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Camp Covecrest // December 18 - 21
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
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Remain in me as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.
Without Him you can do nothing; so what have you been doing without Him? Spend four days remembering how to surrender self-reliance and independence. Reconnect and recommit to the Lord and to the community you’ve found in summer missions.
By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
Remember how to love because you have been so loved. Remember how to forgive because you have been so forgiven. Remember how to give because you have received. Discipleship is the fruit that lasts beyond our time as a summer missionary. Remember how to create disciples because you have been one.
With the safety of each participant and community member in mind, this year we have purposely kept the retreat smaller in size to allow for increased social distancing measures. Groups will be organized by summer staff/service crew session throughout the retreat to accommodate state guidelines. Sessions in the main room, chapel and dining will be socially distanced by group. Sleeping arrangements will be broken up by gender and summer staff/service crew session. In addition we are requiring the following from each participant:
-A covid test must have been taken within 5 days of arrival to the retreat, dated Sunday December 13 or later. The negative test result is required upon arrival to camp.
-Masks are required to attend, they will not be provided. A mask must be worn while indoors in the main room, chapel, and dining room when not eating or drinking.
-In addition to receiving a negative covid test we ask each participant to self assess: 1) Have you or anyone in your household had covid like symptoms in the past 14 days?2) Have you or anyone in your household tested positive for covid in the last 14 days? 3) Have you been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for covid within the last 14 days? If the answer is yes to any of these questions you will not be permitted to participate in the retreat. We ask for your complete cooperation in answering honestly. If it is necessary to cancel due to covid you will be given a full refund.
Thank you for taking these measures seriously so that we can protect the health and well being of everyone in attendance. We are excited to safely encounter Christ with each of you!
Life Teen Camps COVID-19 Response Plan
On Friday December 18th, check in will take place between 4 and 6 pm. The retreat will begin with dinner at 6 PM and opening session at 7 PM. There will be check in available for late arrivals until 10:30 PM. If you cannot arrive by 10:30 PM on Friday please wait until Saturday morning. Shuttles from the Atlanta airport to Camp Covecrest will be available for $10 and leave the terminal at 3:00 PM. In order to take the shuttle flights must land in Atlanta by 2:30 PM.
*December 11th is the final day to register for a shuttle from the airport to camp.
The retreat will end with lunch at noon on Monday December 21st and a shuttle will again be provided from camp to the airport leaving as soon as possible. It is recommended that you do not schedule flights that leave Atlanta before 4:30 PM.
$150/ person. This includes Friday dinner-Monday lunch, snacks each evening, lodging & a retreat tee.
The optional round-trip shuttle to and from the Atlanta airport is available for an additional $10. The one-time fee covers both the trip from the airport and back to the airport.
You must complete a liability form in order to participate in the retreat. You will need to know basic information including health insurance information but the form should only take you a couple minutes. Paperwork will be due December 4. If we do not have paperwork by December 4 you will be charged a $15 late fee.Instructions to access paperwork can be found in your registration confirmation email.
If you are driving, please plan on arriving no earlier than 4 pm on Friday and plan to be on the road by 2 pm on Monday.
If you are flying into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) and want to take the shuttle, please book your flights to arrive no later than 2:30 pm on Friday and leave no earlier than 4:30 pm on Monday.
All registration fees must be paid no later than December 4. Payment can be made via credit card or checks mailed to:
Life Teen Inc
P.O. Box 117299
Atlanta, GA 30368
If paying by check, you must include your name and “John 15” in the memo line. Any registrations cancelled by December 3, 2020 will receive a full refund. Any registrations cancelled after December 3, 2020 will receive a 50% refund.
We will have housing sign ups posted online via google forms on December 7, 2020. You can sign up to share a room with your friends or with strangers who will become your friends.