Mandatory Camp Meeting

Mandatory meeting for parents and students going to Chicago for camp.

Location: MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)
Time: 6:00pm

You’ll get important information for camp and receive your camp shirt.  This is also a great time to drop off any last minute forms or payments.

We’re taking your kids to Chicago. You need to be at this meeting. 🙂

Chicago Summer Camp – FAQ’s

FAQ’s

What should we pack?

See the Uprising Camp Packing List

Uprising Camp Packing List 2018

Is there competition?

Yes! Find out which team we are on at the Parent/Student meeting this Wednesday, June 20 @ 6:00pm in the Youth Worship Room.

Ever since the inception of GENERATE, two sides have been locked in epic battle: The Pack vs. The Pride. This video outlines how you can lead your tribe to victory (and be the ones holding Festus in triumph).

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme is UPRISING.

  • Day 1: Because there is no one like our God, we raise up in worship.
    • “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28
  • Day 2: Because Jesus died for us, we are raised to new life.
    • “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4
  • Day 3: Because God loves us greatly, we rise above the world and love at all costs.
    • “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:2
  • Day 4: Because we have the Good News, we go and tell, raising the banner of the Gospel.
    • “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” – Romans 7:4

What is the daily schedule?

FIRST DAY (6/25/2018)
6:45 AM Check in at LOFBC
7:00 AM Buses Leave!!
1:00 – 3:00 PM Registration & Check-In
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Village Meeting
6:30 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
7:30 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:45 PM Worship (auditorium)
9:30 PM Church Group Time
11:30 PM Lights Out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

OTHER DAYS (6/26-28)
(Day 3 Only: 6:45 AM First Light – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
(Day 4 Only: 6:30 – 7:15 AM GENERATE 5K – at announced location – OPTIONAL)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 AM Encounters in Church Group (assigned location)
8:15 AM Village Leadership Meeting (all Bible Study Leaders)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Kickstart
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Serve with Church Planting partner
3:00 PM Open/Free Time (Options announced at Kick Start)
4:45 – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Youth Minister’s Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Prayer Gathering
6:45 PM Pre-Worship Gathering (auditorium)
7:00 PM Worship (Night 4 Only – Final Worship Celebration – 7:00PM-9:30PM)
9:00 PM Church Group Time
10:30 PM One More Thing (Nights 2 & 3 Only)
11:30 PM Lights out
(11:30 PM – 8:00 AM Quiet Hours)

CLOSING DAY (6/29)
6:45 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Check-out
8:15 AM Encounters in Church Group Location
9:00 AM Dismiss

Is there a dress code?

Of course. We ask for there to only be one piece bathing suits at camp, or a dark colored t-shirt over a two piece. Avoid short shorts (including guys showing off the bro thighs), spaghetti strap shirts, or really anything that will be a distraction to those around you. We honor God with how we dress. Be cool, but don’t be a fool! If needed, help a brother or sister out.

What is “One More Thing?”

One More Thing are the nighttime activities on day 2 and day 3.

  • Day 2 – “The Get Down.” Our student talent show/camp-wide block party. Bring your best Hawaiian themed outfit and come prepared to have a great time!

  • Day 3 – “Camp-wide Dodge Ball Tournament. If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge anything!

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What are the free time options?

Free time options will be announced each morning.  There will be sports tournaments, time to hang out with the cast, and time to get to know the band and camp pastor.

Where will we serve?

Students will serve with our North American Mission Board church planting partners in neighborhoods within driving distance from Wheaton. The high school will serve in Wicker Park with the Church of the Beloved.  They will host a 3-day VBS. Middle School Students will be doing some community service projects in the suburbs of Chicago. These projects will include: yard work, window washing, painting, and picking up trash at a local park.  Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Boxed lunches will be served on-site.

What else?

  • First Light – On the third day of camp, a brief devotion and prayer time will be led by a GENERATE staff member. This time is optional, and the location of this time will be announced the day before.

  • GENERATE 5K – On the fourth day of camp, there will be a 5k around the campus of Wheaton. Participants can win points for their tribe.

