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High School Retreat Packing List and Travel Info


We're so glad you can come to come to the high school retreat this year!  It's going to be a great weekend.


This page has travel info details about the weekend and a packing list.  If you have any questions after reading all of this info please let us know.



***Very important:

The camp we are staying at requires us to have a signed waiver for each student and adult who
is with us. If you have not already filled out a waiver, you can download a copy here:

   Lake Tomahawk Medical Release and Waiver (for 17 and under)

   Lake Tomahawk Medical Release and Waiver (for 18 and over)


***Also Very Important: 

The camp also requires a covid-19 pre-screening form to be signed by a parent.  We just found out about this form so we apologize for not getting this info to you sooner.  (If you do not want to disclose whether you have had the vaccine or not, you do not have to.)  We are required to take everyone's temperature before we leave, so we will complete the top-right part of this form on Friday night at check-in. Please make sure this form is signed by Friday night before you leave the church building. 

   Lake Tomahawk Covid-19 Pre-Screening Form

Copies of each of these forms are available in the Youth Cafe, on the counter next to the

double doors.  if you would like to get them there instead of printing them out.

Forms can be turned in anytime to the youth box (located in the youth cafe across from

the high school room doors) or you can bring it on Friday night when we leave.

Info about our travel plans:


Meet to depart:  We will be meeting on Friday, November 5th, at 7:00pm.   We will leave shortly after this.  When you arrive at the church building, you can put your stuff in the trailer and then come inside the building to check in.  When you check in, we will collect any medical release / covid-19 pre-screening forms which have not already been turned in, and we will have a phone box for all cell phones. 


What about supper?  Make sure you eat before you come.  We will not be stopping for supper.


Where are we going once we get in the bus?  The retreat is at Lake Tomahawk camp, just east of Livingston.


Transportation:  We'll be taking our new youth bus. 


Return: We will return on Sunday, November 7th, at around 12 noon.  We will not be eating lunch before we return.


Keeping up with us:  We will send an email to all parents once we arrive at the camp.  We will also send an email to all parents, if we are running early or late returning on Sunday morning.  Technically, we will not be running.  We'll actually be riding.  Running early or late is just a figure of speech.  Kind of like "you're in a pickle."  No one is actually in a pickle.  And it would be funny if they were.  But they would probably stink for a while because pickle juice is really stinky.  Okay, enough about figures of speech.  Now back to the point of this paragraph which is to talk about keeping up with our group.  

We will not be updating our twitter feed like we have done in the past...instead, we'll be using email to communicate.)  We will use the email address on the sign-up form when students signed up for the retreat.  (If you received the email we sent on 10/30 with info about the packing list and details, then you are on the list.)   If you want to make sure we have your correct email address, feel free to call/text/email Monty anytime.  


Registration Payment: If you have not already made the $60 registration payment, you can put it in the youth box anytime or bring it Friday night when we depart for the retreat.


Packing List:

-Bible...a real one...we will not be using our phones at this retreat


-Clothes for Saturday and Sunday

-Jacket or other warm clothes (we will be outside some)

-Clothes to sleep in / pajamas

-Tennis shoes

-Bedding for a twin bed or sleeping bag

-Towel and maybe a washcloth

-Toiletries (hair stuff, teeth stuff, etc.)

-And hey - don't forget that medical release and covid form for lake tomahawk. You can't stay overnight without it.

-Shower shoes or flip flops for shower (optional)

-Camera (optional)

-Snacks (optional)


The trip to Lake Tomahawk will be about 2 hours.  If you want to bring cards games books homework or other things to do on the way you are welcome to do so


Things Not to Bring:

Electronics such as: video gaming devices, iPads, laptops, etc.

Earbuds or anything that goes in or around your ear and plays music 

2nd cell phone to use after you put a cell phone in the phone box


Anything intended to be used to play a joke on someone

Anything you know you shouldn’t have

Anything illegal

Weapons or knives of any kind

Anything with the word ketchup in or on it

Chewed gum

Cereal made between 1904 and 1923

Spare bicycle parts


A Note about phones:

This is a non-cell phone trip.  As always, we are not trying to keep anyone from their digital best friend or keep you from being able to communicate with your parents.  Instead, we are trying to take a break from the distractions that phones so often bring.  You can either leave your phone at home or turn it in to the phone box when we leave.  If you need it to talk to parents at any time, you are welcome to do so.  If your parents need to contact you during the weekend, it would be best for them to call or text Monty or Heather.  Or they can call the camp at 936-563-4630.  We'll let you use our phones or get your phone out of the phone box, if you need to talk to them.  


If you have any questions about anything, let us know.

Again, so glad you can join us at the High School Retreat this year.  

Get ready for a great weekend!