Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May Camp information

Hey everyone!

Here are all the details you need to know about May Camp. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING!!!

Please meet at the church between 1:45-2pm on Friday. The bus will be there so you can load up your belongings and find a seat. The bus is leaving PROMPTLY!!! It will be stopping for dinner so bring either your own dinner or money for food. Our estimated arrival time at camp is 7pm assuming traffic is okay. Kayla and Daniel will be in charge of the bus so please listen to their instructions. Please note that the bathroom does not work on the bus so watch those drinks! I will be at camp by the time you leave the church, so if there is an issue getting to the church on time (because of a serious reason, not because you are disorganized!!) please call the church office 604-519-0123 and ask for Daniel. You can always text or Facebook me too.

We will be leaving camp on Monday around 12:30pm. We are estimating a 6pm arrival time. We do not plan to stop for dinner but will take a rest stop at some point on the way home. Drop off and pick up for camp is in the church parking lot.

Here is what you need to bring:
  • Dinner or money for dinner (drive up)
  • Snacks (there is no concession at camp)
  • Board games or other activities (optional – good for after 11pm!)
  • Swimwear and towel (one piece/tankini for girls, shorts for guys)
  • BIBLE and pen/notebook (you can’t use a Bible app – please bring a paper Bible. If you don’t have one we will give you one!)
  • Comfortable shoes for optional activities and night game
  • Warm clothing (for evenings and the night game)
  • Sunscreen!
  • Athletic clothing (field games)
  • Ladies – dress or skirt for our fancy night
  • Anything you need for hootenanny!
  • Changes of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding/sleeping bag
  • Camera (the only tech you can bring)

Please leave the following at home:
  • iPods, phones, other tech items – if you choose to bring them on the bus you are responsible if you lose it. We will be collecting all tech before you get off the bus and storing it safely (literally… I’m bringing a safe J).
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Prank supplies

Here is the basic schedule for the weekend:

  • Arrive/unpack
  • Chapel
  • Snack
  • Free time/quiet time

  • Breakfast
  • Chapel
  • Free time
  • Lunch
  • Free time OR outing (hike, laser tag, or paintball – you must have signed up and paid ahead of time to participate – otherwise free time at camp!)
  • Dinner
  • Chapel
  • Night game (we are driving to a nearby field. Please dress warmly and wear appropriate shoes!)
  • Free time/quiet time

  • Brunch
  • Chapel
  • Field games
  • Free time
  • Dinner (ladies, this is the night we dress up – photos are usually before and after!)
  • Chapel
  • Hootenany (talent show – sign up on the weekend)
  • Fireside
  • Free time/quiet time

  • Breakfast
  • Pack
  • Chapel
  • Lunch
  • Departure (all packing must be done ahead of time!)

Students and parents are reminded that we do enforce the camp rules. Depending on the severity of broken rules, students may be disciplined (e.g. asked to sit out of an activity), parents called, or students sent home. There is no magic formula for this (e.g. a 3 strikes policy) because it depends on what rule is bring broken. “Minor” rules will receive a warning and phone call home before more serious steps are taken. Severe misbehaviour may warrant that a student is sent home immediately. Please remember that parents are responsible for bus fare if we send someone home. I doubt we’ll have any issues but it’s worth the disclaimer ahead of time! I’m thankful that our teens are generally well behaved and anticipate that nothing out of the ordinary will happen J

Finally, the theme for the weekend is “Shades of Grey” and Pastor Brad will be taking us through some grey areas of the Bible where we don’t receive black and white answers to follow. He’s covering a variety of topics and I’m really excited for what he has to share with us!

 See you on Friday night,

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