This weekend is sure to be memorable for you and your son. The weekend is full of outdoor fun at Adventure Camp on the property of New Life Bible Camp and also offsite at other locations. The delicious meals, beautiful surroundings, fellowship, and fun activities will all create a satisfying weekend. We will use God's Word to guide us in our devotional times throughout the weekend. Both father and son will be encouraged to live more like Christ. Please contact the camp if you have any questions about the weekend.
Survival - just staying alive! It seems a foreign concept. Unless you are one of millions of people around the world who live on very little, just trying to survive. In America, we have excess. There's a grocery store on every corner, and cars in the driveway that get us there. Abundant life, or excess, on earth lasts until our final breath, but Jesus came to give us abundant life for all eternity. What does it mean to THRIVE in our spiritual life? What kind of life did Jesus give us so that we can have it MORE ABUNDANTLY? Join the adventure to find out answers to these questions in the Bible.
During the Father/Son Adventure we will learn survival techniques that might come in useful later in life -- but at the same time, we'll learn how to THRIVE in a spiritual sense now!
WHO CAN ATTEND?:
Sons ages 7-18 are welcome to attend with their dad.
WHAT WILL WE DO?:
The weekend is filled with activities around the campfire, outdoor challenges around camp, and an adventurous Saturday hike on the John P. Saylor trail near Windber, PA.
RETREAT COST & INFO:
Arrival will be Friday night at 6:00 p.m. A delicious campfire cooked dinner will await you. The retreat will end on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. after lunch. A confirmation letter will be mailed out after receiving your registration form. This letter will contain packing instructions and further details on the adventure retreat. The price
for the retreat is $110
for father/son combo (contact the camp for an additional son). The price for the retreat will increase to $115
for registrations received within one week prior to the retreat date. The price includes two nights, six meals and snacks. Scholarships are available upon request. Sign up soon, space is limited to only 6 father/son combos.
PLANNING YOUR RETREAT:
Directions to New Life can be found following the link in the menu above or in the "Quick Links" below. Once at New Life, directions to Adventure Camp are as follows; from Tar Water Road, turn left on Sugar Hollow Road (just before large green New Life sign), follow Sugar Hollow Road 6/10 mile to the Adventure Camp site. Once checked in and unpacked, cars can be parked down beside maintenance buildings.
Special arrangements for you and your child to arrive late or to leave early can be accommodated if advance notice is given.
In the case of an emergency
or accident call the camp office at (814) 842-3325. Please notify us at the beginning of the retreat if there are any medical conditions we need to be aware of.
Food is an important item at camp. You and your child may be involved in this activity also. If you or your child has food allergies or other special considerations, please let us know prior to camp so we can make adjustments to your menu.
Medications should be in the original container marked with the name, dosage information and correct time intervals. Medications will be kept and administered by camp staff.
The Snack Shop sells a variety of items from keepsakes to snacks. T-shirts and Hats will be available for purchase during the weekend. These items range from $9.00 to $15.00 (snacks & sodas are 50¢).
Be sure to include in your luggage a backpack which you can carry your water bottle, food, personal items and clothes during hiking trips. This backpack shouldn't be a large one, remember, you'll have to carry it. But it should be about the size of the ones used for schoolbooks.
The Adventure Camp site is used for our base camp during this retreat. You will be staying in tents at the adventure campsite. This campsite is only 6/10 of a mile from Tarwater Road. Daily activities will take place at various locations on and off the camp's property. There are no electrical outlets for the campers and no "plumbing". There will be portable toilets and plenty of drinking water. You will be sleeping on wooden platforms under a canvas tent. A mattress pad or a egg crate foam pad is a must and will help to keep you warm. Please do not bring any double or queen size cots or mattresses.
WHAT TO BRING:
Sleeping bag and pillow (two sleeping bags works well in very cold weather), ground pad or foam mattress (a must!), a towel and wash cloth, small backpack for day trip, [clothes for a weekend]--weather dependent-- jacket and sweatshirt, old jeans & T-shirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, windbreaker and rain gear, knit hat (something that covers the ears), toiletries, trash bags for dirty clothes, lip balm, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes & socks, spending money, Bible, notepad, pencil, Ziplock bags to keep important things from getting wet (Bible, etc.), Pocket knife, Medications (if any), flashlight and batteries, Water bottle or canteen.
Pack only what you need
. There will be limited space to keep your belongings.
Please mark your belongings/clothes/toiletries with your name. Use a permanent marker when possible.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Radio/CD/MP3 player/DVD, video games, weapons (except for a pocket knife), drugs or tobacco products. NOTE: There is no cell phone service available on the New Life Bible Camp property.