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Heit’s Point Servant Event


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Trip Overview

WHAT: Servant Event at Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp

WHEN: June 20-25, 2021

WHERE: Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp in Cole Camp, MO (on Lake of the Ozarks)

WHO: Any & all members of Holy Cross! See breakdown of details per age group in next section.

COST: Children/Youth (ages 5-18*): $100
Adults (non-chaperone): $50
Adults (chaperone – must apply) and children under age 4: Free
*Children 4 and under may attend for free but must stay with their parents. Anyone who has graduated from high school is considered an Adult. 

LODGING:

  • Youth (junior/senior high) will stay in cabins or bunkhouses with peers of the same gender + 1-2 adult chaperones.
  • Adults have the option to bring an RV/camper*, stay in a cabin or bunkhouse with other adults/families with children (number of bunks per room will vary), or may request a private cabin/bunkhouse room for their family. We strongly encourage junior & senior high youth to stay with their age group even if their family is attending the trip as well to encourage relationship building among their peers. 
  • Children under the age of 5 must stay with a parent per Heit’s Point rules. Children ages 6-13 may choose to stay with a parent or with their peers, depending on number of children in this age range who register to attend.

*Bringing an RV/camper will affect cost of registration per individual. Please contact Dana if this is something you would like more information about.

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Who can go on this trip?

Children (5-13 years old*)

  • $100 ($50 deposit to reserve spot)
  • May choose to stay with a parent OR with their peers (depending on number of children in this age range who register to attend).

*Children under the age of 4 are welcome to attend for free, but must stay with a parent.

Youth (14-18 years old/entering 6th-12th grade in fall 2021)

  • $100 ($50 deposit to reserve spot)
  • Encouraged to stay with peer group in cabins rather than family

Adult Chaperones (18 years old or above)

  • Attend for free
  • Selected through application process:
    • If interested in serving as an adult chaperone, apply here.  Deadline to apply is February 21, 2021.
  • Must stay in the cabin/bunk rooms with jr & sr high youth

Adult Participant

  • $40 ($15 deposit to reserve spot)
  • May choose to stay in a cabin with other adult couples/families, or bring an RV/camper/tent for alternate cost.

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About Heit’s Point

“Heit’s Point is a beautiful camp on the Lake of the Ozarks, [partnered with the National Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Association]. Our mission statement is ‘Strengthening the Connection to the Vine,’ accomplished by sharing the name of Jesus Christ with everyone through Outdoor Ministry. Activities include Bible studies, team-building, challenge course, crafts, outdoor education, lakefront activities, float trips, and more!  Lodging from bunkhouses to cabins, to sleeping under the stars!”

Visit www.heitspoint.com to view photos and learn more.

Heit’s Point Lutheran Ministry,
Heits Point Ave, Lincoln, MO, USA
(660) 668-2363
info@heitspoint.com

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What Will We Be Doing?
About Our Week at Heit’s Point

  • Serve
    • There will be opportunities for all ages to help serve while at Heit’s Point! Service projects may include clearing out wooded areas for camp expansion, picking up trash on the trails, painting or cleaning/small repair work in cabins and lodges, organizing craft supplies, construction of outdoor game structures (think gaga ball or 9-Square-in-the-Air), “caroling” through the streets of nearby Cole Camp, and more!
  • Play
    • Heit’s Point offers numerous opportunities for fun and fellowship. Possible activities include archery, swimming in an indoor pool and in our private inlet of the Lake, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, crafts, gym/outdoor field games, team-building challenge courses, and more! We will participate in some activities all together, some divided by age group, and some in mixed-age small groups throughout the week.
  • Worship and Learn
    • Each day will start with “First Word”, a brief time of personal reflection and reading the Bible. Every meal begins with a fun “camp prayer” to bless our food. On Wednesday morning, we will participate in traditional Divine Worship with the Lord’s Supper, led by a local pastor from Cole Camp. We’ll break into separate age groups for Bible study every afternoon, and close every evening together with campfire devotions & songs. We encourage cabin groups/families to close every night at bedtime by sharing a “Last Word” from Scripture before lights out.

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Future Meetings/Important Dates

  • February 21, 2021
      • Adult Chaperone Application Deadline (apply here)
  • March 14th
      • Youth/Adult Participant Registration & Deposits Deadline (registration info here)
  • March 28th
      • Trip Prep Meeting 1 for all Participants & Chaperones
        • Parents of all children & youth must attend this meeting as well, even if they are not coming along for the trip. 
  • April 11th
      • Trip Prep Meeting 2 for all Participants & Chaperones
  • May 16
      • Trip Prep Meeting 3 for all Participants & Chaperones
  • June 13 
      • FINAL Trip Prep Meeting for all Participants & Chaperones
      • Remainder of trip payments due
  • June 20
      • Commissioning in 10:30am Service & departure for trip!

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Safety Protocols/What happens if this trip is cancelled?

Heit’s Point is taking all necessary steps to ensure that trip participants and all of our service opportunities are as safe as possible. We will continue to be in constant communication with the director and staff at Heit’s Point ensure we stay up-to-date on any issues or adjustments that need to be made as time goes on.

We (the trip coordinators/adult chaperones) will keep all participants and parents apprised of any changes in the plans immediately, should any arise. If the trip is cancelled completely, you will be refunded any payments you have made up to that point, including your deposit.

Your commitment is important to ensure our ability to attend this trip. The last day to drop out of the trip is Sunday, June 13th. If you choose to drop out of the trip after this point, you may be ineligible to receive a refund for any payments made up to that point. 

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I have other questions/concerns. Who do I talk to?

If you have specific questions or concerns about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact Dana Otto via email or by text/call at 636-541-7177.

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I’m Interested! Sign me up!

STEP 1: Complete this online registration form or fill out a printed hard copy here: [adult or youth participant] and return to Dana Otto with your deposit (either in person, mailed, or dropped off in DCE mailbox outside the church office doors). Every individual attending must have a completed form. Forms are not considered “complete” until the deposit has been received.

STEP 2: Put all the future meeting/payment dates and deadlines (see above) on your calendar. Let Dana know ASAP if you will not be able to attend one of the meetings, or if you need to discuss alternate payment plans.

STEP 3: Check your email frequently for trip updates and required forms/paperwork.

If you have questions, concerns, or need to confirm any details with Dana Otto please don’t hesitate to reach out! Thank you!