Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I learn more about Ignite? keyboard_arrow_down

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How do I register for Ignite? keyboard_arrow_down

Registration is open! You can register on Eventbrite for either Session 1 (August 8-11, 2018) or Session 2 (August 11-14, 2018) until tickets sell out. At that time, you will be able to join the waitlist.

How do I pay for Ignite? keyboard_arrow_down

When you register on Eventbrite, you will be able to pay the $225 camper fee by credit or debit card. The ticket price includes a $50 non-refundable deposit and covers the cost of all retreat activities, food, and transportation to/from the campground on the first/last day of retreat.

Save $10 when you purchase an Early Bird ticket from March 1 to May 1 (while supplies last)!

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please email Erica Wheatley at financial@ignitetexas.org with "Ignite Texas Scholarship" and your name in the subject line. Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What if I need help paying for camp? keyboard_arrow_down

We can help! If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please email Erica Wheatley at financial@ignitetexas.org with "Ignite Texas Scholarship" and your name in the subject line. Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Where and when do we meet before camp? When will Ignite end? keyboard_arrow_down

Check-in will be at Austin Oaks Church (4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, TX 78749). If you drive yourself to Austin, you will be able to leave your car parked in the church parking lot for the duration of your session.

Session 1 (August 8-11, 2018): Check-in begins on August 8 at 1:30 PM. Buses will leave the church for the campground at 3:00 PM. Campers will be brought back to Austin Oaks Church on August 11 by 12:30 PM.

Session 2 (August 11-14, 2018): Check-in begins on August 11 at 1:30 PM. Buses will leave the church for the campground at 3:00 PM. Campers will be brought back to Austin Oaks Church on August 14 by 12:30 PM.

What do I need to bring? keyboard_arrow_down

We've created a packing list for you!

  • Clothing for 4 days (keep it casual)
  • Jacket (buildings are cold, y’all)
  • Water bottle
  • Bible and notebook/journal
  • Pen/pencil
  • Backpack, shoulder bag, or fanny pack to carry stuff in
  • Camp Olympics clothes to get messy in
  • Comfortable/Camp Olympics shoes (tennis shoes, Chacos, etc.)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats – we don’t want lobsters at camp
  • Swimsuit (modest one piece or two piece with a cover up/t-shirt for girls)
  • Beach towel
  • Twin bedding – remember buildings are cold
  • Toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • Bath towel and washcloths
  • Chargers
  • Money to buy cool Ignite swag!
  • (Optional) Hammock – there are plenty of trees at the campground!

Note that some activities involve water and mud; please pack accordingly.

What sort of things will we do at camp? keyboard_arrow_down

During camp we will have camp-wide sessions, Big Camp Time, and small groups every morning and night. There will also be an evening prayer and worship session, Late Night with Ignite, Camp Olympics and the Ministry Fair. Bring clothes you can get dirty and wet for Camp Olympics because it will be hot (this is Texas after all). We may also have some free time in the afternoon where you can play disc golf or go to the Highland Lakes pool.

What is the Ministry and Church Fair? keyboard_arrow_down

Ignite hosts a Ministry and Church Fair during retreat to give campers the opportunity to interact with local churches and Christian organizations. The goal is to help them get plugged into the body of Christ in Austin!

On staff with an Austin-area church? Interested in representing your college ministry at the Ministry and Church Fair? Email Caroline Go at ministry@ignitetexas.org and she will be able to help you out!

Can I change my registration information or switch sessions after I register? keyboard_arrow_down

Yes! Please email Tim Barber at assistant@ignitetexas.org with your updated information.

Does Ignite conflict with other freshman events (such as sorority recruitment or Camp Texas)? keyboard_arrow_down

Nope! Neither session of Ignite Texas conflicts with other UT events, including sorority recruitment, Camp Texas (Sessions 1 and 6), Longhorn Band auditions, and "Mooov-In" to the dorms.

What if I have allergies, disabilities, or medical concerns? keyboard_arrow_down

We are able to accommodate most allergy, disability, and medical concerns. Please list all relevant concerns in their respective fields on the registration form when you sign up for camp.

What if I’m not going to UT? keyboard_arrow_down

Ignite is not just for UT students; any entering college student looking to get connected to the Christian community in Austin is welcome at camp! If you will be attending another college in Austin and are interested in coming to Ignite, please email Matt Stone at director@ignitetexas.org.

There are other retreats like Ignite at schools around the nation! Here are a couple in Texas: Impact (Texas A&M), Foundation (Texas Tech), Rise (Texas State).

 

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