24 October 2012

LYS Retreat Details

Retreat Details

Please bring a music stand! We have hauled our music stands to camp in the past, but we lack the transportation to do it this time. If everyone tries to remember to bring one (even if you normally share), then there will be enough stands! Please label your stand with your name. If it comes apart, label all the pieces.

The camp cook needs to know if there is anyone with special dietary needs. Please let me know asap.

Here is the schedule:

Retreat Schedule 2012
This will be our third annual retreat. Not only do we have fun, we get to know each other better, and experience a top quality workshop, as well as rehearse for our upcoming concert. If you cannot stay the night, please be sure to attend as much of the retreat as possible on either Friday evening or Saturday morning or both. We can let you know what the cost is for the meals you eat if you don't spend the night.

Friday October 26
3pm                               Adults, any youth helpers & equipment arrive & set up
3:45-4pm                        Youth arrive, pick a bed, stow their stuff, set up for rehearsal in the Lodge
4:15-6:15pm                    Orchestra Rehearsal
6:30pm                           Dinner (UTABA staff provides dinner)
7-7:30pm                        Play whack-em (you'll like it)
7:30-8:15pm                    Prepare skits / outrageous performances / weird instrument noise contest (Must be music-related and in good taste)
8:15pm                           Skits / performances /weird instrument noises
10:00pm                         Bed time
10:15pm                         Lights out

Saturday October 27
7am                               Rise & Shine, pack up, roll up sleeping bags, etc.
7:30am                           Breakfast (UTABA staff provides breakfast)
8-9:30am                        Workshop
9:30-10am                       Break / Free Time
10am-12pm                     Orchestra Rehearsal
12-12:30pm                     Lunch (UTABA staff provides lunch)
12:30-1pm                       Debrief (share what you learned)
1-2pm                            Break camp & head home


My kids tell me this is NOT camping! The heated cabins have dorm-style bunkbeds with mattresses on them. The beds are more comfortable if you bring a blanket/quilt to put under your sleeping bag. If you need to go at night, you will have to walk to the bathrooms (which have showers and even flush toilets J), or the lodge – so be prepared for inclement weather!

What to Bring

Music Stand
Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Extra Blanket, Coat, Snow-appropriate Shoes/Boots
Personal Hygiene items including toothbrush & toothpaste, washcloth, soap, towel
Change of clothes (warm clothes! It's in the mountains… and the weather is going to be iffy)
Great Attitude!


Camp UTABA is owned and operated by the Utah American Baptist Association. It is located in the Ogden Valley at 7005 North Fork Road, Liberty, UT 84310. For driving directions (depending on where you are coming from) visit their website at www.camputaba.org/drive.htm

Contact Information
Julie Gardner's cell phone will be on, but may not have any service. The number is 435.740.4335.
Alternately, if you need to get a message up there, contact the Camp UTABA office at 801.745.3570.

We'll see you up there! Woo Hoo!

Julie Gardner
Sam Runolfson

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