Avalanche (6th-8th grades)

Avalanche (6th-8th grades)

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Speaker: Jordan Machonga

My Motivation: Jesus has forever changed my life and I want the same for you.
My Background: I’m California-bred and Detroit-raised, but I’ve come to love Chicago. I’ve been on staff at The Bridge since 2013. I met my wife Lindsay at The Bridge (note to single people: church girls are the best) and now we have two crazy boys.
My Spiritual Journey: At a young age I believed that God was powerful and he loved me. Ever since, my whole life has been God showing this to me on repeat.
One More Thing: I’m a lover of jazz, cheese, and wood-whittling.



Speaker: Danny Martinez

My Motivation: I believe our students today are bombarded with different standards and ideas regarding faith, their lives, purposes, and their identity. I believe there is nothing greater than being able to share with them about the way, the truth and the life, Jesus!
My Background: When I am not working in our student ministry, I am serving on the production and worship teams. I also work at the Moody Bible Institute as an Admissions Tele-Counselor. My wife Laura and I were married in August 2019.
My Spiritual Journey: My parents have always helped me walk towards God and inspired me to remain faithful. I was saved at an early age, but my faith became real to me in 10th grade when I started taking time to pray alone, and could truly experience God’s love for me. I was baptized at a young age as well, but after fully comprehending what it ultimately meant, I was baptized once more to commit my life to serving God in May 2019 at The Bridge.
One More Thing: I may look quiet, but am actually quite extroverted and love making people laugh.

Worship Leader City on a Hill, from Olivet Nazarene University

As a partnership ministry between the Office of Church Relations and the School of Music, the University Ministry Teams are comprised of students who are servant leaders with a heart for worship and a passion for spreading the Gospel across Olivet’s four-state region.

Arrival: Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Pick up: 1:30p.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.

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

*What: 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, canteen store and game room, full-sized gym (basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, etc.).

*When: February 7-9, 2020

*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.

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, Radios/CD players/MP3 Players, Comic Books, Knives, Guns, Other Weapons, Cigarettes, No Vaping, Marijuana, 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.

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 will work with you 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 our Food Service Director Bryan Feeney to talk through our menu to see what your camper may be able to eat or what alternatives we may be able to provide.

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. Campers should be picked up by 1:30p.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