Connect more closely with God, your youth group and new friends; Have fun.
Four chapel sessions with great music and speakers; Time to talk to others about what your questions and what God is up to in your life; Food!; Time to hang-out with God, old friends and new friends; Recreational opportunities including climbing tower, zip line, archery / tomahawk, & open gym / dodgeball tournament.
Friday – Sunday, March 29-31, 2019. Check-in opens at 6 pm Friday. Please grab supper on the way. Event concludes around 10:30 am on Sunday morning.
Youth Grades 6 – 12 who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Prairie River Camp, near Bricelyn, MN
$85 covers which includes 2 nights lodging and 4 meals
Registration: THE CAMP CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE 100 RETREAT PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING CHAPERONES). REGISTRATION WILL BE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
Last year we had to turn away people, so we encourage you to register early. Completed medical / release forms must be submitted for each youth at time of check-in.
* Registration is tranferable, but non-refunable. In case of a blizzard, stay safe! The camp will issue a credit for a similar event that will extend for one year.
Youth will abide by basic common-sense rules and Christian principles including: Being respectful of adults, other students and property; Participating in all worship & teaching sessions with a positive attitude; Maintaining healthy boundaries; Not bringing any weapons, non-prescribed drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, etc. Each participant must fill out a registration form including a medical information / release form.
Each participating congregation must provide at least one chaperone who has successfully completed “Safe Sanctuaries” training for every five students they send. 1:5 ratio. If you send male youth, you need a qualified male chaperone. If you send female youth, you need a qualified female chaperone. This is a cooperative effort, so chaperones will be asked to help with some aspect of the weekend’s activities (i.e. lead break-out discussions, supervise games, help provide / serve snacks, etc.)
What to bring:
Bible; Notebook; Pen or Pencil; Boots / shoes for outdoor activities (anticipate mud); Warm clothes for outdoor activities; Flashlight; Sleeping bag (or sheets and your favorite blankies); Pillow; Toiletries including soap and shampoo; Towels; Toothbrush – PLEASE bring a toothbrush!!!; Your favorite stuffed animal. Bring a really good attitude.
What not to bring:
Do not bring anything electronic that will ruin your day if you lose it, break it, or it “disappears”; You will need to eat your evening meal before you arrive; You do not need any cash at the retreat; Do not bring aardvarks, snapping turtles, or sharks; Do not bring anything illegal or dangerous (fireworks, firearms, sharp objects); Do not bring a bad attitude.
Last year we did NOT allow participants to bring imaginary friends. This year we will allow each participant to bring ONE imaginary friend.
Pastor Russ Jacobsen - 507.600.9155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Matthew Bader – 701.840.0704, email@example.com