REALIFE Fall Retreat
Friday, October 04, 2019, 7:30 PM - Sunday, October 06, 2019, 1:30 PM
We're heading back to Cedar Grove Retreat Center for our Fall Retreat! This has been a student favorite for over a decade. Come join us for a great weekend full of bonfires, lake activities, high ropes course, paintball, worship, great food, and awesome friendships. It's going to be an incredible weekend. All High School Students welcome. Feel free to invite your friends.
The dates for the Fall Retreat are October 4-6 (Friday through Sunday). We will meet at Cedar Grove at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. Parents are to pick up students at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Students may drive themselves to the retreat. Cedar Grove's address and directions are listed below.
Arrival time for the retreat is between 7:30-8:00 p.m. If you arrive earlier than that please sit tight in the parking lot. Check-in will begin at 7:30. Please eat dinner before you arrive.
The base cost for the retreat is $120 and includes lodging and meals. There are three additional activities not include in the cost. These are Paintball (+$28), High Ropes (+28), and Climbing Wall (+$10). To participate in these activities you must add and pay for them upon registration. The camp needs these numbers in advance to schedule there staff.
All payments (including activity payments) are non-refundable after September 12. We pay the camp for the students who sign up, so even if you realize you can no longer attend or if you back out of an activity, we still pay for your spot. That is why payments are non-refundable.
RETREAT PACKING LIST AND RULES
Sleeping Bag and Pillow
Warm clothes for the evening
Clothes you can get dirty
White clothes for Color Fight
Toiletries and Soap
Modest Bathing Suit
Shower Sandals (optional)
Extra Snacks (if desired)
Do Not To Bring:
Paintball equipment (you must you the camps equipment)
Computers, video games, iPods, tablets
*While cell phones are permitted on the trip, they will be held by REALIFE leaders between 9am-9pm on Saturday. We are making an effort to foster community in our group. Please inform your teen about this in advance to prepare them. Leaders will have their phones to take any pictures students may want, and we’ll have a photographer at the retreat as well. The emergency number below will allow you to connect with your teen during the day (emergencies only please). Students are also not required to bring cell phones, and Mecklenburg Community Church is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
THE “OH NO” LIST
The following rules will be enforced with escalating consequences if continuing disobedience persists. Upon the third violation, parents will be called to come pick up their teen to take them home.
#1 – Model the love of Jesus in everything you say and do.
#2 – Be good, not bad
#3 – Respect the people. Respect the place. (don't be mean, hurt anyone or break anything)
#4 – No guys in girls cabins or girls in guys rooms EVER for any reason.
#5 – Be everywhere on time, and no leaving any scheduled event without permission.
#6 – Do not go anywhere alone (except the bathroomJ). Always have a friend with you.
#7 – No PoPDA (public or private displays of affection). If you are a couple, you are not a couple on this trip. Anything more than brief hugs and hand-holding is not permitted.
Consequences for breaking the rules includes loss of free time and earlier curfew. Also, any guilty party found responsible for purposefully breaking something will be held financially responsible for any broken items.
THE “OH NO NO” LIST
Breaking the following rules will result in parents being called IMMEDIATELY to take their teen home.
#1 – No leaving camp property without permission.
#2 – Sexual activity
#3 – Possession, consumption or use of: drugs, alcohol, tobacco, vaping products
#4 – Violence
FALL RETREAT LOCATION
Cedar Grove Retreat, 3350 Camp Julia Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083
EMERGENCY CONTACT DURING TRIP:
We can't wait for Fall Retreat! Please let us know if you have any questions.