Centrifuge Middle School Student

Total Camp Cost: $490
Early Bird Cost: $390 (ends 2/29/2020)
Deposit Due: $60 (for early birds) | $120
Location: Union University
Final Balance Due: April 15th, 2020

Centrifuge Camp Information

July 13th – July 18th, 2020 | Union University

Middle School Parents:

This year our middle school students will be heading to CENTRIFUGE Camp in Jackson, Tennessee. We will be staying on the beautiful campus of Union University. This is a Centrifuge only camp. During free time or evening hang time FUGE campers at Union University can enjoy an indoor gym, volleyball, outdoor basketball court, snack shop, coffee bar, and visit the on-campus Lifeway Bookstore. The accommodations will be suite-style dorm rooming where each suite has 1-2 private bedrooms. All meals will be provided through the university’s cafeteria and should be great! And again, we will all be traveling in charter buses!

SO… What is Centrifuge?      

Centrifuge is a discipleship camp for students who have completed sixth grade through 8th grade. This camp includes graded Bible studies with students from other churches, recreation (large group games), and afternoon track times (classes or activities students will get to select like laser tag, high ropes course, paintball, kayaking, and miniature golf recreation, and creative tracks all facilitated by FUGE camp staff). Evening activities include worship, church group time, and camp-wide fellowships.

What your student will experience each day at camp:

Morning Celebration – Camp attendees will gather to kick off each day in a high-energy way with worship, games, and a word from the camp pastor.

Bible Study – Spending time in God’s Word is top priority at FUGE. Bible study is led by a FUGE staff member and students are placed in a bible study group by grade.

Quiet Time – Each morning, students will have the opportunity to spend personal time with the Lord, working through a devotion we provide to reinforce the camp theme.

Recreation – Students participate in large group activities that are intentional on faith-building and helping them apply the camp’s theme for the week to their personal lives.

Track Time – Students have the opportunity to participate in an activity or class they are familiar with, or they have the opportunity to try something new. (Categories include Creative Arts, Discipleship, and Sport Tracks.)

Worship – Each evening, all camp attendees gather for a time of community worship, prayer, and a message from the camp pastor that reinforces the biblical theme for the day.

Church Group Devotion – During this time your student will participate with their church group to unpack the way the Lord is working in their lives during their time at camp.

Night Life – These events take place in the afternoon or evening at camp and allow students to participate in camp programming in a really fun, interactive way. Don’t be surprised if things get a little loud (or even messy!

Track Selections

Track Time is when students have the opportunity to participate in activities or classes they are familiar with, or they have the opportunity to try something new.

Creative Arts Tracks:

*Creative Arts Topics include the areas of music, art, stage and media.  Those listed as performance tracks will be on stage at some point during the Track Time Showcase.

Performance:
(These tracks will perform on stage during the Showcase at the end of the camp week.)

Creative Movement – Participants will learn a creative movement set to a contemporary Christian song and be provided resources for how to start creative movement ministry at home.

Drama – Participants will learn the basics of drama, improvisation, mime, etc.  Students will rehearse a drama to be performed in closing celebration and be provided with resources for how to begin a drama ministry at home

Percussion – Students will learn how to read rhythm charts and will practice patterns and rhythm.  Using trash cans, buckets, and other “found” percussion instruments, students will perform a “Stomp” style piece during closing celebration.  Beginners and experienced drummers are welcome.

Non-Performance:

Crafts – Students will work on a specific craft project throughout the week, such as bead bracelets, t-shirt art, tile mosaics, paper making, candle making, etc.  A supplies fee of $5 will be charged.

Creative Painting- Students will use the medium of painting to express themselves creatively. They will paint on canvas. Paintings will be sold at the end of the week for missions.

Guitar – This class is strictly for beginners and is not a performance track!  If you know more than three chords, you are not a beginner.  Students will learn strum patterns and basic chords.

Discipleship/Classroom Tracks:

These tracks are designed to assist in disciplining campers in their Christian walk and helping them live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Apologetics – This track will provide students with proof of and a defense for Christianity.

Christian Leadership –This track will look at key leadership characteristics and the role of the servant leader in today’s world.

For Girls Only – This track will teach Biblical principles for living a godly life, help to build a healthy self esteem and self image, provide proper perspective and knowledge about health and the body and discover biblical dating principles.

How to Grow in Your Faith – This track will provide an opportunity for students to get to know God on a deeper level by strengthening their discipleship through such disciplines as worship, solitude, prayer, fasting, service, study and more.             

Lifestyle Evangelism – Students will discover how to live their lives in such a way to lead others to Christ.

Missions – This track is designed to educate campers about missions and mission opportunities as well as provide hands-on ministry in the local community.

Spiritual Gifts – This track is designed for campers to learn about spiritual gifts and discover their individual gifts by completing a spiritual gifts survey.

The Man Track – This track will explore what it means to be a godly man, how to be involved in healthy relationships with the opposite sex and within the family, and life skills such as independence, decision making, integrity, team player and excellence.

Active Tracks:

These tracks are recreation/sports based.

Basketball – Students will learn basic skills and play basketball.

Battleball – Students will learn and play several variations of Battleball (Dodgeball).

Flag Football – Students will play flag football.

Frisbee Games – Students will play ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf and other games with discs.

Outdoor Games – Students will play gagaball, spikeball and other outdoor games such as kickball, etc.

Soccer – Students will learn soccer basic skills and play soccer.

Table Games – Students will have the opportunity to play a variety of fun board and card games including checkers, dominoes, UNO, Monopoly and many others.

Volleyball – Students will learn basic volleyball skills and play volleyball.

Specialty Tracks:

These tracks are specific to Union University.

Inline Skating – This track will teach basic skills and equipment use for inline skating. Campers will experience inline skating on campus. All equipment for this track will be provided.

Bubble Soccer – Students will play soccer wearing large bubble suits.

Tennis – Students will learn the basic skills of tennis and actually play tennis.

Propel My Life – A catalytic leadership experience where students will learn to live with their identity rooted in Christ, develop community among their peers, and learn to have a positive influence on others.

Paint Ball – Campers will participate in paint ball games using a sling shot instead of the typical paint ball gun. All equipment is provided.

Hiking – Students will hike on trails around campus. 

Financial Information

The cost of camp is $490 (if you register AFTER February 29th) which covers the camp fees, lodging, ALL meals, t-shirts, and transportation.

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $390 You will be required to place a $60 deposit to secure this price. (Must be registered by 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020, for this rate.) After February 29th the price is $490 with a minimum deposit of $120.

Register by January 29th and your name will be entered into a drawing for one lucky student to have their camp balance paid for them. Student must be present at the high school service on the 29th to win.

You will receive an email confirmation once you have finished the payment part of the registration process. YOU ARE NOT DONE REGISTERING YOUR STUDENT. There will be 2 things (link to Fuge Release Form and Remind 101 text sign up) on the receipt that you will need to do. The Fuge camp release form must be printed, filled out and returned to the Student Ministry office to complete your registration! We CANNOT accept an emailed or faxed copy of this form. It must be the original form since it has to be signed by a notary.

NOT COVERED: spending money, and missions offering, group photo taken upon arrival (all optional – Group Photo money will be collected at the parent meeting and the morning of departure only.)

 

ALL BALANCES MUST BE TURNED IN BY April 15, 2020.