This year we will be heading back to Governement camp for an epic 4 day winter adventure. Winter camp will be held over MLK weekend on January 18-21st, 2019.
Departure: 2:30 pm on Friday Jan 18th.
Returning: 12:30 pm on Monday Jan 21st (MLK weekend).
Optional skiing / snowboarding: Saturday January 19th, 12 noon – 4pm (own ticket needed).
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So… what’s in the plan? Winter camp will look a little like this…
We will leave Evergreen Church on Friday the 18th of January in the early afternoon and head to the mountain. We will be staying in a large lodge at Government camp where campers will claim a bed and unwind from the travel. Shortly after arrival, we will have dinner, and the first teaching session. Morning and evening sessions will be interactive, relevant, always encompassed by great worship and followed by small group time where students will get a chance to ask questions to a faith filled adult.
On the second day, Saturday January 19th, we have several activities planned including snow games and activities, a morning of sledding and the option of heading up the mountain for skiing and snowboarding. Skiing and Snowboarding is optional and if you would like for your camper to participate, please ensure you purchase them a lift ticket to Timberline – 12pm-4pm ticket for Saturday Jan 19, 2019 (about $50 on timberlinelodge.com), along with $4 cash for shuttle there and back. We also highly recommend a lesson if your camper is new to the slopes.
Students who choose not to ski/snowboard won’t miss out on a thing! They will have full access to the games room downstairs as well as the freedom to take a walk to the arcades, coffee shops and other stores in Government Camp.
The following days will be packed with winter fun along with rich and thoughtful encounters with God that will encourage each camper to ask the tough questions as they grow deeper in their understanding of God and His great plan for each of them.
To ensure the best possible time away, here is a list of DO’s and DONT’s that will need you to understand. Our goal is to give you the best camping experience of your life, so you’re going to have to trust us and make a commitment to stick to these things:-
What to Bring:
- Bible and notebook – You will need this for meetings in the morning and evening.
- Bedding – A queen fitted sheet, sleeping bag and pillow will keep you comfy and toasty warm.
- A flat snow sled (optional but encouraged) – There will be an opportunity to do some sledding at winter camp. Since we are relatively limited on space in terms of luggage transport, please make sure your sled is flat (as in not bulky).
- Winter clothing – Long pants, sweatshirts / hoodies, snow gear (water proof), gloves & beanie, lots of socks, GOOD SHOES / SNOW BOOTS: Closed-toe shoes or boots are also required for some activities *teaser* we will be doing a hike through the snow.
- Medications – These will need to be submitted to camp staff and will be administered when needed. This helps keep medication in the right hands.
- Special dietary needs – We are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs from gluten-free to vegan. Please ensure your special dietary needs are communicated with camp director – firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Spending money – Near the camp are a series of stores, coffee shops and arcades which you will have an opportunity to visit.
- Camera – If you want to create photo memories go ahead and bring a camera! (keep in mind cell phones and other electronics are not allowed and will be confiscated).
- Toiletries – Towel, toothbrush, deodorant, soap etc.
What not to bring:
- A bad attitude – Even though this camp will be an amazing winter wonderland, if you’re not willing to have a good time you likely won’t. Come prepared to have a great time!
- Cell phones & Electronics- Camp has a no cell phone / smart device policy. This does not mean you can not bring a camera – just as long as it is not also a cell phone / smart device. IMPORTANT NOTE – If you do bring valuables of any kind it is possible they will be misplaced in the flurry of camp activity. Don’t bring anything that you fear will be lost.
- Unauthorized medications – Appropriate medication will need to be submitted prior to leaving.
- Weapons or explosives of any kind – No knives, slingshots, fireworks etc of any kind. We want you all to go home in one piece and if they are found in your possession, home you will go.
- Anything else that is inappropriate – Lets just cover anything else that might be distracting, harmful, dangerous or anything that may be seen as disrespectful to yourself or anyone else. If in doubt, ask before you bring it!
- One final thing – Let’s keep camp for God and friends. Please, no canoodling with that special guy or girl no matter how tempting it may be. The ‘separation’ clause will be activated and enforced at camp.
VISITOR POLICY: All of our camps have a no visitor policy to ensure the safety of our campers.
WELLNESS POLICY: All campers should be free of the following symptoms 24 hours prior to camp for participation. Those who arrive with any of these symptoms will be sent home immediately: Fever of 100 degrees or more, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Contagious Skin Infection, Lice* *Should your camper become ill at camp or be injured in such a way as to require home care, parents will be notified and are expected to come and pick up their child. **Please check your son/daughter for lice prior to camp and treat as needed. Should our nurse discover lice on your student’s head after arrival at camp, the camper must go home for treatment.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to send an email to Brad@ecc4.org.