Senior Trip 2018

Ocoee River Rafting

June 8 – 10, 2018
Cost: $99

Schedule

Friday
12:00pm – Arrive at Church
12:15pm – Bus Leaves
5:30pm EST – Dinner in Chattanooga
8:00pm EST – Arrive at Cabin

Saturday
8:00am – Breakfast
8:45am – Leave for Whitewater Rafting
9:00-2:00pm – Raft Full River
2:30pm – Return to Cabin
FREETIME
6:30pm – Steak Dinner

Sunday
9:00am – Check out of Cabin
12:00pm – Hike
6:00pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Home

Packing List

  • Toiletries
  • Linens are provided
    • Guys – bring a sleeping bag/pillow in case you don’t get a bed.
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Clothes for outdoor activities
  • Chacos or Tennis Shoes to wear for rafting and the hike
    • See below for what to wear on the river
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • Money for some meals and snacks
    • Dinner on Friday
    • Lunch/Dinner on Sunday

Frequently Asked Questions About Ocoee River Rafting

Middle Ocoee River: This section is America’s most popular whitewater river. It is famous for 5 miles of continuous class III and IV rapids. The Middle Ocoee River has over 20 rapids and Grumpy’s, Double Trouble and Table Saw are just a few of them. Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours is the time you will spend on the water. Total time with us would be ½ hour before the trip for check-in, a 10 minute bus ride to the river put-in, the water time of about 1 ½ to 2 hours and about a 20 minute bus ride back to the outpost totaling around 3 to 3 ½ hours.

Upper Ocoee River: This section is known for being the 1996 Olympic site for the kayak competition. It is about a 5-mile section of class III and IV rapids and pristine whitewater wilderness. Water time on the Upper Ocoee River is about 1 ½ hours. The total trip time is about the same as the Middle.

Full Ocoee River: If you want a real fun-filled, action-packed day we offer the Full River Trip. We start with a trip down the Upper Ocoee River and then we take you on a trip down the Middle Ocoee River. With around 10 miles of whitewater rafting, the Full River Trip takes about 3 – 3 ½ hours on the river. From check-in to check-out, expect this trip to take you around 5 hours.

  • T-Shirt are required to be worn on all tours. Tank tops are not allowed unless they have a full back. No racerback tanks allowed.
  • Shoes that are secure on your feet are required. No flip-flops are allowed to be worn.
  • We recommend quick dry clothing; it is more comfortable when wet. Jeans and sweat pants are not recommended.
  • We have nice clean changing facilities for your convenience after the trip. We recommend bringing a towel, shower items, a change of clothes and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

As the oldest company on the Ocoee River, Ocoee Rafting has been providing whitewater rafting trips for almost 40 years with an excellent safety record. Our staff will do everything possible to provide you with a trouble free river experience. The safety of our guest is the foremost concern of our staff. The sport of whitewater rafting has inherent risks that are beyond human control and must be assumed by the participant. All participants will be provided with a lifejacket and helmet and a safety briefing will be given before the trip. We want everyone to be comfortable and to have a safe, fun experience.

Sunday Plan:

Cummins Falls is not only beautiful to look at, but fun to hike to, and one of the best swimming holes around.

Hike to Cummins Falls

SNAPCHAT REMOVES COSMO AFTER DARK CHANNEL AFTER UPROAR

Update: SnapChat has removed “Cosmo After Dark.” Some call it a win, which it is, but in all likelihood, we’ve only kicked the can down the road a little longer. Parents – please utilize resources like “Bark” to continue to monitor your students online use. I personally still do not support the use of SnapChat for teens.

Snapchat Removes Cosmo After Dark Channel After Uproar

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www.bark.us

 

Parents! SnapChat is now promoting porn – Read this!!!

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SnapChat has a new feature called “Cosmos After Dark” it is self described as “is an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things _____ and ______.” You can fill in the blanks.

Parents/Students/Leaders please read and react to this article but be warned it has the actual screen shots of the advertising for the program. (Link Below)

Granted this site is aimed for adults but unfortunately many youth lied about their age when they register and so it will be available to many of them.  Also the vast majority of students in our ministry use SnapChat daily.  It is my strong recommendation that they or you delete it from their phones immediately and/or vigilantly monitor their use.  While I realize it’s not the only way students can access X-rated material on their phones, SnapChat is normalizing the use of pornography and we CAN NOT knowingly support it.  Parents I encourage you to become more involved in stopping porn by making a stand against SnapChat making porn available to a site that mainly youth  and children use. At the bottom of the article there is a good resource (Bark) for monitoring all social media and text messages.

Will your kids be mad at you? Probably. That’s just part of being a parent and not their friend. Remember the question is not only do you trust your child, but do you also trust companies like SnapChat?

Sorry for the direct nature of this post but I feel strongly and know the detrimental impact that pornography can have on students and adults alike.

Again be warned. While this article is appropriate, it is not for the faint of heart.

Snapchat Introduces Cosmo After Dark (it’s P*RN)