Avalanche (6th-8th grades)

Avalanche (6th-8th grades)

2020 Dates and Registration Coming Soon

Check out pictures from: Avalanche

Arrival: Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday.  Avalanche begins with snack at 9:00 p.m.

Pick up: 1 p.m. on Sunday. Parents must sign out their camper.

If interested in coming as a youth group, please email adam@campawana.org or call 262-692-2388. Groups get 1 free adult for every 9 campers that attend.

Weekend Message Theme: TBA

*Who: All 6th-8th graders are welcome. Come as a youth group or as an individual.

*What: The 7th Annual Avalanche Winter Retreat. Join us for an incredible weekend with old and new friends, great food, a live band, high-energy activities, team competitions, small group discussion, and encouraging and challenging large group messages from the Bible, and team competitions. Activities include daytime and nighttime tubing, a toboggan slide, (We have a snow making system, so as long as it is cold, we will have snow), broom ball on the frozen lake, ice skating, game room (ping pong, foosball, carpetball, and air hockey), full-sized gym (basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, etc.), and playing board games while enjoying your favorite snacks next to the fireplace in the Canteen.

*When: TBA

*Where: Camp Awana, 9025 Camp Awana Road, Fredonia, WI 53021. Contact Adam Conkle with questions at 262-692-2388 or info@campawana.org

*Why: Because middle schoolers are awesome, and it’s fun to hang out at Camp Awana.

*Cost: $110/student. Includes T-Shirt.

*Transportation will be available from the The Bridge Church, 3859 N. Central Ave. Chicago, IL to Camp Awana for an additional fee of $30. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Sign up on registration form. Transportation departs from the Center on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and returns to the Center on Sunday by 4:15 p.m.

What To Bring:
Pillow, Sheets (Camp Mattress is Twin Size) and sleeping bag or blanket, winter coat, gloves, hat, snow boots, warm clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, towels, deodorant, Bible, pen, notebook, flashlight, shoes for the gym, and spending money for the Canteen Snack Shop.

What Not To Bring:
Cell phone*, Bikes, Radios/CD players/MP3 Players, Comic Books, Knives, Guns, Other Weapons, Cigarettes, Drugs, Alcohol, Fireworks, Pornography, Refrigerators, Gum, and Skateboards. This is not an exhaustive list. Please use good judgment. If there is doubt that you should bring it to Camp, please do not pack it.

*Cell phones will be collected from each camper the first day of camp, and returned to them on the last day. This will be strictly enforced. It is better to leave cell phones at home.

Dress Code:
Please pack school appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

~Girls’ attire is required to promote modesty and be free of questionable sayings/logos/images. Halter-tops and strapless tops will not be allowed. Shoulder straps on tank tops must be at least two-finger-width wide. Any tops that reveal undergarments (or lack thereof) are not allowed. Shorts must longer than thumb length when arms are at sides. Campers whose attire does not meet these standards will be asked to change.

~Boys’ attire must be school appropriate and free of questionable sayings/logos/images. Boxers or other undergarments (or lack thereof) should not be visible. Campers whose attire does not meet these standards will be asked to change.

All medication (prescription/over the counter) is required to be handed into and kept by our nurse. Please send all necessary medicines clearly labeled with campers name in a Ziploc bag. Epi-pens, inhalers and other rescue devices will be held by the camper (or his/her leader).

Over the counter medications needs to be in the original packaging. This includes vitamins and supplements. Blister packaging is preferred, but not required. Please note the dose and times usually taken. Prescription medication needs to be in the bottle from the pharmacy with the patient label. No pills that are loose in a pill box or hand labeled container can be given. Please check all expiration dates. Out of date medication cannot be given.

Dietary Needs/Concerns:
Due to the variety/varying degrees of food allergies and dietary preferences our kitchen in not able to accommodate everyone. If your camper requires a special diet we ask that you supplement our menu with easy-prep food that is knowingly safe for them to eat. We have found that sending food items in a Rubbermaid container labeled with their name works best. We have a microwave and a small amount of refrigerator space available for them to use. Before you pack supplemental food for dietary reasons, please contact us to talk through our menu to see what your camper may be able to eat or what alternatives we may be able to provide. Here is our menu:

Evening Snack: Hot Dogs, Fries, Brownie, Juice

Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Oatmeal, Milk, Juice

Lunch: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Gravy, Oranges, Ice Cream Bar, Juice, Water

Dinner: Pasta Noodles, Meat Sauce, Focaccia Bread, Salad, Dressing, Cake or Cookie Bar, Juice, Water

Evening Snack: Pizza and Juice

Breakfast: Eggs with Bacon inside, Toast, Creme of Wheat, Juice, Milk

Lunch: Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Corn, Rolls, Gravy, Peaches and Pears, Juice, Water, Cookies

Dropping Off Your Camper on Friday and Picking up on Sunday:
Follow the main road into camp (go past the barn) and keep right when the road splits. Registration is being conducted in the Mess Hall starting at 8 p.m. The Mess Hall is just beyond the playground on the right. Please use the “Pueblo” entrance.  Come inside to drop off your medicine, pay any remaining balance, verify that we have all your medical information, and get your cabin assignment. Avalanche will officially begin at 9:00 p.m. with a Hot Dogs and Fries snack. Campers should be picked up by 1 p.m. on Sunday and as early as 12:45 p.m. You may meet them at their cabin. All campers must be signed out in the Mess Hall before they are taken off of the grounds. 

Emergency Phone Number:
If you need to reach us/your child, please call 262-692-2388. We answer this line 24hr/day while Camp is in session. Please reserve late night/early morning hours for emergencies only. Also note that your child may not be readily available to take your call as he/she is out on the grounds and not in our office. We will do our best to make sure your call is returned promptly.

Registration Fees/Payments:
You are responsible to know and pay the remaining balance for your registration. Full payment needs to be received on or before the day that the retreat starts. Please check your online account for your balance. If you have any questions, email: info@campawana.org or call 262-692-2388.

Payments can be made with a credit card through your online account or by check brought up or mailed to:

Camp Awana
9025 Camp Awana Road
Fredonia, WI 53021

Please email info@campawana.org or call 262-692-2388