When is Immerse?
We will be hosting groups throughout June and July of Summer 2019 (one Spring Break trip is also available). Each group will arrive on a Tuesday evening, and depart on a Sunday afternoon. The weeks that are available are:
What is the schedule of a “typical” Immerse day?
9:30-12:00–Morning Service Site
1:15-3:15–Afternoon Service Site
6:00-9:00–Dinner & Evening Activities
What age do the students need to be?
We take middle school and high school youth groups, beginning with incoming 7th grade students. Seniors who have just graduated are welcome.
Will we have a “Free Day?”
Both free time and recreational time will be incorporated into the trip. There will be an afternoon at the lake, time to go to the Capital and out for ice-cream, and fun evening activities. We strive to have a great balance of hard work and also time to rejuvenate.
How do I reserve the week that works best for our group?
Call Beth at 402-217-2352 to confirm availability of desired dates. When you have secured your dates, mail a $300 non-refundable deposit to:
F Street Neighborhood Church
Attention: Beth Heerspink
1302 F Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Please download the registration form and include with payment. You can expect confirmation within 1-2 days of receipt.
When does registration open?
You can reserve your dates any time. The sooner that your group registers, the greater possibility you will be able to reserve the week you would like. We can “hold” a week for you up to three weeks, until December 1. After December 1, we can “hold” a week for 1 week. If a group registration form and deposit is not received within a week, those dates will become available for other groups.
What size does our group need to be?
Each group must have a minimum of five paid students and two paid adults. If your group is smaller than five students, we can try to combine you with another smaller group. We are set up to accommodate groups up to 30; if your group is larger than that, please discuss details with Beth.
Do we need adult leaders to attend?
We ask that you have one adult leader per six students. If you have male and female students, we ask that you send both a male and a female leader.
What is the cost of “Immerse”?
The registration fee is $250/student and $125/leader.
What additional expenses will we have?
Your registration fee covers all expenses (food, lodging, program, etc.). Your group will be responsible for transportation to and from Lincoln, and also for lunch on Sunday afternoon. Students may choose to bring along minimal spending money for local stores (i.e. ice-cream, shopping at local convenience stores, etc.).
Where will our group be staying?
Your group will be staying at the F Street Neighborhood Church in Lincoln (1302 F Street). Guys and girls will have separate areas of the church to sleep (the guys will be in the youth room and the girls will be in the nursery). Air mattresses are provided; each student should bring their own bedding.
How should we go about fundraising?
Your group may choose to do fundraisers together or individuals may choose to write a support letter to raise funds. Ask us for additional resources for planning group fundraisers—we have lots of ideas.
When is the balance due?
The balance of your trip cost is due June 1. Registration cost will increase $25/student if payment is received after June 1. Your $300 deposit will apply to the total cost of the trip.
When are individual registration forms due?
Student registration forms are due April 1. This gives us adequate time to plan projects according to the size and skills of your group. Registration cost will increase $25/student if forms are not received by April 1.
What type of transportation do we need in Lincoln?
We generally send 8-10 people to a work site. If you do not have one vehicle for every 10 people, please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly. One option is to use one of the church vans for $100 (which includes the cost of gas to the work sites).
Will our youth group be with another group for Immerse?
It depends on the size of your group and the availability of dates. We may combine your group with another group if both groups desire the same week and the overall number of participants does not exceed 30.