Register Your Group

The first wave of Generation Z exists today and many of the children in this generation simply don’t have a grasp on who Jesus is and why he is relevant in their everyday lives. Charge is an event that attempts to bridge this gap by providing a powerful faith community where students grades 6-12 can grow in faith, engage in service, and develop leadership skills; all while enjoying the amenities of Great Wolf Lodge. Participants at Charge are equipped and empowered to learn, lead, laugh, and love as an expression of their faith in Jesus. It is our hope that participants depart energized to transform the world in the name of Christ!  Worship, small groups, congregational time, workshops, recreation options and an outdoor campfire camp style are all elements of this powerful gathering of community!

Registration Costs

Charge utilizes a split fee registration process. Groups will pay a per person participant fee to Living Water Ministries when they register and then independently book their hotel rooms with Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City directly. Living Water Ministries will not be assigning housing and each group is responsible for securing housing by booking directly with Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City by contacting them at (231) 941-3600. A group code for Great Wolf Lodge will be provided once your group is registered with Livng Water Ministries.  Living Water Ministries will be happy to connect groups looking to collaborate with other groups to maximize their housing.

Registration Tips

For adult leaders registering groups of youth, you’ll need to collect the following details for each participant before you begin entering information into our registration system.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • DOB
  • Gender
  • Grade
  • T-Shirt Size
  • Address (Street, City, State, Zip)
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail

Worship

Worship is at the center of how we build community during the Charge. Each worship experience is uniquely crafted to provide leadership opportunities for participants, tie into our theme and create space where we grow together in faith. Rev. Branden Hunt is our speaker that will weave a common narrative connected to our curriculum through each worship as well.

Community

In lieu of off-site service projects, Charge will be focusing on how we restore community with one another.  Intentional activities that emphasize teamwork and collaboration will be utilized.  For those seeking a service opportunity, skillshop options will exist that provide an opportunity to do so.

Water Park

Lodging at Great Wolf Lodge comes with access to the water park.  For participants that may need to stay in overflow housing at a hotel property arranged by Living Water Ministries, water park passes are also made available.  Water park access is available from the time of check-in on Friday until the end of business for Great Wolf Lodge on Sunday.  Groups are invited to stay as long as they like in the water park after our event concludes.  During the event, an intentional block of time will also be allocated for enjoyment of the water park by all Charge participants.

Packing Basics

Bibles (a must), pen or pencil, forms, clothes, toiletries, swim suits, coolers (for food), food or money for eating out, games for congregational time, clothing appropriate for a potentially messy service project, and a willingness to grow in faith and have fun!

COVID Policy & Procedures

Everyone who is eligible and able to receive a vaccine and booster is encouraged to do so.

Vaccine/Test Requirements | Living Water Ministries will require all participants (i.e., students, adult leaders, volunteers, speakers, musicians, and staff) attending Charge to either show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID–19 or provide upon arrival a negative COVID-19 test result taken 1–3 days prior to traveling to Charge for unvaccinated individuals, in accordance with the guidance from public health officials.  Self-administered rapid tests will be available on-site for individuals unable to present evidence of vaccination status or a negative test result.  Participants who test positive on-site will need to be immediately quarantined or return home at the expense and arrangement of their group.

Mask Requirements | Yes. A masking policy will allow us to continue forward with meeting in November in the safest way, keeping everyone’s health and safety as a top priority. N95, KN95, KF94 or medical procedure (surgical) masks must be worn while inside the ballroom and meeting spaces. Masking in the water park will not be required.  Surgical masks will be provided to all attendees.

Test Prior to Arrival | All participants planning to attend Charge are strongly encouraged to take a self-administered rapid test, regardless of vaccination status, as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than three days). If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home, email nicole@elcalivingwater.com and contact your group leader to let them know you won’t be attending. Self-administered rapid tests will be available on-site for individuals unable to present evidence of vaccination status or a negative test result.  Participants who test positive on-site will need to be immediately quarantined or return home at the expense and arrangement of their group.