Teen Encounter Weekend Information

SCHEDULE

Encounter Weekends are cloistered weekends. It is necessary to attend all aspects of the weekend. We encourage guests to arrive on-time and stay until dismissal on Sunday. If you are unable to attend the full weekend, please plan to attend at another time.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refund ~ cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the Encounter

Half Refund ~ cancellations received the week of the Encounter

No Refund ~ cancellations received the week of the Encounter

(extenuating circumstances accounted for)

 

Friday

guests

6:30 - 7:30 PM           arrival and  check-in hope hall (first building on left)

6:30 - 7:30 PM           dinner (dining hall)

7:45 PM                         conference begins (conference/chapel building)

*if you are unable to arrive by 8 pm, please plan to attend another time.

 

servers

4:30 - 5:30 PM          arrival and check-in hope hall (first building on left)

6 PM                               team prayer (chapel)

7:45 PM                        conference begins (conference/chapel building)

 

 

Sunday

3:30 PM                        guest dismissal

4 PM                               server dismissal

 

CHECK-IN

Hope Hall, first building on the left. Park in the lot to the left of Hope Hall, down small hill in grass/gravel lot.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Encounter Weekends are held in beautiful Northwest Georgia at White Columns at Kingston retreat center. Guests and servers are housed in rooms with approximately 3-6 guests in each room. Each room has 3 twin bunk-beds and private bathroom with two sinks. Guests and servers should supply their own bed linens and toiletry products (ie: towels, shampoo/conditioner, hairdryer, etc). Special needs accommodations are available upon request EMAIL US.

 

Please note: we work to accommodate roommate request with the exception of guests and servers, as they do not typically share dorm accommodations.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • 3 Release forms (all minors must have to attend/serve)
    • hse white columns at kingston liability form
    • hse ministry liability release form for minors
    • hse medical release form
  • Bedding for twin bed: rooms sleep up to 6 people with shared bathroom
    • pillow
    • sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
  • Personal toiletry items and towels
    • please bring an extension cord for any necessary electronic device
  • Comfortable clothing - dress is casual (jeans & t-shirts). please bring appropriate outerwear and comfortable shoes.
  • Flashlight - all pathways are well lit. we ask attendees have a flashlight for their rooms at night.
  • Umbrella - for outdoor transitions between housing, dining, and conference/chapel buildings.
  • Bible - while we recognize many people use Bible apps on their mobile devices, we encourage guests to limit use to fully engage in their Encounter.
  • Water bottle and/or Coffee Mug

Due to allergies, we ask that you avoid wearing strongly scented perfumes, colognes, lotions,

or use diffusers during the weekend.

Directions to White Columns at Kingston

45 E. Howard street

Kingston, GA 30145

 

From Marietta, GA

Take I-75 North to GA-20, EXIT 290, toward Rome/Canton (Left). Continue 2.35 miles and turn left onto HWY 411 NE/US-411 S/GA-61. Go approximately .5 miles and merge onto Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE/US-41 N/GA-3 towards Kingston/Rome. Travel 3.6 miles, passing the Rome exit. Do not take the Rome exit. After crossing the bridge, take the next left on Boyd Morris Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto HWY 293. In approximately 6 miles, White Columns at Kingston will be on the right, across from Church Street. Enter the main entrance and registration will be the first building (Hope Hall) on the left. Park in the lot to the left of Hope Hall, down small hill in grass/gravel lot.

 

From Cartersville, GA

Go north on Hwy 41 (Joe Frank Harris Parkway) until you pass the Rome exit. Do not take the Rome exit. After crossing the bridge, take the next left on Boyd Morris Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto HWY 293. In approximately 6 miles, White Columns at Kingston will be on the right, across from Church Street. Enter the main entrance and registration will be the first building (Hope Hall) on the left. Park in the lot to the left of Hope Hall, down small hill in grass/gravel lot.