Friday, July 12, 2013

Ski Trip Information 2014

WAVE Parents -
As you all hopefully heard through email and from excited students last Sunday, WAVE will be going on a Ski Trip to Copper Mountain, Colorado next Spring Break on March 8-12, 2014! 
Our WAVEster's are extremely excited about this fun opportunity to see and experience a part of God's creation we normally don't get to see. Even though this trip is over 8 months away, there are some things you need to know to plan ahead and participate in this trip if you are planning on going: 
1.  The cost of the trip will be $650 per student.  This cost covers airfare, lodging, breakfast in the hotel, lunch, ski rental, and lift tickets.  This cost does not cover
        Snowboarding fee = $11 extra per day (if you or your student would like to snowboard) 
        Meals at night (students will be allowed to go out to eat each night and explore the village-like setting.  Dinner can be expensive) 
        Snacks (snacks for in the room, airport, on the way there and back, anytime they are hungry) 
        Souvenirs (any clothing, bumper stickers, etc., that students would like to buy) 
Chaperones will have a discounted price for this trip.  Price is TBD. 
2.  Secondly, the trip is for students 13 and older.  If a student is younger than 13, one of their parents must accompany them on this trip.  If you are considering this option, please let me know. 
3.  Thirdly, if you are serious about this trip and have several family members excited about going, this is where we need a commitment from you and all involved.  The maximum number for students and parents reserved on this trip is 30Spots will fill up fast!  In order to secure your spot for this trip, I am asking that you please send in a $100 deposit reserving your spot for this trip.  Now some of you may be wondering, why so early?  Why do we need to pay a deposit now?  The main reason is that it is Spring Break week and everything is EXPENSIVE from airlines, parking, etc.  We need to know that you/your student is committed to this trip.  The ski-trip deposit is due by Sunday, October 6.  This is the first Sunday of October.  You of course can pay this deposit as soon as you would like, but the sooner the better in order to reserve your spot. 
4.  Lastly, if finances are a concern, the great news is that we have more than 8 months to raise funds!  This is definitely where team work comes in.  As I told the students last week, if they all work hard, then this ski trip could be much less than the initial price!  However, this is up to them and to the Leadership Team.  I would love to see our students excited about reaching a goal of let's say $200 a person and working hard by serving the Lord and their church to get there!  I cant do fundraisers on my own, so I need your help getting them excited about coming up with ideas and then following through.  If you have any fundraiser ideas, please let me know! 
In the meantime, talk things over with your student and see if this trip is right for you!  For the deposit money, make all checks out to Grace Chapel.  You can give the deposit money to me anytime!  Hope you all have a great weekend.  Call or text me anytime if you have questions. 
 - Seth