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TAPT CHECKLIST
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TAPTsters: Plan to arrive at Camp Lawrence (directions) on Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm. The check-in process- not the retreat- starts at 7:00, so there is no need to arrive early. To ensure the TAPT team has enough time to prepare, please arrive no earlier than 6:45). Check in will be in the Dining Hall. Please eat dinner before you arrive. The retreat will conclude at appr. 12:30 pm on Sunday April 2nd.

The TAPT Closing Mass, also known as the “Reunion Mass,” is open to guests, including family members and former TAPTsters. Mass will begin appr. 11:15, but if guests plan to join us, please arrive early to ensure seating. If you are attending from outside the diocese, please note that Camp Lawrence is on Central Time.

The TAPT weekend is a relational journey, and includes carefully-developed progressions that build on one experience after the next. To ensure that TAPTsters get the most out of the retreat, partial attendance is not allowed.

 


Parents, an experienced health professional will be available on the retreat. If you wish for your child’s medications to be distributed by retreat leaders, please tell us when you check your child in on Friday night. Otherwise, the Diocese of Gary will not be held responsible for the distribution of medications.


Cost: $85, includes lodging, meals, materials, t-shirt, and other retreat stuff.


Teens may only attend a TAPT once. Previous TAPTsters may apply for a position on the leadership team. The application period for the upcoming TAPT retreat is December-mid January.


FORMER TAPTSTERS, PARENTS, YOUTH LEADERS: Join us for the closing mass, "Reunion Mass!" CLICK HERE for more info.



TAPT CHECKLIST

WHAT TO BRING:

_______WARM CASUAL CLOTHES FOR 3 DAYS
          * An extra change of clothes and hiking boots if you decide go on the hike Saturday afternoon (weather-permitting)
          * Dress is casual, but modest. If your dress is deemed inappropriate for a Christian event, adult leaders reserve the right to ask you to change into more appropriate attire.
          * There is a lot of walking to and from buildings. Best advice: wear comfortable shoes you’re not afraid to get a little snowy/muddy. In fact, consider bringing a change of shoes, just in case.

_______PILLOW & SLEEPING BAG (or sheets and covers for a twin bed)

_______TOWELS AND WASHCLOTH

_______AN OPEN MIND

_______A WATCH, ALARM CLOCK (if you are using your mobile phone, bring a charger or extra batteries)

_______LOTS OF ENTHUSIASM

_______Medication(s) or prescriptions*
            * An experienced health professional will be available on the retreat. If you wish for your child’s medications to be distributed by retreat leaders, please tell us when you check your child in on Friday night. Otherwise, the Diocese of Gary will not be held responsible for the distribution of medications.

_______ TAPT Outreach Effort: Size 3+ Diaper Drive for Women's Care Center

 
About mobile phones: Mobile phones connect you to the world outside of Camp Lawrence, which can be distracting to the TAPT experience! We insist that mobile phones be turned to their VIBRATE or SILENT settings during the entire weekend, and that teens restrict phone calls to parent/guardian check-ins and emergencies ONLY. Personal calls are not allowed, to encourage teens to be fully present for the retreat experience. Text messaging is prohibited during retreat activities, but will be allowed during breaks and during free times only. Teens are encouraged to use their mobile phones to text or post positive messages about their TAPT experiences on social media websites.

DO NOT BRING:

_______TABLETS/IPODS/MP3 PLAYERS

_______ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ALCOHOL

_______GUNS, KNIVES OR WEAPONS

_______HOMEWORK, BOOKS OR SCHOOLWORK

_______NEGATIVE ATTITUDE

_______FOOD OR SNACKS*

*If snacks are brought, they should be taken to the dining hall where they will be shared with the entire group.


TAPT 2017 PROMO FLYERS:

  > 8½x11 flyer - full color 2-sided English/Spanish
  > 8½x11 flyer -
better-for-B/W-printers 2-sided English/Spanish
  > 11x17 poster - full color English/Spanish


2017 EMAIL/BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Parish leaders: Please consider using these bulletin/email announcement during weekends through March 12 to assist you in recruiting teens. You may also copy/paste them into emails!

(Full Version) High school teens are invited to attend Teens Are Praying Together ("TAPT"), a Diocesan Catholic weekend retreat, held March 31-April 2 at Camp Lawrence, north of Valparaiso. Through talks, guided discussions, prayer, recreation, Reconciliation, and Eucharist, TAPT is a call to discipleship, bringing teens into a more intimate encounter with the Incarnate Jesus Christ. Cost: $85. Deadline: March 15. For complete details, visit garytapt.com, facebook.com/garytapt, or contact Kevin Driscoll at the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults: 219-769-9292 x229.

(Shorter Version) The diocesan TAPT retreat returns to Camp Lawrence Mar. 31-April 2. TAPT is a dynamic, life-changing spiritual retreat for high school teens sponsored by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth. Cost: $85. Deadline: Mar. 15. For complete details, visit garytapt.com, facebook.com/garytapt, or contact Kevin Driscoll: 219-769-9292 x229.

(Spanish) Los jóvenes de la preparatoria están invitados a participar en TAPT, un retiro católico el fin de semana de marzo 31-abril 2 en Camp Lawrence en Valparaiso. Las actividades incluyen, platicas, discusiones, oración, recreación, reconciliacion y la Eucaristía. TAPT esta diseñado para acercar a los Jóvenes a un encuentro mas intimo con Cristo encarnado. El precio es $85 dolares. Para todos los detalles visiten la pagina de Internet www.garytapt.com o comuniqunese con Kevin Driscoll en las oficina de Ministerio Juvenil de la Diócesis de Gary: 219-769-9292 x229. (El retiro es en ingles.)


Parish leaders: I can hear some of you asking quietly, "What the heck is TAPT?!"  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions by Youth Ministers!


> Read NWI Catholic news story on TAPT XXIX (4-9-17)

> Read NWI Catholic news story on TAPT XXVIII (3-20-16)

> Read NWI Catholic news story on TAPT XXVII (3-29-15)


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