Ignite Winter Retreat

We will be meeting at Lakewood, the Jones Road Entrance, at 7:15am on Saturday February 20th and heading by vans to Carolina Creek Christian Camp in Huntsville. Please make sure that you have breakfast beforehand! If you'd like to check out the camp click HERE for the website.


Packing List    

  •        Jacket and additional warm clothes if needed, please pay close attention to the weather forecast.
  •        Closed toed shoes       
  •        A flashlight  
  •        A Bible and something to write with and write on


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 trips. Students are not permitted to have phones or other electronics while attending an 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 a trip, all students are required to either:

Give their phone to the staff to be locked at the church

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, Frans, 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.


Clay: 512-299-0446

Frans: 713-416-7570

Carolina Creek: 936-594-4446


All medications need to be turned into a staff member upon check in on Saturday morning. Please make sure it is labeled clearly with your student's name in the original prescription bottle. Your pharmacist can give you an extra bottle. Click here to fill out the attached Medication Administration Form and turn it in along with the medication. Please do not pack over the counter meds such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, as we will have those available as needed.

Required Forms

There are a few forms that must be filled out for each student to attend. See below.

  • Click here for the Lakewood UMC Liability Release Form (one for students, one for adults). This link will allow you to fill out either a printable PDF form or fill it out via Word Document and email it to our new Administrative Assistant Jessica Edwards at jessica.edwards@lakewoodumc.org
  • Click here for Ignite and Insurance Information (Click on guest option)
  • Click here for the Carolina Creek Medical Form
  • ADULTS ONLY: Click here to print and sign the Carolina Creek rules page

 We will return to Lakewood by 10:30pm on Saturday, February 20th. Please be in prayer for the staff, adult leaders, students, and everyone at Carolina Creek as we head out on this retreat. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move through us throughout the day.

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!

In Christ,

Frans van Dyk

Assistant Director of Student Ministries

Lakewood United Methodist Church