Dallas Gospel Chapel
Summer 2009 Program
Dear Saints and Visitors,
This program has been booked and all reservations confirmed. Each child under 17 that is attending will be required to sign the Waiver of Liability form. Any child traveling under DGC (Dallas Gospel Chapel) supervision will be required to have the Waiver of liability & a Child Travel Consent form completed AND NOTARIZED. No exceptions in any case. You may download each off the web on this posting or see Marie Perry for the forms @ 972-557-9710.
We can’t way to see you and your kiddos there!
Kiddo Trip Creator & Facilitator
“DGC Overnight Lock-In”
June 19th 2009 – We will be staying overnight at “Planet Cheer” located in Forney, TX and renting the entire facility for various games, basketball, dodge ball, Bible Study, Rock Climbing, Bounce House, Trampolines & lots of food. The lock-in will start at 11 PM and go until 8:00 AM.
Fees: This event has been paid for by your donations! No entrance fee.
Location: 12340 FM 2932 Forney, TX 75126 – (972) 564-4672 Located off Hwy 20 & HELMS TRAIL.
Transportation: We will be having all the parents drop the children off and pick them up directly since this is local.
Attire: Make sure to bring play clothes and possibly a sleeping bag if you can’t hang for the entire night!
“Tyler State Park Trip”
July 1st On this trip we will be going to Tyler State Park. They have biking trails, hiking, fishing, swimming, and paddle boats at the park. We have rented 2 separate day use areas that can sit between 75-100 people each (Group Area #3 & The Dining Hall area). One day use area is the actual dining hall that is covered – the walls are not solid though – and has a stove, refrigerator, double sinks, picnic tables surrounding the dining hall, ceiling fans, electricity and water. Group Area # 3 is close to the water with 12 picnic tables and grills at each one with a Jungle Gym area and a fishing pier close. We will be going through all the biking trails first thing at 10 am and then eating lunch at noon. We will be doing a bible study directly after lunch. The beach area is supervised and very clean and will be open to anyone who wishes to get in the water after lunch or they can go fishing. We will stay at the park until around 7:30 pm so we will have a full day to really enjoy the park. We welcome EVERYONE to join us on this trip and we really hope to have everyone from the church be able to attend. (Don’t forget to ask off work ahead of time!)
Fees: $3.00 per person over 13 – 12 and under are free & anyone between the ages of 13 & 17 will be paid for by the money raised and donated by the church. Parking is free once you pay the entrance fee. For more information and specific directions to the park please go to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/tyler/
Transportation: We will be using the bus and (renting vans if needed) for all the children from 3 to 17 and anyone who like to follow may do so. We will leave from the church (2930 N. ST Augustine Dallas, TX 75227) at 8:00 AM.
Food: You will be asked to bring your OWN lunch. Sack lunch or bring hot dogs or burgers to grill out at the lake. You will need to provide all of your own condiments, drinks, and supplies to do so. Also, you may want to bring a covered tent and chairs to relax in throughout the day to keep out of the sun. We will be cooking out hot dogs/burgers for dinner around 5PM and will have chips and cookies as well. We will be bringing lots of water for all the kiddos. To recap, you bring lunch & we provide dinner.
What to bring: Fishing Poles if you want to fish, bicycles if you want to ride bikes, footballs or any other type or sports you would like to play. SUNGLASSES!
ATTIRE: Make sure to bring plenty of sun block SPF 35 +! Children will wear their Summer T-Shirts so we can easily locate them. If you want to get in the water then make sure you bring Cut-off jeans/shorts below the knees for the doods with t-shirts so you don’t fry to a crisp & Capri’s for the ladies with dark colored t-shirts. Let’s be Christians! Don’t forget towels!
“Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX”
July 15th The big trip of the year! We will be taking the bus on this trip as well to Six Flags. They have multiple rides and shows for all ages. We are going to need lots of chaperones on this trip and REALLY hope the parents will be able to participate this year in coming. The park opens at 10:30 AM and we will arrive at the gate by 9:30-9:45 to get through the gates first. We will not be leaving until 10:00 PM so if you want to leave earlier then plan on driving.
Transportation: We will be leaving at 8:00 AM (sharp) from the church and you need to be at there at 7:30 AM and ready to go. We are pulling out at 8 o’ clock and if you’re not there then you’ll have to drive to the park (trying to keep forty kids on a bus not going anywhere is crazy!). We will be taking the bus and probably TWO – 15 passenger vans to get everyone there. We are going to need a couple of drivers as well. The kids from ages 3-17 will get priority in the bus to keep them all together. If you would like to bring your kids in your vehicle and meet us at the gate you are welcome to but PLEASE let me know ahead of time so we can find you. If you are planning on attending we ask you get a t-shirt so we can locate your children if they decide to go with a particular group.
FEES: Children ages 2 and under are free at the park. Ages 3-17 will be paid for by your donations and fund raisers. Your child’s name must be on the list and have the forms signed by May 10th to receive a ticket. Everyone else will be required to pay their own fee. If you would like to get the group rate of $24.50 per ticket you MUST have your money into Marie Perry (church secretary) by 05-10-2009 because we will be purchasing the tickets by the 05-15-09 to receive the $24.50 price vs. $26.99 per ticket. You may purchase your tickets at the gate on the morning of the trip at the regular price or whatever price you can get if you find a coupon.
Attire: Again, make sure you bring sun block SPF 35+. We want to make sure all the kiddos have the Summer T-Shirts on so we can keep everyone in the groups together.
Here is a video of my favorite roller coaster at the park – Bro. Chad
“Little Rock, Arkansas Youth Meeting”
(This is a Youth Trip that is headed up by our youth leaders. Since it’s in the “Summer” I thought I would add it to the list so everyone would know about it.)
July 30 – Aug 1 Church Youth Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. This trip is for the youth from 12 and up that go on the bus. David & Krista Perry [email protected] will be heading up the trip as usual as our courageous youth leaders! I will post more information as it’s available on this trip. I do know that if you want your children to go then you are welcome to follow the bus and take YOUR children. They do not allow chaperones for anyone under the age of 12 except for parents. It’s an amazing meeting and an awesome experience if you have never been.
Transportation: They will be taking the bus this year.
Fees: Usually costs about $40 per person or so for the trip plus hotel (depending on the fundraisers).
Attire: Bring your Sunday best!
“Chuck Wagon Cookout and Youth Service for all of TEXAS!”
August 15th We are officially inviting of the Texas & local area churches to a Chuck Wagon cook-out (yee-haw!!) , softball, dominos tournament, volleyball, followed by an evening Youth Service! We will start at 10:00 AM with outside activities for all ages and then enjoy food all day! Bro. Ray Martin and Little Ray are cookin’ up sum Chicken Fried Steak, Tators, and beans… dutch oven style! We will send everyone to get cleaned up and ready for church at 3:00 PM and start the Youth Service at 6:00 pm. If you are visiting and would like to stay over for Sunday morning please contact us and we’ll make arrangement for you to stay over. Letters will go out in the mail sometime in May to all the churches for the invites. If you have any questions please let us know! We look forwarding to seeing you there! [email protected]
“Arts & Crafts – Collage Day”
August 19th We will be meeting in the church dining room at 10:00 am to put together a collage using all the photos from the trips. We will also use some of the photos from prior years as well. We will have a short chapel service at 11:30 and then eat lunch (Cici’s Pizza!). We will finish the collage and pray over the kiddos before they go back to school. This will end or summer program
I have added the entire program in a PDF file that you may download. I have also made available the Waiver of Liability and the Child Consent form. If you cannot download these please email me directly at [email protected]