Students City Limits

A space for middle and high school students to come together and seek a deeper love for Jesus

date/Time
Sep 23, 2022
Sep 23, 2022
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Sep 25, 2022
12:00 am
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12:00 am
Sep 30, 2022
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Oct 2, 2022
cost
$275
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What is Students City Limits (SCL)?

Students City Limits is our fall retreat for 6th through 12th graders from all six congregations of The Austin Stone. Students will hop on buses and head to Pine Cove Ridge in Columbus, Texas for a weekend of worship, teaching, late nights, small groups, free time, and fun!

Created as a space to kick off the school year with an opportunity to learn about and worship God alongside their church community, students will connect with the Lord, with their friends, and with the leaders who love them and can’t wait to cheer them on in the next school year!

Students City Limits is our fall retreat for 6th through 12th graders from all six congregations of The Austin Stone. Students will hop on buses and head to Pine Cove Ridge in Columbus, Texas for a weekend of worship, teaching, late nights, small groups, free time, and fun!

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Schedule

We’ll have one weekend for middle school students and another for high school students, but the schedule for both will be the same!

Friday

6:30pm: Registration / Check-In at St. John Campus
7:30pm: Buses Leave
9pm: Buses Arrive at Pine Cove Ridge
9:30pm: Session One Starts
10:30pm: Dismiss to Cabins
11pm: Late-Night Activity
12am: Lights Out

Friday

6:30pm: Registration / Check-In at St. John Campus
7:30pm: Buses Leave
9pm: Buses Arrive at Pine Cove Ridge
9:30pm: Session One Starts
10:30pm: Dismiss to Cabins
11pm: Late-Night Activity
12am: Lights Out

Saturday

8am: Wake Up
8:45am: Breakfast
9:30am: Session Two Starts
11am: Discussion Time
12pm: Lunch
1:30pm: All-Camp Game
2pm: Group Photo
2:30pm: Free Time
6pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Session Three Starts
9pm: Dismiss to Discussion
10pm: Late-Night Activity Starts
11pm: Dismiss to Cabins
12am: Lights Out

Sunday

7am: Wake Up
7:30am: Breakfast
8:30am: Load Buses
9am: Buses Leave Pine Cove
10:30am: Arrive for 11am Service 
11am: Congregation Worship Service
12:15pm: Kids Grab Bags and Head Home

Speakers

Andy Kampman

Long-Term Mobilization Director

Andy Kampman is the long-term mobilization director for Launch Global, a missions mobilization nonprofit that develops leaders to multiply churches amongst unreached people groups. Andy is a faithful partner of the St. John Congregation of The Austin Stone along with his wife, Jamie, and their four kids. Andy is a phenomenal communicator and his energy matched with his reverence of gospel truth will be impactful for our high school students at SCL!

Matt Chewning

Matt planted Netcast Church just outside of Boston alongside his wife, Beth, in 2011 where he currently serves as the lead pastor. Matt is a dynamic speaker who has taught in various Students Ministry environments at The Austin Stone before, and we’re so excited to have him back for our middle school SCL weekend.

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Tickets & Pricing

The middle school retreat will be Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 and the high school retreat will be Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. Registration is now open! Lock in your spot quickly before registration closes on August 31.

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Registration

Aug 2 - Aug 31

$275

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Students City Limits is our fall retreat for 6th through 12th graders from all six congregations of The Austin Stone. Students will hop on buses and head to Pine Cove Ridge in Columbus, Texas for a weekend of worship, teaching, late nights, small groups, free time, and fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SCL?

SCL is a weekend-long event where students from our ministry come together to spend time with Jesus and build relationships with each other. Each day will have worship, teaching, small groups, devotionals, breakouts, free time, and late night activities! We love to kick off the new school year and give our students an opportunity to connect with the Lord, their friends, and with leaders, and have a ton of fun!

Where is SCL held?

