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5th & 6th Grade Spring Retreat

Join our staff & volunteer team for a very exciting trip this spring!  We are heading to the incredible Whitewater express camp in Ocoee, Tennessee!  We will have a wonderful weekend filled with teaching, worship, and fellowship with friends, a selection of activities to choose from and the wonderful experience of rafting down the Nantahala River!

We will be studying Romans 12:1-2 and what it means to be “Transformed.”

Important Info

Students need to arrive at COTA by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22.  Students will need to be picked up by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.  Students need to bring clothes for two days in the outdoors, plus one set of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (especially if you choose to play paintball). Please pack lightly (no large suitcases, please). Keep in mind that it will get cold at nights. Also, bring rain gear, sleeping bag or linens, pillow, towel, toiletries, flashlight, Bible and journal!

Total Cost $130.00 (Includes food, transportation, activities, materials & T-shirt) *Students will need to bring money to purchase lunch on the way back to COTA Sunday afternoon.


After registration you will be e-mailed a release form, your balance, packing list, and arrival/departure time.

For more information about our retreat location visit their website: Whitewater Express



  • 5:00 pm: Arrive at COTA [Eat Dinner at Church]
  • 6:15 pm: Depart COTA for Whitewater Express
  • 8:00 pm: Worship/Teaching Sessions
  • 11:00 pm: Lights Out


  • 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Depart Camp
  • 10:00 am: Student Activities
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm: Fully Guided Rafting Trip
  • 6:15 pm: Return to Camp/ Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Worship/ Teaching Session
  • 10:00 pm: Campfire


  • 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Worship Session
  • 11:00 am: Depart Camp [Lunch on the road]
  • 3:30 pm: Parent Pick-up at COTA
Earlier Event: April 7
Theater Thursday
Later Event: April 24
Apostles Spring Fest