Compass Students is excited to announce that our summer youth conference to Momentum is back on and we are excited to be attending for a week full of life-changing worship sessions and hands-on ministry experiences where our students will be spiritually challenged and grow in their faith!
When and where is the conference?
July 19-24 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. We will leave on July 18 and return on July 24.
All Compass Students currently in grades 8-12 are invited to sign up. Any 6-7th grade student who feels they would benefit spiritually from this experience and feels led to attend must have a conversation with their parent, small group leader and Compass staff prior to signing up. Traditionally our church has sent only grades 8-12, and believes students in grades 6-7 must demonstrate spiritual maturity within our youth group before attending a conference halfway across the country. The decision will be made by our staff and leaders upon 6-7th grade student requests.
When will we leave Calvert Grace?
Monday, July 18th at 8AM.
We will leave Calvert Grace a day early due to the length of the drive. To save on cost, the adult leaders will be driving our church vans instead of renting a charter bus. Check in for the conference begins Tuesday at 9AM, but they offer a Monday night check in option and allow us to board there for an additional $27 per person. This gives us the opportunity to check in more easily, as well as take advantage of becoming familiar with the facilities ahead of time. Our church will purchase dinner for the group that evening.
How do I sign up and pay for my child(ren)?
Please use the link at the bottom of this page to access Momentum's official registration system.
How do I pay for my child's part of the extra night?
During the registration process, there will be an option to select the extra night's stay. Please simply select that and Momentum adds the cost into the payment.
When will we return from the trip?
Sunday morning, the 24th, we plan to leave Momentum at 9 AM, getting us back to Calvert Grace by approximately 8 PM that evening.
Will there be any other additional costs for travel expenses and chaperones?
Our goal is to have a spring and summer fundraising/serving opportunity for our youth in which we believe we will raise sufficient funds to pay any overhead costs for this trip. We do, however, ask for your family's participation in these opportunities once established.
What is the rooming situation like?
Boys and girls are assigned to separate dormitories and will sleep two youth to a room, with multiple adult group leaders chaperoning each floor.
How many of our adult leaders are attending?
Our goal is to take four male and four female small group leaders/staff with us to Momentum. We have never had an issue attaining our recommended adult:student ratio on trips and are excited for as many of our leaders to attend as are able. Names of the leaders assigned to the trip will be announced once finalized.
Is food provided?
Lunch and dinner are provided each day. However, breakfast is an additional cost of $30 for the week if a student decides to add that plan. We encourage parents to add the breakfast plan, but students are not required to purchase it.
What if my child has allergies to certain foods?
Food allergies are taken very seriously at Momentum and during day 1 of camp, all students with allergies will be assisted in alternative options for their meals. For more info on this, please reach out to Carly (her email is at the bottom of these questions!)
What is this year's theme?
REWIRED. Based on Ezekiel 36:26, this theme will discuss what causes us to sin, what moves us to holiness, and what part of us either initiates belief or generates doubt.
"And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart."
What does a typical day look like?
Each day, students will take part in 3 biblical talks and worship sessions by multiple speakers (morning, afternoon, night). They'll also spend time serving in the local community and grow with one another in sports and large group activities each day.
Should my child bring any money?
Yes, we suggest each child bring approximately $25 for food on the trip to and from. In addition, the camp will offer gear shops and snacks for purchase.
What about a packing list? What do they need to bring?
All students who sign up will receive this information approximately one month from our departure date.
If I have any other questions, who can answer those?
We can try! However, Carly, Momentum's registrar has allowed us to include her email here (firstname.lastname@example.org) and enjoys answering any parent questions!