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Departure Details & Packing List

Hey, Beyond FLYers!

I hope you are as excited as I am for Beyond FLY and some time away! I wanted to remind you of some final details regarding our departure time, a packing list, and let you know of some merch opportunities!

Departure Time:

Please be at Maranatha at 9:00am on Sunday, July 4. We’ll load the vans, make sure that the students have their medical release & liability forms signed, attend the Worship Service, have a send-off prayer with the congregation, and then head out!


A schedule for week has been posted here. Check it out!

Returning Time:

We aim to return to Maranatha by 7:00p on Saturday, July 10. We'll have student's text parents when we hit Jamestown to give you a more-exact heads up.

Packing List:

I’m not going to tell you how many pairs of underwear to bring (that’s what Moms are for (and why we have a day in May dedicated to them - but they really need more than just one day out of 365, amen?!)), but here’s a list of some things you’ll need: 

  • Water bottle!

  • Bible (preferably physical, not digital), notebook, & pen.

    • Note: Cell phones are permitted for the purposes of Bible use, Bible reference, and note-taking during all sessions. If they become a distraction -- either during a session or during camp in general -- Beyond FLY staff has permission to put the phone in storage until an appropriate time.

  • One suitcase with clothes for the week (stored in trailer & accessable for our overnight stays) & one small carry-on backpack (the vans will be full).

    • Like much of the Pacific Northwest, Kalispell & Flathead Lake are under an excessive heat warning. The highs in Kalispell are projected to be in the upper-80s & lower-90s. And West Glacier, up in the mountains, isn't much cooler. (Did I mention bringing a water bottle?) Lows will be in the upper-50s.

    • Sunscreen!! Bug repellent!

    • Appropriate swimwear for swimming in the lake, going WWR, and our hotel stay.

  • Sleeping bag & pillow

    • Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp does not provide these. You are on your own. 

    • Optional: Air mattress for night in Culbertson. (We will be sleeping on the floor and on padded pews.)

  • Toiletries, towels, medication, etc.

    • Dramamine is advised as we drive through the mountains. 

    • Any prescription meds will be checked in with the camp nurse upon arrival.

    • Be sure to bring a water bottle - it's gonna be hot!

  • Appropriate footwear:

    • Shoes for recreation and hiking.

    • Shoes or sandals with strap around ankles for WWR (they will get wet). NO flip-flops. Read more on their requirements here. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom.)

  • $$ for 5 fast-food meals, souvenirs, snacks, and a water bottle (if you somehow happen to neglect bringing one!).



We made t-shirts! If you would like one, they are $15 and can be purchased when we load up. We did not take orders, so sizes are first-come-first-served.


I think that’s it! I am looking forward to the week! See you Sunday!

In Christ Jesus our Lord,

- Pr Ryan

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