What is Mid-Winter, and what will we do there? Mid-Winter is an annual retreat for students in the Central Texas Conference, traditionally held every February. Your youth group may choose from two separate weekends (Friday 7 pm through Sunday 11 am.) Youth groups from all over the Conference will converge in one location to further their relationship with Jesus through dynamic speakers, celebratory music, thought-provoking small group discussions, and intentional worship centering around the weekend theme. Group games and free time sessions offer the opportunity to make friends from other churches, and to renew friendships from past Mid-Winters.
When is Mid-Winter? January 31-February 2, 2020 or February 14-16, 2020.
Where will it be held? Mid-Winter is at Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center, Glen Rose, TX.
What are the start and end times? Check-in on Friday is at 7 p.m.; dismissal on Sunday is at 11 a.m.
How will we get there? Each group is responsible for their own transportation to and from Mid-Winter.
Who can go?
How do we register? Our website page, https://www.ctcumc.org/mid-winter-2020, contains all the registration links and downloadable forms (i.e. Medical Release and Liability Form).
How much does the Mid-Winter Retreat cost? $100 for Early Bird rate (see above for registration deadlines to qualify), and $125 Regular rate. Individual Registration fees are non-refundable.
What is included in the cost? Do we need to bring additional spending money? Your fee covers lodging, curriculum and supplies, our worship band, a 2020 Mid-Winter t-shirt, and **meals while at the camp (Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast). You may wish to bring additional spending money to purchase snacks, to shop in the Camp Store (it is only open for brief times during the weekend), if you wish to purchase bracelets benefitting Threads of Hope and Youth Service Fund, donate directly to the Youth Service Fund, or if your group notifies you to bring money for Friday night and/or Sunday afternoon meal.
Where will we sleep? Everyone will sleep in cabins at Glen Lake Camp. Participants will be assigned to cabins based on church and sex, with at least two non-related adults of the same gender in the cabin. The cabins are modern, with electricity, showers, bathrooms, and heating/air. Participants will sleep in individual twin size bunk beds.
What do we bring? Before Mid-Winter, your Group Leader will be emailed a detailed “What to Bring” list to distribute to members of your group (this will also be available on the Mid-Winter web page). For now, plan on weather-appropriate clothing for two days, hygiene items, and twin-sized sleeping bag or twin-sized bedding for individual use. Remember you will receive a Mid-Winter t-shirt to wear on Sunday! *Note: If you plan to bring electronics or other expensive items, please remember neither Central Texas Conference nor Glen Lake Camp is responsible for lost or stolen property.
Is there a theme? Yes! The theme for Mid-Winter 2020 is “Focus.”
What is the Cell Phone Policy? Cell phones may be brought to Mid-Winter, but must be left in the cabins. This means they must not be in use or on one’s person when students are outside of cabins. Students will be in their cabins from bedtime to morning, and during a brief break in the afternoon.
What is the Medication Policy? Churches should follow their local church medication procedure. Group Leaders (i.e. Youth Director, Youth Leader, etc.) will be responsible for the group’s medications. Central Texas Conference will not dispense medications (prescription or over-the-counter). All medications must be in a locked, secure location. Please contact Claire Condrey at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please CLICK HERE for a PDF of Mid-Winter 2020 FAQs