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PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

2024 LOCATIONS & DETAILS

ABOUT SUMMER GET AWAY

Special Touch Ministry Summer Get Away is an overnight, residential, camp-style retreat, five days and four nights, 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 activities 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!

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

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

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

GUEST – NO CARE REQUIRED (Supervision Only) – No Personal Care Required. 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 care 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 GUEST-REQUIRING 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 serving 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.

MORE CIT INFO



Considering COVID – Changes have been made to 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. COVID Vaccinations are also optional. This choice is up to each individual participant.

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

2024 SUMMER GET AWAYS LOCATIONS

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OKLAHOMA – MAY 20-24
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT APRIL 22, 2024

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


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
501.607.2930 hisabilityinternational@gmail.com

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FLORIDA – MAY 27-31
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT APRIL 29, 2024


Costs:
$580 Guest No Care Required
$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. Ann Trementozzi & Charlene Phipps
321.543.8729 joe.ann@specialtouch.org

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NE REGION – JUNE 17-21
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT MAY 20, 2024

Costs:
$775 Guest No Care Required
$1,075 Guest Requiring Care
$360 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




KENTUCKY – JULY 22-26
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JUNE 24, 2024

Costs:
$465 Guest No Care Required
$575 Guest Requiring Care
$250 CIT Missions Fee


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

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OHIO – AUGUST 12-16
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JULY 15, 2024


$485 Guest No Care Required
$585 Guest Requiring Care
$275 CIT Missions Fee


Heartland Conference & 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 19-23
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JULY 22, 2024

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


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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WISCONSIN – AUGUST 26-30 ✮ ✮
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JULY 29, 2024

✮ ✮ New Time of the Season BUT back to five days! ✮ ✮
Costs:
$525 Guest No Care Required
$725 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 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. Debbie Chivers, Bekah Kjetland, Jonathan Spink
715.258.2713 summergetaway@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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