Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:30 PM
WELCOME TO OUR WINTER RETREAT
We are excited about our winter retreat and hope that you will be able to join us! We think that it could be the best weekend of your year. Here’s what the weekend will look like.
You’ll meet up with everyone on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm. We’ll load up the van, pray, and start our trip to New York. We will stop to grab a quick bite to eat, so you’ll need at least $10 for dinner. After that, we’ll finish our ride to Glen Spey, New York, arriving at Lake Champion. We will do this same thing on the way home too (so you’ll need another $10), getting you home by 4:30pm on Sunday.
But what about when you’re at Lake Champion? Well, you’ll be there with about 200 other students from more than ten different churches. You’ll stay in a girls only/guys only cabin with your friends and leaders, but you probably won’t spend a ton of time there, since there will be so much to do. Lake Champion is one of the best retreat camps on the east coast! With a lot of free time scattered throughout the weekend, you’ll be able to use the gym to play basketball, dodgeball, or gaga ball (go ahead and YouTube it!). You can hang out in the game room to play air hockey, ping pong, or pool and even grab a snack and a milkshake with a friend while hanging out in the snack room. On Saturday afternoon, you’ll have your chance to ride a giant swing, ride zip lines, climb an indoor or outdoor climbing wall, or even try out a high ropes course (I highly recommend this!). On top of all of that, there will also be basketball and dodgeball tournaments and of course we recommend you bring a board game or some cards and spend some time having fun with your friends and leaders (just no tablets or phones, you can do that back at home). Let’s just say, it’ll be a full weekend. But we didn’t even get to the best parts!
We’ll gather together as a whole camp, getting to engage in some great worship, then hear a fun, relevant talk that will challenge you to take your next faith step. This could be one of the most fun weekends you’ll experience, but also one of the most impactful, as we hear God’s message of forgiveness, hope, and life. It’s going to be a weekend you won’t want to miss!
Need to know how to register or what to bring? Check out the information below.
1) Download the 2018 Winter Retreat Packet
2) Complete Breakaway’s Parent Permission Form.
3) Make checks payable to:
Central: A Christ Centered Church
4) Write “2018 High School Winter Retreat” on your check.
5) Drop off or mail payments with completed form to
Central. (Please do not mail cash)
Central: A Christ Centered Church
c/o Breakaway Student Ministries
2015 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The High School Winter Retreat costs $155.
A limited number of scholarships are available for students and families who have a financial need. You can request a scholarship here:
HOW MANY LEADERS FROM BREAKAWAY WILL BE THERE?
We do our best to maintain a 5:1 student to leader ratio, but we typically bring more leaders than that.
CAN I INVITE A FRIEND?
YES! You're not going to want to miss this trip and you'll definitely love it even more if you bring a friend with you!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A comprehensive packing list is found in the Information Packet.
In short, you will need:
- Bible, Notebook & Pens
- Medications (Hand in to an adult leader prior to departure. Put medication into a clear plastic bag with your
student’s name on it. Please do not hand in any loose, unlabeled medicines.)
- Toiletries (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo, Soap, Personal Hygiene Products, Etc.)
- Clothing (Clothing appropriate for winter in February including: Jacket or Coat, Enough clothing for at least 3 days (feel free to pack extra!), Sleep Wear, Active Wear for indoor & outdoor activities, Athletic Shoes, Boots, Etc.)
- Sleeping Bag and/or Sheets & Blanket, Pillow
- Camera & Batteries
- Money For Fast Food (Friday Dinner & Sunday Lunch, suggested $10 per stop)
- Extra Money for Snacks & Gifts
WHAT TIME DO WE MEET ON FRIDAY?
We need everyone at Central by 4:30PM on the Friday that we are leaving. You can hang with your friends while we load the vans and we will leave for the retreat as soon as we're all packed up!
WHAT TIME WILL WE GET BACK ON SUNDAY?
We plan to be back by 4:30PM. If we will arrive early or late, we will have students contact their rides to let them know.
WHERE ARE WE STOPPING FOR FOOD ON THE WAY UP AND BACK?
On the way up, we plan to stop at Bridgewater Commons, though plans may be subject to change.
On the way home, our leaders/drivers will decide based on where we are and our estimated time to be back at Central.
HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?
You will only need money for the meals while we travel to the retreat center on Friday and back home on Sunday as well as for any snacks or gifts you'll want to purchase at the retreat center. You should bring at least $10 for each travel stop.
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?
Students will stay in large cabins that have eight rooms, each able to sleep between 10-15 people in bunk beds. Students will sleep in rooms with their own church groups, though other churches may share the cabin. Cabins are separated into men's only and women's only cabins. Each Breakaway room will have at least one leader in it.