Bridge Students THE CAMP | June 5-9 | Ocoee, TN This sheet exists to answer any all questions you have about The Camp 2020. We want to make sure you know the answer to what, why, who, where, how much, and any other questions you may have. If this doesn’t answer a concern you have, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. WHY DO WE DO CAMP? Stepping away from normal routines and allowing ourselves to seek God in a different environment can be some of the most life changing moments students will ever experience. The world we live in is so full of distractions, activities, work, school, family, chores and so so much more. Every now and then it is good to intentionally step away from it all and seek after God. Almost every student who go to The Camp walk away different because of how they encountered God. Church services are typically 1 hour, at most, and don’t always offer students the chance to go to the next level in connecting with their piers, their small group leader, and most importantly, God. Because they are immersed in a place that will be engaging them and pointing them to God, our prayer is that we can go beyond their typical distractions and that they would encounter something much bigger than themselves. WHO WILL BE THERE? • The Camp is for all 6th-12th graders (based on which grade the student finished in May of 2020). • Each grade/gender group will have a volunteer leader in their cabins that lead and monitor them throughout the week. (e.g. 6th grade boys; 11th grade girls, etc.) • There will be several staff members who come specifically to help with this weekend. • There will be additional trained security volunteers as well as a camp nurse. • The campground in Ocoee has several staff members who will also be there to assist. WHAT WILL STUDENTS DO THERE? The primary thing we do there is gather twice a day for sessions that include worship from our Bridge Worship team and relevant messages from a speaker outside of our church, as well as from staff members. In total, we are planning 8 sessions. On top of that, we plan our camps to be a blast from beginning to end, so students will not go a second unoccupied in between those. After our sessions, students break into small groups where they will talk about what is going on in their lives, and will talk through questions about the sermon they just listened to. These small group times are always extremely powerful and students get a ton out of them as they’re able to own their faith and learn in ways they haven’t before. Here is a rough draft of what our schedule will look like on the full days. This is subject to change slightly, but in general is what a typical day will look like. 8:15 - Breakfast 8:45 - Devotion (Students will be given booklets with guided devotions in them) 9:00 - Morning Session (Someone from our Bridge staff will teach) 9:45 - Small Groups 10:45 - Recreation (Because of the Olympics this Summer, our rec will be Olympic theme’d and students will be divided into groups where they’ll compete in field and large group games every day) 12:00 - Lunch (Food is provided at the Camp and it’s delicious) 1:00 - Activity 1* 3:00 - Activity 2* 5:45 - Dinner 7:00 - Main Session 8:15 - Small Groups 9:30 - Late Night (We all come back together for large group games. These are typically theme’d and students love these night) 10:45 - In Cabins 11:15 - Lights Out * Activities 1 and 2 will be different each day. These are activities that are offered at the Camp that include a water park, paintball, high ropes, low ropes, field games, and even optional rafting for high school students. WHERE IS THE CAMP? The Camp 2020 is taking place at beautiful Ocoee Ridge Camp in Ocoee, TN. It’s a truly world class camp with beautiful views, great/clean facilities, and everything you could ask for for a great camp. For more information on the location, go to ocoeeridgecamp.com. WHAT WILL STUDENTS NEED TO BRING? A packing list will be sent in the months leading up to The Camp to every student (and their parents) who signs up that will include everything that students will need there. HOW MUCH? Very early bird pricing starts at $375, a price point that ends on March 1st. After that, it jumps up to That includes busses for transportation from The Bridge Church to the Camp, all meals, all activities (except for rafting), sessions, a t-shirt, and more. Students are encouraged to bring money to buy snacks or souvenirs from the shop there at the camp ground. Students will need money to buy lunch on the way there. The $375 doesn’t all have to be paid up front. We just need a $50 deposit to save your spot and you can pay at whatever pace you would like online. WHAT ABOUT MY STUDENT’S MEDICATION? In the registration process, there is a place to put in the medication that your student has to take. When students get to the check-in at The Bridge, we will take up the medication, then our camp nurse will distribute that to them at the appropriate times and when they need it throughout the week. We will have stations set up at all meals where students can come and take their medicines as they need, and we will have all of their information on file and organized. We also accommodate our foods for students with allergies. Students that need to bring their own food are allowed to do that. There is a refrigerator and places for them to store that. We know that there are requirements for many of our students to have their medicine available to them, so we have processes in place to make sure no one misses anything and that students remain healthy on the trip. WILL I BE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MY STUDENT? While we encourage students to leave their phones in their cabins so that they can fully immerse themselves in the week, we allow students to have them throughout the trip. Just in case you cannot get in touch with them when you need them, we will give out emergency contact information for both the campground and our leadership team so that students can be reached ASAP. WHERE AND WHEN WILL WE CHECK-IN ON THE 5TH? We will check-in at The Bridge Church in Spring Hill at 8am for Middle School students and 8:20 for High School students. If you have students in both, feel free to come at either. From there, we will load the busses and try to be on the road by 9. We will eat lunch at fast food locations that students will need to bring money for before arriving at the camp around 2. I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.