Departure: We will meet at the church at 5PM on Thursday, February 11 to pack up into vehicles and depart no later than 5:30pm. Forsyth and Fulton County public schools are out on Friday, February 12.
Participants: Eastgate Church will be joined by two other local churches in Forsyth County. Students from Highlands Church and Iglesia de Mas Que Vencedores will be joining Eastgate Students for the weekend. Students from all 3 churches will be together for large group sessions and small groups. Students will be separated by church group and gender for lodging. See COVID protocols below for some more details on how students will interact.
Schedule: Throughout the weekend we will have large group sessions that include worship and teaching from God’s Word. Each large group session will be followed by small group discussion. Small groups will be separated by age and gender (i.e. middle school guys, middle school girls, etc.). Besides large group sessions and small groups, students will participate in recreational activities, games, and fun late nights, as well as meal times. We will keep them busy!
Return: we will return to Eastgate Church on Saturday, February 13 at approximately 12:30PM.
Other: a detailed packing list and retreat schedule will be sent out to all participants 1 week prior to the retreat.
All participants will be required to fill out a sign a Eastgate Church COVID-19 acknowledgement and release form confirming that the participant has not shown symptoms in the last 14 days.
All participants will have their temperature checked before departing on Thursday and each morning while on the retreat.
We will have 3 churches (including Eastgate) on this retreat. Participants will sleep in rooms with only other students from their church (and separated by gender). Participants will sit at tables during meal times with students they are sharing a room with.
During large group sessions, participants will observe social distancing while seated for worship and teaching times.
During small groups, participants will be asked to wear a mask. Participants will also be asked to wear a mask during any recreation activities that might result in close proximity with another participant.
Before entering meal times, large groups, and small groups participants will use hand sanitizer provided by church leaders.
Woodlands Camp has their own set of COVID protocols and practices that they are observing. These include extensive cleaning of all areas where we will be throughout the weekend and measures to promote social distancing and limit contact between participants. You can read through their protocols here.