The biggest weekend of your Middle Schooler’s year!

Fuel Weekend is a Middle School retreat hosted at Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, SC. This weekend is focused on helping students understand who they are in Christ through relevant teaching, community with new friends, exciting games, and live worship.

The weekend will be packed full of opportunities for students to engage in their relationship with Christ in a deeper way, and they’ll have a blast hanging out with students from all our campuses. Make sure to register as soon as possible to secure a spot for your middle schooler!

OCTOBER 22 – 24



Where does Fuel take place?

Fuel Weekend will be held at Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, SC. This YMCA camp is packed full of activities for students to choose from during free time.

What does the schedule look like?

The retreat will start in the evening on Friday, October 22nd and will end on Sunday, October 24th around lunch time.

What does transportation look like?

Parents will need to drop off students at Camp Thunderbird on Friday night and pick them up on Sunday before lunch.

Can I invite my friends?

Yes, as long as they are also in 6th-8th grade!

How much does it cost?

$175 total (including $50 deposit), which includes the cost of (four) meals and a camp shirt.

Do you offer any scholarships?

Yes, we do! For scholarship inquiries, please email us at for details.

What are the age requirements for Fuel?

Fuel is for all Middle School students (6th-8th graders).

Do I need to bring any money to Fuel?

No spending money will be needed for Fuel.

I’ve registered my student for Fuel. When will I receive more details?

Parent Packet information will be emailed out after registration closes. We will also be providing the packet online. If you have any questions before or after this date, please reach out to

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Registration will open on Monday, August 9 and closes on Thursday, October 7th. Please keep in mind trip registration fills up quickly. To complete your registration, we need two things from you:

  • Registration payments must be paid in full [or a payment schedule must be in place].
  • All information in the First Step section in Camp Docs must be filled out.

Your registration is not confirmed until these two requirements have been met. Failure to meet these two requirements will result in your registration being waitlisted.


Make sure the email address on your CampDoc profile is correct. Email communication will go out regularly to the email address used to register your child and will include important information for camp. You can update your email address by emailing us or by updating your CampDoc account.

If you don’t receive an email from within 2-3 weeks from the event, you may not be added to our list correctly. You can be directly added to the email list by clicking here. You may also want to check your spam folders.


If your student or child is unable to attend Fuel for any reason, please let us know right away so we can fill your spot. Should you need to cancel, you have until October 7th, 2021 to receive a full refund. Any cancellations after October 7th will receive a full refund, minus the initial deposit. Cancelling too close to the event could result in a loss of all payment.

These events tend to have waitlists, but we cannot add from our waitlist after registration closes. If you have more questions regarding cancellation or registration dates, please contact us at

Got Questions?

We’d love to answer any questions you may have. Drop us a line!