FUSE is Port City Community Church’s summer camp experience for 6th through 12th grade students (2016-2017 school year). It’s an opportunity for middle and high school students to get away from the normal pace of life to maybe experience a relationship with God in a whole new way. But it’s more than just 4 days straight of church … it’s a great way to have a blast with their peers, meet new friends, have amazing adventures, sing their voices hoarse, and walk away changed!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is FUSE?
FUSE is Port City Community Church’s summer camp experience for 6th through 12th grade students (2016-2017 school year). It’s a opportunity for middle and high school to get away from the normal pace of life to maybe experience a relationship with God in a whole new way. But it’s more than just 4 days straight of church…it’s a great way to have a blast with their peers, meet new friends, have amazing adventures, sing their voices hoarse and walk away changed!
Who is it for?
FUSE is for current (2016-2017 school year) 6th through 12th grade students. Students/families do not have to attend Port City Community Church to participate in FUSE, either.
Early Bird Pricing (until May 7th, 2017): $435.00
Price from May 7th, 2017- June 14th, 2017: $470.00
PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation to and from camp, all meals at camp, all activities at camp, FUSE t-shirt, all camp materials.
Where are we going this year and why?
We are heading back to the Ocoee Retreat Center in Ocoee, TN (ocoeeretreatcenter.com). There is nothing like getting away from the chaos of “normal” life and spending a few days in the woods, staying in cabins, doing things you don’t normally do (like zip-lining, blobbing, paint-balling) to put you in a place where God can really stir in your heart. We believe that the environment we’ll experience at Ocoee will do all of that and more!
What are the activities at FUSE?
The Ocoee Retreat Center offers a ton of AMAZING activities that are included in the price of FUSE – in other words, once we get to camp, your student will not need to pay for anything else! They have a lake with inflatable activities like a trampoline and a blob, a waterpark with a slide/lazy river/wave pool, high ropes course, paintball, adventure/mud run and, for our 8th-12th graders, white water rafting (as a parent, you have the option to opt out of rafting when you register).
Is there a parent meeting and when?
We will be having mandatory parent meetings as we draw closer to FUSE. You will receive more information about these when it’s available (as long as your student is registered).
What is adult supervision like at FUSE?
We take a number of different adults to make FUSE successful and safe. Our current small group leaders (who have been trained and have background checks) will be the cabin leaders at about a 1:7 ratio. We also take at least 6 volunteers for “safety/security,” at least 3 medical volunteers, as well as 10+ staff members from Port City Community Church. Along with the staff at Ocoee, we are able to provide a GREAT adult to student ratio!
My child has a food allergy. Will the camp be able to accommodate?
As long as you make us aware of what your needs are and you sign up with enough time for us to communicate with the camp, the staff at Ocoee will be able to accommodate most food allergies.
How do I stay up to date with information about FUSE?
Parents can sign up for text updates by texting FUSE17 to 95577. You'll get texts about sign ups, registration, transportation, etc.! Sign up today!