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Poiema OBX 2024


Poiema OBX 2024 (August 5th-9th)

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Poiema OBX 2024

August 5th-9th

Registration Fee: $300 per person

Early Registration (before June 1st): $275 per person

Registration closes June 24th! Availability is limited. – Registration is now sold out. Join the Wait List HERE.

Join us at the Outer Banks as we, once again, enjoy the rhythm of the tide, the feel of sand between our toes, and the sun on our faces, while being challenged and encouraged in our faith!

Where is the camp? 

We will be staying at Camp Emmanuel, located at:

245 Williams Drive

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Who are our speakers this year?

Jared McNabb is the pastor of Christ Church of Morgantown. He is married to Kendra, and has three boys. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College, and a M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Besides pastoring, Jared has worked in disability services and has taught at a Classical School.

David Cooper serves as an elder at Providence Church in Lynchburg Virginia. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has worked with young adults for years. He has been a welcome addition to teaching and leading devotions as well as busting dance moves at our retreats.

What should I pack?

The basics: Clothing (remember you will probably be getting hot and sweaty – it never hurts to bring extras!), toiletries, sheets, pillow, towels & washcloths, sandals/flip flops, clothing/shoes that you are comfortable dancing in, a nicer set of clothes for the final dance on Thursday night, flashlight, snacks, water bottles, sunglasses, Bible, notebook, wallet/cash, etc.

Beach gear: SUNSCREEN, swimsuit/coverup, beach towel, boogie boards, beach chair/blanket, umbrella, etc.

What are the cabins like? 

The cabins are carpeted, air-conditioned, and furnished with bunk beds (usually 10 people to a cabin).  Each cabin has one bathroom & shower. Sheets & towels are NOT provided, so be sure to bring your own (see packing list above)! Also please be aware that there are only a few outlets in each cabin.

What meals are provided? 

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the camp each day. Lunches are on your own but we often provide sandwich stuff for people to pack lunches. Most people spend their free time in the afternoon at the beach, so snacks and easily portable food are good things to bring. There are also plenty of restaurants and grocery stores around.  We will have fridge space available at the camp but it may be limited, so bringing a cooler would not be a bad idea.

Is dancing mandatory?

We will be teaching & calling several contra dances each night, with a more “formal” dance the last night  (a good opportunity to dress up!).  We’re not saying we’ll drag you out on the dance floor and make you at least try, but we’re not promising we won’t, either.

Is this a matchmaking camp?

Nope!  Our goal is to challenge you in your faith and connect you with like-minded young adults. If the friendships formed here turn into something more, that is fantastic!  But that is not our focus.

What will the schedule be like? 

See below for a rough outline of our week (*subject to change).

3:00 Arrival
5:00—6:00 Orientation/First Talk
6:00—7:00 Dinner
7:30—8:30 Open Discussion/Evening Prayer
8:30— Dancing & dessert
Sunrise Devotional
8:00—8:45 Breakfast
8:45—9:00 Morning Prayer
9:00—10:00 Second Lecture
10:00—4:00 Free Time
4:30—5:30 Third Lecture
6:00—7:00 Dinner
7:00—8:30 Open Discussion/Evening Prayer
8:30 — Dancing & dessert
Sunrise Devotional
8:00—8:45 Breakfast
8:45—9:00 Morning Prayer
9:00—10:00 Fourth Lecture
10:00—4:00 Free Time
4:30—5:30 Fifth Lecture
6:00—7:00 Dinner & Talent Show
7:00—8:30 Open Discussion/Evening Prayer
8:30 — Dancing (costume night) & dessert
Sunrise Devotional
8:00—8:30 Breakfast
8:45 Morning Prayer
9:00—10:00 Sixth Lecture
10:00—4:00 Free Time
4:00—8:00 Meet and Final Dance on Manteo (nicer dress)
8:00 — Depart Manteo
9:00 — Last conversation
8:00—8:30 Breakfast
8:45 Morning Prayer
9:00—10:00 Farewells/Departure