FAQs

When is the event?

Meltdown 2018 will be January 26th- 28th, 2018.

Where will Meltdown 2018 take place?

Meltdown 2018 will be at the Boardwalk Beach Resort on the beautiful Panama City Beach. Boardwalk Beach Resort is located at 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408.

What is happening at Meltdown 2018?

Students and leaders will worship with the band, Remedy Drive, and be blessed by our speaker, Joseph Sojourner, who is bringing the Word! Every year, Meltdown is a chance for students to connect with each other, and most importantly of all with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Many students over the past two decades have been led to Christ and to a closer walk with Him through this weekend. We look forward to see what God will do this year!

Who may attend Meltdown 2018?

Meltdown is designed for youth grades 6th -12th and their adult leaders.

How do I register?

Click the registration link and register online as soon as possible!

What is the cost of Meltdown 2018?

The Great Deal – $120 if registered by Halloween
The Good Deal – $130 if registered by Christmas
The Deal – $140 if registered after Christmas
(Deposit is $50 per person. Final Balance is due Monday, January 15th. You may not drop numbers after Thursday, January 18th—this means that after January 18th you must pay for the total number you registered for.)

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee covers the speaker for the weekend, a great t-shirt, lunch and dinner on Saturday at Meltdown (breakfasts not provided for Saturday and Sunday), beds at the Boardwalk, a worship band, Big Games, and lots more!

What!? No Breakfast!? Why does Meltdown not include breakfast?

In the effort to keep registration costs low, breakfast has been left up to the individual youth groups. This came from surveying many who said this would be the easiest meal for their group to replace. Though it was nice to have breakfast provided by the resort, we wanted to keep the price of Meltdown accessible to all, and after careful consideration decided this was the best way to do it.

What should my group do for breakfast?

There are several options to do a quick, cheap, and easy group breakfast. For suggestions, please visit our “Helpful Hints for an Easy Group Breakfast.”

When will check-in on Friday at the Boardwalk begin and end?

Friday Evening 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Are volunteers needed?

YES! We need youth leaders and adults to volunteer to help with Saturdays BIG GAMES and for Security all weekend. We will ask you on Friday nights but it would really help if you could let us know now if you have people who are willing.

What should I bring to Meltdown 2017?

Comfortable clothes for 2 days
Toiletries(toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
Comfortable walking shoes
Rain gear — just in case!
Light sweater or sweatshirt – It’s January!
Bathing suit and sunscreen – It’s Florida!
Bible
Water bottle
Spending money for food, snacks, novelties, offerings, etc.

What should I leave at home?

Sheets, blanket and pillow
Alcohol or any other controlled substances not prescribed to you
Weapons, firearms, or fireworks of any kind
Loud stereo equipment/drumsets in your room (out of respect to others, music should not be heard outside of your room.)

Are participants allowed to bring cell phones?

Youth Leaders and adults must make the ultimate decision about whether your students bring cell phones or not. We do ask that all participants be courteous and turn cell phones off during worship, large group meetings, and prayer stations.

Will there be free time at Meltdown 2018?

The event schedule allows for free time on Saturday – which is when the Big Games will also be available.
*Plan to have something for your group to do IF it rains on Saturday afternoon!!!

Who sponsors Meltdown?

Meltdown is sponsored by local churches in the Northwest Florida/Southwest Alabama area. Meltdown is led by volunteers who have a heart for Youth Ministry. Meltdown is a non-profit event.

I’ve heard about the United Methodist Safe Sanctuary Policy but I don’t know what it is?

Safe Sanctuary is a policy that the General Conference of the United Methodist Church adopted in 1996 to reduce child abuse in the church and at church functions.

Meltdown 2018 Safe Sanctuary Policy

We expect that all adults accompanying your group to Meltdown 2018 have a Background Check on file at your church. Need help with your background checks? Contact Stuart at stuartworth@gmail.com for assistance.

What time is quiet time?

11:00 P.M. – 6:00 A.M.

What time is curfew and lights out?

12:00 A.M.

Who is responsible for discipline at Meltdown 2018?

The youth directors from each church are ultimately responsible for their students. If Meltdown staff become aware of any violations discipline will be done in consultation with the individuals group leader. All Adults are expected to help all the students follow all of the rules.

How can I get more information about Meltdown 2018?

For registration info contact Stuart Worth at 850-723-4716
Website: www.meltdownretreat.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/meltdownretreat
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meltdown-Retreat/378186475353

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