There will be a MANDATORY meeting for parents and participants on Sunday June 10th and on Sunday June 24th both following the 10:00 service. You MUST attend one of these meetings. We will address safety concerns, travel itineraries, expectations and consequences. I still need the medical release form and youth participant agreement from a few people.That paperwork MUST be turned in NO later then June 10th.
At the last meeting we discussed what to pack.We are traveling Southwest Airlines they allow a checked bag, a carry on and a small carry on (purse or backpack) be mindful that you are responsible for your luggage so don't pack more then you can handle/carry/load.We suggest a sturdy, comfortable backpack to carry day to day essentials. Don't forget that water bottle! Texas can be very humid and well need to stay hydrated. It must be empty when boarding the plane but can be filled at a water station during our stay. We will have at least 2 shirts that you will be required to wear on certain days. If you do not have a Mount Olive blue tee shirt please let me know asap! There will be pool! Hopefully we will have time to swim so pack an appropriate bathing suit. Also keep in mind this is a church event, please refrain from wearing super short shorts, tight or reveling clothing. comfortable is best! Saturday is our service day.We could be doing anything from painting, digging, building or playing with kids. The gathering recommends: closed toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, knee- length shorts or long pants. We wont know what we will be doing until we get there! Cell phones and electronics will be allowed! However during services, speeches, meals or activities they must be put away!
Here is a basic packing list:
pen or pencil
comfortable walking shoes
pajamas(be considerate of roommates)
warm shirt light jacket for place with ac
medication that are prescribed to you (all meds including over the counter with be carried by your group leader)
cheap poncho (the dollar store has these)
money for souvenirs, tipping, airport food, treats and Sunday offering
orange gathering tee shirt
blue Mount Olive tee shirt
DO NOT BRING:
drugs, alcohol medication not prescribed to you
weapons, lighters or matches
laser pointers , air horns
If you have any questions or concerns let me know! This is going to be an awesome experience and i cant wait!!