April 23-24 @ Windermere Conference Center - Roach, MO

All boys 1st-6th grade are invited to attend- you do not have to be an RA!

RA Congress provides an opportunity for boys to connect with adult men as they participate in campcraft, sports and other activities. Worship rallies will include music and stories from a missionary and other missions leaders; focusing on God’s call in our lives to salvation, a relationship with Him, and our part in missions.

Location

Windermere Conference Center, 1650 Koehler Drive, Roach, MO

Remember to be respectful of buildings and property. Properly dispose of trash and pick up belongings. Let’s leave the property looking better than we found it!

Registration

  • Online Registration: $35 (deadline April 8th)
  • Late Registration: $40 (Limited Numbers, by phone only — call Travis at 417-230-6211)
  • T-Shirts (with registration by 4/8/20): $8

More Information

At least one adult must accompany your boys; 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.

Housing (included in your registration) will be dorm style and for men/boys only.  You must furnish your own bedding, pillow and toiletries. Each dorm room includes 8 bunks and one bathroom. Small groups may be assigned with another small group in one dorm room.

If women are accompanying your group, you will need to contact Travis (417-239-6211). Women will be assigned to a separate dorm room, sharing with other women.

Saturday breakfast and lunch is included in the online registration process. Friday dinner is optional at $10 per person- must choose and pay when registering online. You may decide to eat before arriving, or pack a meal to eat on the grounds.

T-shirts are optional at $8 each, by order only, when registering online. Order deadline is April 8th. You may choose to order for boys unable to attend Congress. You will pick up your shirt order at Congress check-in.

Boys and leaders may choose to bring spending money for the Windermere gift and snack shops and/or RAC sales table.

It is important that you have a medical release form for each adult and boy. You may use your own or the one provided below. Keep these with you in case of emergency. There will be a basic first aid kit on-site. An adult must accompany a child needing first aid.

We may use photos and/or videos of your group for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you do not give permission for us to photograph a member of your group.

You may choose to bring one or more of these items to be used by the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home:

  • Boys socks and underwear (especially teen sizes)
  • Shampoo and deodorant
  • WalMart gift cards (any amount)
  • Carmex chapstick
  • Combination locks

RA Congress begins with check-in at 4:00pm on Friday and ends at 3:00pm on Saturday.   Housing assignments will be given at check-in.  You may have time to explore the grounds until evening worship. Boys will meet a missionary, a MBCH representative and enjoy traditional RA Congress activities and events on Saturday. An offering will be taken for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.

There will be a lost and found table onsite. Any items that are not claimed within a month will be donated.

Ribbons will be given as well as a First, Second, and Third place trophy.  One large traveling trophy will be awarded to the group with the most points. Points will be averaged by the group number. 

You will find a link for the Event Guide on this site.  Events include:

  • Archery & Riflery
  • Campcraft
  • RA Racers, Sailboat & Linegliders
  • Sports.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday

Check in begins 4:00 PM
Housing assignments - Explore grounds 4:00 - 7:15 PM
Supper - available only to those who paid ahead for this option 5:30 PM
Worship Rally 7:30 PM

Saturday

Breakfast (included in basic registration) 7:30 AM
Events begin 8:00 AM
Lunch (included in basic registration) 12:00 PM
Missions Run 1:00 PM
Closing Rally 2:00 PM
Dismiss 3:00 PM