FALL WKND 2021

Ready for the event of the year? Yeah, us too! FALL WKND exists to provide students with life changing encounters with God while being supported by their small group. There will be engaging communicators, powerful worship, new relationships, and a bunch of next steps with God.

Middle schoolers, get ready for Oct 22-23 &
high schoolers, get ready for Nov 5-6.

These are dates you won’t want to miss!

Can one weekend change your life?
Sign up now and find out!

middle school

Oct 22-23

high school

Nov 5-6

registration

Early registration | now – Oct 10 | $99
Late registration | Oct 11 – event start | $125
Location | 2|42 Brighton Campus | 7526 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI

about the event

Locations

Camp

Middle School
Oct 22-23

Camp

High School
Nov 5-6

Camp

Volunteers
for Middle School
and High School

FAQ

WHAT IS FALL WKND?

FALL WKND is an overnight retreat put on by 2|42 Students for 5-12 graders over two weekends. The first weekend is October 22-23 and is just for 5-8 graders. The second weekend is November 5-6 and is just for high school students. FALL WKND is an experience designed to help students connect with each other and take next steps in their relationship with God.

WHO CAN COME?

FALL WKND is for ALL students 5-12 grade regardless of affiliation with 2|42 STUDENTS. Everyone who is not currently in a small group will be placed in a group based on their campus, gender, and grade level. Students can request to be in a group with friends on their registration.

WHERE IS IT?

FALL WKND takes place each year at the 2|42 Community Church Brighton campus.

7526 Grand River Road
Brighton, MI 48114

WHAT ARE SMALL GROUPS?

Small groups are exactly what they sound like. With hundreds of students attending, the best way to help everyone take a next step with God is to include everyone in a smaller group to talk about what they are experiencing. Groups are led by background-checked adult leaders who are a part of our 2|42 Students weekly programming. Groups are separated by campus, gender, and grade. These groups will also be roommates and bus mates for the weekend.

WHERE DO STUDENTS SLEEP?

Students will be separated into different locations throughout the building along with their small group. We recommend students bring comfortable sleeping clothes, a sleeping bag or blanket, and a pillow. We know sometimes students need certain sleeping arrangements for a number of different reasons. If that’s your student, no worries. Just reach out to their Small Group Leader or your campus Student Pastor and we’ll be happy to make any accommodations necessary. 

WHAT COVID PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN?

At FALL WKND, your student’s safety is our top priority. In an effort to help keep everyone safe we are recommending that all participants, leaders and staff wear masks. Again, this is recommended, but not required. We will also be doing a simple health screening for all FALL WKND participants upon their arrival to the event.

In addition to this we are requiring all staff and leaders to either provide evidence of being vaccinated or a negative covid test 72 hours prior to the start of FALL WKND. 

Lastly we will be providing mask only areas in our auditorium during services and will be maximizing the amount of time students spend in small groups while minimizing the amount of time they spend in large groups. 

Our hope is that these preventative measures will help us to be successful in our efforts to provide students with a fun and safe experience that will help them take next steps with God. 

WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?

MS SCHEDULE

Friday Oct 22nd

4:00pm – Saginaw, Monroe, and Taylor registration begins at respective campuses
5:00pm – Lansing registration begins at the Lansing campus
6:00pm – Ann Arbor, Brighton, and Livonia registration begins at Brighton campus
6:30pm – Pre-service Begins
7:00pm – Session 1
9:00pm – OuterRealm Game
9:30pm – Small Groups 1
10:30pm – Snacks/Late Night Games
11:45pm – Head to Bed

Saturday Oct 23rd

8:30am – Wake Up & Breakfast
9:10am – Daily Encounter/Quiet Time
9:30am – Small Groups 2
10:30am – Session 2
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Day Away with Small Group
5:15pm – Dinner at Brighton Campus
6:15pm – Pre-service
6:30pm – Session 3
8:20pm – Small Groups 3
9:00pm – THE BIG ENDING (Final Session)
9:30pm – Event Ends

HS SCHEDULE

Friday Nov 5th

4:00pm – Saginaw, Monroe, and Taylor Registration Begins at respective campuses
5:00pm – Ann Arbor, Lansing, Livonia Registration Begins at respective campuses
6:00pm – Brighton Registration Begins at Brighton campus
6:30pm – Pre-service Begins
7:00pm – Session 1
9:00pm – Small Groups 1
10:00pm – Late Night Activities
11:45pm – Head to Bed

Saturday Nov 6th

8:30am – Wake Up/Breakfast
9:10am – Daily Encounter/Quiet Time
9:30am – Session 2
10:30am – Small Groups 2
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Day Away with Small Groups
5:15pm – Dinner at Brighton Campus
6:15pm – Pre-service
6:30pm – Session 3
8:20pm – Small Groups 3
9:00pm – THE BIG ENDING (Final Session)
9:30pm – Event Ends

CAN STUDENTS GET BAPTIZED AT FALL WKND?

YES!!! Every year dozens of students take their next step with God by deciding to get baptized during our final session of FALL WKND (which parents are always invited to attend). But, we ALWAYS include parents in the convo any time a student mentions wanting to be baptized. In fact, sometimes parents even end up baptizing their student at FALL WKND, which we love! If you think this might be your student’s next step be sure to let their Small Group Leader or Campus Student Pastor know so they can start praying for that right away. 

WHAT WILL STUDENTS EAT? WHAT ABOUT ALLERGIES?

We eat GOOD at FALL WKND. Meals typically include any variation of Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, and even Chick-Fil-A. But don’t worry, whether your student is gluten free, dairy free, dye free, or even a straight up vegan, we’re happy to make any accommodations necessary. Just communicate your students dietary needs when you register them online and we’ll take care of the rest. 

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT AN EMERGENCY?

The best person to contact in the event of an emergency is your Student’s Small group Leader. If they are unavailable then we would encourage you to reach out to the Student Pastor of the campus you registered with. Their contact info will be listed in emails that are sent directly to parents the week leading up to the event. 

DO STUDENTS NEED TO BRING MONEY?

YES! On Saturday of FALL WKND students will participate in a small group activity that they will need to bring $20 for. We recommend putting a $20 bill in their pocket for this when you drop them off for the event on Friday.

Students will also be able to purchase FALL WKND merch and apparel during the weekend such as shirts, hats, socks, sweatshirts, and more. These items will range in price from $5-$40 that you are welcome to give your student some money for. 

WHAT DO STUDENTS DO DURING THE SMALL GROUP ACTIVITY ON SATURDAY?

Small Group Leaders organize great activities for their students that range from laser tag, roller skating rinks, trampoline parks, movie theatres, and more. The goal is for small groups to get some time away from the church to share experiences and make memories together. 

WHAT IF A STUDENT HAS MEDICATION?

No problem. A lot of students have medication needs and we’re here to help however you’d like us to. First and foremost, we trust whatever you think is best for your student. If that means you feel most comfortable allowing your student to hold onto their medication and self-administering it, then that works for us. But, if you’d feel better about your student’s Small Group Leader or Campus Student Pastor holding onto it for them, then we can arrange that also. Just be sure to let us know either way in the registration form if you’ll be sending your student to FALL WKND with any medications.