WHEN IS THE WINTER RETREAT?
Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 14, 2018
Wednesday, January 10 - WR Kick-off Night!
6:00pm - Check-In (until 6:45pm)
(Students can pick-up their WR Shirt if all payments and health forms have been turned in)
6:45pm - WR Kick-off and Student Group Discussions
Here are the details for when we depart and return for our WR18 Weekend:
Friday, January 12
5:30pm - Check-In at Calvary Church (CSM Cafe)
6:30pm - Buses leave Calvary Church for NorthBay Adventure Camp (North East, MD)
Sunday, January 14
2:00pm - Students and Leaders arrive back at Calvary Church (CSM Cafe)
2:30pm - Winter Retreat 2018 Celebration Service (CSM Auditorium)
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Registration for Winter Retreat 2018 is ONLINE (click on the link)
WR 2018 Registration
A $25.00 deposit fee will be required when you sign up to confirm your registration for the Winter Retreat. Your registration will only be completed when we receive your full payment balance, and the required medical forms.
If you would prefer to pay the deposit by check or cash, you will need to contact Jen Gregory or Tammy McDaniel to complete your registration in person.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Registration for all students is $180.00.
You don't have to pay the entire amount at the time that you register! We are opening registrations earlier this year to allow you an extended time to sign-up and make multiple payments towards the Winter Retreat before the weekend of the event. There is a $25.00 deposit required for each student at the time that they register.
Note: If you have any concerns regarding the cost or have a family of 3 or more students that will be attending the Winter Retreat, please contact Jen Gregory to discuss financial options for payment.
We don't want money to be the reason that your student can't attend the Winter Retreat!
ARE THERE ANY REQUIRED FORMS?
YES! In order to attend the CSM Winter Retreat, we will need the following required forms:
2017-2018 Calvary Church Medical Release Form (if you did not submit one during Fusion)
2018 WR Secondary Medications Form (this is required if your student is bringing medicine)
NorthBay Medical Release Form (Required for all Students, Leaders & Parent Helpers)
These forms will be available for you to download during your online registration, or you can contact Jen Gregory or Tammy McDaniel for a hard copy of any of these forms.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION?
Registration for the Winter Retreat includes: transportation to/from the retreat, lodging for the entire weekend, meals, a Winter Retreat student booklet and a Winter Retreat 2018 shirt.
WHAT IS THE WINTER RETREAT ALL ABOUT?
The Winter Retreat is a high-energy weekend event in January for teens and leaders of Calvary Student Ministries (7th-12th Grades). The Winter Retreat takes place at NorthBay Adventure Camp in North East, Maryland. It runs from a Friday evening (Jan. 12) through Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14) and is the highlight of the ministry year for students, leaders, and staff. It is a weekend of fun, games, preaching and lots of food!
WHO IS THE SPEAKER FOR THE RETREAT?
This year we are excited to welcome MATT DENSKY as our Winter Retreat 2018 speaker! Matt is currently the Student Pastor at Fellowship Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Columbia International University with a double major in Bible and Student Ministry and a minor in Outdoor Leadership. He then went to seminary to earn a Master's of Divinity degree with a focus in leadership. Matt has been serving in Student Ministries for over ten years and is passionate about discipling students and teaching the Bible! Matt grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee and loves the outdoors and adventure. In his free time, he can often be found in the woods! Matt is married to Lauren and is a father to Trent.
HOW DO YOU GET THERE?
Transportation is included! Students arrive for Check-In on Friday, January 12th by 5:30pm and we leave from Calvary Church around 6:30pm. Students will ride together with their Student Group on a coach bus, with their luggage loaded on the bottom of the bus. We will return to Calvary Church on Sunday, January 14 around 2:00pm for our Post-Retreat Celebration with all of Calvary Church!
WHERE DOES EVERYONE STAY?
Students and leaders are housed in duplex cabins that are carpeted and heated, with about 12 bunks in each side of the cabin, including a pillow and blanket for each bunk. Some groups that are larger than 12 students and leaders will receive extra mattresses for the floor. There is a bathroom with 2 showers, 3 toilets and 2 sinks in each side. You will need to bring bedding, towels, toiletries, etc. Each Student Group is assigned to their own cabin.
WILL THE STUDENTS GET ANY SLEEP?
It's our goal that all students will be alert each day to hear the main speaker! Lights out is typically around midnight, so it is up to the leaders to make sure that their group is getting some much needed rest each night.
IS THERE ANY FREE TIME?
Yes! Saturday afternoon is considered "Free Time" and there are lots of activities for students to enjoy! There is an indoor climbing wall, outdoor climbing wall, flag football, zip line, giant swing, pool & table games in the cafe, soccer and basketball in the gym, and a great outdoor ropes course.
SHOULD WE SEND ANY MONEY?
Spending money is optional. There is a snack shop in Frog Spit Cafe that will be open during Free Time where students can purchase ice cream, soft drinks, and snacks.
WHAT SHOULD MY STUDENT PACK?
Here are a few packing guidelines: bring winter indoor and outdoor clothes, toiletries, towel and washcloth, pillow and sleeping bag. Do not pack liquids or glass bottles in your luggage. All items should fit into one luggage piece and a sleeping bag, and should be clearly marked with the student's name on them. Calvary Church is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items. Please bring your luggage with you on Friday night. We are traveling by coach bus, so all luggage will be loaded below the bus.