Coming of Age Retreat 2019
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When: Friday, Oct. 4, 7:00 pm – Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:00 pm
Where: UBarU Camp & Retreat Center
277 U-Bar-U Drive, Mountain Home, TX 78058
Facilitators: Sheri Phillabaum, DLRE, 1st UU San Antonio & Carrie Krause, DLFD, Live Oak UU
Cost: $110/youth, no charge for chaperones
Who is eligible: 8th – 10th grade youth are encouraged to participate, 11th & 12th grade are welcome if they have not completed Coming of Age
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2019 (Forms below)
About the Event
The retreat is a faith development opportunity for youth to consider how they are connected to our religious history. The questions for the weekend are rooted in personal beliefs and encourage exploration of the beliefs of our UU faith, the elements that bind us as a faith community, and where participants are on their own faith journey within Unitarian Universalism. The focus will be on beginning to create their own credo.
This is an intense faith development weekend with little downtime. Youth will be expected to honor bedtime curfews, and to participate in all workshops to their ability.
Please note the following guidelines for determining eligibility to register:
Youth must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and part of a Unitarian Universalist congregation to participate. The approval of a religious professional from your congregation is required.
Each congregation sending youth is required to provide a chaperone at the ratio of 1:6. Chaperones should be 25+ years of age and have passed a current (not older than 3 years) background check. [Congregations are responsible for running their own background checks on all adults participating as a chaperone or rover.]
**Prior to attendance at youth events, all participants must disclose any child welfare agency investigation or any criminal or juvenile delinquency arrests, charges, convictions including those involving abuse, violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, child abuse, driving while intoxicated or under the influence, firearms or dangerous weapons or similar matters. Event organizers may deny or limit participation based on any of these disclosures.
If you have questions before you register, please contact Carrie Krause, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sheri Phillabaum, email@example.com.
Registration Forms and Payment
In order to be registered for this event, you must complete the following:
- Registration Form
- Note: Once you complete the registration form, you will receive an email with a pdf attachment. You MUST download the attachment, print it out and get the required signatures from a religious professional at your congregation and a parent/guardian (if a youth).
- Medications Form (if applicable)
- Signed agreement to rules and code of ethics (both youth and adults)
- Make online payment (you may also mail check to address below)
Medications Log (Please download blank form, fill out and send with your youth.)
After forms are signed, please scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, Texas, 78613. You should send a copy along with your group that is attending.
To submit payment of $110/youth, select the DONATE button on the right sidebar. Once you are on the donation page, please enter your payment on the appropriate line. You may also choose to mail your payment with youth’s name and COA in memo line to:
Live Oak UU Church
3315 El Salido Parkway
Cedar Park, Texas 78613