GA RETREAT is a missions’ education experience for girls in grades 1-6. All girls, from any organization may attend- they do NOT have to be part of Girls in Action! Girls will have fun in a camp setting, meeting girls from other churches. They will meet missionaries and participate in games, crafts, Bible study, prayer and more!
Choose A Date & Location
If you have a location or weekend preference, you will want to register as early as possible. Camps may fill quickly.
Weekend 1 · October 12-13
Registration Deadline 10/04/18
Weekend 2 · October 19-20
Registration Deadline 10/11/18
Cost & Registration
Online Registration: $36.00 per person
$36.00 registration per person includes lodging, program fee and meals (Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch). Male bus/van drivers must make other arrangements for housing. Do not bring more campers than you have registered without calling ahead. You may substitute campers, but no refunds will be made.
PLEASE NOTICE registration deadline is 10 days prior to the weekend chosen; however no t-shirt orders will be taken after September 17th. If you have a location or weekend preference, you will want to register as early as possible. Camps may fill quickly.
You will want to have the following information ready to register:
- Church and city name
- Contact name/address/phone/email- this should be the leader coming with girls
- Number of adults and teen helpers
- Number of 1st-4th graders
- Number of 5th- 6th graders
- T-shirt sizes
- Credit card or check account routing number
Room assignments will be given at the on-site check-in. Most of our camp sites have dorm style cabins with bunk beds. To allow as many girls as possible to attend, you may be assigned to share a dorm with other churches. You will want to prepare your girls (as well as yourselves) to make new friends and get along with others! Bring bedding, towels, and toiletries for each camper. There may not be hand soap or paper towels in the cabins.
T-shirts will be $7.00 each by order only with your registration- deadline September 17th. Larger sizes are at a higher cost. You may choose to order for girls unable to attend the retreat. You will pick up your shirt order at the retreat check-in.
We will be participating in a ministry project for Missouri Campers on Mission. You may wish to bring one or more of the following items: 7 ¼ inch skill saw blades, chalk lines or chalk boxes, work gloves, 1 yard pieces of 100% cotton or flannel, spools of all purpose thread.
Medical Release Forms
Please turn in a copy of each medical release form at check-in. (DO NOT MAIL) It is important that you have a medical release form for each adult and girl. Turn in a copy and keep a copy.
At least one adult must accompany your girls; however you may bring as many adults as you would like. Some groups choose to bring teen helpers. We recommend that you register at least one adult per 7 children. All adults and teens must register and pay the registration fee.
There will be a scheduled time for leaders to meet with a GA special worker and share ideas. Come ready to share what works for you in your GA organization. If you have any leftover curriculum, badges, chevrons, etc, bring to trade with other leaders. We are especially in need of CA and RA curriculum.
- 04:30 – Check-in/Scavenger Hunt
- 06:00 – Dinner
- 07:00 – General Session
- 08:10 – Evening activity
- 09:00 – Ready for Bed
- 09:30 – Cabin Devotions
- 10:00 – Lights Out
- 7:00 – Breakfast
- 8:10 – Morning devotion
- 8:40 – Conference 1
- 9:15 – Conference 2
- 9:50 – Conference 3
- 10:25 – Conference 4
- 11:05 – General Session
- 11:40 – Lunch (Purple, Blue, Green)
- 11:40 – Break (Yellow, Orange, Pink)
- 12:15 – Break (Purple, Blue, Green)
- 12:15 – Lunch (Yellow, Orange, Pink)
- 12:55 – Conference 5
- 01:30 – Conference 6
- 02:05 – Conference 7
02:45 – General Session