BCLR Students
MARCH 22-24 

frequently asked questions

Why do we do retreats?

The BCLR Students Spring and Fall retreats have proved time and again to be memorable and impactful opportunities for students. Retreats are times to step away from students' typical schedules for concentrated time to hear biblical preaching and spend time meditating, worshipping, 

Who is the speaker?

Dave Temple grew up as a missionary kid in Europe and was exposed to the gospel from his earliest years. It wasn’t until age 17 when the Lord softened his heart to the gospel and Dave repented of his sin. Ten years later Dave married his wife Amy and found himself in a church that practiced expository preaching and that upheld a clearly defined philosophy of ministry. This season was a catalyst for intense growth that eventually led him to join Grace Immanuel and attend The Expositors Seminary in Jupiter, FL from 2009 to 2013. During that time Dave and Amy deepened in their desire to serve the Lord overseas, which the Lord answered by opening an opportunity to minister in Malawi, Africa (2016-2021). Dave served at a pastoral-training center for 5 years before returning to Jupiter to accept the role of Student Ministries Pastor. Dave and Amy are blessed with two children. 

Where are we going?

We are going to Camp Caudle in Hector, Arkansas. The address is 857 State Rte 164 N Hector, AR 72843

What should I pack?

Personal Snacks
Prescription Medicines
Water Bottle
Personal Bedding

Do I need to bring bedding?

Yes, be sure to bring your own bedding. The camp has bunkbeds with mattresses. Bring your own sheets, blankets, pillows, and/or sleeping bag.

What's the schedule for the weekend?

Leave at 4:30PM, Arrive at the camp at 6PM
Session 1
Small Groups

Session 2
Small Groups
Group Games
Session 3
Small Groups
Session 4
Small Groups
Leave at 2:00, Arrive at BCLR at 3:30

When should I arrive at church?

Try to arrive around 4PM so that we can pack and leave by 4:30PM.

I can't leave that early. Can I come later?

Of course! We understand work and school schedules or other commitments might make it difficult. Just be sure to let Douglas know at sm@bclr.org.

When will we get back to church?

We plan to be back at church at 3:30PM on Sunday afternoon.

What does it cost?

The cost is $80 per registrant, payable online, by cash, or by check. There is a maximum family charge of 3 registrants.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, there are limited scholarships available. See the options in the registration process and contact Douglas at sm@bclr.org if you have any other questions.

What are accomodations like?

Boys and girls will also have separate accommodations. Students will be housed with their small group leaders and other students of the same gender. 

Will we have any fun?

Yes! We intend to have plenty of fun. We attempt to design these retreats so that there is a healthy balance of serious, fun, and free time.

What's included in registration?

Registration includes all costs for the weekend, including food and transportation. 

May I invite friends?

Yes! Friends are always welcome. Just be sure they fill out medical release forms so that we can care for them while they are on the retreat.

How long can i wait to register?

Registration is open until March 17, which is the Sunday before the retreat. This is also the last day to guarantee a refund.

Are students allowed to bring devices like smartphones?

Yes, students are allowed to bring smartphones and other personal devices. We encourage students to learn to use them responsibly, including for purposes such as taking notes and looking up Scripture passages. If a student is intentionally causing inordinate distraction or other problems, we may ask them to stop using the device and/or contact their parent or guardian.

Wait, I have more questions!

We will keep this page updated with the newest information. Contact Douglas Allison at sm@bclr.org for any pressing questions. And stay tuned to updates via email, social media, bulletins and announcements!