August 18-20, 2017
RISING Weekend is an all-church weekend camp to get away from the daily grind! Come energize your spiritual life and enjoy a fun weekend of planned and free-time activities, great teaching, and worship. RISING Weekend is for the entire church-family and is a great way to form new friendships and strengthen others. We are heading back to Carolina Point, Young Life’s newest camp near Brevard, North Carolina. It is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with picturesque views and only a 2 hour drive from Gwinnett County.
Click the link below to register!
Costs: EARLY BIRD Registration Fee: Now through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th with payment of deposit; prices go up $10 per camper on Monday, June 19th.
$110 Adult (ages 12 years and up); $70 (ages 3-11); children birth – 2 years FREE.
Deposit Requirement: $50 per person or $100 per family. Deposits are non-refundable and are required to hold campers spot and payment in full is expected before arrival at camp. Your spot will not be held if payment is not paid in full before arrival at camp. There are three options for making a timely deposit and secure early bird prices:
- Pay by check or cash on/before Sunday, August 13th at church.
- Pay on-line via the electronic invoice link (will be sent to the registrant via email), no later than Sunday, August 13th with full payment due. All registrations on Sunday, June 18 for early bird pricing deposit are due June 20th.
- By mail. Please mail your check payable to Rising Church and mail to Rising Church attn: RISING Weekend, PO BOX 2943, Suwanee, GA 30024.
Carolina Point, 4000 Glady Fork Road, Brevard, NC 28712
Website: YL Carolina Point
Schedule: COMING SOON
We’ve included a downloadable schedule that is subject to change below and we will hand out final schedules upon arrival. Here’s the 411 of what you need to know until then—Arrival and Check-in begins at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 18th. Please eat DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! Please note: Once you exit off of I85 there is a very limited number of places to eat and GPS does not work so PRINT OUT DIRECTIONS. We’ll begin with an optional “Happy Hour” and open the game room from 6:00-7:45pm and the weekend will officially start with Club at 8pm in Town Hall. Late arrivals can find their cabin assignment/welcome packet at the designated “late check-in board” outside the game room. Unpack and join in camp activities asap.
Once you arrive at Carolina Point, check in at the Registration Shack were will will give you instructions on where to park and unload. You will receive name tags, schedule, any paperwork you need to fill out and your cabin assignment at check-in. All campers must fill out a YL Consent form above to check-in. Forms may be turned in early at the administration table at church.
Camp ends Sunday after lunch at 1:00pm. Instructions will be provided by property staff on Sunday morning.
Parking will be marked and is available in 2 places – in a lot next to River dorm and on the hill next to the Dining Hall. Please no parking along roads, mulch or sidewalks so that camp and emergency vehicles can maintain access to all areas.
Housing and Linens:
Carolina Point is a resort with three housing options: Empty-nest rooms, private rooms (young children and special needs and dorm rooms (twin bunk beds with bathrooms in every room). Carolina Point provides a pillow and blanket on each bunk. Guests should bring a sleeping bag or twin sheets, pillowcase and a towel. (There are a few exceptions to this…you will be notified if you do not need to bring sheets or sleeping bag.)
What to Bring:
- Twin Sheets or sleeping bag
- Casual clothing for warm days and cool mountain nights and mornings (sweatshirt, jacket)
- Western attire is the dress for Saturday evening dinner and social this year (not mandatory)
- Bathing suit, beach towels, sunscreen, hats or visors
- Closed-toed shoes for special activities
- Toiletry Items, medications
- Other/optional: any baby equipment needed, sand toys, cards, games, hiking shoes, fishing gear, camera, flashlight, water bottle, child size life jacket, spending money for the snack bar and store. Ear plugs and shower shoes have been recommended by some!
- Folding or camper chairs for club if you would like
What NOT to Bring:
- Because the purpose of this weekend is to draw families together please leave all entertainment devices in the car (iPods, DVD players, gameboys, etc). There is limited cell service and phones are discouraged as well.
- For safety issues please do not bring any scooters, skateboards or rolling footwear.
- Please do not bring alcoholic beverages. Smoking is restricted to one designated location.
We will be eating 5 family style meals during the weekend. A snack bar will be open Saturday afternoon. You are welcome to bring extra snacks, bottled water, etc. to keep in your room. If you have any special dietary needs please let us know when you register so the kitchen can make necessary arrangements.
During the weekend we’ll have both planned activities and free time. We’ll meet in the mornings and evenings together for Club where we’ll worship, enjoy entertainment and hear a message. We will have designated small group time as well. Free time activities include go-carts, basketball, ping pong, pool tables, octaball, corn-hole, spike ball, swimming in the pool and lake, blob, sand volleyball, frisbee golf, hiking trails, rocking chairs, good fellowship and so much more! The canopy zip course will be open and we will have sign-up sheets when you arrive at camp. Carolina Point also has a camp store, a game room, and snack shack.
New this year: Club Room
Canopy Zip Course:
This is an amazing high zip line through the mountains and above the trees. Sign up for the Zip Course will be at Check-in. Not all campers may be able to participate due to time constraints but we will do our best to accommodate everyone who wants to ride. Riders must be at least 75lbs and not exceed 300lbs. Closed toed shoes are required.
We have a designated lifeguard on duty at the pool and lake during free-time. Please do not leave young children unattended at the waterfront. If you are qualified to lifeguard for us, please let us know!
An organized children’s program will be provided during the scheduled club times. Following the music and before the speaker begins, Preschoolers-4th grade will be dismissed for their own activities. Our 5th Graders have the option to attend Club with their family or be a Jr. Leader in Kid’s Club. Youth 6th grade and up will remain in club. Please remember to pick up your children at the designated location immediately after small group time.
Childcare/Nursery will be provided for children 3 and under during each Club time. Childcare is located in Lookout Lodge. Children may be dropped off 10 minutes prior to each club and picked up after small groups.
Along the Road Family Podcast for the Drive:
Normally, our podcasts are just for parents, but since you’ll be spending some time in the car with your kids to and from camp, we decided to make our RISING Weekend podcasts for the whole family! There is a podcast for the ride to camp and a podcast for the ride home that you can listen to in the car with your children. Both podcasts have a few discussion questions, guided prayer activities, and even some prayer-focused game ideas to help the car ride go by quickly! You can access the podcasts with the link below and if you’re part of the RISING Kids Parents Remind Group, you’ll receive text messages with direct links to the podcasts. (Join the RK Parents Remind Group by texting “@rkparent” to 81010.)
Licensed medical personnel will be on call throughout the weekend to tend to minor medical emergencies. If an accident occurs he/she can be paged. Please bring prescribed and over the counter medications, or other medical treatments you may need. Carolina Point is requesting that we fill out a medical release form to have on file. Please submit one form per camper/per family. If you have any guests with you whose parent is not in attendance please fill out a separate form. The form can be downloaded at the top of this page. to Top
Once you have submitted your registration form you will receive an email with payment information. You will have three options: (1) on-line secure payments; (2) make your payment at the administration table on Sunday’s; (3) or by mail. Please mail your check payable to Rising Church and mail to Rising Church attn: RISING Weekend, PO BOX 2943, Suwanee, GA 30024.
It is our goal to have our entire church family attend RISING Weekend and it is our hope that finances do not hinder anyone from coming. To inquire about financial assistance please email Aaron Young.
Please contact Lori Cotter.
Check out our highlight video from last year…