a Northeast Chi Alpha Campus Ministries staff leadership event
Beginning and Ending Times
Check-in will be from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Monday, June 19. The evening’s activity will be a cookout hosted by Phil and Valerie Mcleod at their home from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. The Mcleod’s live a few minutes from the University of Valley Forge (UVF) campus at 21 Benburb, Phoenixville, PA 19460.
Check out will be from 7:00 to 9:00 am on Friday, June 23.
University of Valley Forge is located at 1401 Charlestown Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460
We will be staying in Bongiorno Hall, one of UVF’s dorm facilities. Each staff person (or couple) will have their own air-conditioned room, complete with bathroom, sink, and shower. Each of the rooms is a standard size dorm room with two or more single beds, some of which might be bunk style.
This year, we are planning for married couples that bring their children to also be housed in Bongiorno. Due to family size, families may be given two rooms. We hope putting everyone in the same dorm will contribute to more hang out time in the evenings.
All staff will get a key to their own room. The INCITE Exec Team will have building keys for Bongiorno, since the glass entrance door to the building locks at midnight on a timer. It will be scheduled to be unlocked at 6:30 am.
Note: If you lose your room key, you will be charged $25 for a replacement.
In some cases, single staff may be asked to share a room, based on the availability of space, as VFCC is undergoing campus renovations in their dorm buildings.
Bedding, towels, pillow and blanket are provided. You may want to bring an extra blanket and towel.
Note to Parents: Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towels for your children to use. To save you the cost of paying full room fare for your kids, no bedding, towels, pillow and blanket will be provided for your child(ren).
Laundry facilities are available in the dorms--bring your own detergent and quarters.
All nine meals will take place at the University of Valley Forge dining commons. Breakfast is at 7:30 am, lunch at 12:00 noon, and dinner at 5:00 pm.
There is a casual dress code at the college. You will need no formal attire.
The conference will have WI-FI provided through the college. Information about using UVF’s service will be in the staff packets handed out at check-in.
Designated parking on the VFCC campus will be free during INCITE. There is a lot next to Bongiorno Dorm as well as a lot across the street from Damiani Hall (family housing) and across from Solomon's Porch (the meeting space we use for the conference).
Gil and Lindsay Banton approached one of their friends, Josh Simpson, children’s pastor at MorningStar Fellowship in nearby Bechtelsville, PA, about offering a VBS style kids camp similar to what CMC offered in Phoenix, AZ in July 2015. Josh and his team are treating this opportunity as a mission experience by coming to serve our parents and children at their cost. That means there is no cost for childcare at INCITE.
Josh will have a fully staffed team and program for children that is available on campus on Tuesday, June 20, Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22. If you are planning to bring your children to INCITE, please contact Lindsay Banton by May 1 so she can communicate the necessary information about the participating children to Josh.
When you respond to Lindsay (email@example.com, 804-994-4099) by May 1, she will need your name, your phone number, the name of your child(ren), and their birthdate(s). Any additional information about caring for your child(ren) would be helpful at that time.
Parents who elect to utilize their services will need to drop off their children at 8:30 am and pick them up at 4:50 pm on those three days. Josh and the team will handle getting children to and from lunch on all three days. The location for INCITE Kid Camp at the University of Valley Forge will be posted on the web site the week of INCITE. Parents will get a reminder at check-in.
Parents would have to come a bit early the first day to register their child(ren) and give contact/emergency information, medicine/allergy info, and any instructions that Josh and his staff would need to properly care for the children.
Information about cots being available for toddlers that nap is being looked into, but portable cribs* should be brought by the parents for infants.
If you have more specific questions about the INCITE Kid Care effort, you can contact Lindsay Banton, our liason to Josh Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 804-994-4099.