Engage: 1. To give attention to something; 2. To do or take part in something; 3. To begin and carry on an activity; 4. To pledge oneself or make a guarantee
Engage. We invite you to come with us- for one night into the woods, under the stars, beside the campfire. We invite you to take part in meaningful conversations, sharing your story and hearing the stories of others.
We invite you to give attention to a Story that may be new to you--one in which the God who made the earth and sky pledged himself to his creation, in spite of the mess it became when people decided to define good and evil for themselves.
We invite you to come have fun with us, laugh, play, dance and sing. We invite you to begin and maybe even carry on relationships and conversations that will take you to places you may have never imagined.
We invite you to see what might happen...when you engage.
What to bring:
1. clothes & shoes- for sleeping and playing outside
2. toiletries- toothbrush, soap, etc.
3. bedding- pillow, sleeping bag (or sheets & blanket)
4. bath towel
5. dictionary or translation device (if needed)
6. a willingness to share and learn!
Ask your InterVarsity staff worker if you need help gathering any of these things!
How much does Engage cost?
Engage is $60. Talk to your staff worker if you need help with that!
We will have a small IVP book table, so bring extra cash if you'd like to purchase a book.
Also, you may need to bring some money to buy a meal on the way home.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
10 – 11am: Arrival & registration
11am – 12pm: Games, Welcome & Intro to Engage!
12:45pm: Group Photo
1 – 5pm: Free Time, Recreation, Sports (Snacks available at 4 p.m.)
1 – 2pm: Optional Informal Meet-ups with Neha or Ayo
2 – 3:30pm: Zip Line available
3:30 – 4pm: Climbing Wall available
6 – 6:45pm: Supper
6:45 – 8pm: Bible Study (John 4, Jesus meets the Woman at the Well)
8 – 9pm: Hayride, Bonfire w/S’mores
9 – 10:30pm: Talent, Dance Party
11pm: Quiet & sleep
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
7:30am: Prayer Meeting (optional)
8 – 8:45am: Breakfast
9–10:30am: Singing, Bible Study (Luke 15:11-31, The story of the Prodigal Son)
11am: Pack up, clean up and leave camp, Lunch on the way home
Lake Forest Ranch, 5326 Lake Forest Rd., Macon, MS 39341
A GPS will help you find the most direct route to Lake Forest Ranch, but do not rely on it after turning off of Highway 14. Instead, use the following directions, each of which will take you about 22 minutes.
From Macon: Head west on Hwy 14 for 13 miles. Turn right on Lake Forest Rd. and go for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Tram Rd. (You will see the sigh for Lake Forest Ranch on the left and the right). It will be on the left in 2.1 miles.
From Louisville: Head east on Hwy 14 at the intersection of Hwy 14 and Hwy 25. Go 8.6 miles and turn left onto Yellow Creek Rd. You will see the green Lake Forest Ranch sign on the highway. Stay on Yellow Creek Rd. for 9 miles (4 1/2 miles paved road, 4 1/2 miles gravel) and Lake Forest Ranch will be at the end of the road.