IGNITE Retreat (March 5-7, 2021)

---- UPDATES ----
(1) COVID PRECAUTIONS
Face masks and frequent hand washing are highly recommended, but not required at camp as well as on the Word of Life campus. Social distancing is also highly recommended throughout the weekend & whenever possible during activities.
  
(2) LAST MINUTE ACTIVITY CHANGES!
Our sincere apologies, Word of Life has just informed us that due to personnel issues they will not be able to supply staffing for either the High Ropes Course or Ziplines. In addition, the team building course will likely be too wet to use on Saturday. In replacement WOL will be opening up the water slide for us on Saturday afternoon and the pool Saturday night. GTD will be opening up kayaking as another replacement activity.
    
(3) CLIMBING WALL CHANGED TO FRIDAY NIGHT 8pm - 10pm
Due to 80% chance of rain on Saturday we have moved our climbing wall activity to Friday night from 8p - 10p.
  
(4) RAIN AND COOLER TEMPERATURES FORECASTED FOR THIS WEEKEND
It appears that we will be getting some rain, winds, and cooler temperatures on Saturday. Stay informed about the forecasted weather for Hudson and pack and prepare accordingly.
  
(5) IF YOU ARE STAYING IN A BUNKHOUSE THEN DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING!
Very important! If you will be staying in a Bunkhouse then you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets, blanket, pillow, etc). A bunkbed with mattress is supplied, but bedding linens are not. 
    
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- SMALL GROUPS ARE WELCOME, BUT
GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE PER GROUP -


RETREAT
2.5 (ROBUST +)
RUGGED
3.0
$25 +

IGNITE Camping Trip
March 5-7, 2021 (Fri night - Sun afternoon) - Hudson, FL




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- PROMO VIDEO -
Check out this funny promo video!

(The video refers to IGNITE as our"Fall" retreat, but this year it will take place in the spring.)


- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics


NOTE: GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE PER GROUP


  EVENT:  
  • IGNITE Camping Retreat
  DATES:  
  • March 5-7, 2021 (Fri night - Sun afternoon) - Hudson, FL (2 Days / 2 Nights)
  START TIME:  
  • 7pm on Friday (Early Check-In: Participants can check-in as early as 2pm)
  ENDING TIME:  
  • 3pm on Sunday
  COST:  
  (See "What Is Included" and "What Is NOT Included" below)  
  • REG = $99/person  NOW: $25/person!! (Special 25th Anniversary Price!)
  • Paintball (Optional Add-On): $30/person
  • Bunkhouse Cabins (Optional Add-On): $30/person ($15/night per person)
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    MINISTRY PARTNER'S DISCOUNT.... $20 (*Does not include optional Add-On's) 
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      TO REGISTER:  
      LOCATION:  
    • Word of Life Camp in Hudson, FL
    • Address: 13247 Word of Life Drive; Hudson, FL 34669
    • GPS: 28°21.648'N, 82°34.200'W
    • Meet at the CAMP area upon arrival as outlined on the Detailed Campus Map (This area is listed as "Camp Site Area 1" on the Driving Map).
      ACCOMMODATIONS:  
    • Tent Camping (or upgrade to Bunkhouse Cabins)
    • Nice Restrooms
    • Warm Showers
      INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:  
    • Camping
    • 2 Morning Devotions
    • High Ropes Course
    • Climbing Wall
    • Zipline
    • Low Ropes Course / Team Building
    • Team Sports (such as volleyball, ultimate, basketball)
    • Camp Games
    • Swimming Pool
    • Nightly Campfires, Bible-Based Messages, Smores... a perfect combination!
    • Outdoor Movie (with family friendly editing)
      ADD-ON OPTIONS (EXTRA COSTS):  
    • Paintball (Optional Add-On).... Add $30/person
    • Bunkhouse Cabins (Optional Add-On).... Add $30/person ($15/night per person)
      DAILY AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):  
     
    DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
    GTD Set-Up Crew

    Early Check-In (2pm)
    Set-Up Camp

    Retreat Starts (7pm)
    Set-Up Tents
    Dinner
    Welcome & Intro's
    Impact Point
    Campfire & Smores
    Lights Out
    Rise & Shine
    Breakfast
    Morning Devos
    Morning Activity
    Lunch
    Afternoon Activity #1
    Afternoon Activity #2
    Dinner
    Impact Point
    Campfire & Smores
    Outdoor Movie
    Lights Out
    Rise & Shine
    Breakfast
    Morning Devos
    Morning Activity

    Lunch

    Break Camp
    Closing & Goodbyes

    Depart (3pm)

