We are super excited as a student ministry about this year’s Fall Retreat that we’re calling Rendezvous 2018! Our weekend retreat is on October 12th-14th where we will be taking our middle and high school students together to Andrews, N.C. (just a little under three hours away from Covenant UMC). Rendezvous means to meet up or come together at specific location and time with an intentional purpose. In the Gospel’s we often see Jesus create these intentional times together with His disciples where He draws them away from the everyday routine with its distractions in order to connect with them in deeper ways. And it’s in these moments where we watch the disciples grow in unique ways as they learn more intimately about who Jesus is and what His purposes are for them and the world around them. Our spiritual vision and theme for Rendezvous 2018 is Freedom. We believe from the Scriptures that Jesus Christ provides and offers a Freedom that is incomparable to anything that the world could ever offer us. Jesus not only sets us free from the slavery to sin and death but has also set us free to live into the purposes for which He created us. We have already begun to pray over this weekend away with your students and we ask that you as parents would join us in praying as we ask our Father in Heaven to do incredible things in the hearts and lives of our students in seeking to more passionately know Jesus Christ.
The camp that we’ll be attending for the weekend is called Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters located in Eastern North Carolina (75 Mae Johnson Way Andrews, N.C. 28901). Snowbird has amazing heart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for student ministry. If you would like to check them out and learn more about our weekend, visit their website at www.swoutfitters.com. Over the weekend your student can expect to encounter God through rich worship experiences, powerful bible teaching, and a TON OF FUN through top notch recreation and games that your student will definitely enjoy! Also, at Rendezvous 2018 we will also have the amazing resource of Covenant volunteers and small group leaders who will be intentionally investing in and seeking to connect with your student over the weekend in hopes of building lasting relationships. We desire as a student ministry to connect our students to Jesus and with each other.


Early Bird Price
August 2nd –August 8th : $140
Regular Price
August 9th-September 5th : $160
Late Fee
Any time after September 5th: $180
If you have questions about Rendezvous 2018 and our trip together on October 12th-14th as we journey to the wonderful Snowbird Mountains, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us at tsmith@covumc.org or by phone at (803) 429-5540. We are praying for you and we hope to see your student at this year’s Fall Retreat! God Bless!