Confirmation 2019 Spring Beach Retreat
Details & Registration

For our Confirmation Spring Beach Retreat, we will be heading to the Kull Youth Center in Ocean City, NJ the weekend of April 26-28. We look forward to a weekend of team building, Bible Study, faith formation, good food, great friends, and lots and lots of fun. Please meet at the church at 6:00 pm, and eat dinner before you arrive. We will return to the church between 2:00 and 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 28. For more details and a packing list, scroll below the registration form.

What: Confirmation Spring Beach Retreat

When: April 26-28, 2018

Who: All current Confirmation students and chaperones.

Cost: $150/Student (Chaperones are free)

Medical Forms and Covenant details are included in the form below. Please fill it out completely.
We need chaperones. Please indication if you are able to be one on the form below.
As always, we offer scholarships; just mark that request on the form below and Pastor Cindy will be in touch.
If you would like to sponsor another child, you will also see that option on the form below.

Contact Pastor Cindy if you have any questions.

Retreat Registration form

Confirmand Name *
Confirmand Name
Confirmand Date of Birth *
Confirmand Date of Birth
Confirmand 2 Name
Confirmand 2 Name
(If you have a second confirmation to register.)
Confirmand 2 Date of Birth
Confirmand 2 Date of Birth
Parent/Legal Guardian Name *
Parent/Legal Guardian Name
Preferred Phone *
Preferred Phone
(If you are able to drive.)
Driver Agreement
I am able to drive and I agree that...
Emergency Contact *
Emergency Contact
(In the event the parent/guardian is not reachable.)
Emergency Contact Phone *
Emergency Contact Phone
Primary Physician Phone *
Primary Physician Phone
Insurance Subscriber Name *
Insurance Subscriber Name
Participant Permission and Liability Release Agreement *
I/We give my permission for the participant(s) named above to participate in the Confirmation Spring Retreat to Kull Youth Center, Ocean City, NJ for the weekend of April 26-29, 2019. I release Calvary Lutheran Church and Kull Youth Center from any and all liability to me or my child(ren) as a result of his/her participation. Also, I understand that Calvary Lutheran Church or Kull Youth Center does not assume any responsibility for loss of, or damage to, personal property of the participant.
Medical Treatment Consent and Release *
I/We do hereby consent to any hospital, medical, or surgical care and treatment and the administration of anesthesia, determined by a qualified physician to be necessary for the welfare of my child(ren) while my child(ren) is under the care and custody of an adult leader of any activity sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church of West Chester, Pennsylvania, in the event I can not reasonably be contacted for consent. I understand that I am responsible for and agree to pay all costs and expenses incurred in connection with such medical and/or dental services rendered to my child pursuant to this authorization.
Image Release Agreement *
I/We grant Calvary Lutheran Church permission to use my child(ren)'s likeness, without names, as recorded while participating in activities sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church of West Chester, Pennsylvania, in photographs, video recordings or electronic images, in any and all of its publications, including website and social media entries, without payment or any other consideration.
Transportation Consent *
I hereby give permission for my child to ride in any vehicle designated by the adult in whose care my child has been entrusted while attending and participating in activities sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church of West Chester, Pennsylvania. I also understand that, should my child be sent home from an event or retreat for medical or disciplinary reasons, I will be responsible for making any transportation arrangements and paying for associated costs.
Retreat Covenant *
As a participant of the Calvary Lutheran Youth Event/Trip, I agree to: • Show respect for myself and all other participants of this event as well as the facility and property, • Participate in all parts of the event, • Not bring or use alcohol or other non-prescribed drugs, including tobacco products • Abide by transportation laws (i.e. wear a seat belt) • Not use offensive language • Not engage in sexual activity • Dress modestly and appropriately • No use of cell phones or electronic devices during large group or activities. May use during quiet time/free time/bedtime • Bring an open mind and positive attitude • HAVE FUN!!!
Help make the Confirmation Spring Retreat possible for another child. Simply add the number of sponsorships to your registration number and indicate "Sponsorship" using the payment method you choose.

More Retreat Details

Kull Youth Center

550 Wesley Ave.

Ocean City, NJ

Pastor Cindy’s cell 267-331-0810


LEAVE - FRIDAY April 26, 6:45 PM

RETURN - SUNDAY April 28, between 2:00 and 2:30 PM




What to bring:        

…  Snack to Share – salty or sweet (last name B through Sc, please bring salty; last name Se through W, please bring sweet.)

…  Electronic devices are allowed for the ride to and from OC and during free time. However, we reserve the right to ask you to put your phone away or hold it for you if it distracts you from the rest of the group.

…  Sleeping bag or linens; we sleep on thin pads on wooden planks or on the floor. 

…  Pillow

…  Towel/wash cloth

…  Flash light

…  Clothes and personal hygiene stuff - Bring casual, comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather outside, and for games indoors and out.

…  You may bring a slightly nicer outfit, still casual, for church Sunday (we attend St. John LC in Ocean City) but be sure it's comfortable for the ride home.

…  Comfortable walking shoes for the boardwalk and for walking to get frozen yogurt.

…  Sweatshirt/windbreaker (for beach walk); check the weather forecast to know how heavy a jacket to bring.

…  $$ for fast food meal on way home


We hope to enjoy the beach/boardwalk during free time - if you wish - bring spending money to bring home a souvenir!

Brief Descriptions and Signs of Child Abuse

·         Neglect - Child neglect is defined as omission of the child’s basic needs – physical, environmental, emotional, and nutritional – that are necessary for a child’s physical and emotional well being.

Possible Signs of Neglect:

  1. Failure to thrive

  2. Inappropriate dress for climate

  3. Stealing of food

  4. Depression

  5. Untreated medical conditions

  6. Poor hygiene

·         Emotional abuse – abuse in which a person exposes a child to spoken and/or unspoken violence or emotional cruelty.  Emotional abuse sends a message to the child of worthlessness, inadequacy, and being not only unloved but undeserving of love and care.

Possible Signs of Emotional Abuse:

  1. Withdrawal behavior

  2. Failure to thrive

  3. Threats of or attempts of suicide

  4. Extreme attempts to seek adult approval

  5. Extreme passive/aggressive behavior patterns

·         Physical abuse  - abuse in which a person deliberately and intentionally causes bodily harm to a child.  Examples may include violent battery with a weapon (knife, belt, strap, or other), burning, shaking, kicking, choking, and any of a wide variety of non-accidental injuries to a child’s body. 

Possible Signs of Physical Abuse:

  1. Hostile and aggressive behavior toward others

  2. Fearfulness of parents and/or other adults

  3. Destructive behavior toward self, others, and property

  4. Inexplicable physical injuries, repetitious injuries

Sexual abuse – abuse involving sexual contact between a child and an adult, or between a young child and a significantly older child. Also included is verbal abuse of a sexual nature and exposing the child to pornography.

Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse:

  1. Unusually advanced sexual knowledge and/or behavior for child’s age and development

  2. Sexually reactive behavior

  3. Clingy behaviors -won’t separate from one adult to another

  4. Runaway from home behavior

  5. Physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomachaches, fatigue

  6. Sexually transmitted diseases