CAPITOL RETREAT SPRING 2017
We are meant to live life in community. So it’s time to come out of hiding. Come as you are to our Spring retreat and make real life connections. Put down your phone, close your laptop and turn off the TV. We’ll worship, grow and have fun…TOGETHER! No more fear; no more holding back. There is freedom in Christ! Get to know Jesus and His great love for you, just as you are.
For over two decades, Preston Centuolo has shared his inspiring story with young people around the world. His message offers a fresh outlook on finding balance in an age of increasing information-overload. His vision is to help every young person recognize their value no matter their past or present circumstances, diffusing societal messages that misconstrue the definition of success and challenging youth to chase after their authentic purpose.
Kevin Ramsby was stabbed by a robber inside his home 37 times. Miraculously, he lived to tell about it. Today, he has forgiven his attacker and remains in contact with him. Kevin is a former pastor who now travels speaking to audiences about his experience and the power of forgiveness. He hopes that by sharing his message he will reach people who are struggling to forgive themselves or others. He is a firm believer that when we forgive others, we open the doors for peace in our own lives.
Fri, March 31st, 2017 – Mon, April 3rd, 2017
Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center
720 FFA Rd., Covington, GA 30014
RETREAT DROP OFF/CHECK-IN:
- Norcross location: Check-In begins at 5:30pm on Friday, March 31st at the Student Building located at 5985 Financial Dr, Norcross, GA 30071.
- Hamilton Mill location: Check-In begins at 5:30pm on Friday, March 31st at the Children & Youth Building located at 3015 Pucketts Mill Rd, Buford, GA 30519.
- Norcross location: You can pick up your student at 6:00pm on Monday, April 3rd at the Main Building located at 5905 Brook Hollow Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071.
- Hamilton Mill location: You can pick up your student at 6:00pm on Monday, April 3rd at the Children & Youth Building located at 3015 Pucketts Mill Rd, Buford, GA 30519.
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 contact the event organizer for additional questions.
I made a deposit online. Can I make my additional payment(s) online?
No. Eventbrite does not allow partial payment as it sells tickets. So any remaining payments must be made in person at any CAPITOL service. If you are unable to make it to a CAPITOL 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?
The last day to guarantee your spot is Wednesday, March 29th. We will accept registrations after this date but there is no guarantee that spots will be available.
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 CAPITOL service. They will also be distributed to all students at CAPITOL service the two Wednesdays 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 nurse’s station to collect any prescription medication your student will need to take. During the camp the nurse 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 to the nurse’s 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 Norcross or Hamilton Mill 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.
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 CAPITOL leader applications, background checks (as required of Victory World Church) and are already acclimated to the culture at THE CAPITOL. Unless you have completed this process and are a CAPITOL leader at the time that we leave for retreat, parents are not allowed to attend the High School Retreat.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you register for one student and decide to offer it to another, please let us know at least 7 business days before the event to allow for all of the necessary updates to take place for lodging, etc. If you qualify for a limited edition retreat t-shirt, that t-shirt is transferable to the new student attending but the size that was indicated at the time of registration will be what is provided.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Please contact the organizer with the updated information at least 7 business days prior to the event.
Norcross Location: Emily Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamilton Mill Location: Ellen Fallon, email@example.com
Where do I drop my student off?
Great question! If you are located at the Norcross Campus, doors open on Friday, March 31st at 5:30pm at the Student Building (v2). 5985 Financial Drive, Norcross, GA 30071
If you are at the Hamilton Mill Campus, you will drop your student at the Children and Youth Building at 5:30pm. 3015 Pucketts Mill Rd. Buford, GA 30519
Where do I pick my student up?
If you are located at the Norcross Campus, pick-up will be at the Main Building (v1) lobby at 6:00pm on Monday, April 3rd.
If you are at the Hamilton Mill Campus, pick-up will take place at the Children and Youth Building at 6:00pm on Monday, April 3rd.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Your printed 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 770.849.9400 ext. 225 (Norcross) and 678.374.8184 (Hamilton Mill)