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Chicago Mission Camp 2018

Everything you love about mission trips and summer camp combined into one –
Chicago Mission Camp!

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who CALLED you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Who: Middle School and High School students

When: June 25 – 29, 2018

Where: Chicago (Loyola University)

Cost: $375

($50 Deposit due February 1. Final Balance Due June 1)

**Online Registration Coming Soon**

McCracken Co. churches come together to serve and support the mission of North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters in Chicago.

Each day students will be immersed in new cultures, great worship, biblical-teaching by our camp pastor, and have a variety of opportunities to serve on the front-lines for the Gospel in Chicago.

Why Chicago? In a city where 8.7 million people speak more than 200 languages, you can find most anything; anything, that is, except a lot of evangelical churches. Southern Baptist Church planters in Chicago are trying to change that. In this video, see how you can help them bring the gospel to one of the most unchurched cities in North America.

Eat, Sleep & Meet

Loyola University

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We’ll stay on the beautiful and prestigious Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, located just north of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Lake Shore Campus (LSC) is conveniently located off the CTA Red Line – Loyola “L” station at 1032 W Sheridan Rd.  We’ll use the CTA each day as we travel to our church planter partners, where we will serve to strengthen the mission of their church.

Lake Shore Campus is the largest of Loyola’s four campus’. It serves as main residential and undergraduate campus; home to more than 3,000 students, and set along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Recreation Options

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For recreation options, we’ll use Halas Hall, Loyola’s state of the art fitness center. It has multiple basketball courts, a swimming pool, and an indoor climbing wall. Just steps outside, you’ll find the quad, which can be used for ultimate frisbee tournaments and other awesome games! Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit because there is even a beach just next to campus.

Worship and Teaching

Camp Pastor – Lester Cruzat

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Pastor Lester received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, upon which he taught high school science for 6 years. Afterwards, he attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and received his Master of Divinity while serving as a campus minister at Washington University for 4.5 years. After serving as a college pastor, Lester went on to lead New Life Church of St. Louis for 3.5 years before receiving a miraculous call to go back home and minister in the city of Chicago where he received a heart and longing for the people of the city to know the name of Jesus.

Lester is married to the love of his life, Grace. They are parents to Hannah and awaiting the birth of their son in September. In his spare time, Lester is an avid sports fan and player with particular interests in fitness, basketball, baseball, and rock climbing.

Worship Band – Graveyards to Gardens

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“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.” – Isaiah 61:11

Graveyards to Gardens is back this year to lead us in Worship.  They are a local group that not only come together to make G2G, but they also each serve in the local church.  They are talented musicians who have a heart for worship but more importantly a heart for Christ.  They serve as great partners in ministry as we strive to reach Chicago with the Gospel.

FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

$375 per person (all-inclusive)

Includes a t-shirt, all printed material, most meals, travel while in Chicago, lodging, and activities.

When is it?

June 25 – 29, 2017 (Mon-Fri)

What does a typical day look like?

Each day students will start with opening celebration. Opening celebration is filled with worship, high energy games, and a message from our camp pastor that goes along with the daily theme. It’s the best way to start the day. Then students will head off to serve.  Using the on-campus CTA, students will travel as a group to their mission-site. Mission-sites are run in cooperation with our NAMB church planters. Students will serve in a variety of ways; from backyard bible clubs, to light construction, to neighborhood mapping. Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Lunch will be served on site. Returning back to campus in time for some recreation and dinner, students will end the day in evening worship. Worship is the culmination of the day, here we will sing praises to God and be challenged by His Word. Afterwards, students will come together as a youth group for church group devotions. Late night activities will include basketball tournaments,  ultimate frisbee on the quad, swimming, and climbing the indoor rock wall.  Go to bed, wake up, and do it again!

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme this year is the Call.

God has called us out of the darkness and into a relationship with Him. With that call He is also calling us to pray, give, and go. The daily themes are:

Day 1 – the CALL to respond

Day 2 – the CALL to pray

Day 3 – the CALL to give

Day 4 – the CALL to go

These themes will be reinforced each morning at Morning Celebration and each night during Worship.  They will also be reflected in students daily devotionals.

What should we pack?

See the Chicago Mission Camp packing list

Chicago Mission Camp Packing List 2018

What about my middle-schooler?

If you are worried that your middle-schooler might be too young for a trip like this, think again. All of the mission sites are middle-schooler friendly.  We travel in groups and have increased adult supervision for our middle school students.  The campus is secure and closed to outside guests.

Is it safe?

