Houseboats 2017- Anchored


Imagine a week of going deeper in our knowledge & understanding of God, time with friends, and enjoying a week away from home with a variety of activities all while aboard houseboats... WELCOME TO HOUSEBOATS 2017!

WHERE: Bullards Bar Lake: 12571 Marysville Rd, Dobbins, CA 95935

WHEN: June 24-29, 2017

WHO:  OVERFLOW JH (incoming 6th graders through 8th grade graduates)

WHY: Houseboats has become an incredibly valuable trip for OVERFLOW over the years. The uniqueness of being together on houseboats for a whole week creates a beautiful environment for students to grow in their relationship with one another and with God. This is a great way for students to kick off their summer with a Christ-centered summer trip. 

Registration Info

Jr High
Bullards Bar, CA
Jun 24 - 29, 2017
Feb 28 - Jun 23, 2017

THEME: “Anchored" Hebrews 6:19

During the trip, we will be diving into Hebrews 6 to learn how we can be 'anchored' in Christ and in Truth in the midst of trials, challenges, and a culture full of false messages about what is 'true' and 'good' that can so easily take us off course.  The hope we have in Jesus is firm and secure! Let's get Anchored in Christ! 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Here is some important information that will help you plan for this trip.

Cost: $550 ($100 non-refundable deposit is all that is required to register) 

Cost Includes:

- Transportation 

- All Food (With Help From Our Annual Snack Food Drive) 

- Camp Merchandise: OVERFLOW Tank Top

- Houseboats, Ski Boats, and a variety of other water activities.

- Misc. Trip Expenses  (program supplies, journals, etc.)

- 25 trained leaders including a nurse and  lifeguard certified boat drivers.  

- Guest Speaker

- 1 FREE FRIEND (Refer to Buy One Give One Program for details)

Does this cost feel overwhelming? 

1. Apply for Scholarship

Complete an application! Once turned in, we will determine how much we are able to allocate based on your scholarship needs. We are able to scholarship up to 50% of the trip cost depending on eligibility. Students that receive scholarship money are required to complete 5 hours of work program. 

2. Work Program:

Work for 5 hours at Grace Fellowship Church to earn $50 trip credit. ($10 credit for each hour worked)

3. Payment Plan:

Make monthly payments! ($100 deposit still required to secure spot)

*all forms attached to this page with instruction


Due Dates for HOUSEBOATS 2017:

Scholarship & Payment Plan Forms Due: April 26th

Final Balances Charged: May 10th

Paperwork Due: June 8th


 BUY ONE GIVE ONE PROGRAM: Do you want to bring a non-Christian friend who does not belong to a church?

Through the Buy One Give One program, every single student who registers for this trip has one free ticket to Houseboats for a non-Christian friend who does not attend church. To apply to bring a friend, each student must first submit a prayer card for this person (give to Haley or Trevor), then fill out an application. If the application is accepted,  the friend will get all the details necessary to register. We are so excited for who God has planned to attend this trip. Be praying for any friends you may want to invite!

For more info on this, check out the Buy One Give One Process on the website!