Retreat Packing List


What To Bring

  • Bible - We recognize that many people use their devices to read the Bible. However, we ask that you bring an actual printed Bible to the retreat. If you do not have one, we will have extras for you to borrow!

  • Pen or pencil

  • Clothes for 3 days including socks, sneakers, long-sleeve/sweatshirts (rooms are air-conditioned), comfortable clothes for outdoor activity

  • Toiletries (tooth brush, tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner, body soap etc.)

  • Towel(s)

  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)

  • Pillow

  • Sleeping bag or other twin size bedding

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Water Bottle

  • Prescription Medicine (asthma inhalers, EpiPen, etc.) - Please let your small group counselor know about the medicine you brought on the first day of the retreat.

Please Do Not Bring

  • Electronics (laptops, iPads, tablets, Apple watch, etc.)

  • Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.

  • Knives, guns, items that may be perceived as a weapon

  • Anything that distracts you from being with God and other people at the retreat.

  • Anything you wouldn’t want to lose.

    All phones and electronics will be held by counselors until the end of the retreat. Students will have access to the phone if they need to contact their parent/guardian.

    • Parent/Guardian: If you would like to contact your student during the retreat, please contact the director (Amy Jeong) at 978-284-0199

Dress Code

It is our desire that ARISE Summer Retreat will be a place where the students can focus their eyes and hearts on their relationship with Jesus by retreating away from their context. Our intent is to not bring attention to how one looks but to highlight our walk in faith and love in pursuit of holiness. Therefore, the students and staff are required to adhere to the Dress Code. Anyone in violation of this policy will be asked to change clothes.

  1. No tops that don’t cover the stomach, back, and shoulders: wife-beaters, crop tops, halters, tube/tank tops, sports pinneys that reveals the sides of the body etc. Keep your shirt on even if you’re playing sports.

  2. No shorts that are too short or tight so as to reveal your butt, gender-related body parts or undergarments. No pant-sagging and seeing boxers.

  3. No clothing that suggests content that is vulgar, racist, suggestive, or promoting gang violence, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, etc.