Covecrest

Dear Parents,

Before you register your teen below I wanted to give you a little information.

On June 24-29, 2019, St. Joseph Life Teen will be bringing 6 girl and 6 boy teens along with 3 adult leaders to the foothills of Tiger GA, at Camp Covecrest.

This registration is on a first come first serve basis. Once 6 girls or 6 boys have registered and the gender is full any additional teens of that gender will be put on a waiting list. In the event that one of the genders does not meet it’s full registration limit then the opposite gender will be filled from the waiting list first. If you are put on the waiting list your deposit will be held until your spot is confirmed. If your spot is dropped your deposit will be returned to you. Refunds for dropped spots will not be granted unless spot is filled.

The total cost of camp is $723 per teen. $560 for the camp, $163 for the bus. However, we are asking that participants pay $350 for the week and the “Envelope Fundraiser” held throughout the month of November will be entirely used to offset the cost of Covecrest. We have made arrangements to spread your payments out over a three month period. Once registered and deposit is paid additional payments will begin in January and will be $100 per month with a final payment of $50 in March. Please keep in mind that the $350 registration fee is contingent on us raising enough funds during the “Envelope Fundraiser”. If funds aren’t raised to the fullest extent participants will be required to pay the differents. Additional fundraisers are a possibility but will be managed by participants.

What is Covecrest?
Covecrest is a camp owned by Life Teen International. It is located in the mountains of Tiger Georgia, about an hour and a half north of Atlanta, near the border of North Carolina. The camp stays open all year long with the summer being their busiest time for retreats. There are 10 weeks for the summer portion of the camp starting in June and ending in August. Each week the camp holds around 250+ campers and chaperones.

What will they do?
While the teens are there they will experience a week long retreat like no other. Mass every day, sessions designed just like our Life Teen nights here at St. Joseph, Praise and Worship, confession, and talks from some of the biggest names in Youth Ministry. They will be given tools and resources to develop a true relationship with Christ that they can bring back and grow at our Parish. We will also be going white water rafting on the Chattooga River, be able to swim in a lake, play multiple sports and activities during free time, have messy games, and my personal favorite the ropes course where they will be tested physically and spiritually!

How will they get there?
We have 15 spots on a 55 passenger bus with St. Mary’s Life Teen in Lafayette and Holy Cross Life Teen in Lafayette. The bus ride will be roughly 14 hours. We will leave Sunday June 23rd. Location for drop off and pick up will be at St. Mary’s in Lafayette. (Times for drop off and pick up to be determined)

If you have any questions on anything, price? Camp? The bus? Anything? Please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer your questions. You may also go to: www.lifeteen.com/camps/camp-covecrest for more information.

This registration form below is of course a simple one to reserve your spot. There will be further registration information and medical details required at a later time. This just helps us get the process going to space out payments.

God Bless!

Jamie Orillion
Director of Youth Ministry
St. Joseph Catholic Church

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