7th Grade North Florida Trip

Every year in October the seventh graders pack up their bags and sleeping bags and head up to north Florida for a week. They stay at a retreat center called Dogwood Acres in Chipley, Florida. More information about Dogwood Acres can be found at www.dogwoodacres.org.

During the week the students explore Torreya State Park and St. Andrew’s State Park, visit Florida Caverns, and take a canoe trip down the Chipola River.

At a time in their lives when everything is in flux, the theme for the week is change. We talk about and witness how we change, how the elements change the environment, how some things change very slowly (caves), and how some things change relatively quickly (sand dunes and beach erosion). We acknowledge that although change is happening all around us, God never changes.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Trip Information

  • Dates: October 21–25, 2019
  • Chaperones: Matt Clark (trip leader), Sarah Cloke, Matt Frazer, Michelle Garzon, Janzen Harding, Vanessa Schaefer
  • Cost: Approximately $400
  • Informational Meeting: Tuesday, September 3, at 6:00 pm (prior to Fall Open House)


Please click HERE to submit the intent form.
Form must be submitted by Monday, August 5.

Please click HERE to view and download the packing list.

Please click HERE to submit the medical form for this trip.
Form must be submitted between Friday, September 13 and Monday, September 30.

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