The Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit para-church ministry. We are run by Christian volunteers from all over the Susquehanna Valley. At any time, we typically have about 8+ churches represented at The Refuge. All volunteers follow this process.
The Refuge Story
The story of how God established a youth center in Sunbury, Pa is one we love to tell:
To provide a “Safe Place” for the youth of Central Pennsylvania by giving them a space to gather with friends while having fun, and being surrounded by positive staff and volunteers who want to invest in their lives.
All the staff at The Refuge are Christians. We believe in sharing Jesus with kids through relational ministry. We desire to get to know the kids who come to the center and learn about their lives. We let God lead the rest...
The Refuge is a youth center for students 6th-12th. The center includes a collection of programs. These programs are tools to educate, entertain, teach, and grow students in their development. The tools we use also provide a way for us to share Jesus with kids through relationship building.
Program and Schedule
3:30-5pm Homework Tutoring. We have tutors, work areas, and a computer lab for students to complete their homework.
5pm-6pm We provide a free meal. See Schedule Here.
6pm-8pm Open hangout time. Full use of building, crafts, games, and other activities.
- We also have our studio open the first Tuesday of every month. 6-8pm.
- We close at 7pm, 3rd Tuesday of every month for staff meeting.
- We are open til 9pm in the summer.
Wednesday - 7pm-8:30 Youth Group at The Refuge with Calvary Fellowship
3:30-4:30pm Homework Tutoring. We have tutors, work areas, and a computer lab for students to complete their homework.
4:30-5pm. We provide a free meal with assistance from Milton YMCA
The Refuge exist as a place for Christian volunteers to minister to area youth. We exist to bring glory to Jesus Christ by serving students. Our ultimate goal is to share Jesus with kids.