Our Youth Ministry goal is to share Christ with students and to help them grow as disciples in truth and love. We meet, hang out, learn, grow, and love Jesus. Our leaders are excited to invest in today's youth and often we see God do some amazing stuff. Come join us whether it is at our weekly youth group and small groups, Sunday School, various trips, and camps, or service projects and missions.


There is a place for everyone, and we always have a fun and memorable time!

Sunday Mornings

Currently, we are walking through a series on relationships from Proverbs on Sunday at 9 AM


Middle & High School Youth Group 

Connect with people, be known, and grow in faith.

Sundays from 4–6 PM



Roasts with Rich

Tuesdays 3 - 4:30 PM

Middle & High School Students hang out with the Youth Staff at

Starbucks in the Victoria Plaza by Buena & Balboa.

We play games and build community. 


Middle & High School Students - be in the know! Keep up on all that is happening and join the Youth Group on Church Center. Scan the QR Code or click here

Parents - be in the know! Keep up on all that is happening in our Youth Program and join the parents group on Church Center! Scan the QR Code or click here

Youth Calendar

Join us on Sunday, June 9, from 5-7 PM to recognize our promoting 5th and 8th graders and celebrate our graduating 12th-grade seniors. This is a whole church fun event, and you are invited. Expect to enjoy our royal court, heroes and heroines, jousters and jesters, and maybe even a juggler or two. 

Summer Camp

High School Summer Camp

Pondo  - July 8-12

$500 ($100 deposit due at sign-up)


Hundreds of students gather each week for an amazing time of worship, teaching, community, and EPIC free time. Students will be encouraged and challenged to live a life that’s leveraged for the glory of Jesus as they get to encounter Jesus in a unique way! In this environment students not only hear and read about loving one another, they will get to experience it firsthand!


Middle School Summer Camp

Forest Home  - August 4-9, 2024

$500 ($100 deposit due at sign-up)


Summer Camp at Forest Home is designed to challenge, encourage, and engage junior high and high school students. Each activity during the week is purposefully planned to get them out of their normal routines and challenge them into something more significant, more adventurous, and more intentional!


I'm excited to work with your youth, helping them own their faith, live it out daily, and recognize their full potential. I am joining a Youth Leadership Team that has been in place for many years and is committed to remaining in place during this interim period. I expect to work with them to continue encouraging and building up our youth.


Before joining Session last January, I led the Global Missions Team and an effort to establish small groups at Orchard. I retired in 2020 from 40 years of teaching middle and high school science, most recently at Buena High School. 


Thank you,
Rich Smith

Rich Smith

Interim Youth Director
805-647-3757 ext 125


You are Not Alone

We recognize that this season presents certain difficulties, and we as Orchard Youth Leaders are committed to walking with students through these times. If you or your student is having difficulties and need someone to talk to, we are always here to talk, help process, and pray with you!


All children and youth need to register before participating in any groups or events. Thank youRegistration to participate

Click here to register your student to participate in the Orchard Youth events. These forms must be filled out prior to or at the first youth group or event your student attends.