What Parents & Leaders Need to Know
June 21st-June 24th. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at 12217 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS 39503 (Kenwood Baptist Church)
Laguna Christian Retreat is located at 20016 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach FL 32413.
There will be apartment/motel style units with bunk beds (double beds in some units), heated and air-conditioned throughout. All units have inside bathroom facilities with plenty of hot water. Coin laundry facilities are also available on campus. Camp room assignments will be based upon the grade the child will be entering into the coming year of school. There will be a minimum of one adult leader per room and a leader to camp ratio of 1:5
We will utilize the catering options for all meals while visiting Laguna Christian Retreat. Nutrition guides and ingredient lists for all of our meals are available upon request. We also have our Laguna Grill and Laguna Beach Coffee & Cream restaurants open throughout the day
The beautiful sand and surf of the Gulf of Mexico. Volleyball, basketball, and gaga ball courts are located throughout the campus and lighted for night play. There are 16 swimming pools with 4 heated pools available from Nov 1 to May 1. Our gift shops are open year-round as well.
Medical facilities nearby: Gulf Coast Regional Medical Care(Walk In Clinic) 3 miles east at 16181 Panama City Beach Parkway, 850-249-1000; Gulf Coast Medical Center(Hospital) 15 miles east at 449 W. 23rd St., 850-769-8341
● We will also have trained lifeguards and CPR certified leaders traveling with us that will be present for all activities.
● Other adult leaders not assigned to camp rooms will also be present at all water activities for additional supervision
WHAT TO BRING
● Bible (if you have one)
● Bed linens(full, twin, or a sleeping bag)
Groups must be off beach and within retreat boundaries by 11pm. Groups should be quiet and in their room by 12 midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS!
● Shaving Cream fights
● Tobacco Use
● Water Balloon fights
● Large Squirt Guns
● Hazardous play around swimming pools
● Loud music after 10 P.M
● Foul language of any sort
A minimum of one adult leader will be assigned to every room with a leader to camper ratio not to exceed 1:5. Leaders will remain with their assigned groups for the duration of the retreat and will not leave any camper unsupervised.
The following guidelines will be in place for all persons attending with Kenwood Baptist Church while participating in water activities: Women-
Will wear one piece bathing suits (two-piece suits will not be allowed)
Will wear shorts and a shirt (sleeveless shirt or similar is acceptable)
The purpose of our retreat is to take a few days to escape the busyness and distractions of our daily routines to fellowship with Jesus. With that in mind we will enact and encourage the following phone policy for campers and leaders alike: Phones should remain in the rooms for campers and leaders alike.
Exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances and allotted times throughout the day will also be available for all to check in with family or friends and use their phones as necessary.