Surge is now working from a waitlist, based on availability of space - please email to be added to the waitlist. 
Surge, our winter Jhi retreat to Orlando, FL. is an opportunity for leaders and students to spend the long weekend together in worship, teaching, small groups and fellowship. This is one of the best weekends of the year together, so invite a friend and join us as we explore World View; AND enjoy free time at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.


  • Who:

    7th and 8th grade students


  • When:

    January 18 - 21, 2019


  • Cost:

    First 25 to register - $335

    Regular - $365


  • Deadline to Register:

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    Note: Registration for this retreat fills up before the deadline to register.


  • Accomodations:

    Floridays Resort -


  • Transportation:

    Charter buses


What Does The Cost Include?
  • 2 day 2-park tickets to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
  • Lodging and transportation
  • All meals except for: Friday dinner (fast food), Saturday dinner (Universal), Sunday lunch (Universal), and Monday lunch (fast food)
  • Plan to bring approximately $40-$60 extra for meals not included above
  • Surge Retreat swag item
Is this a tech-free retreat?

Students are allowed to 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 bedtime 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 18. 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 5 if on the waiting list)
  • This will serve as the form for a pre-arranged absence with the school for half day-nothing else is needed.
  • Students must be in school on Friday, January 18, and will be dismissed from classes at the end of fourth period.
  • Students must turn in all work in all classes: homework, projects, essays, etc. are due on January 18 before leaving after fourth period.
  • Students are responsible to make up work or tests and get notes for Friday after fourth period.  (At the teacher's discretion, a test may be taken before the student leaves.)

  • Tentative Schedule
    Friday, January 18
    • 11:30 AM:  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 One
    • 11:00 PM:  Lights Out
    Saturday, January 19
    • 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 at Bubba Gump
    • 8:00 PM:  Bus pick-up Universal
    • 8:30 PM:  Arrive at hotel 
    • 9:00 PM:  Session Two
    • 10:00 PM:  Pool/free time
    • 11:00 PM:  Lights out
    Sunday, January 20
    • 8:30 AM:  Group breakfast in meeting room
    • 9:00 AM:  Personal devotions
    • 9:15 AM:  Session Three
    • 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 Four
    • 10:00 PM:  Free time
    • 11:00 PM:  Lights out 
    Monday, January 21
    • 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, rain jacket/poncho and pants for potential cold weather and/or rain
    • Small bag/backpack to carry around the park
    • Cell phone, camera, etc.
    • Sunglasses or hat
    • Bible and journal
  • Registration

    • Deadline:
      Friday, November 30, 2018


    • 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 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 Friday, November 30, to be considered. Please request the scholarship assistance form from 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 leader for the Surge Retreat, please complete the leader registration link here. Please note that for this retreat, first priority is given to leaders based on the representation of students attending from their discipleship groups. Leaders, encourage your students to register early!