2017 Military Men's Getaway

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THE COST:

THE COST OF THE CAMP IS $60 FOR most aTTENDEEs.  aLTHOUGH dESIGNED FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERAN SERVICE MEMBERS, THEY MAY ALSO BRING Their FatHers, their sons (18 and over) for just $60.  Bonus for this event, they may also invite OTHER MEN THAT ARE NOT MILITARY (they pay $137).  PRIVATE DONORS PAY THE BULK OF THE COST OF THE CAMP (TOTAL: $137/PERSON) INCLUDING MEALS, HOUSING, RECREATION, AND TRANSPORTATION.

LOCATION:  

THE YOUNG LIFE - WASHINGTON FAMILY RANCH (WFR) / CREEKSIDE CAMP, ANTELOPE, OREGON

TIMELINE:

  • FRIDAY, OCT 6: BOARD THE BUS (around 0700 - NEAR jBLM)

  • FRIDAY, OCT 6 - SUNDAY, OCT 8:   AT CREEKSIDE CAMP / WFR CENTRAL oregon

  • SUNDAY, OCT 8:  BUS RETURNS TO JBLM AREA (around 2000)

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM camp IS ON BUSES AND vans (for our military families).  Civilians provide their own transportation to the ranch.

ATTEND (one of the two) ONLINE PRE-MEETINGs

Please put in your calendar to join us for an online meeting on Tuesday Oct 3rd, your choice of either at 1200 or 2000.  At this meeting we will provide pickup locations, updates and answer ANY REMAINING questions.

     If online, join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/548330187
     If not, use telephone:  Dial +1 408 638 0968 then when prompted enter Meeting ID: 548 330 187

Content UPDATE:  

we are excited to be partnering with Boot Camp NW on this getaway.  we’ll be unpacking and processing the “masculine journey,” and what the Bible says about growing closer to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  This is based on a best-selling book by John Eldredge called "Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You".

  "I first experienced fathered by God about 8 years ago in a MEN'S discipleship at my church and even today it reshapes my view of being a man and husband.  in May of 2015 I was honored to deliver an overview of this incredible book at the jblm - main post chapel to the men of Faith In action (Mofia) ministry."    Rod Wittmier

PETS, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPONS, AND SMOKING

PETS, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND WEAPONS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP.  SMOKING (INCLUDING E-CIGARETTES) IS ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY. IF YOU SMOKE, BRING ENOUGH CIGARETTES FOR YOUR ENTIRE TIME at CAMP.

LODGING

THE ROOMS ARE DORM STYLE WITH MULTIPLE BUNK BEDS AND A PRIVATE BATH FOR EACH ROOM—MINUS THE TELEVISION AND TELEPHONE.  BEDDING AND TOWELS ARE PROVIDED BY THE CAMP.  THE CAMP ALSO INCLUDES A LOUNGE, A GAME ROOM, GIFT SHOP, COFFEE SHOP, GYM AND SNACK BAR.  EACH ROOM HAS ELECTRICITY (110 VAC US OUTLETS).

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING

THE ONLY THINGS YOU NEED TO BRING ARE PERSONAL ITEMS AND A WILLINGNESS TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN. 
  - CASUAL CLOTHING.  SUNSHINE AND RAIN ARE BOTH POSSIBLE, SO BE PREPARED
    (NO LAUNDRY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE).

  - SUNSCREEN
  - LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATSHIRT
  - SWIMSUIT
  - BEACH TOWEL
  - CLOSE-TOED SHOES FOR ROPES COURSE PARTICIPATION
  - Camera and its charger

THERE IS NO CELL PHONE SERVICE AT THE CAMP

MEALS:

ALL MEALS ARE PROVIDED IN THE CAMP DINING ROOM.  THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT AND PLENTIFUL. 

MONEY:

BRING MONEY FOR dinner TO AND FROM THE CAMP.  THE CAMP DOES HAVE A SMALL GIFT SHOP, COFFEE SHOP, AND SNACK BAR / ICE CREAM SHOP.  IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE SOUVENIRS OR ADDITIONAL SNACKS, PLEASE BRING SPENDING MONEY WITH YOU.   STANDARD CREDIT/debit CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.

HEALTH FORMS:

YOU MUST HAVE A YOUNG LIFE HEALTH FORM AND CONSENT FORM FILLED OUT BEFORE DEPARTURE.    FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE on the bus Ride.

EMERGENCY CONTACT AT YOUNG LIFE’S - Washington Family ranch:

PHONE:     541-489-3100 (RANCH Business Office)
ADDRESS:  Washington Family ranch, 1 Muddy Rd, Antelope, or 97001

THERE WILL BE A LICENSED PHYSICIAN AT CAMP WHO WILL BE ABLE TO TREAT MINOR ILLNESSES AND INJURIES ONLY. 

IF YOUR UNIT HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS TRIP, your POCs are:

ARMY:                CH (Capt) Jonas Winbolt, phone: (909) 993-4668 (mobile), email: jonas.a.winbolt.mil@mail.mil
AIR FORCE:      CH (Capt) Thomas (TJ) Simmons, phone (253) 495-2759 (mobile), email: thomas.simmons.8@us.af.mil
NAVY:                CH (LTJG) Edwin Handley, email: Edwin.Handley@navy.mil
ALL OTHERS:   Rod Wittmier, phone: (253) 256-2015, email: rod.wittmier@na2evs.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I reach the organizers of the getaway?  A:  Email us at info@ReCreationMilitaryMinistries.org
Q: Can I bring my father to the camp?   A:  Yes
Q: If I bring my son, what is the minimum age for sons?   A:  18
Q: Can I bring civilian men that have a warm heart for our military?  A:  Yes, however they pay the full price of $137
Q: Will there be pickup spots above Seattle?   A:  Likely based on the numbers from that area
Q: Are wheel chairs allowed at camp?   A:  YES
Q: Are service animals allowed at camp?  A:  NO
Q: In addition to doctor, will there be a licensed mental health therapist at camp?  A:  NO
Q: Is this event appropriate for those who do not profess the Christian faith?   A:  YES.  Everyone is welcome to attend and no one is required to participate in any activity.   The getaways presented by Recreation Military Ministries enthusiastically present the Gospel message in many forms during the weekend.   Coming with an open mind is all that we ask of attendees.
Q: If a wounded warrior needs respite away from group/dorm settings, are their rooms that could support them?  A:  YES
Q: Is fishing allowed at camp?    A:  NO
Q: How late can I register?  A:  By 11 am on Monday Oct 2nd to be part of our transportation.  By 11 pm Thursday Oct 5 with no transportation provided.  We discourage you driving yourself as you miss out on the community created during the bus ride!

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