Youth Led Missions generally encompasses two trips each year. Older youth and adults have been traveling to Costa Rica for some time, building relationships (and buildings) there. And for the last several years, the younger youth have traveled around the region in Virginia and North Carolina. One year they helped another church run their first UPWARD Basketball camp. In other years, they have helped with home repair and maintenance. The missions of the HUMC youth are not limited to trips. The HUMC youth are very active in service to the church and community, often playing a key role in worship services or church activities. HUMC's Vacation Bible School, UPWARD Basketball league and UPWARD camp would not be able to support hundreds of kids without their awesome leadership and support.