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Youth Splash Day

Photo of Emerald Pointe Water Park in Greensboro, NC
Let’s make a splash on an all-day trip to Emerald Pointe Water Park in Greensboro! Woodhaven 7th – 12th graders are invited to join us on Saturday, July 13, for lazy river, wave pool and water chutin’ fun!

TICKETS

Sign up by Tuesday, July 9, so we can plan for transportatioin and chaperones. There are several options for purchasing your ticket:
  • Bring $30 in cash to the church office by Tuesday, July 9; include youth’s name with the payment. (An adult chaperone will get these discounted tickets in advance through the State Employees’ Credit Union.)
  • Purchase your youth’s ticket online from Emerald Pointe at a discounted rate. (Tickets are $42.99 or less depending on how far in advance you purchase them.)
  • Pay for your ticket in cash ($45.99) at the door.

SCHEDULE

Meet at Woodhaven at 8:00 a.m. to carpool. We’ll eat lunch at the picnic tables outside the park. We’ll stop for fast food on the way home, and we’ll aim to return to church by 8:00 p.m.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Ticket money ($45.99 cash) or an online ticket voucher — if youth have not paid $30 to the church office by July 9
  • Money for fast food dinner and $2 for parking/gas (to offset chaperones’ expenses)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch in a small cooler or lunchbox with an icepack (Avoid mayonnaise, dairy products, and other heat sensitive foods.)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes, if needed
  • Towel

SIGN UP – YOUTH & CHAPERONES

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 9. Use the link below. We hope you can come for some mid-summer fun!
Parents, we’ll need some adult chaperones for transportation and supervision! Don’t worry — you can choose to splash with the youth or just watch poolside. Sign up below if you can help.
 

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Want to participate? Please click below to register through the Rise Against Hunger organization.
 

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