Tuesday, June 2, 2020  | 


 

High School Week is a new week-long summer camp experience just for high school students.  It’s June 7-13, and we believe this is going to be one really amazing week.  We'll discover what God says about living a life of impact.  We'll dig deep into His Word.  We'll experience God in nature and in the outdoors of the mountains of New Mexico.

 

Here are the big details: 
Image may contain: sky, tree, outdoor and nature, possible text that says '"THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, THE NEW CREATION HAS COME: THE OLD'HAS GONE, THE NEW IS HERE!" 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17'

Who: Current 9th-12th grade students

What: Part Summer Camp - Part Adventure Week - All Awesome

Where: New Mexico, mostly at a camp called Glorieta

When: June 7-13, 2020

Cost:     $275 (sign-up by 3/8)

             $300 (sign up by 4/19)

             $325 (sign-up by 5/10)

        (a deposit of $100 is due at sign-up)

 

High School Week will take place in New Mexico at a camp called Glorieta.  We will have daily time in the Word along with small group and time just between you and the Lord.  Discipleship, outreach, loving others, serving God, walking in His ways, and growing in faithfulness to the Lord will all be a part of this week.  In addition to these things, we’ll spend time all week participating in some of the adventure opportunities at the camp.  While our final schedule has not yet been made, some of the activities we might do each day include: time at the waterfront (blob, slides, swings, platforms, and more), zip-lines, mountain bikes, ROPES course, sports, rafting, rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, campfires, archery, games, etc.  And all of this in the outdoor beauty of God’s creation.  It’s going to be awesome.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:
(Actually, these questions have not been asked yet...we're just thinking you would likely ask these questions if you were to talk to the screen you are looking at and it could talk back.  And maybe you do talk to screens.  We won't judge.)

 

Help me out some more...what will this week really be like?  For those who have been to one of our high school retreats, think of this week as having all of the good of a retreat, plus some extra things because we'll be at a much bigger camp than we are normally at for retreats.  So, we'll have activities, Bible study times, worship times, meals, and cabins. There will be time to hang-out.  Time to have fun.  Time to relax.  Some of our meals will be prepared by the camp staff and will be in the cafeteria.  Some of the meals will be cooked on our own, kind of like what we do at Trek.  If you have liked high school retreats, we think you'll love High School Week.  And if you haven't liked retreats, we still think you'll love High School Week.

Who is leading our activities and our Bible study time? We are working with Wilderness Trek to provide some of their guides to lead our Bible study times and activites at the camp.  We'll have at least two of their trained guides with us throughout the week.  Our leadership (Monty and Heather and the interns) will work closely with the Trek guides in planning and carrying out each day's schedule.  Wilderness Trek has a great relationship with Glorieta Camp and we will be using their faciliites for activities, lodging, and food.  In addition to this, we'll go white-water rafting and we'll spend one night camping near the river.

Why are there multiple sign-up deadlines?  The folks at the camp we are using have deadlines we have to go by. We can save money by getting students signed-up early.

What happens if I sign-up but can't go? As long as we know by May 10, we can get your deposit back.  We will try to get it back after then as well, but we can't guarantee it.  If you need to back-out close to the date we leave, they may not give us our money back, and we may have to pay the full price for your spot. 


Can I invite friends to come to High School Week?  Yes, we're glad for friends to join us.  We think this will be a week everyone will enjoy.

Is it true the Traveling Circus will be in Bryan/College Station during High School Week and we will miss it?  No, that's just a rumor.  No worries.  I'm sure the traveling circus will be here soon and you can go.

How do we get there? We'll take our church bus or vans or bus and vans or bus and vans and a few suburbans.  Or we'll rent a bus.  We used to have a big bus.  We sold it because it kept breaking down.  We're praying about the possibility of having a new bus by summer.  You could also ride your bicycle, but your camp dates need to be more like June 2-19, instead of June 7-13.

What if we do not like to ride with other people from our church on the buses?  You're mean.  Don't even think such thoughts.  Besides, how could you not like riding with the other awesome people from our church?  Oh, you were just joking?  Sorry, we thought you were being serious there for a second.

Electronics at High School Week? No, sorry.  It's a technology-free week.  One of the greatest things about summer camp is the chance to disconnect from technology and distractions.  Because of this iPods, radios, DVD players, tablets, portable game systems, and computers are not allowed at HSW.  As far as phones go, we will ask everyone to check in their cell phone when we leave.  We'll distribute them for you to talk to your parentals when we get to New Mexico and before we leave to come back to Texas.  (For any immediate needs during the week, we'll be glad to let you use your phone or our phone.  Your parents can reach you through Monty or Heather's phones for emergencies.  We are not trying to keep you from talking to your parents...just trying to keep distractions to a minimum and help everyone to be "present" in the moment.)

What if money is tight? We've got a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for HSW.  Talk to Monty if you need one of these.  We DO NOT want you to miss Uplift for financial reasons.  Now, if you're using a scholarship to go to HSW and then heading down to Starbucks to buy coffee everyday, well, then maybe you should save some Starbucks money so you can go to camp.  But if you're managing your money well and still don't have enough for camp, then we want to try to help provide a scholarship for you.  Talk to Monty or Heather.

I've still got questions.  Will someone please answer them?  Yes, call, email, text, or talk to Monty or Heather or their electronic answering assistant, Jethro, anytime.

