The Ignite/Midwinter retreat is quickly approaching, and it is going to be an amazing weekend!
Here are the details...
We will be meeting at Lakewood at 6pm on Friday February 22nd and heading by vans to Carolina Creek Christian Camp in Huntsville. Please make sure that you have dinner beforehand! If you'd like to check out the website for the camp, visit carolinacreek.org.
Please pack the following:
-sleeping bags or bedding for a twin-size mattress - blanket and pillow - toiletries
-a towel - pajamas - changes of clothing -closed toed shoes
-shower shoes or flip flops - a flashlight - a bible and something to write with
You never know what the weather is going to be like in Texas so pack weather appropriate clothes including a jacket and if it's raining, boots and an umbrella would be great. Plan on clothes that can get dirty/wet. Bring an empty trash bag to put wet/dirty clothes and shoes in.
Please do not bring anything valuable such as jewelry or electronics. We have a no cell phone policy on overnight trips. Students are not permitted to have phones or other electronics while attending an overnight event with the Lakewood UMC Student Ministry as these are a distraction from what we’re trying to do while together. When arriving at Lakewood UMC for check-in for an overnight trip, all students are required to either:
1. Give their phone to the staff to be locked at the church
2. Hand their phone to their parent in front of our check-in staff
If you need to get in touch with your student, you can always call/text Clay, Carrie, Amy, or the camp office. Please program our numbers into your phone so that it is recognizable for you to answer if we need to reach you in case of emergency.
Carolina Creek 936-594-4446
If you have any medication, including over the counter items such as Motrin or Tylenol, etc., everything needs to be turned into a staff member upon drop off Friday night. Please make sure it is labeled clearly with student's name and include directions of when and how much to administer. Fill out the Medication Form and turn it in along with the medication. This form can be found at lakewoodumc.org/ministries/forms.
We will return to Lakewood by noon on Sunday, February 24th.
Please be in prayer for the staff, adult volunteers, students, and everyone at Carolina Creek as we head out on this retreat. Pray for open minds, open ears, open hearts, and for the Holy Spirit to move through us throughout the weekend.
We will post updates on Facebook. Please join our page if you haven't done so already...@LUMCSM.
If you have questions or concerns about anything, please don't hesitate to ask!
Clay, Carrie, and Amy