Group Liaison FAQ

If you have any questions, please call or email SSP’s Volunteer Coordinator, Veronica Russell at (916)488-6441. Learn about all of the programs that SSP offers for youth, young adults, and intergenerational church teams. View the current availability.

Download and review the 2017 Summer Information Packet.

SSP's Invitation Video

Watch, share and invite others to join you at SSP next summer!

2017 Brochure

Share this brochure with your youth, parents and other groups who may be interested in learning about SSP!

What are the key dates for the 2017 Summer?

Download and print the Key Dates for SSP 2017 Summer.

 

I am a new liaison, but my group has attended SSP. What do I need to do?

Download and review the 2017 Summer Information Packet.

Contact SSP’s Volunteer Coordinator, Veronica Russell, with the following information:

  1. Your group’s name
  2. Your full name
  3. Your email address
  4. Your address
  5. Phone numbers: cell/work/home
  6. Your role (pastor, youth director, parent, volunteer, etc.)

Once your information is received, you will be updated as the active liaison for your group. You will be sent a link to confirm your account.

My church and I are completely new to SSP. What do I need to do?

Download and review the 2017 Summer Information Packet.

Complete a New Group Login Request on MySSP.

I want to change my email address on MySSP. How do I do this?

Contact SSP’s Volunteer Coordinator, Veronica Russell, with the following information:

  1. Your group’s name
  2. Your full name
  3. Your email address

Once your information is received, your new email will be updated as your login to MySSP. You will be sent a link to confirm your account.

How do I add to my registered group?

Please call or email Veronica Russell at (916) 488-6441. We are happy to increase your group size as long as there is space available during the session. Keep up-to-date with our current availability. If your session is full, your addition will be placed on a waitlist.

How do I decrease my group size?

Liaisons can decrease the number of registered spots by logging in to MySSP and clicking the “group name” on the left side of the screen, under the “Current Schedule Group Information” bar. It will say something similar to “First UMC Combined.”  Then, enter the updated number of the registration and click “Submit Changes.” Please note that you will still be responsible for any payments on those spots for which the due dates have passed.

My group registered for more spots than we were able to fill. Are we still responsible for paying for those spots?

All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If your group has to drop spots, you will still be responsible for paying any additional payments for which their due dates have passed.

If your group is unable to attend at all, please call or email the office to let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange a payment and plan for those spaces being available.

My group registered, but cannot attend at all. What do we do?

All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If your group has to drop spots, you will still be responsible for paying the $50 deposit for each originally registered spot, as well as any additional payments for which their due dates have passed.

If your group is unable to attend at all, please call or email the office to let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange a payment and plan for those spaces being available.

One or more of my registered youth needs to switch between the multiple groups I have registered. How do I make this change?

Call (916) 488-6441 or email Veronica Russell to coordinate this.

My group has young adults (graduated high school, but under 23) who want to attend with our youth group. Can they participate?

As a youth?

No. Many of our SSP staff are young adults that fall between the ages of 18 – 23. Having youth attend as program participants who may be the same age or older than our staff can be distracting and take away from the experience. We cap attendance for youth at those who have just completed their senior year in high school. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Veronica Russell.

As an adult counselor?

SSP sets the age limit for counselors at 23 or older because the role requires a large amount of responsibility and leadership. Counselors must be established in their youth’s eyes as a leader or adult figure, not as a peer. Not only that, serving as an SSP counselor requires driving every day during the session. For liability reasons, we cannot have anyone under 23 driving youth. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Veronica Russell.

As a Staff-In-Training or Summer Staff?

If you have young adults who are serious about furthering their experience with SSP, you may encourage them to look into our Staff-In-Training (SIT) or SSP Staff programs. Please note that SIT’s are not placed at the same site and session as their home church. This makes the transition from peer to leader much easier for individuals and their groups. Visit our SIT and Staff pages, and contact Megan Walsh for more information.

How do I prepare my group to attend?

Download and review the 2017 Summer Preparation Packet

With our handy-dandy preparation packets! All instructions on how to best prepare your group for your SSP trip can be found in the packet, so it is important to read it fully and thoroughly.

Summer Preparation Packet (includes Medical Forms)

Watch the SSP Invitation Video and check out the 2017 Brochure above.

SSP's Group Registration Portal
First-come, first-served registration is open now! If you are your group's liaison, click the button to login to your MySSP account.
New to SSP? Welcome!
If your group is new to SSP, create a login request to so that you can register your group for SSP's programs. First-come, first-served registration is open now!
Update Your Group's SSP Liaison
SSP has one primary contact with your group. To update your SSP liaison, email Veronica your liaison's email, first and last name, phone number, address, position at church, as well as the church attending SSP with.