 

***Click here to go to the sign-up form for High School Week***
 

 

 

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High School Week is a new week-long summer camp experience just for high school students.  It’s June 7-13, and we believe this is going to be one really amazing week.  We'll discover what God says about living a life of impact.  We'll dig deep into His Word.  We'll experience God in nature and in the outdoors of the mountains of New Mexico.

 

Here are the big details: 
Image may contain: sky, tree, outdoor and nature, possible text that says '"THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, THE NEW CREATION HAS COME: THE OLD'HAS GONE, THE NEW IS HERE!" 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17'

Who: Current 9th-12th grade students

What: Part Summer Camp - Part Adventure Week - All Awesome

Where: New Mexico, mostly at a camp called Glorieta

When: June 7-13, 2020

Cost:     $275 (sign-up by 3/8)

             $300 (sign up by 4/19)

             $325 (sign-up by 5/10)

        (a deposit of $100 is due at sign-up)

 

High School Week will take place in New Mexico at a camp called Glorieta.  We will have daily time in the Word along with small group and time just between you and the Lord.  Discipleship, outreach, loving others, serving God, walking in His ways, and growing in faithfulness to the Lord will all be a part of this week.  In addition to these things, we’ll spend time all week participating in some of the adventure opportunities at the camp.  While our final schedule has not yet been made, some of the activities we might do each day include: time at the waterfront (blob, slides, swings, platforms, and more), zip-lines, mountain bikes, ROPES course, sports, rafting, rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, campfires, archery, games, etc.  And all of this in the outdoor beauty of God’s creation.  It’s going to be awesome.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:
(Actually, these questions have not been asked yet...we're just thinking you would likely ask these questions if you were to talk to the screen you are looking at and it could talk back.  And maybe you do talk to screens.  We won't judge.)

 

Help me out some more...what will this week really be like?  For those who have been to one of our high school retreats, think of this week as having all of the good of a retreat, plus some extra things because we'll be at a much bigger camp than we are normally at for retreats.  So, we'll have activities, Bible study times, worship times, meals, and cabins. There will be time to hang-out.  Time to have fun.  Time to relax.  Some of our meals will be prepared by the camp staff and will be in the cafeteria.  Some of the meals will be cooked on our own, kind of like what we do at Trek.  If you have liked high school retreats, we think you'll love High School Week.  And if you haven't liked retreats, we still think you'll love High School Week.

Who is leading our activities and our Bible study time? We are working with Wilderness Trek to provide some of their guides to lead our Bible study times and activites at the camp.  We'll have at least two of their trained guides with us throughout the week.  Our leadership (Monty and Heather and the interns) will work closely with the Trek guides in planning and carrying out each day's schedule.  Wilderness Trek has a great relationship with Glorieta Camp and we will be using their faciliites for activities, lodging, and food.  In addition to this, we'll go white-water rafting and we'll spend one night camping near the river.

Why are there multiple sign-up deadlines?  The folks at the camp we are using have deadlines we have to go by. We can save money by getting students signed-up early.

What happens if I sign-up but can't go? As long as we know by May 10, we can get your deposit back.  We will try to get it back after then as well, but we can't guarantee it.  If you need to back-out close to the date we leave, they may not give us our money back, and we may have to pay the full price for your spot. 


Can I invite friends to come to High School Week?  Yes, we're glad for friends to join us.  We think this will be a week everyone will enjoy.

Is it true the Traveling Circus will be in Bryan/College Station during High School Week and we will miss it?  No, that's just a rumor.  No worries.  I'm sure the traveling circus will be here soon and you can go.

How do we get there? We'll take our church bus or vans or bus and vans or bus and vans and a few suburbans.  Or we'll rent a bus.  We used to have a big bus.  We sold it because it kept breaking down.  We're praying about the possibility of having a new bus by summer.  You could also ride your bicycle, but your camp dates need to be more like June 2-19, instead of June 7-13.

What if we do not like to ride with other people from our church on the buses?  You're mean.  Don't even think such thoughts.  Besides, how could you not like riding with the other awesome people from our church?  Oh, you were just joking?  Sorry, we thought you were being serious there for a second.

Electronics at High School Week? No, sorry.  It's a technology-free week.  One of the greatest things about summer camp is the chance to disconnect from technology and distractions.  Because of this iPods, radios, DVD players, tablets, portable game systems, and computers are not allowed at HSW.  As far as phones go, we will ask everyone to check in their cell phone when we leave.  We'll distribute them for you to talk to your parentals when we get to New Mexico and before we leave to come back to Texas.  (For any immediate needs during the week, we'll be glad to let you use your phone or our phone.  Your parents can reach you through Monty or Heather's phones for emergencies.  We are not trying to keep you from talking to your parents...just trying to keep distractions to a minimum and help everyone to be "present" in the moment.)

What if money is tight? We've got a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for HSW.  Talk to Monty if you need one of these.  We DO NOT want you to miss Uplift for financial reasons.  Now, if you're using a scholarship to go to HSW and then heading down to Starbucks to buy coffee everyday, well, then maybe you should save some Starbucks money so you can go to camp.  But if you're managing your money well and still don't have enough for camp, then we want to try to help provide a scholarship for you.  Talk to Monty or Heather.

I've still got questions.  Will someone please answer them?  Yes, call, email, text, or talk to Monty or Heather or their electronic answering assistant, Jethro, anytime.

 

***Click here to go to the sign-up form for High School Week***
 

 

 

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