      MIN. PEOPLE:  
    • 5
      MAX. PEOPLE:  
    • 50
      AGE RANGE:  
    • All ages
      WHAT IS INCLUDED:  
    • Full time guides, event planning, all "Included Activities" listed above, all equipment for each activity, tent camping, tent camping gear, base camp equipment, Word of Life usage fees, up to 6 meals, devotions & spiritual emphasis, a God-awesome lifelong memory!
      WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  
    • Transportation, optional add-on activities & add-on amenities (listed above), additional snacks, individual sleeping bags, water bottles, meals during drive to/from camp, items listed on checklist (see below).
      MEALS:  
    • Our participants love our meals! They're not your typical camp meals... they are so much better! The following menu is an example of what you may find on a GTD event:
    • BREAKFAST: Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs w/ Biscuits & Gravy, Cereal, Fruit & Bagels
    • LUNCH: Pizza Quesadillas!!, Sandwiches & Chips, Hamburgers
    • DINNER: Tacos, Fajitas, Chicken Fettucine Alfredo, Spaghetti
    • DRINKS: Lemonade, Water, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
    • We don't supply a lot of snacks so bring them if you need them.
    • If you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs we will try to accommodate, but we need to know in advance (you may want to bring a few supplemental meals).
      REQUIRED WAIVERS:  
    • GTD Waiver [Please print & complete prior to arrival] (Any participant under 18 must also have parent/ guardian sign each waiver)
    • Word of Life Waiver [Please print & complete prior to arrival] (Any participant under 18 must also have parent/ guardian sign each waiver)
      EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:  
    • GTD: 727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)
    • Word of Life:727-379-5037 (Office)
      MAIN ACTIVITIES:  

    • CAMPFIRE! One of the best parts about camping is the campfire! Every night we will gather around the campfire to fellowship, roast marshmallows, make smores, share "Highlights of the Day", tell funny stories, share about what God is teaching us, sing praise and worship songs, and to participate in our nightly Biblical spiritual challenge we call Impact Point.


    • HIGH ROPES COURSE AND CLIMBING WALL! One of our main activities will be scaling the climbing walls and traversing the 3 high ropes challenges. Without a doubt, this will be one of your favorite adventures of the weekend!


    • ZIPLINE! What goes up must come back down! Your reward for climbing up to the top of the climbing wall is getting to zipline your way back down to the ground.


    • LOW ROPES COURSE / TEAM BUILDING! You don't have to go several stories up in the air to have a lot of fun. The Low Ropes Course will challenge you, build you, and thrill you all at the same time.


    • TEAM SPORTS! Team sports are always a good time, but they are especially fun at camp! Their will be options for ultimate, soccer, volleyball, and basketball on Word of Life's big open fields and courts. It's going to be so much fun.


    • SWIMMING POOL! Who doesn't love to go swimming?!?! During our weekend retreat you will have opportunities to enjoy the large heated swimming pool on campus. Word of Life (WOL) policies require men to wear modest length swimsuits (such as board shorts; no Speedos) and women to wear a modest one-piece swimsuit (or a modest 2-piece swimsuit with a non-see through T-shirt over top). No tankinis or bikinis. Please respect and comply with WOL policies.


    • OUTDOOR MOVIE NITE! We will top off Saturday night by sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows and making smores while watching an Outdoor Movie on a big bed sheet! GTD owns over one hundred Hollywood blockbuster movies that have been professionally edited to make them family friendly


    • DAILY DEVOS! God uses camp ministries to impact souls! Don't underestimate how much God can do in your life when you break away from daily distractions and the unrelenting pressures of life and take some time to immerse yourself in His creation while reading His Word. That's a recipe that will refresh your body, renew your mind, resuscitate your heart, and revive your soul! Each morning we will a few minutes doing daily devotions.

      OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES AND AMENITIES:  


    • PAINTBALL (OPTIONAL) (Add $30): Word of Life offers a large fun paintball course at a great price. For $30 you will be equipped with a paintball gun, face mask, and 350 paintballs. (Add $5 for each additional 100 paintballs) to play one 45 minute session with up to 14 other players. You have to use their guns and paintballs on their course.
    • Paintball participants should wear long sleeves, long pants, and layers to help minimize the sting and welts that can occur when shot on bare skin.


