We are so excited to have you join us for Retreat 2024! Retreat is new to our Student Ministry and this year’s theme is “Deep in the Heart!” We can’t wait for you to be a part of our inaugural year as we head out to Camp Cho Yeh in Livingston, TX. This has been in the works for over a year now, and we are anticipating the time we get to spend with each other!
Take a look below at all of the information that you need to know:
When: Feb 9-11, 2024
Who: ANY & ALL 6-12th Grade Students!
Where: Camp Cho Yeh (Main Camp)
Theme: Deep in the Heart (Western)
Activities: Ziplining, high ropes, pickleball, large group games, and our very first Barnyard Dance!
Cost: Early bird price: $150 until Dec 31. Beginning Jan 1: $190.
This cost is all-inclusive to the experience and includes lodging, 5 meals, transportation, merch, activities, and supplies.
Scholarships: Available on a first-come first-served basis. Scholarship applications close Jan 14. You can apply for a scholarship HERE. If given approval after applying, we will give you a code to use for your registration.
Want to GIVE a scholarship?
We are proud to say that our church family goes above and beyond every year to ensure that financial burdens are not the reason that a student can’t attend. If you would like to give a scholarship, please fill out this form HERE.
Will there be a theme night?
Yes! We will have a Barnyard Dance during one of our nights together, and we want to encourage you to go all in and participate! Dress your ‘Merica Best!
What time will you leave on Friday?
To ensure adequate time, we will meet at Houston’s First at 5p, and plan to leave by 5:30p. Please eat a dinner BEFORE you arrive at the church. A snack will be provided later that evening at Cho Yeh.
What should I pack in?
Students are allowed one item to take on the bus (backpack), one trash bag to place sleeping bag/sheets/pillow in, and one suitcase/duffle bag to place your clothing. Remember… it’s one weekend! Not a week!
Where will our students sleep?
Our students will stay in bunk-style cabins that will be accompanied by 2 Safeguarding-approved adult leaders. Read more about our Safeguarding process HERE.
Will I be able to request a friend to stay with?
Yes! We will provide three different spots to request a friend to room with. Please know that rooming requests are not guaranteed, but we will try our hardest to make sure everybody is with their friends. Rooming requests will be given preference for visitors. Most rooms will be split by grade.
What if we have a schedule conflict? Can we come late/get picked up early?
We understand that there are other things that go on. You can let us know about your schedule adjustments HERE.
The registration fee is a lot of money. What if I can’t afford this?
We understand that $190 ($150 early bird) is a lot of money, especially with more than one student in the ministry! This is the per person cost that the camp charges us, and the church pays for all of the speakers, band, production, transportation, supplies for the weekend and adult leaders to make sure our students stay safe.
There are funds that have been set aside for scholarships, and we urge you to submit your scholarship request sooner rather than later. Please request a scholarship HERE, as we never want a financial burden to be the reason that you don’t attend one of our trips!
Will phones be allowed?
We want to do everything we can to create the least amount of distractions as possible. Because of this, we will be asking that students not bring their phone on this trip. If a phone is found, it will be confiscated and returned at the conclusion of the trip. Parents can reach out to our staff by contacting the phone numbers that will be provided at a later date.
My child takes medications. How will I make sure they receive them?
We will be bringing a registered nurse on this trip to help make sure that students are receiving the appropriate medications.