October 23rd – 55th


Regular Bird: 

Late Bird: $


Cross Church

retreat drop-off/check in

Thursday, October 23rd

Time, 5:30pm

Cross Church
2850 Old Atlanta Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

retreat pick up

Saturday, October 25th

Cross Church
2850 Old Atlanta Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041


We will gladly issue a refund for notifications at least 14 business days prior to the event. After that point, we will have made payments to many of our contractors, vendors and retreat site based on the number registered. If you are within the 14-day window, please consider offering your registration to another student.

We do understand how cost can impact a family’s decision for their student to attend. With that financial assistance is on a need only basis, and its availability is solely dependent on donations made to the event. We at times receive donations to the ministry for students in need from those in the congregation. When that happens, we can then pass some assistance on to the student(s). This is again based on need and availability of funds, so there is NO guarantee that funds will be available. Furthermore, we give financial assistance of 50% of the total registration cost. This helps us to be able to assist more families. Please contact the event organizer for additional questions.

The last day to guarantee your spot is Wednesday, October 1st. We will accept registrations after this date but there is no guarantee that spots will be available.

Yes. We do require a consent form to be completed PRIOR to the student being allowed on retreat. They are available online and these can be picked up at any CROSS CULTURE service. Lastly, if we do not have one on file for your student, you will be asked to complete one at check-in.

On the day of registration, we have an onsite station to collect any prescription medication your student will need to take. During the retreat a leader is set up at all meal times and services in efforts of connecting with your student for medication usage. When you come to pick up your student you can pick up any unused medication from the staff at that time. Medication dropped off by parent will ONLY be returned to an adult.

All the cabins are separated by gender; hence, girls will be in cabins with female leaders and the same for the boys. The students are grouped by their small group/age.

You are welcome to send your student with a cell phone that you can use to reach them while they are away, however cell reception may be spotty. Students are encouraged to turn phones and electronic devices off during service times. We do not encourage them to have cell phones with them during the day because we are at the beach with water activities. Also, your student is solely responsible for all items including items of value (cell phones, iPods, wallets, purses, etc.). We are not liable for any lost or stolen items.

We love to partner with families of students with special needs for many of our events on the church campus. Because of the nature of the retreat, we ask that you contact us PRIOR to registering your student so that we can work with you to create special arrangements.

All of our leaders have completed CROSS CULTURE leader applications, background checks (as required of Cross Church) and are already acclimated to the culture unless you have completed this process at the time that we leave for retreat, parents are not allowed to attend.

If you register for one student and decide to offer it to another, please let us know at least 7 business days before the event to allow for all of the necessary updates to take place for lodging, etc. 

Yes. Please contact the organizer with the updated information at least 7 business days prior to the event. Geanna Wilde, geanna@crossatlanta.com

We welcome your questions! Because this can be a very busy season, please allow up to 72 hours for a reply.

A professional and caring food team prepares three delicious, healthy size meals every day. We also feature a “Snack Shack” where students are able to purchase items such as candy, chips, soft drinks, etc.

In addition to the tribal wars and the evening services, retreat gives students an opportunity to hangout with friends in a safe environment. The retreat site features:


 – Hiking

– Gymnasium

– Volleyball

and much more