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The sign-up deadline for the HS Retreat has passed.  However, if you would like to come, please contact Monty or Heather.  Depending on bus space and cabin space, we may be able to make room for you. 

 

 

It only happens once a year.  Come be part of this year's high school retreat weekend.  
   

We invite you to join us for this retreat as we hang out, have fun, grow in faith, spend time in God's Word, worship, eat, learn, spend time with friends (old or new) and play.   Come deepen your relationship with Jesus.  Come grow in your friendship with other students.  It's going to be a great weekend.  Come.  (or for those who prefer pig-latin, ome-cay.)

The sign-up deadline for the HS Retreat has passed.  However, if you would like to come, please contact Monty or Heather.  Depending on bus space and cabin space, we may be able to make room for you. 

 

 

It only happens once a year.  Come be part of this year's high school retreat weekend.  
   

We invite you to join us for this retreat as we hang out, have fun, grow in faith, spend time in God's Word, worship, eat, learn, spend time with friends (old or new) and play.   Come deepen your relationship with Jesus.  Come grow in your friendship with other students.  It's going to be a great weekend.  Come.  (or for those who prefer pig-latin, ome-cay.)

Here are the details:

When
November 15-17, 2019

Who
Students in 9th-12th grades

Location
Lake Tomahawk Camp

Sign-Up Deadline
November 6

Cost
$55*

Here are the details:

When
November 15-17, 2019

Who
Students in 9th-12th grades

Location
Lake Tomahawk Camp

Sign-Up Deadline
November 6

Cost
$55*

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If you're looking for more details about the retreat, well, you're in the right place.  Here is a lot more info:


Dates:
 November 15-17.  We'll meet at 7:00pm on 11/15 and get back around noon or 12:30 on 11/117.


Cost:
 $55.  This covers all of your food, lodging, transportation, supplies, 3 gummi worms, 1/2 package of fun dip, autographed picture of Johnny Manzel (they're really cheap now), an altoid can, an old shoe lace, and a huge amount of awesome.

Do not miss this trip for financial reasons.  There are scholarships available if needed.  Pay what you can and we'll find a scholarship for the remainder. 

*For anyone who is able and would like: The $55 does not cover all of the costs for this retreat.  We are trying to keep the price low to allow everyone to be able to go.  However, if you are interested in paying more of the amount it costs for you to go on this retreat, email dyan[at]amchurch[dot]net and let her know. (She can give you the breakdown of the costs for each student for this retreat.)


What if I have a football/basketball/foosball game I have to be at on Friday night?:
 (First of all, we're sorry that some games conflict with the first night of this retreat.  Also, sorry you're stuck playing foosball when there are so many other great sports out there.)  If there are enough students who would like to ride together, and a parent who can drive, we will try to help provide transportation for a group on Saturday morning.  We're not totally sure if we can do this - we don't know if we will have a van available.  If there are not enough students to justify a van, then each family will be on their own to get their son/daughter to Lake Tomahawk. 

**As of 11/5/19 we have one parent who has said they can drive a suburban...so we have 5 extra seats available to students.  If other parents can go or if we can get a van's worth of students, we'll try to provide a van.  It will be an EARLY SATURDAY MORNING departure.  

 


Is there a retreat theme? 
Yes, but it will not be shared until the retreat.  Previous retreat themes have been: "Community," "Outsiders Welcome," "Here on Purpose," "I
 am Second" (Jesus is always first), "Live Fully" (based on John 10:10), "Not a fan" (being a follower of Jesus instead of just a fan of Him, "Flying Saucers are Coming," "Motion" (moving from a church-goer to someone who is fully living their life for God), "Saturate" (what fills your heart will lead your life), and "Underground" (moving past surface-level faith).  (Oh, and just kidding about the "Flying Saucers are Coming" theme.  We didn't really have that.  The flying saucers were already there, so we figured it would hurt the feelings of the aliens if we said they were coming.)



If I sign-up but then I find out I can't go, what do I do?
  Let us know as soon as possible.  (Money you pay in for the retreat is non-refundable after November 3.)  If you no-show or back out within a few days of the retreat, it costs the church even more than your $55.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you end up not being able to go. 



Here are some other questions you might (or might not) be thinking:


Who can go?:  
This retreat is for students in grades 9-12.


Can I bring a phone or a battery powered life jacket?
Nope. By definition, a retreat means to get away from routines and distractions for a few days.  Because of this, we're asking students to leave electronics at home.  This includes phones, and iPods/MP3 players, video gaming devices, etc. Oh, and don't bring battery powered life jackets either.  Who even has one of those?  That would be stupid.  Batteries do not float.  Neither do battery operated life-jackets.  So, see this conversation is completely pointless so we're going to end it right now.  


Can I bring friends?
  Of course.


What do you do if you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
Not sure.


How do I sign-up?  
Click the link below.  It will take you to our sign-up page on our Church Community Builder site.


