WHEN: January 15-18, 2021
EARLY BIRD COST: $200/person
AFTER NOV. 1: $250/person
January 15-18, 2021, Eastmont Students will travel to PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE, for Winter Retreat at the STRENGTH TO STAND Conference. This year’s conference lineup is powerful, and our lodging accommodations will be second-to-none. Specific times and arrangements will be posted as soon as all activities and travel plans are confirmed. The information below will provide a glimpse of all that awaits our students at Winter Retreat 2021.
VIRTUAL 5K RUN/WALK FUNDRAISER
The Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association (SDEA) has organized a fundraiser for conference attendees. They realize finances may be limited for families due to COVID-19. SDEA will offer a “Virtual 5K” where students may reach out to potential sponsors. Students could raise enough money to pay their entire way through this effort. This Virtual 5K will take place in August. See Cleve for more details.
We will charter a bus and carry an additional church bus (if necessary). We will depart Eastmont the afternoon of Friday, January 15th. We will return to Eastmont the evening of January 18th. Exact times and travel details will be provided when all arrangements are fully in place.
The group will stay at BIG ELK LODGE, a large cabin in Pigeon Forge minutes away from the conference venue. Amenities include a large kitchen and eating area, scenic views of the Smoky Mountains, movie theater area, arcade games, pool table, foosball table, hot tubs, and more.
Aside from the conference lineups, our cabin is located only 20 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN, where groups can visit shops and participate in many individual activities. There are also numerous group activity options along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Specific attractions have not been decided upon yet.
Most meals will be prepared and served by our Eastmont adults during this trip. Students will, however, be required to purchase a few meals on their own. Once we know our exact schedule and times for the activities listed above, we will know which meals will be provided and which need to be purchased.
To officially register for Winter Retreat, visit the Eastmont website and search under the events tab for the event page. Complete and submit the requested information.