Southern Prairie Spring Youth Retreat
When
Friday, March 29, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

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Where
Prairie River Camp
52792 80th St
Bricelyn, MN 56104

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Contact
Russ Jacobsen

Why:  Connect more closely with God, your youth group and new friends; Have fun.  
 
What:  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. 
 
When:  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. 
 
Who:  Youth Grades 6 – 12 who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
 
Where:  Prairie River Camp, near Bricelyn, MN
 
Cost:  $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.
 
Expectations:  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. 

Policy change:  Last year we did NOT allow participants to bring imaginary friends.  This year we will allow each participant to bring ONE imaginary friend. 

Questions: 
Pastor Russ Jacobsen - 507.600.9155, russ.jacobsen@gmail.com
Pastor Matthew Bader – 701.840.0704,  matthew@albertleachurch.org 
 

Cost: $85 per person

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

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