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GC Summer Experience 2019

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Ocoee Retreat Center

186 Hawkins Dr.

Ocoee, TN 37361

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For all GC Youth - anyone currently in 5th-11th grades (completed in May 2019)


Friday, July 5 - Monday, July 8


Ocoee Retreat Center, in Ocoee, TN - about 2 hour drive from Grace Chapel. (This is also where GC Youth Fall Retreat is located, although we will stay in a different facility on the opposite side of the campus.)


An amazingly fun spiritual growth experience for preteen & middle school phases.

What you can expect:

Water Slide

  • Adventurous activities: rafting/tubing on the Ocoee River; mud obstacle race; blob, canoeing, slide in the lake; water park with wave pool, tall water slide, and pool
  • Exciting team building and competitions
  • Engaging, helpful, inspirational messages from Wes Bender
  • Meaningful conversations with Small Groups of same age & gender and caring leaders
  • Safe atmosphere to strengthen relationships with God and with friends


To get away from many of the distractions of normal life in order to pursue the amazing adventure of following Jesus Christ!

HOW to register:

  1. Read and understand the Participant Covenant and Disciplinary Action Plan (see below)
  2. Print & Sign the GC Youth Release Form - download on family.gracechapelchurch.com
  3. Complete the online form here on Eventbrite
  4. Pay online on Eventbrite with a card, OR save the cost of the online payment convenience fee by placing cash or check (written to Grace Chapel) in a marked envelope and drop in The Box hanging in the GC Lobby.

Notes on payment:

  • Registration cost: $275
  • The cost includes transportation, lodging, meals, a T-shirt, snacks, activities. No additional money will be needed at Summer Experience.
  • Families provide clothes, toiletries, bedding and a Bible.
  • Discount: Families who are registering more than one participant from the same home may take advantage of a Multi-Child Discount - take $25 off for each participant. If paying with cash or check, simply subtract the amount from your payment. If paying online, enter the word MULTI as the promotional code.


  1. I will act in such a way that brings glory to God and shows love to others.

  2. I will dress in a modest way so that inappropriate attention is not drawn to myself.

  3. I will NOT enter the lodging area of the opposite gender without adult supervision.

  4. I will NOT bring weapons of any kind, including "toys" (airsoft guns, fireworks, etc.).

  5. I understand that no illegal substances or behaviors will be tolerated.


Any illegal activity, possession/use of drugs, alcohol, or weapons, sexual activity, or relentless disrespect for authority will be cause for immediate dismissal.

In this case, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to provide a way home for the participant. Participation in future GC Family Ministry events will be discussed with parents/guardians and GC leaders as soon as possible after returning from this event.

3 Steps (when acting outside the Summer Camp Guidelines)

  1. Verbal Warning (by any adult)
  2. Limited Privileges (must remain with adult, and notify parents/guardians)
  3. Going Home (see above)

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Ocoee Retreat Center

186 Hawkins Dr.

Ocoee, TN 37361

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