If I sign-up for the retreat but then I miss the bus, can I fly my personal airplane to the retreat?  
No, sorry, unless you have a plane that can land on the water, we are sad to say that you can not fly a plane to the retreat.  There are no runways in the area.  However, let's talk about why you have a plane and you have never told us.  Don't you think it would be cool for a youth group to have access to an airplane?  We could all take turns flying it and going to really cool places and doing really cool things.  And you've been keeping this info all to yourself?  Shame on you.


What happens after I sign-up? 
Well, first, you can sit back and relax because you're signed up for an amazing weekend.  Then you can get a little more excited each day because the retreat is coming.  As the retreat draws near (that's a fancy way of saying "a few days before the retreat") we'll send you an email with a packing list and final details.


What do I do if I still have questions? 
Talk to Monty or Heather.  Texting and email will work too.  
 

 

It's going to be a great weekend.  Hope you'll come.

 

*** Click Here to go to the Sign-Up Page ***

 

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If you're looking for more details about the retreat, well, you're in the right place.  Here is a lot more info:


Dates:
 November 15-17.  We'll meet at 7:00pm on 11/15 and get back around noon or 12:30 on 11/117.


Cost:
 $55.  This covers all of your food, lodging, transportation, supplies, 3 gummi worms, 1/2 package of fun dip, autographed picture of Johnny Manzel (they're really cheap now), an altoid can, an old shoe lace, and a huge amount of awesome.

Do not miss this trip for financial reasons.  There are scholarships available if needed.  Pay what you can and we'll find a scholarship for the remainder. 

*For anyone who is able and would like: The $55 does not cover all of the costs for this retreat.  We are trying to keep the price low to allow everyone to be able to go.  However, if you are interested in paying more of the amount it costs for you to go on this retreat, email dyan[at]amchurch[dot]net and let her know. (She can give you the breakdown of the costs for each student for this retreat.)


What if I have a football/basketball/foosball game I have to be at on Friday night?:
 (First of all, we're sorry that some games conflict with the first night of this retreat.  Also, sorry you're stuck playing foosball when there are so many other great sports out there.)  If there are enough students who would like to ride together, and a parent who can drive, we will try to help provide transportation for a group on Saturday morning.  We're not totally sure if we can do this - we don't know if we will have a van available.  If there are not enough students to justify a van, then each family will be on their own to get their son/daughter to Lake Tomahawk. 

**As of 11/5/19 we have one parent who has said they can drive a suburban...so we have 5 extra seats available to students.  If other parents can go or if we can get a van's worth of students, we'll try to provide a van.  It will be an EARLY SATURDAY MORNING departure.  

 


Is there a retreat theme? 
Yes, but it will not be shared until the retreat.  Previous retreat themes have been: "Community," "Outsiders Welcome," "Here on Purpose," "I
 am Second" (Jesus is always first), "Live Fully" (based on John 10:10), "Not a fan" (being a follower of Jesus instead of just a fan of Him, "Flying Saucers are Coming," "Motion" (moving from a church-goer to someone who is fully living their life for God), "Saturate" (what fills your heart will lead your life), and "Underground" (moving past surface-level faith).  (Oh, and just kidding about the "Flying Saucers are Coming" theme.  We didn't really have that.  The flying saucers were already there, so we figured it would hurt the feelings of the aliens if we said they were coming.)



If I sign-up but then I find out I can't go, what do I do?
  Let us know as soon as possible.  (Money you pay in for the retreat is non-refundable after November 3.)  If you no-show or back out within a few days of the retreat, it costs the church even more than your $55.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you end up not being able to go. 



Here are some other questions you might (or might not) be thinking:


Who can go?:  
This retreat is for students in grades 9-12.


Can I bring a phone or a battery powered life jacket?
Nope. By definition, a retreat means to get away from routines and distractions for a few days.  Because of this, we're asking students to leave electronics at home.  This includes phones, and iPods/MP3 players, video gaming devices, etc. Oh, and don't bring battery powered life jackets either.  Who even has one of those?  That would be stupid.  Batteries do not float.  Neither do battery operated life-jackets.  So, see this conversation is completely pointless so we're going to end it right now.  


Can I bring friends?
  Of course.


What do you do if you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
Not sure.


How do I sign-up?  
Click the link below.  It will take you to our sign-up page on our Church Community Builder site.


If I sign-up for the retreat but then I miss the bus, can I fly my personal airplane to the retreat?  
No, sorry, unless you have a plane that can land on the water, we are sad to say that you can not fly a plane to the retreat.  There are no runways in the area.  However, let's talk about why you have a plane and you have never told us.  Don't you think it would be cool for a youth group to have access to an airplane?  We could all take turns flying it and going to really cool places and doing really cool things.  And you've been keeping this info all to yourself?  Shame on you.


What happens after I sign-up? 
Well, first, you can sit back and relax because you're signed up for an amazing weekend.  Then you can get a little more excited each day because the retreat is coming.  As the retreat draws near (that's a fancy way of saying "a few days before the retreat") we'll send you an email with a packing list and final details.


What do I do if I still have questions? 
Talk to Monty or Heather.  Texting and email will work too.  
 

 

It's going to be a great weekend.  Hope you'll come.

 

*** Click Here to go to the Sign-Up Page ***

 

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