Retreat 2019


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Session 1: August 7th – August 10th, 2019

Session 2: August 10th – August 13th, 2019


How can I learn more about Ignite? keyboard_arrow_down

Check out the rest of our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and our blog!

How do I register for Ignite? keyboard_arrow_down

Registration is open! You can register on Eventbrite for either Session 1 (August 7-10, 2019) or Session 2 (August 10-13, 2019) 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 February 19 to May 1 (while supplies last)!

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please email Tim Barber 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 Tim Barber 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 7-10, 2019): Check-in begins on August 7 at 1:00 PM. Buses will leave the church for the campground at 3:00 PM. Campers will be brought back to Austin Oaks Church on August 10 by 12:30 PM.

Session 2 (August 10-13, 2019): Check-in begins on August 10 at 1:00 PM. Buses will leave the church for the campground at 3:00 PM. Campers will be brought back to Austin Oaks Church on August 13 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
  • Clothes for Grade School Night (find a picture of yourself in fourth grade and recreate that outfit!)
  • 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 Corrin Alanis 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 Abby Price 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 Sam Dunegan 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).

Pace McKee | Speaker  Pace was born in Napa Valley, California, but has lived all over – from the Southeast and the Midwest to Australia and the "Great Nation" of Texas. One day while living in Tennessee, a neighbor invited Pace to attend Sunday School at a local church. On his first day in church, Pace remembers hearing the Pastor teaching about two men. Both men were building a house – one on a foundation of sand and the other on a foundation of rock. Pace was then asked to look within and determine where he was building the house of his life. It didn't take long for him to realize the change he needed!  After giving his life to Christ, Pace began attending the University of Kansas. It was on this campus that the Lord began to shape his heart for ministry. For four years, he lived in the freshman dorms of KU in order to reach college students for Jesus Christ! After graduation, and under the guidance of his discipler, Pace took his first job in vocational ministry and hasn't looked back. His ministry assignments have taken him from megachurches to church plants, from taking out the trash to preaching in Worship, but one thing has never changed: His passion to see lives changed by the truth of God's Word! His greatest desire is to faithfully pass on the Word of God so that it may grow strong in the hearts of His people.  In 2014, Pace married Jenn and they welcomed their first child two years later. They enjoy spending time with their yellow lab, Bentley Jane, and cheering on the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk!

Pace McKee | Speaker

Pace was born in Napa Valley, California, but has lived all over – from the Southeast and the Midwest to Australia and the "Great Nation" of Texas. One day while living in Tennessee, a neighbor invited Pace to attend Sunday School at a local church. On his first day in church, Pace remembers hearing the Pastor teaching about two men. Both men were building a house – one on a foundation of sand and the other on a foundation of rock. Pace was then asked to look within and determine where he was building the house of his life. It didn't take long for him to realize the change he needed!

After giving his life to Christ, Pace began attending the University of Kansas. It was on this campus that the Lord began to shape his heart for ministry. For four years, he lived in the freshman dorms of KU in order to reach college students for Jesus Christ! After graduation, and under the guidance of his discipler, Pace took his first job in vocational ministry and hasn't looked back. His ministry assignments have taken him from megachurches to church plants, from taking out the trash to preaching in Worship, but one thing has never changed: His passion to see lives changed by the truth of God's Word! His greatest desire is to faithfully pass on the Word of God so that it may grow strong in the hearts of His people.

In 2014, Pace married Jenn and they welcomed their first child two years later. They enjoy spending time with their yellow lab, Bentley Jane, and cheering on the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk!

Kenny Klinglesmith | Worship  Kenny came to know Christ at an FCA Sports Camp in the summer of 2008 during a time of corporate worship. Ten years later, he never would have dreamed to have the opportunity to lead students in worship of the same Savior that changed his life.  Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Kenny had a plan for his future – play four years of college baseball and then attend law school. Somewhere along the way, he forgot that the same God that changed his life also says in Proverbs 16:9 that "the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." He learned that the hard way. His freshman year at Southwestern University, the Lord led him to quit baseball (10 years of experience) and take over a budding worship ministry on campus (zero days of experience). After taking the LSAT and applying to law schools his senior year, the Lord called him away from becoming an attorney (6 years of dreaming) into vocational ministry (zero seconds of dreaming).  After two years of apprenticing as a worship leader at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, the Lord sent Kenny to College Station, Texas, to lead worship for Grace Bible Church and help edify Aggies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He leads worship at a church that 2,500 college students attend, and loves to encourage students to be open to wherever God calls them, even if it doesn't match up with their plans. Kenny loves the vision and mission of Ignite, and he and his band pray that they will be able to sign a 100-year contract with the organization and lead worship every year for Ignite until Christ returns or the Lord calls them home.

Kenny Klinglesmith | Worship

Kenny came to know Christ at an FCA Sports Camp in the summer of 2008 during a time of corporate worship. Ten years later, he never would have dreamed to have the opportunity to lead students in worship of the same Savior that changed his life.

Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, Kenny had a plan for his future – play four years of college baseball and then attend law school. Somewhere along the way, he forgot that the same God that changed his life also says in Proverbs 16:9 that "the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." He learned that the hard way. His freshman year at Southwestern University, the Lord led him to quit baseball (10 years of experience) and take over a budding worship ministry on campus (zero days of experience). After taking the LSAT and applying to law schools his senior year, the Lord called him away from becoming an attorney (6 years of dreaming) into vocational ministry (zero seconds of dreaming).

After two years of apprenticing as a worship leader at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, the Lord sent Kenny to College Station, Texas, to lead worship for Grace Bible Church and help edify Aggies with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He leads worship at a church that 2,500 college students attend, and loves to encourage students to be open to wherever God calls them, even if it doesn't match up with their plans. Kenny loves the vision and mission of Ignite, and he and his band pray that they will be able to sign a 100-year contract with the organization and lead worship every year for Ignite until Christ returns or the Lord calls them home.

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