worship music, and challenging messages. It’s all designed to build a strong faith in Christ and deepen their walk with Him.

$570 | Person
Includes camp T-shirt, camp picture, and access to a wide variety of recreation activities.

*Non-refundable registration deposit required.



Branden Moroney

PreTeen & Junior High Director

What’s up! My name is Branden Moroney and I am blessed to be a part of this NewCov Youth Team! I have the most amazing, beautiful fiancé Emily, that I am so excited to marry! In my free time I love to golf and hangout at coffee shops! I just graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Biblical Studies -Youth Ministry degree. I have a growing passion for youth because that is where the Lord found me, and I want to invest in the present and future generation of the church.


Kirsten Bartel

PreTeen Administrator

I’ve been married to Dan for 26 years, and we’ve been at NewCov even longer! We have 4 kids: 2 are in college (1 of those is in the Air National Guard), and 2 are in high school. We love traveling and serving at our church!