Passion Camp 2019: Parent Guide

IMPORTANT: EACH STUDENT WHO PARTICIPATES IN PASSION CAMP IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC WAIVER & RELEASE FORM BY MONDAY, JUNE 3RD. WE WILL ALSO BE COLLECTING RCC PERMISSION FORMS WHICH ARE A SEPARATE WAIVER FROM PASSION.


Schedule

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DEPARTURE: JUNE 10, 10:30 AM

  • Please plan to arrive at River City Church no later than 10:00 AM. We will need to confirm Parent/Guardian contact information before loading the cars.

  • We will caravan to Passion Camp at 10:30 AM. We would like to have all students and their luggage ready to go, so we can load the cars as efficiently as possible.

  • We will depart for Daytona Beach as soon as all leaders, students, and luggage are in the cars. Our goal is to be on the road by 10:45 AM.

 

RETURN: JUNE 14, 1:00 PM

  • We will be departing Daytona for Jacksonville at 11:00 AM. We plan to check-out of the hotel no later than 10:45 a.m. to be ready to load the cars.

  • It is 84 miles from Daytona Beach to River City Church. By car, Google Maps estimates the drive should take approximately 1 hr & 30 mins. We are assuming that traveling with a group will take slightly longer.

  • Students and leaders will contact parents from the road with updated arrival time information. Please keep phones handy and be mindful of notifications!


HOTEL INFORMATION

Best Western Aku Tiki

ADDRESS: 2225 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

PHONE: (386) 252-9631

LEADER EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Tim Downey (904) 874-6758

Danny Domingo (904) 477-6881

Arianne Leary (904) 322-3577

Phone service is almost non-existent during camp hours due to the high concentration of usage in the arena. Please be patient when awaiting a returned phone call. 


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NOTE: Please encourage students to pack lightly, as there will be limited space on the bus and in rooms.

TYPICAL PACKING FOR PASSION CAMP

  • Bible

  • Notepad or journal & a few pens or pencils

  • Sunscreen

  • Spending money (most Students bring between $50-$75 for snacks, drinks & merchandise)

  • Snacks

  • Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste are essential!)

  • 1-2 bathing suits

  • GIRLS: must bring one-piece bathing suits, two-piece bathing suits are not permitted.

    • Rash guards and tankinis are accepted alternatives

  • GUYS: bring trunks and board shorts (shirts must be worn unless at pool or beach).

  • Comfortable clothes for 5 days

  • T-shirts

  • Shorts

  • Athletic wear

  • Sneakers (for sessions)

  • Flip-flops (for beach and poolside)

  • TURBO SQUAD COLOR: PURPLE | Don't forget to send Students with some SQUAD SWAG! Be sure to pack any PURPLE t-shirts, bandanas, hats, colored hair spray, face paint, glow bracelets or necklaces, etc.

PROPOSED SPENDING MONEY

  • Money for lunch and dinner Monday

  • Money for lunch on the way home

  • Snacks/Drinks will be provided but kids sometimes buy their own

  • Students have brought between $50-$75

  • Bare minimum $25

  • Easily could survive on $35

  • Regular drink buying kids $50

  • Heavy Snack and drink buyer $75

  • Making it rain $100

WHAT NOT TO PACK:

  • Fireworks or firearms

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco or nicotine products

FAQ

WHERE DOES EVERYTHING TAKE PLACE?

All Passion Camp Main Sessions will take place at the Ocean Center, located at 101 N Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach, FL, 32118.

WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY AT PASSION CAMP LIKE?

A typical day at Passion Camp will include Main Sessions, Squad Wars, time with your students in Community Groups, and free time to hang out at the beach or pool.

WHAT ARE COMMUNITY GROUPS?

Community Groups are where your students gather together to build community, discuss and process, and share stories of what Jesus is doing in their lives. Please note that space is not provided for Community Group time.

WHAT ARE FAMILY GROUPS?

Commonly referred to as small groups, this is a group of 4-8 students from one church who will process together what God is doing in their lives through camp. Family Groups are typically led by small group leaders from your church.

WHAT ARE SQUADS?

Squads provide a high-energy, fun, and competitive element to Passion Camp! Students are grouped into teams and led in large group activities as they compete throughout the week, and at the end, only one Squad will win!

Our Squad is TURBO. PURPLE is the color. We encourage kids to bring anything clothing, hats and accessories that have that color.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR PASSION CAMP?

We want all students to feel comfortable and welcome at Passion Camp, and for there to be as few distractions as possible. We ask that leaders be responsible for making sure all of their students are dressed appropriately during the week. One-piece bathing suits are required for girls and we ask that guys wear a shirt at all times, unless they are at the beach or the pool. Overall, please ask your students to be modest, smart and respectful with their attire. Rash-guards or tankinis are appropriate as one-piece alternatives.

WHAT CAN STUDENTS DO DURING FREE TIME?

Your group can enjoy the beach or the pool at your hotel. There are also various other attractions nearby. To see a complete list of what Daytona Beach has to offer, visit www.daytonabeach.com.Please note that leaders will be responsible for the supervision of their students during all free time.

WILL I HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT MY CHILDREN AND HOW TO CONTACT THEM?

Parents will have room information and room leader information prior to departure so you will have contact information for the leader that can best access your student if you cannot reach them on their personal phone. Phone signals are inconsistent while we are in the convention center so be patient on returned phone calls.

MY CHILD TAKES MEDICATION. IS IT POSSIBLE TO GIVE A LEADER ALL MY STUDENTS MEDICATIONS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM? 

Insurance and liability guidelines and FDA regulations prevent us from taking full responsibility for your child's personal prescription medication. We can, however, be made aware that they need to take certain medications and if your child has life threatening allergies we can retain one of his/her epinephrine pens for emergencies.  Passion camp is fully compliant with all of the standards and has medical personnel present at camp at all times for emergencies.

WHAT IS THE LEADER TO STUDENT RATIO FOR RCC AT PASSION CAMP?

Passion Camp requires 1:10.  We are at a 1:7.

ARE THERE LIVE UPDATES FOR WHAT IS GOING ON AT PASSION CAMP?

Follow @rivercitychurch.youth and @passion_camp on Instagram for more up-to-date fun and information as camp is happening. The Insta Story will be amazing, so stay connected. 

WHO DO I EMAIL IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

You can email the Passion team at passioncamp@268generation.com or email our team for general information. If you have more specific questions please contact Tim Downey at tim@rivercitychurch.com for more detailed information!