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Chicago Summer Camp – 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)

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.

Knocker Ball on Wednesday Night!

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The first Wednesday of the month is Game Night! This month it’s KnockerBall!

Come early to get forms filled out and join a team.

Save yourself some time by printing out the forms in advance and bringing them signed.

Youth Knocker Ball Waiver

Adult Knocker Ball Waiver

High school will play from 5:45pm – 6:45pm.

Middle school will play from 6:45pm – 7:45pm.

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Dnow details, packing list, schedule – OVERCOME

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: March 17-19, 2017

Where: Jonathan Creek Camp and Conference Center

Cost: $93

Payment Deadline: March 1, 2017

**Register online and by dropping off payment and necessary forms**

Register Online here:

Additional registration is required with Crossings Ministries. Follow this link below.

Download Forms here:

Lone Oak FBC Parental Consent form

This is going to be one of those events that people will talk about all year long.  Don’t be the person who just has to hear about it. See it for yourself!

Our camp pastor for the week will be Tom Richter. Tom Richter is the pastor of New Hope Church in Queens, NYC. Tom speaks around the country with the simple goal to “make much of Jesus.” He is the president of Urban Impact, a missions ministry designed to reach out to immigrants from “unreached people groups” as they arrive in New York. Tom and his family (wife Jackie, daughter Katie, son Carson, and daughter Anna) live happily in an apartment in Jamaica, Queens.

Music will be led by Heartsong. HeartSong ministries exists to communicate the livable reality of the gospel as seen through genuine worship. Whether at a large conference or small youth event, HeartSong teams intentionally balance music, Scripture, and life stories to engage audiences in a way that is Gospel-centered.


Team games will return!

We will divide into teams based on bandana colors and compete for the Dnow Champions.  We will be playing games like old favorites like Shank-a-potumus along with some new games like the Great Savalonian Hunt.  Games are going to be on a level unlike every before.

Most importantly, we will spend time together each day studying God’s Word. Tom will lead us through 4 sessions based on the theme OVERCOME. Jesus overcame sin. Jesus overcame death. Jesus has overcome the world. In Christ, you can overcome sin. In Christ, you can overcome death. In Christ, you have overcome the world.

Packing List

  • Bible
  • Notebook/pen
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/pillow (No linens provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Flip-flops for the shower
  • Clothes for outdoor activities
    • Closed toe shoes and socks (hiking boots or tennis shoes)
    • Jacket or long sleeves
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • $$$ for one meal and a snack stop
  • Rain jacket – Weather will NOT dictate what we do.
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication

Dnow Schedule


5:30pm            Check-in MPR lobby

6:00pm            Leave LOFBC

7:00pm            Arrive at Jonathan Creek

8:00pm            Opening Celebration

8:30pm            Divide into Teams

9:00pm            Session 1

10:00pm          Small Group

10:30pm          Hangout

12:00am          Curfew


7:30am            Breakfast

8:00am            Quiet Time

9:00am            Session 2

10:00am          Small Group

10:30am          Free-time

11:40pm          1st Lunch

12:00pm          2nd Lunch

1:30pm            Team Games

4:30pm            Free time

5:40pm            1st Dinner

6:00pm            2nd Dinner

7:30pm            Session 3

9:00pm            Small Group

10:00pm          Laser Tag and Free-time

12:00am          Curfew


7:30am            Breakfast

8:00am            Pack bags & Load bus

9:00am            Quiet Time

9:30am            Session 4

11:00am          Leave Camp

12:00pm          Arrive at LOFBC



Movie on the Lawn

When:  July 6
Cost:  Free + Concession stand
Coke: $1
Burger: $1
Popcorn: Free
Time:  7-10:30 pm

Movie on the lawn

Come to the church soccer fields at 7pm to hang out, play games, and enjoy the LOFBC’s famous “Movie on the Lawn” burgers.   Movie will begin around 8:15pm!

The movie will be shown on a giant inflatable screen on the soccer fields. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on and cash for concessions.

If it storms/rains, the event is cancelled. We will reschedule for another night.




  • Linens
  • towels
  • pillows
  • blankets
  • Water bottle you can refill and carry with you
  • Closed-toe, closed-heel shoes (for outdoor activities)
  • Bible, notepad, and pen
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush and shampoo
  • Sun protection
  • Spending money for 4 meals (2 lunch, 2 dinners) snacks, camp store, and missions offering (optional)
  • Summer clothing (See dress code)
  • Theme night clothing (See Night Life)


  • Alcohol
  • tobacco
  • illegal drugs
  • fireworks
  • water guns, or any kind of weapon
  • We recommend no playstation portables or other gaming devices
  • roller blades or skateboards
  • Items that may be used for pranks such as water balloons, shaving cream, silly string, etc.


Cell Phones

  • Unless instructed by staff, students with cell phones are not allowed to have them out or in use during programming elements: Morning Celebration, Bible Study, Worship, Night Life, Recreation and Track Times/Ministry Tracks. Ringers should be turned to silent or vibrate.


  • Wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes to recreation and ministry sites.
  • Wear your name tag at all times.


