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Fall Retreat
Form Registration
When: NOVEMBER 2-4th
Where: Camp Wakonda in Milton, WI
Who: Students in 6th-12th grade
Cost: $60
IMPORTANT: This upcoming event is from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4 and it is open to all students in 6th-12th grade. We will be leaving from First Baptist Church at 5pm on Friday. We will be arriving back at the church around 12pm on Sunday. We ask that you please get your student to the church by 4:45pm that Friday evening so we can leave by 5pm and arrive at the camp around 7pm.
We will be going to Camp Wakonda, just outside of Janesville, Wisconsin for this year's Fall Retreat. Pastor Jens grew up attending this rustic camp while he was in youth group, so he is quite familiar with it, and very excited to share it with the students. The Fall Retreat is a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in a city. It is an opportunity to rest and take a breath, to look up at the stars in awe and wonder at the God who created the world and all that is in it. In that vein, the theme for the retreat is the Holiness of God. We will spend some time exploring a God who is completely set apart from us, while at the same time in the business of seeking out a people to call His own. There will also be ample time for games and activities. So come ready to have some fun! This is a great opportunity to invite a new friend as well.
This event will cost $60! This will cover the cost of the four meals that will be served, along with snacks and other camp fees. Please have your student bring their money to Pastor Jens by the sign-up deadline, which is Wednesday, October 24th. Checks can be made payable to "First Baptist Church of Downers Grove."

If you have any questions please contact Pastor Jens Nelson. His number is 608-449-9467. His email is jens.nelson@firstbaptistdg.org

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Event Waiver

The undersigned parent/legal guardian hereby gives permission to First Baptist Church of Downers Grove, for my child(ren) to take part in the following activity(Fall Retreat).

Should my child require immediate or emergency medical care while engaged in an activity sponsored by the Church, in my absence, I hereby grant the Church authority to release my child for medical treatment to such medical personnel as the Church determines appropriate under the circumstances.

In consideration for the privilege of allowing my child to participate in the above-named activity, I agree to release and hold harmless the Church, its officers and agents, from any liability to or responsibility for bodily injury, damage or illness to the above-identified child while participating in any youth athletic or social activity which may be directly or indirectly sponsored by the Church. 

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