While complete safety can never be guaranteed, we can assure you that students will only serve in neighborhoods deemed safe by the NAMB Send City Coordinator.  Loyola University has a dedicated campus security team and students will never be allowed to leave campus unsupervised by an adult.  The area that Loyola University is located is one of the wealthier and safest parts of Chicago. Chicago is a BIG city. The crime that you are accustom to hearing about is far from where we will be. Not convinced? Ask one of the many parents that joined us last year!

THIRST – RESONATE FALL RETREAT 2017

THIRST is the Resonate Fall Retreat for students who have a THIRST for God’s Word.  This event is for anyone who wants to grow in their walk with the Lord and gain real leadership experience. With a special emphasis on leadership, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

This year we’ll be working with LeaderTreks as we go through their program called “Team Up.” Team Up is a three day retreat designed to mold students into a unified team. The goal is to teach the building blocks of great teams through an interactive, hands-on approach. The LeaderTreks staff will use a variety of interactive games and initiatives as well as small group discussion to emphasize each building block. Students will have the opportunity to take a Team Role assessment to discover how they operate inside teams. In the end, you will leave the event energized and focused on being unified.

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WHO: High school students with a THIRST for God’s Word

WHAT: Thirst Fall Retreat

WHERE: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL

WHEN: Friday, November 10—Sunday,  November 12

COST: $70

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 25:  Event fee must be paid by deadline.  Payment accepted online or place payment in drop box outside Patrick’s office.

PACKING LIST:

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

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SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 10
5:30 p.m.—Depart LOFBC
Session 1
Go to bed

Saturday, November 11
Breakfast
Personal Devotions
Session 2
Lunch
Activity
Dinner
Session 3
Campfire
Go to bed

Sunday, November 12
Breakfast
Personal Devotion
Session 4
10:30 a.m.—Depart from camp
12:30 p.m.—Arrive at LOFBC

Chicago deposits due February 1

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

McCracken Co. churches come together to serve and support the mission of North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters in Chicago.

Each day students will be immersed in new cultures, great worship, biblical-teaching by our camp pastor, and have a variety of opportunities to serve on the front-lines for the Gospel in Chicago.

Deposits are due Wednesday, February 1. Follow the link below to pay.

Get the rest of the details here: Chicago Mission Camp

Chicago Mission Camp

Everything you love about mission trips and summer camp combined into one –
Chicago Mission Camp!

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Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

McCracken Co. churches come together to serve and support the mission of North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters in Chicago.

Each day students will be immersed in new cultures, great worship, biblical-teaching by our camp pastor, and have a variety of opportunities to serve on the front-lines for the Gospel in Chicago.

Why Chicago? In a city where 8.7 million people speak more than 100 languages, you can find most anything; anything, that is, except a lot of evangelical churches. Southern Baptist Church planters in Chicago are trying to change that. In this video, see how you can help them bring the gospel to one of the most unchurched cities in North America.

Eat, Sleep & Meet

Loyola University

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We’ll stay on the beautiful and prestigious Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, located just north of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Lake Shore Campus (LSC) is conveniently located off the CTA Red Line – Loyola “L” station at 1032 W Sheridan Rd.  We’ll use the CTA each day as we travel to our church planter partners, where we will serve to strengthen the mission of their church.

Lake Shore Campus is the largest of Loyola’s four campus’. It serves as main residential and undergraduate campus; home to more than 3,000 students, and set along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Recreation Options

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For recreation options, we’ll use Halas Hall, Loyola’s state of the art fitness center. It has multiple basketball courts, a swimming pool, and an indoor climbing wall. Just steps outside, you’ll find the quad, which can be used for ultimate frisbee tournaments and other awesome games! Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit because there is even a beach just next to campus.

Worship and Teaching

Camp Pastor – T. Alan Lusk

T. Lusk and his wife Rebecca have three kids: Cooper, Quinn, and Kate. They live in Prairieville, LA a suburb of Baton Rouge where T. serves as the Campus Pastor at The Grove Church in Prairieville, LA.   T.  has a passion to preach the Gospel and desires to see students cross over from death to life. Listen to some of T’s sermons.

 

FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

$369 per person (all-inclusive)

Includes a t-shirt, all printed material, meals, travel while in Chicago, lodging, and activities.

When is it?

June 26 – 30, 2017 (Mon-Fri)

What does a typical day look like?

