Refuge 2017 Info & Registration


Check below for some final details. 

Refuge is an areawide retreat held at Babler Outdoor Education Center.

Here are some things you need to know for the weekend!

Look for highlight in red below!

Register by 

  1. Download the REFUGE 2017 Registration Form OR Pick up the Registration Form in the EPICenter
  2. Fill out pages 3 & 4 (if you can print it front and back, that would help)
  3. Return the form to Mike with your correct registration fee.
    1. Note the deadlines:
      1. Until Oct 8 – $75 (includes $10 discount) & T-shirt
      2. Oct 9 until Oct 22 – $85 (Regular price) & T-shirt
      3. After Oct 22 – $90 & no T-shirt
    2. (Please use an Event Envelope if possible).


teenEPIC Student Notes:

  • Be at the building by 6:45 to pack the trailer Friday night.
  • Make sure you eat dinner BEFORE you arrive!
  • Only bring what you can carry…remember the cabins are a bit of a walk to get to especially if you’re carrying all your stuff!
  • Bring warm clothing.
  • Yes – YOU – BRING YOUR BIBLE – not on your phone
  • MORE “Items to bring” Below

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2017 Neotez Volleyball Tournament

It’s that time of year again!  Time for the Neotez Volleyball Tournament.  The tournament is a fun way for Neotez to raise money each year.  Our Youth groups (and now they have adult teams – parents see Steve Dolan if you’re interested) get together and play volleyball or just hang out!

We will leave right after classes on Sunday, September 10 and should be back no later than 6:15 PM (we are at the mercy of the games and organizers – we will send out a text if we are running late).

If volleyball is not your thing, that’s OK, bring some cards or games and hang out and cheer our teams on!

  • Date:  Sept 10, 2017
  • Who: 6th-12th grade
  • When:  We leave right after worship time or 11:30.  We will return before or by 6:15 PM
  • Cost:  $6 – we ask that everyone donate whether you play or not – the money goes to Camp Neotez.
  • Cost:  $ for cheap lunch and dinner at the tournament.  About $10 for food will fill you up for the day.
    • ALL PROCEEDS go to camp!
  • Sign up below BY SUNDAY  – whether you play or just come and cheer you need to sign up so we make sure to have enough transportation.
  • Bring
    • lawn chair
    • cards
    • sunscreen
    • tennis shoes
    • blanket or something to sit on
    • Money for Lunch ~ $5
    • Money for dinner ~ $5
    • anything else to get you through the day.
  • Please wear modest clothing – fingertip length shorts, t-shirts or something with a sleeve over the shoulder (no tank or halter tops please)
  • Please don’t bring iPods or electronic stuff  (Be With Who You’re With)

Thanks for helping support Camp Neotez

Contact Mike at for more info.

New School Year…Reboot

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I’m looking forward to an awesome new school year! Good communication is an important part of making sure everyone is on the same page. We use several communication tools to keep everyone informed of what’s going on in the teenEPIC Youth Group throughout the year. Obviously, the website is the primary source of information. Make sure you’re signed up to “Follow Blog via Email” located on the sidebar.

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Thursday Throwdown – Circle of Concern

On August 10, for our last Thursday Throwdown of the summer we will go work with Circle of Concern, organizing school supplies for a couple of hours.  After we are finished there, we will head to Sonic!

We will meet at the EPICenter at 8:45 am and should return by around 1:00 pm.

Bring money for Sonic on the way back.

This organization always really appreciates our help, so come ready to serve!

Please sign up here ASAP (CLICK HERE to see if you’ve already signed up):

Throwdown Thursday at the Zoo

We were rained out this week so we will try it again!!!

Join the youth group as we go on a safari to the St. Louis Zoo on August 3rd! Meet up at the EPICenter at 9 AM then have someone to pick you back up at 1 PM. Make sure you pack water, sunscreen, and something to snack on (or a little cash) in case you get hungry. It will be a wild and fun time!!!!!!!!

  • What: Zoo trip
  • Who: teenEPIC youth group
  • When: Thursday August 4th, 9 AM meet at building, 1 PM building pickup
  • Where: St. Louis Zoo
  • What to bring: snack (we will have a cooler), water bottle, sunscreen
  • Cost: FREE