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February 2-4, 2018

The event costs $150 per person. This includes four worship experiences, lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Saturday dinner for each occupant. As you register below, register for your entire group, selecting the style of lodging you wish.

Our speaker this year is Robert Brewer, Chaplain at Greensboro College. Our music leader is Jimmy Atkins.
Our theme this year is In the Shadow of Giants. For theme details see our theme guide.

During the winter there are no group activities available at the Blowing Rock Conference Center. Therefore the day is available for each group to customize the weekend retreat that best fits your group. This year we are not offering a ski package, however each resort in the area offers great group savings. The area’s three ski resorts (Appalachian Ski MountainBeech Mountain Resort; and Sugar Mountain Resort) offer everything from skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, lessons and more.  The area is also home to Hawksnest, the largest snow tubing park on the East coast. Other groups choose to spend time between the Saturday morning and Saturday evening sessions in other creative ways.

This year each group will have the ability to determine their own housing arrangements at the Blowing Rock Conference Center.

You must comply with the Safe Sanctuaries Policy of the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. At check-in, we will collect youth names and liability forms for each youth and confirm your housing arrangements. If your housing arrangements do not comply with Safe Sanctuary Policy, your arrangements are subject to change by the Summit staff or non-admittance to housing without refund. See particularly the section on housing:

  •  When possible, youth (ages 11-18) will be housed separately from adults.
  •  No youth shall be housed alone with an adult. There will be a minimum of three persons when youth and adults are housed in the same room.
  •  No youth and adult shall share a bed. In some instances, we use motel-style accommodations with two double beds per room. The youth will share one bed; the adult(s) the other bed.
  •  Co-ed rooming is not permitted (except married couples and family units).
  •  Where possible, middle high youth and senior high youth will be housed separately.
  •  All event participants and staff will adhere to the established curfew and covenant.

Summit costs $150 per person. This includes the event program, housing, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Saturday dinner for each occupant. You may select from various housing option below.

Friday February 3

6:00 pm | Registration & Check-in for those housing at BRCC

7:00 pm | Registration for commuters at Clapp

8:00 pm | Doors Open, Clapp Auditorium

8:30 pm | General Session I begins

11:00 pm | Doors Close

Saturday February 4

9:00 am | Doors open, Clapp Auditorium

9:30 am | General Session II begins

Free Time

8:00 pm | Doors Open, Clapp Auditorium

8:30 pm | General Session III begins

Sunday February 5

8:30 am | Doors open, Clapp Auditorium

9:00 am | General Session IV begins

Brandon Wrencher

Weekend Speaker

Blowing Rock Conference Center

Where the fun occurs

Jimmy Atkins

Weekend Music Leader

WHAT IS SUMMIT?

Summit is a spiritual retreat sponsored by the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. It includes four powerful sessions with challenging talks, inspirational music, and lots of fun for youth groups. It takes place at the Blowing Rock Conference Center in the North Carolina High Country affording for ski and tubing opportunities.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Our Early Bird rate is $97-$105 per person (including adults) for those registering with housing at the Blowing Rock Conference Center, and $45 for those registering without housing. After November 15 the rate is $105-$112 per person with housing and $50 per person without housing.

WHO IS SUMMIT FOR?

Summit is an event designed for youth groups, grades 6-12, but families and small groups may attend. It is open to all denominations and churches.