COMING SOON - Diverge Retreat Summer 2020
Make your summer one to remember with a spiritual awakening the Diverge way! The world wants us to walk along their path, but the Lord calls us to Diverge our path and take the narrow road. Join us for an exciting week of fun, fellowship, and the presence of God. There will be powerful services, small groups, and incredible worship. We will have outdoor activities such as canoeing, zip-lining, volleyball, dodge ball, and more. Come and get your spirit prepared for the upcoming school year! Let this be a year that is full of victory, peace, love and joy!
SPONSOR A STUDENT
Some of our students have a desire to come to Diverge Retreat but family financial circumstances keep them from being able to go. You can help get a student there! Please prayerfully consider giving as the Lord directs you. Your gift will sow an eternal seed into the hearts of the next generation of disciples leading the world to Jesus! To Sponsor a child, click the "Sponsor" link below.
WHEN & WHERE
July 6-10, 2020
Awanita Valley Christian Retreat Center
600 Gap Creek Rd,
Marietta, SC 29661
COST & REGISTRATION
RETREAT DROP OFF/CHECK-IN:
World Harvest Church: Check-in begins at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 6, 2020 in the Main Building Lobby located at 320 Hardscrabble Rd, Roswell, Ga 30075
World Harvest Church: You can pick up your student at 4:30 PM Friday, July 10th, 2020 in the Main Building Lobby located at 320 Hardscrabble Rd, Roswell, Ga 30075
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
We will gladly issue a refund for notifications at least 14 business days prior to the event. After that point, we will have made payments to many of our contractors, vendors and retreat site based on the number registered. If you are within the 14-day window, please consider offering your registration to another student.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS OR ANY TYPE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?
We do understand how cost can impact a family’s decision for their student to attend. With that financial assistance is on a need only basis, and its availability is solely dependent on donations made to the event. We at times receive donations to the ministry for students in need from those in the congregation. When that happens, we can then pass some assistance on to the student(s). This is again based on need and availability of funds, so there is no guarantee that funds will be available. Furthermore, we give financial assistance of 50% of the total registration cost. This helps us to be able to assist more families. Please fill out this form if you are interested.
I MADE A DEPOSIT ONLINE. CAN I MAKE MY ADDITIONAL PAYMENT(S) ONLINE?
No. Our online payment system does not allow partial payment as it sells tickets. So any remaining payments must be made in person at any WHC service. If you are unable to make it to a service before the trip, you can pay your remaining balance at check-in. Students will not be allowed to attend without full payment of the registration fee.
WHEN IS MY LAST DAY TO REGISTER?
Our online registration will close on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at midnight. After this occurs, we will gladly accept walk up registrations on July 26 at check-in, but we will have limited availability. For the best check-in experience, please register your child before July 24.
I REGISTERED MY STUDENT, BUT I NOTICED THERE WAS NO QUESTION REGARDING PARENTAL CONSENT. IS THAT REQUIRED?
Yes. We do require a consent form to be completed PRIOR to the student being allowed on the bus. These can be picked up at any MVMT, Morph, or 24/7 services or in the Main Lobby. They will also be distributed to all students at Morph and MVMT services the two Sundays prior to retreat. Lastly, if we do not have one on file for your student, you will be asked to complete one at check-in.
WHAT ABOUT MY STUDENT'S MEDICATION?
On the day of registration we have an onsite station to collect any prescription medication your student will need to take. During the camp the assigned staff person is set up at all meal times and services in efforts of connecting with your student for medication usage. When you come to pick up your student you can pick up any unused medication from the staff at that time. Medication dropped off by parent at the check-in station will only be returned to an adult.
IS THERE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAMP THEY ARE GOING TO?
Yes! Click here to learn more about the facilities that we will be staying at.
CAN I DROP MY STUDENT AT THE CAMPGROUND OR MEET YOU THERE?
Because of the layout and set up that we have, we will NOT be able to accommodate registrations at the campground. You will need to have your student arrive at the World Harvest Church campus to take the bus.
WHAT ARE THE LODGING ASSIGNMENTS?
All the cabins are separated by gender; hence, all girls will be in one cabin with female leaders and the same for the boys. The students are grouped by their small group.
WILL I BE ABLE TO CONTACT MY STUDENT WHILE THEY ARE THERE?
You are welcome to send your student with a cell phone that you can use to reach them while they are away, however cell reception may be spotty. Students are encouraged to turn phones and electronic devices off during service times. Also, your student is solely responsible for all items including items of value (cell phones, iPods, wallets, purses, etc.). We are not liable for any lost or stolen items. An emergency contact number will be provided at the time of check-in.
MY STUDENT HAS SPECIAL NEEDS; CAN THEY STILL PARTICIPATE?
We love to partner with families of students with special needs for many of our events on the church campus. Because of the nature of the retreat, we ask that you contact us prior to registering your student so that we can work with you to create special arrangements.
CAN PARENTS COME?
All of our leaders have completed WHC Student leader applications, background checks (as required of World Harvest Church) and are already acclimated to the culture of the student ministries. Unless you have completed this process and are a student leader at the time that we leave for the retreat, parents are not allowed to attend the High School and Middle School Retreat. If you would like to see if an exception can be made, please contact the event organizer.
IS MY REGISTRATION/TICKET TRANSFERABLE?
If you register for one student and decide to offer it to another, please let us know at least 5 business days before the event to allow for all of the necessary updates to take place for lodging, etc.
CAN I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION INFORMATION?
Yes. Please contact the organizer with the updated information at least 5 business days prior to the event.
EVENT ORGANIZERS: Pastor Chris Hufton, [email protected]
Tessa Hufton, [email protected]
WHERE DO I DROP MY STUDENT OFF?
Great question! World Harvest Church Campus, doors open on July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Main Building. 320 Hardscrabble Rd, Roswell, Ga 30075
WHAT IF I NEED TO DROP OFF MY STUDENT EARLIER?
If you need to drop off your student early then you can drop them off no earlier than 8 a.m. They will need to provide their own breakfast, and stay in the Fellowship Hall unless told otherwise. We will have a movie on while they are waiting.
WHERE DO I PICK MY STUDENT UP?
World Harvest Church Campus, on July 10 at 4:30pm at the Main Building. 320 Hardscrabble Rd, Roswell, Ga 30075. We will send an update via email on Friday, July 10th with an E.T.A. at 3 p.m.
DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED REGISTRATION/TICKET TO THE EVENT?
Your printed registration/ticket is NOT required.
HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT TO HEAR BACK FROM THE EVENT ORGANIZER REGARDING MY QUESTIONS?
We welcome your questions! Because this can be a very busy season, please allow up to 72 hours for a reply.
For questions, call 770.643.9223 ext. 119