Each day students will start with opening celebration. Opening celebration is filled with worship, high energy games, and a message from our camp pastor that goes along with the daily theme. It’s the best way to start the day. Then students will head off to serve.  Using the on-campus CTA, students will travel as a group to their mission-site. Mission-sites are run in cooperation with our NAMB church planters. Students will serve in a variety of ways; from backyard bible clubs, to light construction, to neighborhood mapping. Everything they do will serve to see the Gospel proclaimed and the mission of the church strengthened.  Lunch will be served on site. Returning back to campus in time for some recreation and dinner, students will end the day in evening worship. Worship is the culmination of the day, here we will sing praises to God and be challenged by His Word. Afterwards, students will come together as a youth group for church group devotions. Late night activities will include basketball tournaments,  ultimate frisbee on the quad, swimming, and climbing the indoor rock wall.  Go to bed, wake up, and do it again!

Is there a theme?

Yes! The theme this year is SENT.

As God’s chosen instrument for the redemption of humanity we are all SENT. John 20:21 says, “Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” Each day we will look at a different daily theme. The daily themes are:

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Day 1 – God SENT His Son

Day 2 – God SENT His Spirit

Day 3 – God SENT His Word

Day 4 – God Sent You

These themes will be reinforced each morning at Morning Celebration and each night during Worship.  They will also be reflected in students daily devotionals.

Will there be college staff there?

Yes! NAMB has a new program called GenSend, short for Generation Send.  GenSend is designed to be one of the most exciting, intense and unique student missionary experiences in North America. It immerses young adults into an urban context to gain a practical knowledge of the realities of missions and leadership. Participants will spend their time learning to live their life on mission under the guidance of urban ministry leaders. Along with reinforcing gospel foundations and simple missiological practices, the intention of GenSend is to be an extension of the local church’s church planting and mission efforts.

These students will serve as our staff during our week in Chicago. They will travel with us to the mission-sites and serve as “experts” in the field. These students are excited about getting to know students and invest in them.

Find out more about GenSend here: Generation Send

What should we pack?

See the Chicago Mission Camp packing list

Chicago Mission Camp packing list

What about my middle-schooler?

If you are worried that your middle-schooler might be too young for a trip like this, think again. There will be special middle school friendly service opportunities that limit city travel and have greater oversight and boundaries.  Middle-schoolers will most definitely get the same challenge and fun, but in an atmosphere where they can best succeed.

Is it safe?

While complete safety can never be guaranteed, we can assure you that students will only serve in neighborhoods deemed safe by the NAMB Send City Coordinator.  Loyola University has a dedicated campus security team and students will never be allowed to leave campus unsupervised by an adult.  The area that Loyola University is located is one of the wealthier and safest parts of Chicago. Chicago is a BIG city. The crime that you are accustom to hearing about is far from where we will be. Not convinced? Don’t just send your students, come with them and see for yourself.

MANDATORY Student Life Meeting

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There will be a MANDATORY Student Life Meeting on this Sunday, June 12, at 5:00 pm, in the MPR.

All parents must be present or make arrangements to connect with Patrick before the trip on June 28 – July 2.

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Please plan on purchasing a camp shirt for $6. All students attending camp will need a shirt.  This shirt will be worn by all students one day of camp.

Please bring any forms or payments that may still be outstanding.

Pay Online here:

Need a form? Download them here:

CENTRIFUGE PARENT INFORMATION

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WHAT TO BRING

  • 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)

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • 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.

CAMP RULES

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.

Activities

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

Housing

  • 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.

Worship

  • 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.

DAILY SCHEDULE

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

NIGHT LIFE

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

 

StudentLIFE forms and payment due!

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StudentLIFE forms and payment due May 16!

Pay Online here:

Need a form? Download them here:

There are 2 spots left! It’s not too late to bring a friend.

Other Important Dates/Times/Forms:

  • Mandatory Parent Meeting – June 12 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the MPR
    • Get final details before camp
    • Go over packing list/student expectations
    • Ask any questions about camp
  • Camp Check-in – June 28 @ 4:45am (Yes, that says AM)
    • Bus leaves @ 5:00am

Student Life Packing List

Camp Schedule

Find your student at Student Life

Parents: Stay connected to what your student is experiencing at camp by following this link: Experience Camp Now.

From here you can listen live, find out event details, and even send your student a gift card.  There are also follow-up questions for you to ask your student when they get home and some post camp quiet times so your student can continue the discipline of a daily quiet time with God.

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StudentLIFE forms and payment due!

StudentLIFE forms and payment due May 11! Need the form? Download it here: StudentLIFE Form

There is 1 spot left! It’s not too late to bring a friend.

Other Important Dates/Times:

  • Mandatory Parent Meeting – June 7 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the MPR
  • Camp Check-in – June 25 @ 4:45am (Yes, that says AM)
  • Bus leaves for Camp – June 25 @ 5:00am

Student Life Packing List

Camp Schedule