SCL will be at Pine Cove Ridge Summer Camp in Columbus, Texas. Students will stay in bunk houses with other students their age and gender, and all activities will be on the Pine Cove camp grounds.

Who can participate?

Any student that is currently in 6th through 12th grade! Our students are encouraged to invite their friends and they don’t have to be an attender of The Austin Stone to sign up.

Who's teaching during the sessions and leading worship?

For our middle school weekend, Matt Chewning will be teaching. Matt planted Netcast Church just outside of Boston alongside his wife, Beth, in 2011 where he currently serves as the lead pastor. Matt is a dynamic speaker who has taught in various Students Ministry environments at The Austin Stone before and we’re so excited to have him back for our middle school SCL weekend! 

For our high school weekend, Andy Kampman will be teaching. Andy Kampman is the long-term mobilization director for Launch Global, a missions mobilization nonprofit that develops leaders to multiply churches amongst unreached people groups. Andy is a faithful partner of the St. John Congregation of The Austin Stone along with his wife, Jamie, and their four kids. Andy is a phenomenal communicator and his energy matched with his reverence of gospel truth will be impactful for our high school students at SCL!

Both weekends will be led in worship by an Austin Stone Worship band.

Who’ll be my student’s leader during the retreat?

Your students will mostly be hanging out with their DCOMM (small groups of the same grade/gender) and their DCOMM Leaders. Worship, games, free times and meals will be with all of our students. Leaders who will be participating in SCL have completed our safety onboarding process which includes applications, interviews, background checks, child abuse prevention trainings, and other Austin Stone policy and procedure trainings. Your students' safety is our highest priority.

Cell Phone and Digital Device Policy

We ask students to NOT bring their cell phones to this event. Our full cell phone and digital devices policy can be found here.

Medical Policy

If a student has prescribed medicine, they will check it in when they arrive on Friday night. The camp medical staff will be responsible to ensure that the student receives it at their prescribed times. Prescribed medication must be in the original packaging. As far as over the counter medication is concerned, items need to be clearly identified/identifiable and handed out at the discretion of the camp medical team and approved by parents (for example: insect bite cream, Tums, headache medicine, etc).

How do we sign up?

Registration opens on Monday, August 1. Click here to register.

  • Early bird price of $225 available only on August 1
  • Regular price of $275 will be August 2 - August 31
  • Registration closes August 31

What if I can't pay the full registration cost at once?

We have payment plans available! When registering, select the “Payment Plan” option and you’ll be able to pay for SCL in two separate payments. The first payment will be due at registration.

Packing List

Your student may bring one carry on (backpack), one duffle/suitcase, and their bedding. 

Pro-Tip: Label all of your stuff!

General Items

  • Bedding: Twin sheets, blanket, and pillow, or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Twin bunk beds in cabins
  • Towel for pool and for showering
  • Toiletries
  • Casual clothes for sessions and activities
  • No halter, tube, or spaghetti strap tops
  • Tank tops that are at least three fingers wide can be worn during the day, but not to evening worship
  • Sleeveless shirts must have sides to them and not cut open to the waist
  • No tight fitting clothing
  • No short shorts or skirts (stand with you arms by your side, if your fingertips touch skin, it may be too short)
  • Tennis shoes and/or sandals
  • Bring a change of clothes for a possible messy game
  • Plastic bag/trash bag to put messy clothes in
  • Freetime: the pools will be open, so feel free to bring a swimsuit and beach towel. 
  • Ladies: Conservative one piece swimsuits and conservative tankini-type swimsuits that cover the midriff are permitted. No bikinis (unless covered with a dark t-shirt).
  • Guys: No speedos or compression shorts. Shorts must be fingertip length.

For Sessions & Freetime

  • Bible, pen, and journal
  • Spending money for SWAG and snacks
  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle! Stay hydrated! 

Do Not Pack

  • No alcohol, drugs, vapes, schoolwork, explosives, or weapons of any kind. These will be taken up and never returned

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