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Winter Retreat

December 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - December 29, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Winter Retreat 2021 Important Documents:

21-22 Group Packet (1)

Assumption of Risk and Liability Release Agreement (1)

Cataloochee Rental Agreement (1)

[e.d.g.e.] Winter Retreat Information

Dates: December 27-29, 2021

Where: Cataloochee Ski Area (Maggie Valley, NC)

Cost: $150 ($25 deposit due at time of sign up; remaining $125 due on December 26th)

PLEASE SIGN YOUR WAIVER HERE: https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/RKdQBcPzaS1638293944


  • What is the purpose of this trip? This will be a unique blend of a weekend retreat and a ski trip. I want to emphasize that this trip has a spiritual emphasis. There will be three teaching/worship sessions. This will be an excellent opportunity for our students to build community and be challenged in their faith.
  • What if my teenager does not know how to ski? Part of our package includes a FREE ski lesson on Tuesday morning. This will be mandatory for everyone who has never skied.
  • What should my teenager wear to ski? This is what is recommended: the bottom layer should be light and should absorb moisture (polypropelene, longjohns, tights, etc.), the next layer can be a tshirt or long-sleeved shirt with a sweatshirt or fleece pullover covering it. A windbreaker jacket is recommended. As for pants, long pants (not jeans if possible) are recommended. Your student should bring sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun’s reflection on the snow. Only wear one pair of socks. Waterproof gloves are also recommended. The most important item is a wool hat of some sort. [A packing list is included below.] If you rent a ski bib (pants) and a ski jacket then you can wear a light layer under that. ***We will be able to rent ski bibs (pants) and a ski jacket at the ski area for $18. I recommend this! If you plan on renting these please let me know ASAP. If you have questions on what to pack then please contact Michael at 706-996-0357.
  • Is skiing the only option? Typically those who do not want to ski are able to take a day trip to Asheville. This year, with COVID, that is not a feasible option. Those who are not wanting to ski can stay at the lodge and there will be group activities for them.
  • Where will the group be staying? We will be staying at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Lake Junaluska, NC. This retreat center is located about 10 miles from Cataloochee Ski Area. More information can be found by visiting: http://www.lakejunaluska.com/.
Schedule (Subject to change as needed)

Monday, December 27th

1 PM- Depart from FBC (Travel time is approximately 3 ½ hours)

4:30 PM- Arrive @ Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center

7 PM- Dinner 8 PM- Worship/Teaching Session #1

9:30 PM- Small Group Church Time

11 PM- Free Time in Rooms 12 AM- Lights Out

Tuesday, December 28th

7:30 AM- Breakfast

9 AM-4:30 PM- Ski at Cataloochee Ski Area

5:30 PM- Dinner at Lake Junaluska

7:30 PM- Worship/Teaching Session #2

9:30 PM- Small Group Church Time

11 PM- Free Time in Rooms

12 AM- Lights Out

Wednesday, December 29th

7:30 AM- Breakfast

9:30 AM- Teaching/Worship Session #3

11 AM- Depart (Lunch on Bus)

2:30 PM- Return to FBC

Packing List




*Change of clothes (Clothes for three days plus two extra set of dry clothes recommended)


*Hygiene Supplies

*Copy of insurance card

*Light bedding (Pillow/Sheet or Sleeping Bag)


***For Skiing***



*Gloves (Waterproof if possible)

*2-3 layers (these can be covered by ski bibs and ski jackets will be available to us)

*One pair of socks is recommended

*Wool hat



December 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
December 29, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
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