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Spring Retreat
Form Registration
When: MARCH 29-31
Where: Camp Wakonda in Milton, WI
Who: Students in 6th-12th grade
Cost: $75 (there is no online payment form)
IMPORTANT: This upcoming event is from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31 and it is open to all students in 6th-12th grade. We will be leaving from First Baptist Church at 10am on Friday. We will be arriving back at the church around 1pm on Sunday. We ask that you please get your student to the church by 9:30am that Friday morning so we can leave by 10am and arrive at the camp just after lunch.
On our way to Camp Wakonda, we will be stopping for lunch, so please ensure your student has some spending money.
We will be going to Camp Wakonda, just outside of Janesville, Wisconsin for this year's Spring Retreat. It is the same camp we went to for our 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 Spring 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. 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 $75! This will cover the cost of the five 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, March 20th. 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 student(s) to take part in the following activity(Spring 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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Please fill out to register an additional student from your household if needed.