ICEBLAST 2019 FAQ’S

WHAT IS ICEBLAST?

A weekend retreat for students in grades 6 -12.  The goal of IceBlast is to create unity among the students, to provide worship and Bible study in a new environment.  

 

WHAT WILL STUDENTS GAIN?

This year’s theme is “Plugged In”

At IceBlast, students will have the chance to get away to a fresh atmosphere to encounter Jesus and grow in relationship with others, while having a lot of fun! The theme this year is Plugged In.

 

WHERE IS ICEBLAST HELD?

Fort Wilderness in McNaughton, WI.  It’s about 15 minutes north of Rhinelander, WI.

 

WHEN IS ICEBLAST?

January 25-27, 2019

 

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR ICEBLAST?

Buses are provided and that cost is included in the fee for IceBlast

 

WHAT IS THE COST?

  • Registration (payment received Jan. 1-17, 2019): $150/student

At least half payment is required with registration.

 

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AND HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

Scholarships are provided for those needing financial assistance.  We don’t want any student to be prevented from attending because of finances.

Click HERE to start the registration process. When prompted for payment, select the field with the amount correlating with the amount of assistance you would like to request and complete fields related to the scholarship request.

Limited paper forms are available at the Snack Shack on Wednesday nights, Connection Center on Sunday mornings, and at the office reception desk during the week.

Please note: Registration form must accompany scholarship form, along with the balance due after the amount of scholarship requested (this will be refunded if a scholarship is not granted, if the student is unable to attend as a result). Scholarships are granted on a first come, first serve basis until funds are exhausted. To be able to assist as many families as possible, scholarships of 50% or less will typically be granted. An exception may be made in cases of extreme financial hardship. See scholarship application for more details.

 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS?

The deadline for scholarship applications is January 17.

 

HOW DO YOU REGISTER FOR ICEBLAST AND WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

Please note payment (minus amount of scholarship requested – if applicable) is due at time of registration. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Click HERE to start the online registration & payment process.

Click HERE to download/print the Fort Wilderness Liability Form. Waiver forms are also available at the New Student Check In on Wednesday nights. Form must be turned into the church office or brought to the New Student Check In on Wednesday nights when attending Amped or NarrowPath. 

Paper registration forms are also available on a limited basis at the Snack Shack on Wednesdays, the Connection Center on Sunday mornings and at the receptionist desk during office hours during the week.

The deadline for IceBlast registrations is January 17.

 

WHEN DO STUDENTS HAVE TO BE AT CTR FOR DEPARTURE?

Students should arrive at CTR from 4:00-4:30 PM on Friday, January 25.

 

WHEN WILL STUDENTS ARRIVE BACK AT CTR?

We will return to CTR at 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 27.

 

WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS PACK FOR ICEBLAST?

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Item

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Item

 

BIBLE!

 

Tennis Shoes

 

Journal

 

Camera

 

Winter Jacket

 

Alarm clock (not electric)

 

Clothes - warm

 

Winter Boots

 

Extra Socks

 

Hat

 

Sleeping gear (pillow, sleeping bag)

 

Snow Pants

 

Towels, washcloth

 

Spare pens

 

Toiletries- deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste

 

Flashlight

 

Soap, shampoo

 

Snacks (seal in zip lock bags)

 

Wet wipes

 

Water Bottle

 

Motion sickness pills- if needed

 

Dinner/food for ride up to Fort

 

Prescription medication-give to nurse

 

1-backpack to carry w/you

 

Cash for canteen or t-shirt

 

1 SMALL suit case-only 3 days

 

Winter Gloves

 

Clothes to dress up as favorite video game character for cabin competition

 

WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS NOT PACK FOR ICEBLAST?

Immodest clothing - If you are not sure about the appropriateness of an article of clothing, ask a leader.  

Cell Phones & Electronics - We encourage all students to leave these behind. If any cell phones/devices are brought, we are not responsible for any damage or loss & reserve the right to confiscate the device for the duration of the weekend if improperly used. 

Non-prescription drugs, alcohol, weapons, tobacco products, fire crackers, lighters

 

WHAT ABOUT EMERGENCY CONTACTS?

The following are emergency contact numbers for key staff and volunteers that will be at IceBlast:

Ryan Johnson, Student Ministries Director                                  360-907-0350    

Lisa Van Sistine, Assistant Student Ministries Director            920-268-3021

Julie Bengson, Student Ministries Small Group Coordinator   920-716-3363

 

WHAT IF A STUDENT IS ON MEDICATION THAT THEY’LL NEED OVER THE WEEKEND?

Please make sure that all medication is clearly labeled. 

If you want our volunteers/staff to hold the medication, simply bring it to the table with the RED  CROSS when dropping your student off on Friday, January 25.

 

WHAT IS A TYPICAL ICEBLAST SCHEDULE LIKE?

We have a great mixture of amazing worship, great messages and study times and of course lots of fun, team building, hang out time with the students!  Here is a sample of the schedule:

Saturday

7:00     Wake-Up/Devotional Time (Coffee shop open!)
7:30     Personal Quiet Time
8:00     Breakfast
8:45     Group Pictures (meet @ Gathering Place)
9:15     Session 2
11:05   Free Time for Students
12:30   Lunch
1:30     Broomball Tournament/Free Time
5:30     Dinner
6:45     Session 3
8:40     Cabin Time
9:45     Worship Night (optional)
11:30   In Cabins
12:30   Lights Out

 

WHAT ARE THE RULES/EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS AT ICEBLAST

Have Fun! No guys in girl rooms/girls in guy rooms. No practical jokes. Clean up after yourself. Respect the Fort Wilderness Staff.

We will enforce these rules out of love.  If a student brings anything inappropriate, they will be asked to turn it into Ryan or Lisa immediately when the rules are reviewed at orientation.  If they turn the items in then they will not have any consequences.  After orientation & rules, if any student is caught disobeying any rules, they will be sent home with no refund.  We all want to have a safe, fun weekend, so keep these rules in mind during IceBlast.