The middle school years are seen as practice for real-life when in reality, this is real life! Campus Life exists to help students navigate the middle years, & help them make good choices, building lasting relationships, & figure out God's plan for us. We know that it is not easy being a middle schooler these days. That is why caring adults show up at Campus Life each week to try and make these adolescent years a little more manageable.

While 2020 is something that no one could have predicted, we are doing what we can to still have fun! Student and leader health and safety is a priority. That is why Campus Life this year will be socially distance! While we meet in person, we will keep 6 feet apart and wear masks when necessary unable to do so. This goes for all aspects of our ministry: Club with games and seating; small groups; and one on one appointments. For Club this year, we will continue to meet at the YFC Building, the New Union. Doors open at 6:00pm. Prior to arrival, both students and leaders are asked to self-screen. Anyone who has symptoms is asked to stay home until healthy. Upon arrival, students will be asked to sanitize their hands. Sanitizer will be available throughout the entire Club time. Rides are still available to students that need them, but parents/guardians must sign our liability form before that can happen. Just because this year is weird doesn’t mean it can’t still be fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Campus Life?

Campus Life is more than a place or a program. Campus Life is a group of adults and students committed to making the middle school years a little easier on you. We meet weekly throughout the school year.

What can I expect my first time at Campus Life?

Expect to have a good time!

Campus Life is a place to be yourself, play pool and video games, hang out with your friends, meet new friends, and talk about the things in life that really matter.

Who can come?

Campus Life 56 is open to all 5th and 6th grade students. You can be a student at a public or private school in the area, or be home-schooled.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Nada! Zilch!

While we (sometimes) charge for some events, we do not charge you to come to our weekly meetings. Campus Life is able to exist because of donations from individuals and businesses that care about the youth in North Iowa.

Where do you meet?

We meet at the YFC Building, New Union, 2210 S. Federal Ave. in Mason City

Are there other Campus Life meetings other than Campus Life 56?

You bet! While Campus Life 56 meets every Monday for 5th and 6th grade students, every Tuesday night is for 7th and 8th grade students, and Thursday for high school students. 

When does it start? When does it end?

Every Monday doors open at 6pm. Parents can pick up their kids from 7:30-7:45pm. 

Can I bring a friend?

You wouldn't go to the movies or a concert by yourself, so bring your friends to Campus Life! Every 5th and 6th grade student is welcome!

What do I need to bring?

Your friends, your ears, and your brain.

Are you a church or a youth group?

We are not associated with any certain church or denomination. However, we believe in a real relationship with Jesus Christ, and we believe our faith is part of living life to the fullest. To see our mission, check out our website http://greateriowa.yfc.net/about/

How do I know if Campus Life is canceled?

If school is canceled for the day (snow day, etc.), then Campus Life is canceled. Campus Life also does NOT meet on days when school is not in session (summer break, winter break, spring break, etc.). To see a copy of our Campus Life 56 calendar, click here. (https://goo.gl/ZeU6pU)

What if I want to know more?

Contact the YFC office at 641-424-9440, or MBorrelli@giyfc.org