Road Trip: HERSHEY, PA

June 11-16

Theme: Legacy


❑ Sign up ASAP using Google form below

❑ Pay $100 deposit* (per student) by May 7th (Click “pay” below) 

❑ Pay balance of $200* (per student) by June 4th (Click “pay” below) 

*The total cost of camp is $300, but each additional sibling gets a $50 price reduction. See “Additional Details & FAQ’s”.

❑ Attend the mandatory Road Trip parent meeting on June 3rd at 10:00am at Velocity 

(474 Trebisky Rd.  Richmond Heights, OH 44143)  

*For information on scholarships, contact Nate Diamond (216) 562-9232 //




 Please remember to attend the MANDATORY PARENT INFORMATION MEETING on JUNE 3rd at 10:00am at Velocity (474 Trebisky Rd., Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143)  


Student Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule:

Departing: We are leaving Sunday, June 11th at 9:00 a.m. — Please arrive no later 8:30am so we can get your student and his/her things loaded before departing. Drop student(s) off at the DeSan Park in Richmond Heights (across the street from Velocity Church).

Pick Up: Friday, June 16th around 5:00 p.m. PARENTS: We will call when we are about 60 mins from home.  You will need to pick up your students in the Velocity Church parking lot (NOT DeSan Park).

Camp location: 

Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center

45 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA 17578




Basic Order of Events 

Sunday:  Depart from Desan Park at 9:00 a.m. // Eat lunch on the road  // Arrive at Refreshing Mountian // Unpack and unwind

Monday: Hershey Park (Amusement and Water Park) 101 Chocolate World Way Hershey, PA 17033

Tuesday: Serve Events (Locations TBD) // Chocolate World 101 Chocolate World Way Hershey, PA 17033

Wednesday: Adventures in downtown Philadelphia 

Thursday: TEAM WARS! @ Refreshing Mountian Retreat Center 45 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA 17578

Friday: Depart the retreat center //  Eat lunch on the road  // Head home to be picked up at Velocity Church around 5:00 pm


What else will we be doing at camp? 

When we’re not going out for a planned activity,  we’ll be swimming in the pool, fishing in the lake, playing basketball, gaga ball, volleyball, zip-lining, hiking, eating at the cafe’, and SO MUCH MORE. There are also table games and board games available.  


Each day, expect to have relevant lessons on God, faith, and the Bible; engaging small groups; and impactful worship opportunities.



  • NO ONE IS PERMITTED TO LEAVE the retreat center, or the location of any of our various activities, without a leader present. Anyone caught doing so will have their parents called to be picked up immediately. 



  • Enough clothes for five days – please don’t over pack
  • Sleeping bag or twin sized bedding and a pillow
  • Toiletries – toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.
  • Two Towels – one for showering and one for swimming
  • Sunscreen- Many of our activities are outside
  • Swimsuit
    • GIRLS: We recommend one piece bathing suits. If you do wear a two piece bathing suit, please make sure it is modest and you’re well covered. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your suit, please see Amani.
    • GUYS:  No Speedo’s and no exceptions.

MONEY: Each student will need $10 for lunch on the way to the retreat, and $10 additional dollars for lunch on the return home ($20 total). All other meals are provided. You may also want additional spending money for evening food runs, souvenirs, and/or snacks during outings. HERSHEY PARK IS CASHLESS. STUDENTS WILL NEED A DEBIT CARD, PHONE PAY, OR VISA GIFT CARD IN PARK IF THEY WISH TO SPEND MONEY.



  • Firearms (including paintball, airsoft, and BB Guns)
  • Knives
  • Fireworks
  • Shaving Cream (unless you shave)
  • Tobacco products
  • Pornography
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Clothes with vulgar slogans or drug/ alcohol references
    • Girls – Be modest in how you dress. If you have any questions, please see Amani.
    • Guys – Bring a belt. We do not want to see your underwear.  Keep your pants pulled up.



What is the cost for Road Trip: SMASH Summer Retreat?

The cost to go to camp is $300 per person. This is paid in two installments: a $100 dollar deposit by May 7th, and a balance of $200 paid by June 4th. For families with siblings, the first child pays full price and each additional sibling gets a $50 discount.  

We do not want anyone to miss out on this fun week because of money. If you are in need of a scholarship (full or partial), please contact:

 Nate Diamond  //  (216) 562-9232  // 

Scholarships are available to everyone who may need one.  

Where does my student sleep?

We will be staying in cabins with bunk beds. They are nice enough to keep your kids cool and comfortable, but not so nice that they’ll forget about home.
(For bedding information, please see “What to Bring” section above.)

Where do we eat?

As part of your registration fee, all of your meals while at camp will be provided by the camp’s kitchen staff. When we are at Hershey Park students will have two provided meals that are covered in the cost of camp; if they want additional food at the park they will have to pay for that out of pocket. HERSHEY PARK IS CASHLESS. STUDENTS WILL NEED A DEBIT CARD, PHONE PAY, OR VISA GIFT CARD IN PARK IF THEY WISH TO SPEND MONEY. Your student may bring snacks for the car ride or to keep in the cabins for between meals. 

*There is a place on the sign up form to specify allergies and other needs concerning food.

What about my student’s medicines?

The group leader(s) will need to take responsibility for the administration of any medicines to your student(s). We will take care of any needs you may have. Please contact Nate Diamond before the trip so arrangements can be made. (216) 562-9232 //

How do I register?

You simply fill out the google form on this website below. You will want to fill this out ASAP as it secures your student’s spot. The next step will be to pay the $100 deposit (Due by May 7th) or to contact Nate for a scholarship. The last payment due will be the remaining $200 (Due by June 4th). These payments can be made using this website as well – just click “pay” below.


SIGN UP NOW Using Google Form “SMASH Summer retreat SIgn up” Below 

Pay now by clicking the “Pay Here” button below

Select “South Euclid/Lyndhurst Campus,” Designation “SMASH Events.”