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You must be 14 years old by July 31, 2017 in order to attend.
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June 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am
Wear your Pioneer clothes to the park! There are NO facilities available for changing.
Fort Mountain Horse Stables
548 Cliffmine Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
For the health and safety of the youth, leaders, and horses we have been asked to maintain a maximum speed of 2 mph on the dirt road and to generate NO DUST. Please be patient and help us be good guests of the stables. They have been extraordinarily helpful and accommodating.
June 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Pick-up is inside the park at the camping area near the lake.
Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Located 8 Miles East of Chatsworth via Highway 52
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Individual Equipment List
1 5 Gallon Bucket with Lid (screw on lids work best). Feel free to decorate for the journey.
All items, except for your sleeping bag, should fit in your bucket
1 warm sleeping bag (put inside plastic garbage bag)
1 warm jacket/hoodie
1 rain poncho
Visqueen or tarp (enough plastic to serve as a ground cloth and shelter from the rain)
2 old pair of worn in tennis shoes or boots (Shoes will work, but boots are ideal.)
3 pair of sturdy socks (hiking socks preferred)
3 pair inner socks (nylon preferred)
2 sets of underclothing
1 flashlight (Head light works best)
1 pair of leather work gloves
1 metal pie plate, 1 large spoon, 1 tin cup with carabiner
2 clothes pins
1 small hand towel, 1 dish cloth, handy wipes
Comb or brush
1 toothbrush / toothpaste
5 Band-Aids and prescribed medications only
An old set of scriptures and your favorite church magazine
2 heavy duty garbage bags
Copy of medical insurance card
MEN SHOULD BRING
2 pairs of canvas, or cotton pants (no blue jeans or cargo pants)
2 long-sleeved shirts
1 wide-brimmed western style hat (no baseball or army hats allowed)
1 pair suspenders
WOMEN SHOULD BRING
2 mid-calf length, long-sleeved dresses or jumpers with long sleeve shirts
1 or 2 bonnets
1 pair bloomers (can be made out of old pajama bottoms or hospital pants)
Feminine hygiene supplies
Camera and film
A pocket knife
Harmonica or other small musical instrument (this does not include electronic items!)
***NO CELL PHONES OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES***
All conference participants are restricted to a 17-pound maximum weight of personal effects and items. This includes your sleeping bag. Since there is a limit to the amount of weight you will be allowed, all of your gear will be checked and verified at the trailhead. All items that should not be brought on the trek will be put in a plastic bag with your name and stored for pick-up after the trek is over.
LABEL EVERYTHING WITH NAME AND WARD.