Youth Winter Camp (Rooted and Satellite)
Dates & Times
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 202012:30pm - 1:00pm
Regular Student Registration$125
Existing Leaders/Mentors (Must currently be an approved leader for Rooted or Satellite)Free
Late Registration (If received after January 26)$145
Cost: $125 Due: January 22nd; Late Registration: $145 if received after January 26th.
Youth students in grades 6th-12th are welcome to join us!
Dates: Friday February 28 – Sunday, March 1st
Location: Camp Cedar Crest- Running Springs, California
Why camp? Students are being pulled in a dozen different directions all school year long. Truth can become blurry and pressures can really begin to weigh in. Camps and Retreats can afford students the opportunity to step away from the distractions to think clearly and experience Christ in a fresh way. Jesus sets for us this example, as He would often retreat to desolate and quiet places to seek the Father and pray (Mk 1:35). If we have one hour of quality investment time with your child each week at Rooted (say roughly 50 hours a year), we will nearly match that time together in just the few days we spend away. Winter camp is a high concentration of community, discipleship and fun!
Why should I send my child to the winter camp? When I ask students "so when did Jesus begin to make the most sense to you? "The answer I almost always get is either winter camp or summer camp! For many, camp becomes the beginning of deeper faith and God-sized dreams! Even when we think about the beginning of our own faith, we are usually drawn to memories of specific environments that afforded us unhurried time to think, breathe and worship. Usually, those spaces included specific people who were bent on showing us more of Jesus. Winter Camp creates that unforgettable environment and includes those faces that will forever become a part of the future faith stories of our students.
How old does my child have to be to attend? All current middle school and high school students are welcome to attend.
What does the cost of the event cover? The cost covers just about everything: 5 meals, lodging, transportation, all activities and retreat keepsakes.
What is the cut-off date for retreat registration? The cut-off date is Wednesday, January 22nd, so be sure to sign-up fast!
What will students do while at camp? Camp is created to engage students with the gospel in ways they understand. Students will enjoy nightly rallies, high-energy worship, small group discipleship, tons of fun and other special retreat exclusive elements!
What are the sleeping arrangements ? Students will be staying in cabins. They will be assigned according to their age and gender. Each cabin will also contain 1-2 adult leaders.
Can my child partially attend? Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate partial attendance for Winter Camp.
Can my child pick who they want to room with? Students cannot pick who they want in their room. You can imagine trying to accommodate everyone according to his or her rooming preference becomes exceptionally difficult. At the same time, we try our best to organize the sleeping arrangements according to who we know will want to room together. The only exception is if a student brings a friend who does not attend Youth Group. We will be sure to accommodate them in their rooming preference.
How will my child be transported to the event? Currently we will be transporting all students in a combination of buses and/or vans. All vehicles will only be driven by The Church On The Way approved and responsible volunteers.
What will my child eat while away? Your student will be fed three square meals a day and provided with all necessary nutrition. If your student has special dietary restrictions, please include that on their registration form.
Where can I find a packing list and general schedule? We have all of those details in the Registration Packet which can be downloaded during online registration or you can get a physical copy from our youth group gatherings.
How will my student be supervised? Each student will have an assigned adult mentor who will be responsible for overseeing their cabin group. All adult mentors have been background checked. In addition, we feel all of our adult mentors have a strong calling to serve students. Our aim is more than just supervision, but discipleship.
How can I see what’s happening while my student is away? You can check our Instagram accounts (tcotwRooted and Iamasatellite) for periodic updates. If you haven’t been added, please let us know!
My student doesn’t know anyone and is nervous about attending, what can I do? Going to camp can be intimidating because your student may not know anyone, or maybe they are unsure and nervous about what camp will be like. I have never seen an environment create community like camps and retreats. If your student has great friendships at school or on a sports team, it is likely because they spend concentrated time in those environments. Camp provides a similar concentration of time in order for friendships to happen and ultimately camp becomes a springboard into building lasting and godly relationships in Youth Ministry. It may just be time to jump in! We are proactive in making sure students acclimate well to new environments and set our camps up to foster new friendships. Most often, the same students that are nearly dragged to winter camps are the ones we have to drag home to leave!