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SUMMER GET AWAY PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

2023 SUMMER GET AWAY LOCATION DETAILS

ABOUT SUMMER GET AWAY

    Special Touch Ministry Summer Get Away is an overnight, residential, camp-style retreat, for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to have fun and find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. Each location is staffed with Medical professionals and volunteer staff.

    While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the unique needs of our guests. Some examples include: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and more!

Most 2023 locations are now Five Days/Four Nights!

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

IMPORTANT
Review the following before beginning your registration.
Please choose ONLY ONE OPTION to avoid registration issues.

    Transportation to and from Special Touch Ministry, Inc. programming is the responsibility of the participant.


    GUEST-NO CARE NEEDED (Supervision Only) – Guests MUST be mostly independent and able to handle their own personal care. Supervision will be provided by a vetted, volunteer, staff at a 3-4 guests per staff ratio. Staff will provide guidance and reminders for personal care and appropriate choices. Ages 10 through adult. NOTE: This programming is NOT designed for people with severe/profound intellectual disabilities.

    STAFF – Volunteer caregivers (ages 18+) for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Individuals would serve in a supervisory role. Experienced Medical Staff and support team volunteers are also needed. Volunteer staff are required to submit reference forms and will be background checked. Volunteer staff attend free of charge.


    GUEST-REQUIRING CARE – Guests needing care MUST provide their own caregiver to help with personal care needs such as toileting, showering, dressing, and/or eating. When choosing this option, separate registration is required for your personal care staff. Special Touch Ministry is not able to provide caregiving on this level. Remember to bring your own personal equipment and supplies. NOTE: This programming is NOT designed for people with severe/profound intellectual disabilities.


    PERSONAL CARE STAFFONLY for staff that have been asked to care for a specific guest. This registration type is for a Caregiver providing personal care to a guest registered under the Requiring Personal Care option above. A parent/guardian required to attend a child under 10 years old would also register under this option. Guest fee is increased to help offset the ministry costs associated with personal care staff. NOTE: IF you DO NOT know the name of the guest you are caring for, DO NOT CHOOSE this registration option.


    FAMILY MEMBER – Summer Get Aways can be fun for the whole family! Additional parents and/or siblings not requiring care and staying in the same room, need to register as a family member AFTER completing registration for both the Guest-Requiring Care and the parent servings as Personal Care Staff. Family members over the age of 18 years old will be background checked.


    CAREGIVER-IN-TRAINING (CIT) – Youth, volunteer staff age 14-17 participating in this mentoring mission trip are partnered with an adult staff serving people with disabilities. Missions fee is required and varies by location. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE CIT PROGRAM .


    Considering COVID – Changes have been made in the Summer Get Away Programming in keeping with our desire for all attendees to remain safe. Mask wearing is optional at Summer Get Away events at this time. COVID Vaccinations are also optional. This choice is up to each individual participant.

If you need further clarification, please contact the local coordinator.

2023 SUMMER GET AWAYS LOCATIONS

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OKLAHOMA – MAY 22-26
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT APRIL 24, 2023

Costs:
$450 Guest No Care Needed
$550 Guest Requiring Care
$350 CIT Missions Fee


✮ NEW! Location: ✮
New Life Ranch Frontier Cove
5582 New Life Ranch Rd, Adair, OK
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SCHEDULE:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Monday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Monday.
Guest Check-out 1pm, Friday.
Staff Check-out 2pm, Friday with everyone leaving the grounds by 3pm.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.

Coordinators:
Rev. Thomas & Angelia Carpenter
870.799.9656 hisabilityinternational@gmail.com

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FLORIDA – MAY 29-JUNE 2
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT MAY 1, 2023


Costs:
$580 Guest No Care Needed
$780 Guest Requiring Care
$250 CIT Missions Fee


Location:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
237 Golden Bough Rd Lake Wales, FL
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Monday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Monday.
Guest Check-out 1pm, Friday.
Staff Check-out 2pm, Friday with everyone leaving the grounds by 3pm.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.

Coordinators:
Rev. Joe & Rev. Ann Trementozzi
321.543.8729 joe.ann@specialtouch.org

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WISCONSIN – JUNE 8-11
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT MAY 8, 2023

Costs:
$389 Guest No Care Needed
$489 Guests Requiring Care
$250 CIT Missions Fee


Location:
Spencer Lake Christian Ctr
N1385 County Hwy E, Waupaca, WI
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Thursday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Thursday.
Guest Check-out 10am, Sunday.
Staff Check-out 10:30am, Sunday, with everyone leaving the grounds by 11am.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.

Coordinators:
Rev. Cassie Scheuermann, Rev. Debbie Chivers, Bekah Kjetland
715.258.2713 summergetaway@specialtouch.org

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NE REGION – JUNE 19-23
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT MAY 29, 2023

Costs:
$775 Guest No Care Needed
$1,075 Guest Requiring Care
$350 CIT Missions Fee


Location:
Toah Nipi Retreat Ctr
252 Old Ashburnham Rd Rindge, NH
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Monday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Monday.
Guest Check-out 1pm, Friday.
Staff Check-out 2pm, Friday with everyone leaving the grounds by 3pm.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.

Coordinators:
Mike & Kim Ferguson
978.400.6803 fergspecialtouch@outlook.com



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KENTUCKY – JULY 17-21
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JUNE 19, 2023, 2023

Costs:
$TBA Guest No Care Needed
$TBA Guest Requiring Care
$TBA CIT Missions Fee


✮ NEW! Location: ✮
Camp Horsin’ Around
1159 Claunch Rd, Perryville, KY
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Monday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Monday.
Guest Check-out 1pm, Friday.
Staff Check-out 2pm, Friday with everyone leaving the grounds by 3pm.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.

Coordinator:
Kusum Neal
502.227.2557 kusumneal@gmail.com

REGISTRATION FOR KENTUCKY SUMMER GET AWAY IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE PENDING FINALIZATION. Sign-up for our newsletter for updates or check back later.

OHIO – AUGUST 14-18
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JULY 17, 2023


$475 Guest No Care Required
$575 Guest Requiring Care
$250 CIT Missions Fee


✮ NEW! Location: ✮
Heartland Retreat Center
3201 County Rd 225, Marengo, OH
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Monday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Monday.
Guest Check-out 1pm, Friday.
Staff Check-out 2pm, Friday with everyone leaving the grounds by 3pm.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.

Coordinators:
Duane & Tracie Corll
330.507.9281 corllspecialtouch@gmail.com

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GEORGIA – AUGUST 21-25
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JULY 24, 2023

Costs:
$550 Guest No Care Required
$700 Guest Requiring Care
$250 CIT Missions Fee


✮ NEW! Location: ✮
Timber Lake Retreat Center
1721 GA-83 North, Forsyth, GA
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 10am Monday.
Guest Check-in begins 1pm Monday.
Guest Check-out 1pm, Friday.
Staff Check-out 2pm, Friday with everyone leaving the grounds by 3pm.
Times are subject to change, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinators:
Rev. Joe & Rev. Ann Trementozzi
321.543.8729 joe.ann@specialtouch.org

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The guest tuition for each Summer Get Away vary based upon the cost of renting each facility and state requirements. Our fees are much lower than the national average for similar programs. We work very hard to make sure that each guest pays the lowest price possible. See costs under locations on listing.

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Registration is CURRENTLY OPEN using the link below, for ALL LOCATIONS EXCEPT KENTUCKY (which is still awaiting finalization).
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