    • BUNKHOUSE CABINS (OPTIONAL) (Add $30): Word of Life offers bunkhouse cabins for those not interested in tent camping. There will be guys cabin(s) and girls cabin(s) so families will have to split-up according to genders. Each cabin has electricity, warm showers, toilets, and is climate controlled. The picture above is an example of the type of bunkbeds typically found in a bunkhouse cabin. Cabins are an additional fee ($15/person per night).
    • BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS & BLANKET!! Very important! If you will be staying in a Bunkhouse then you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets, blanket, pillow, etc). A bunkbed with mattress is supplied, but bedding linens are not.



    - ABOUT OUR BASE CAMP -
    More than just randomly placed tents!


    For TEAM GTD assembling a Base Camp is more than just randomly setting up a few tents, chairs and a mess hall. We want to create an environment that you love. We want to create a Base Camp that is inviting & fun. We want your first impression of your Base Camp to be, "Wow! Sweet! I love hammocks! Who wants to play volleyball! You've got cots, cool! This place is awesome!" Those kind of responses are the kind of responses we get when we set up a Base Camp The GTD Way. The GTD Way is deliberate, creative, functional and fun. At TEAM GTD, our objective is to create a temporary playground that promotes spiritual growth, recreation, community, sound sleep, physical renewal, outdoor dining, fun times, adequate hygiene and warmth while preserving a feel of being in God's amazing creation (which reveals the evidence of God). We hope you love it as much as we do!

    (some equipment pictured above may not apply to this event)


    - TRIP SUMMARY -
    Here's the gist!


    GTD's IGNITE Camping Retreat is an exciting outdoor adventure located on a secluded group campsite usually around the central Florida area.

    Every fire must first start with a spark and IGNITE will be that spark in your rekindled passion to follow Christ. Like a match being struck, IGNITE will inflame your heart with a renewed passion in your walk with God and fire you up in your daily devotions!

    And if that wasn't hot enough, IGNITE will also incinerate your fears & burn up your burdens as we embark on adventurous activities and explore the majesty of God's creation. We will also explore the consuming fire of God's presence through daily devotions, worship, and nightly Impact Points around the camp fire.

    In our time together you will grow closer to God, make new friends, and build new memories! Don't get burned out! Instead, get fired up by joining us on IGNITE and watch God do something "ablazing" in your life!



    - DISCOUNTS -
    GTD gives you more for less!




    FOR GTD MINISTRY PARTNERS, GTD MEANS "Get The Discount"
    It's very simple, GTD Ministry Partners always receive the lowest price offered on our Pay-It-Now Discount regardless of the date or payment deadlines as well as other various discounts offered on different events! It's our small way of saying thank you for supporting the work of the ministry. Want to know more about becoming a Ministry Partner and all the other benefits that come with it? Click here for details.


    - CHECKLIST -
    What you should bring

    IGNITE CAMPING RETREAT CHECKLIST

     MANDATORY GEAR: 
    [  ]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
    [  ]  Sleeping Bag (and/or Bedding Linens - sheets, blanket, etc - if staying in Bunkhouse)
    [  ]  Pillow
    [  ]  Flashlight w/ New Batteries
    [  ]  2 Water Bottles
    [  ]  Sunglasses
    [  ]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
    [  ]  Poncho (everyone must have)
    [  ]  2 Plastic Bags (wet clothes)
    [  ]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
    [  ]  Insect Repellent
    [  ]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
    [  ]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
    [  ]  WORD OF LIFE WAIVER (Filled out and SIGNED prior to participating!)
    [  ]  GTD WAIVER (Filled out and SIGNED prior to participating!)

     OPTIONAL GEAR: 
    [  ]  Camp Chair
    [  ]  Camera
    [  ]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
    [  ]  Extra Money

     GENERAL CLOTHING: 
    Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying.
    [  ]  Activity Shorts
    [  ]  Activity Shirts
    [  ]  Sweatshirt
    [  ]  Seasonal Jacket
    [  ]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
    [  ]  Activity Shoes
    [  ]  Sandals / Flops
    [  ]  Shade Hat
    [  ]  Modest Swimsuit (see WOL swimsuit policy in the "Swimming Pool" section above)
    [  ]  Towel
    [  ]  Socks
    [  ]  Underwear

    [  ]  NOTE: If you are playing paintball then you should wear long sleeves, long pants, and
              layers to help minimize the sting and welts that can occur when shot on bare skin.

     TOILETRIES: 
    Toilets and showers will be available.
    [  ]  Wash Cloth
    [  ]  Towel
    [  ]  Soap
    [  ]  Shampoo
    [  ]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
    [  ]  Toothbrush
    [  ]  Toothpaste
    [  ]  Deodorant (please bring!)
    [  ]  Brush / Comb
    [  ]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
    [  ]  Razor
    [  ]  Shaving Cream

    **DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables**