Orders

Timothy Group CHALLENGE BASIC—22-27 September, 2014

Camp Thunder, Georgia

 

 

From:

Bruce Stansbury

First Officer,

CHALLENGE

 

 

TO:

Recruits

Timothy Group CHALLENGE

 

 

Welcome Recruits and Dads!  We are excited you have decided to join us. We will be based at BSA Camp Thunder all week and will have some wonderful exciting experiences together. 

 

Please read the following carefully.

 

ARRIVAL TRANSPORT:  CHALLENGE will begin at 2pm.  Please plan to arrive by 1:30pm so that we can in-process your son and he can get ready for the program.

 

FLIGHTS: If you are traveling by air, schedule your flight to arrive at the Atlanta Intl Airport no later than 12 noon Eastern Standard Time on 22 September.  You will be picked up at your baggage claim by a member of the Challenge Basic staff.  Please contact First Officer Stansbury at: bruce@timothygroup.org, or (706) 570-5719 with your flight information.

 

Driving Direction to CAMP THUNDER:

 

506 Thundering Springs Road, Molena, Georgia, 30258 (many GPS units will select a unnecessary dirt road route if coming from the south) 32°57’45.95”N, 84°29’53.60”W

 

FROM GRIFFIN: (approximately 45 minutes) US 19 South to first light in Zebulon. Turn right on Georgia Highway 18 West through Concord and Molena to Georgia Highway 74. Turn left on GA 74 to travel east for 2 miles toward Thomaston. Turn right on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

 

FROM NEWNAN: (approximately 1 hour) Georgia Highway 16 east to Senoia traffic light, then turn right onto Georgia Highway 85 South. Travel through Gay to Wodbury, turn left at stop light for Georgia Highways 74/18/109 and travel for ~4 miles. Continue to follow Georgia Highway 74 (stay right toward Thomaston) for 2 miles. Turn right on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

 

FROM FAYETTEVILLE: (approximately 1 hour) Take Georgia Highway 85 South through Senoia and Gay to Woodbury, turn left at stop light for Georgia Highways 74/18/109 and travel for ~4 miles. Continue to follow Georgia Highway 74 (stay right toward Thomaston) for 2 miles. Turn right on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

 

FROM THOMASTON: (approximately 25 minutes) Take Georgia Highway 74 West for ~14 miles. Turn left on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

FROM I-75 SOUTH (traveling north): I-75 north to Macon, Georgia at exit 156 for I-475 bypass west. Take exit 5 for Georgia Highway 74 West / Thomaston Road. Follow Georgia Highway 74 West to Thomaston (~32 miles). Continue on Georgia Highway 74 West for ~14 miles. Turn left on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

 

FROM I-75 NORTH (traveling south): I-75 south to McDonough, Georgia at exit 216 for Georgia Highway 155 West to Griffin. Take US 19 South to first light in Zebulon. Turn right on Georgia Highway 18 West through Concord and Molena to Georgia Highway 74. Turn left on GA 74 to travel east for 2 miles toward Thomaston. Turn right on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

 

FROM I-85 SOUTH (traveling north): I-85 north to LaGrange, Georgia at exit 18 for Georgia Highway 109 East to Woodbury. Continue on Georgia Highways 74/18/109 and travel for ~4 miles. Stay to the right to follow Georgia Highway 74 (toward Thomaston) for 2 miles. Turn right on Lawrence Road and make an immediate right onto Thundering Springs Road. Travel straight for 1/2 mile into the Lawhorn Scouting Base. Follow the signs to the Howard Lodge.

 

 

Parking

When you arrive at Camp Thunder, pull into the large parking lot in front of Howard Lodge.

 

 

DEPARTURE TRANSPORT: 

Those who survive Timothy Group CHALLENGE Training will be released from Camp Thunder at 1200 noon Eastern Time on 27 September 2014.  Flights should be scheduled to depart Atlanta Airport no earlier than 1430 Eastern Time on 27 September 2014.  If you need flexibility in your travel times please contact the First Officer for information.  Arrival and departure info for ALL recruits and fathers should be entered into the online database.

 

 

FATHER PARTICIPATION:

Fathers who attend Timothy Group CHALLENGE with their recruits are not required to participate in the physical activities.  However, fathers are highly encouraged to participate if they so choose.  You will be assigned your own staff member and will be able to experience morning Bible studies specifically geared towards Fathers and raising young men.  One of the goals for Challenge is to encourage our Dads as they raise up this next generation of leaders.  The staff at Challenge wants you to have a memorable time and leave inspired to further continue the good work you are doing. 

 

 

OBJECTIVES TO COMPLETE PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL:

SPIRITUAL: Pray that God will use this week to mold each of us into Godly Men for the Army of Jesus Christ, and that nothing would distract us from hearing God’s mission for our lives.  Pray now that God would prepare your heart for the important leadership training you will receive. 

PHYSICAL: Commit to working out on a regular basis and being in good physical shape prior to Challenge.  Begin today to set up a work out routine.  Be accountable to someone in your family!  START HYDRATING NOW!  Every day drink one ounce of water for every two pounds you weight.  If you weight 100 pounds, drink 50 ounces of water every day.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

40 push-ups in 2 minutes

50 sit-ups in 2 minutes

Mile run in 10 minutes or less

 

 

 

GEAR TO BRING:

 

 

Recruits: The following list is NOT a suggestion.  You will need to bring what is listed as it is listed. 

Your clothing and anything that is visible must be of a muted or subdued color.  This means, browns, greens, and or grey.  Bright colors are not acceptable such as red, white, orange, yellow and any other bright high visibility color.  This applies to your clothing as well as your poncho, backpack, etc. There are ways to mute your gear without having to purchase new equipment. 

 

ear protection

At least 2 pair BDU woodland camo trousers

1 pair long pants (be prepared for mud-crawling and briars – muted colors please)

1 BDU blouse

4 plain t-shirts (muted colors.  No bright shirts.  No shirts with emblems or graphics)

1 pair Hiking boots (ideally waterproof)

1 Whistle

Eye protection. Clear (not shaded)

1 pair Tennis / athletic shoes

7 pair socks (recommended wool or non-cotton)

1 pair good quality Leather work Gloves

1 Camo hat or other baseball cap (muted colors)

1 Sleeping bag (mosquito net optional)

1 Poncho or raincoat (muted colors)

Tarp or rain fly- must be large enough to house you and your gear. (Recruits May Not bring a Tent however Dads may)

50 ft- Rope or cord for lashing

Flashlight / head lamp (extra batteries)

Matches/ Lighter

Knives-(large pocket knife or medium sheath knife would be best)

Water bottles / canteens / Camelbak (must be attachable to your person)(you must have a total of 2 quarts of water with you at all times)

PT gear (T-shirt, shorts, exercise in. Sweatpants and sweatshirt are optional.  Does not need to be muted)

Bug spray and Sunscreen

Toothbrush, toothpaste, Deodorant and Toilet Paper in zip lock bag

Soap and 1 Bath Towel

1 Toboggan or sock hat (muted colors)

1 Compass 

Simple first aid supplies (moleskin, foot powder, band-aids, etc.)

Plastic bags to store your clothes in wet weather. (Garbage bags, or zip lock is ok)

1 Bible (preferably not a huge Study Bible) Both Testaments

3- pencils and or pens

2 small notebooks

1 Backpack (at least large enough to carry a day’s supplies).  It is not necessary to purchase an expensive one, just bring the best you have or can borrow.  (Muted colors)

 

Each recruit and Dad should pack individually!  All gear should be packed in such a way as to be carried about one mile (rollers won’t help). YOU will have to carry all your own gear.  Therefore, I recommend that you bring as little as possible! (Dad’s gear may be put on truck)

 

If you are flying in and will have extra travel items (such as clean clothes, cell phones, i-pods, etc.) this will need to be packed separately and turned in to the Challenge Staff before the start of Training. These items will be returned after Training. 

 

RECRUITS MAY NOT BRING any food of any type –you will be given adequate food for the week. If you have a specific food need please contact the First Officer. Dad’s will also be given adequate food but may bring extra food, which they may not share with recruits. You may not bring firearms or fireworks. 

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

Upon arrival at Camp Thunder, recruits will be given a final phone call to inform parents of their safe travel thus far.  However, during the duration of Timothy Group CHALLENGE Training, the telephone communication privileges of recruits will be strictly limited to zero.  Parents should NOT expect to hear from their recruits during Training.  Recruits may not use personal cell phones during the week.  Of course, if there is any emergency, the parents will be contacted.  Fathers of recruits who participate are allowed to bring cell phones for discreet use as necessary. 

 

 

WAIVER INFORMATION:

Do not fail to read and sign the waiver forms and bring it with you to the training!  You will not be allowed to enter Challenge without the waiver forms.  ALL FORMS MUST BE SIGNED TO PARTICIPATE!

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Any questions concerning CHALLENGE Training should be directed to First Officer Stansbury at: bruce@timothygroup.org, or (706) 570-5719.  Financial questions are to be addressed to the Timothy Group Central Command at 706-570-5719, bruce@timothygroup.org.