  • Be in your room by 11:00 PM with lights out no later than 11:30 PM, except on the last evening of camp when curfew is 11:30 PM.
  • No guys in girls’ rooms and no girls in guys’ rooms.
  • No public displays of affection.


  • No gum, food, or drinks allowed in the worship center.
  • Sleeveless tops are allowed but no tank tops during worship.

Dress Code

  • Wear clothes that are clean, neat and modest.
  • Shorts – You must be able to touch fabric on shorts either in the front or the side when you hold your arms straight down.
  • Sleeveless shirts are now allowed during day-time activities.
  • Shirts with spaghetti straps or excessive armpit cutouts (exposing torso and undergarments) are not allowed.
  • Only wear one piece bathing suits when in the pool.
  • Wear modest shorts, pants, jeans, or dresses for worship.
  • Dresses with spaghetti or small straps, open backs, and excessively short lengths are unacceptable (when hands are extended to the back or front, finger tips must touch fabric).
  • Sleeveless tops are allowed but no tank tops during worship.
  • Wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes to recreation and ministry sites.
  • Wear your name tag at all times.


Opening Day

1:00 – 4:00 PM   Registration

5:00 PM  Dinner

6:30  Opening Celebration

7:30 PM Bible Study

8:30 PM Church Group Rally

8:45 PM Church Group Devotion

10:00 PM Hang Time

11:00 PM In Rooms

11:30 PM Lights Out

Full Days of Camp

7:00 AM Breakfast

8:15 AM Morning Celebration

9:00 AM Recreation

10:30 AM Quiet Time/Bible Study

12:00 PM Lunch

1:10 PM Track Rally

1:20 PM Track A

2:20 PM Track Rally

2:30 PM Track B

3:20 PM Hang Time

5:00 PM Dinner

6:30 PM Worship

8:00 PM Church Group Time

9:45 PM Night Life

10:15 PM Hang Time

11:00 PM In Rooms (Note: This will be 11:30 PM on the last night of camp)

11:30 PM Lights Out

Closing Day

7:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Quiet Time/Bible Study

9:45 AM Closing Celebration

10:45 AM Churches Depart


As we venture further into what it means to be “Unashamed,” the students, for both

Night life 1 and 2, will begin their journey in the auditorium where they will be challenged

and commissioned to follow the instructions for the evening through interactive video. From

there, they will be split into church groups and led by a FUGE staff member to the “Arena”, a

triangular structure in the middle of an auxiliary field on campus.

Night Life 1: Unashamed: Glow

Continuing the “glow-in-the-dark” and “neon” expressions from last year, the students,

adorned in glow-sticks and party gear, will venture to the arena to find 6 game stations

including glow-in-the-dark:

– Water sponge fight

– Giant Jenga

– Paint Wall

– Silly String War

– Shaving Cream war

– Cornhole Tourney

– Students and adults may dress in glow-in-the-dark attire during this night life.

Night Life 2: Unashamed: Shine

An immersive worship experience, students will journey to the “Arena” again to find the space

has changed. Four new stations challenge students to think and process every section of the

bible study while creating art themselves to express what they are learning

– Scripture Wall

– Growth Wall

– Chalkboard Wall

– Light Wall

Night life 3: MEGA RELAY

Get your game faces on and come ready to compete for the FUGE Cup

– This may take place in the afternoon at some locations.


Physical and Mailing Address:

Shalimar Retreat Center Attn: Centrifuge (please write church and camper name on all mail)

203 Shalimar Street

Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Shalimar Office Number: 850.236.0197

 Shalimar Website: www.shalimarretreat.com

FUGE Camp Cell Phone: 615.429.3656 FUGE

Camp Email Address: panamacityfuge@gmail.com


We will be leaving from the D Building of Lone Oak FBC at 2:00PM. Sunday June 5th. Please eat lunch before coming. Girls and Guys will be in separate buses. Please try to minimize your luggage to 1 suitcase and 1 small bag (space will be limited on the buses.)

Students will be responsible for 4 meals on their own: Dinner on Sunday night, Lunch on Monday, Lunch and Dinner on Friday.

On Sunday night we will be staying at Embassy Suites Hotel Montgomery-Conference Center in Montgomery, AL.

While at camp it is important that students drink plenty of water and use sun screen. This will be reinforced by our chaperones and the camp staffers.

We will be returning to the D Building of Lone Oak FBC at approximately 10:30PM, Friday June 10th.

We will be texting ETA’s via our Remind App.

To sign up, text @msparent1 to  270-505-4294.


Summer Calendars are Here

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Summer is officially here!

And we have a jam packed schedule.  We planned tons of activities and opportunities for you to be involved or get involved with the student ministry at Lone Oak First Baptist Church.  If you are a regular, come and have fun with old friends.  If you haven’t come in a while or have never been involved, now is a great time to reconnect.

Below you will find links to our summer calendars, starting with Summer Ops.  Summer Ops is our summer Wednesday night program.  We are mixing it up for the summer on Wednesday nights.  Instead of our usual program, we’ll spend the evening playing games, growing in our relationships, and having fun.  Each night there will be a devotional that will focus on how to pursue God this summer.

Resonate Summer Newsletter 2016

Amplify Summer Newsletter 2016

If you ever looking for something to do, be sure to check out our Calendars page to see what’s happening.