Jhi Surge Retreat

Surge, our winter Jhi retreat to Orlando, FL. is currently full.  Please email jhi@perimeter.org to be added to a wait list. 


7th and 8th grade students


January 13-16, 2017


Early Bird - $335

Regular - $365

Deadline To Register:

Early Bird – November 8 – 28 use promotion code EARLYBIRD17

Regular – November 29 – December 11


Charter buses & vans

Refer A Friend Challenge:

If you invite a friend (and they sign up) who is not currently in a Perimeter Discipleship Group, you will receive a $25 gift card to share in the park. Your friend must put your name down on the reference spot of the registration form.

What Does The Cost Include?

•    2 day 2-park tickets to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
•    Lodging and transportation
•    All meals except for: fast food dinner on Friday, dinner at the park on Saturday, dinner at the park on Sunday, and fast food lunch on Monday
•    Plan to bring approximately $40-$60 extra for meals not included above.  

Is this a tech-free retreat?

Students are allowed bring cell phones or other electronic devices, but must keep up with them and use them appropriately. All devices will be collected by chaperones at bed time to ensure that students (and leaders) get a good night’s sleep. 


*Perimeter Church, Universal Studios or Floridays Resort is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen during your stay with us. Please do not bring items of significant value.*

When do we leave on Friday?

12:00 PM on Friday, January 13.  Students are expected to have already eaten or bring a packed lunch.

We will arrive back at Perimeter on Monday afternoon.

PCS Students Important Info:

•    Students' names must be on Jhi roster by the deadline (or January 8 if on the waiting list)
•    This will serve as the form for a pre-arranged absence with the school for ½ day-nothing else is needed.
•    Students must be in school on Friday, January 13, and will be dismissed from classes at the end of 4th period.
•    Students must turn in all work in all classes: homework, project, essay, etc. due on January 13 before leaving after 4th period.
•    Students are responsible to make up work or tests and get notes for Friday after 4th period.  (At the teacher's discretion, a test may be taken before the student leaves.)

  • Tentative Schedule
    Friday, January 13
    • 11:30 PM:  Check-In Starts 
      Students should eat lunch prior to arrival or bring packed lunch
    • 12:15 PM:  Depart from Perimeter 
    • 4:30 PM:  Dinner on the Road
    • 9:00 PM:  Arrive at Hotel
    • 9:30 PM:  Session 1
    • 11:00 PM:  Lights Out
    Saturday, January 14
    • 8:00 AM:  Breakfast in the Hotel Rooms
    • 8:30 AM:  Bus pick-up for Universal
    • 9:00 AM:  Bus drop off at Universal
    • ?12:30 PM:  Group Lunch Bubba Gump
    • 8:00 PM:  Bus pick-up Universal
    • 8:30 PM:  Arrive at Hotel 
    • 9:00 PM:  Session 2
    • 10:00 PM:  Pool/Free Time
    • 11:00 PM:  Lights Out
    Sunday, January 15
    • 8:30 AM:  Group Breakfast in Meeting Room
    • 9:00 AM:  Personal Devotions
    • 9:15 AM:  Session 3 
    • 10:15 AM:  Bus pick-up for Universal Studios
    • 11:00 AM:  Bus drop-off at Universal Studios 
      Lunch and Dinner in the park
    • 8:30 PM:  Bus pick-up at Universal Studios
    • 9:00 PM:  Session 4
    • 10:00 PM:  Free Time
    • 11:00 PM:  Lights Out 
    Monday, January 16
    • 7:30 AM:  Breakfast in Hotel Rooms
    • 8:00 AM:  Load bus and depart Hotel
    • 12:00 PM:  Lunch on road
    • 4:30 PM:  Estimated arrival at Perimeter
      Students will call if time will be different
  • Packing List
    • Pillow and travel blanket (for bus ride)
    • Money for souvenirs
    • Money for 2 fast food meals on the road (Friday dinner and Monday lunch)
    • Money for 2 meals at the park (Saturday dinner & Sunday lunch)
    • Water Bottle (refillable)
    • Mr. Toothbrush and his friends
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Warm jacket and pants for potential cold weather
    • Small bag/backpack to carry around the park
    • Cell phone, camera, etc.
    • Sunglasses or hat
    • Bible and journal
  • Registration

    Surge, our winter Jhi retreat to Orlando, FL. is currently full.  Please email jhi@perimeter.org to be added to a wait list. 

    • Deadline:
      Early Bird ($335) closes November 28
      Final registration ($365) closes on December 11 at midnight


    • An optional Surge hooded long sleeve shirt may be purchased for an additional $10.


    • The total amount owed for each student is due immediately upon registering online.  If you need to apply for a scholarship, setup a payment plan, are full time staff or pay by check, do not proceed to the registration page.  Email jhi@perimeter.org for instructions.  


    • A limited amount of scholarship funds are available to students who wish to attend the trip, but are not able to due to financial constraints.  Scholarship requests must be requested by 11/28 in order to be considered.  Please request the Scholarship Assistance form from jhi@perimeter.org.  Once received, we will provide further instructions. 


    • If you wish to bless another student by donating to our Retreat Scholarship Fund, you may do so here.  Any amount you are able to give is appreciated! Donations assist our ministry with providing more students the opportunity to attend our retreats. All donations are tax deductible.


    • If you are interested in being a chaperone for the Surge Retreat, please complete the chaperone registration link here.  Please note that for this retreat, first priority is given to leaders based on the representation of students attending from their groups. Leaders, encourage your students to register early!