October 13th-15th, 2017
Hello fellow youth workers!
I, Carson, am excited to invite you to this year’s Fall Retreat! My team of fellow youth leaders has spent months preparing for you, your leaders, and students to attend. Our theme for this year is “Full”. This year we will dive into the first two chapters of 1stPeter in order to remind or share with students about where they can find their identity. We desire all who attend to look at themselves the way God sees them and allow it to fill their whole lives.
To better serve you and your students this year, we are taking a step back from many programmatic elements. Our hope is to create more opportunities for you and your leaders to have meaningful conversations with your youth. By reducing these elements, our desired outcome is for students to not be “itching for the next activity.” Instead, all will have the opportunity to be still and rest in what the Holy Spirit is doing. We are giving you this heads up in order that you can prepare yourselves and your leaders.
We will still have the dodgeball tournament, climbing wall, and zip line. The camp also has whiffle ball, sand volleyball, basketball, hiking, Frisbee golf, soccer, hot tub, camp fires at night, snack shack, game room…should I keep going on? There will be plenty for students to do, if that is a concern. Let the camp do the work of entertaining. Let God’s Word plant the seeds, and let the Holy Spirit use you to be His light.
costs & details:
Students: base cost $150 ($75 deposit)
Staff: cost $130 ($60 deposit)
location: Crooked Creek Ranch, 3000 County Rd #517, Fraser, CO www.crookedcreek.younglife.org
You must provide staff for your group – enough male staff for your male students, and enough female staff for your female students.
***Crooked Creek Ranch is limited in space. Therefore, it is imperative that you follow the deadlines listed below to make sure you are guaranteed the spots that you want***
Friday, August 4th:
-Please email Kendra Grove with whether you are coming or not. This is simply a “yes” or “no.” -email@example.com
Friday, September 8th:
-Email rough numbers to Kendra
-Include: (1) if you are bringing a group or not
(2) approximately how many you think you will bring
Wednesday, September 27th:
-Email final numbers to Kendra
-Your email/phone call should include 8 things:
-number of female staff -number of male staff -total staff
-number of female students -number of male students -total students
-total amount (deposits) to be sent
Wednesday, October 4th:
-Kendra must receive your non-refundable deposits in the mail on Oct. 5th to confirm your spots. ($75 for every student & $50 for every staff)
Checks should be made payable to the “Rocky Mountain District”
Mail to: Calvary Bible Church
Attn: Kendra Grove
615 Evans Street, Erie, CO 80516
After September 27th: you may add students as space is available by calling or emailing
Kendra up until Monday, October 9th.
Please do NOT come with extra students or staff without contacting Kendra first.
We cannot guarantee that beds are available for them (and we would hate for them to have to sleep outside in your church bus or van…).
Your balance is due when you arrive at the retreat. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.