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The Great Whitewater Connection
July 11-13, 2014

Come to Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands for an adventure-filled weekend at Laurelville. Enjoy whitewater rafting, teambuilding & challenge course activities, and all the fun of a camp retreat: spirit-filled worship, swimming, campfires, and games!

And the best part is the price—just $50 per participant!

NOTE: This retreat is designed for Sr. High youth and their sponsors/pastors. Youth leader registration packets are available for download. Individual forms (including waivers) should be filled out by each pariticipant and submitted together.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
How is it so affordable?
What are the lodging accommodations like?
How do I get to Laurelville?
What if I need to cancel my registration?
Are there any hidden costs?
What's the schedule like?

How do I register?

To register, your youth sponsor or adult leader should download, print, complete, and send the youth leader registration packet to Laurelville Mennonite Church Center either by mail (941 Laurelville Lane, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666) or fax (724.423.2096). Payment in full is required with each registration to secure your spots at the Great Whitewater Connection. Please be sure to indicate any special dietary needs you might have so we can make necessary accommodations.
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What if I need to cancel my registration?

Your program registration (minus the $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit) is fully refundable until two week prior to the start of the event. While no refunds are given after the two week deadline, you may transfer your registration to another attendee. Please notify us by phone (800.839.1021 or 724. 423.2056) or email (program@laurelville.org) as soon as you know you will be unable to attend so that we can open additional space(s) for other interested participants.
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How is the Great Whitewater Connection so affordable?

Several friends of Laurelville have donated money to subsidize the cost of this program. They are deeply committed to building stronger relationships among youth in Mennonite Church USA, and they believe that this retreat will serve as an excellent platform for making connections. The $50 registration fee covers the cost of whitewater rafting; the remaining expenses—food, lodging, etc.—are being absorbed by the generosity of these individuals.
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Are there any hidden costs?

No. The $50 registration fee covers whitewater rafting, food and lodging for the weekend. Transportation and other incidentals such as souvenirs, snacks, etc. will be your responsibility. It's an affordable opportunity for you to come build relationships, grow in your faith and enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands.
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What's the schedule like?

The Great Whitewater Connection is built around opportunities for community-building and spiritual growth. Whitewater rafting will take place on Sunday; the rest of the weekend features optional activities that are aimed at relationships and spritual growth.
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How do I get to Laurelville?

You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Laurelville. Laurelville is located 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, just fifteen minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For GPS coordinates and driving directions, click here.
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What are the lodging accommodations like?

Laurelville has varying lodging accommodations. Please note that due to the nature of this program and other events taking place at Laurelville during the weekend, we cannot make arrangements for preferred lodging.
Learn more about our lodging facilities.
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