Alive Teen Retreat

Thank you for registering for the Alive Teen Retreat, we are looking forward to seeing you .
Questions? Please contact our Murfreesboro Grief Support Office at 615-346-8680.


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Important Information for the Alive Teen Retreat

  • Teens need to be at Camp Youth Incorporated by 6:00 p.m.
    on Friday, October 19th.
  • On Sunday, teens should be picked up at 2:00 p.m.
  • All meals, snacks and drinks will be provided. Please do not send food or drinks.
  • Please refer to the packing list below for our recommendations of what to bring and what not to bring when packing for the retreat.

Important Phone Numbers

Pam Quaintance (Teen Retreat Co-Director):
Work: 615-346-8680
Cell: 615-542-3599

Lauren Thurman (Teen Retreat Co-Director):
Cell: 615-305-6100

Camp Youth Incorporated: 615-459-3971

Alive Hospice: 615-327-1085

If your teen will be late for the retreat, please contact Pam or Lauren on their cell phones. Also, please let us known if your teen will be driving himself/herself to the retreat so we can be sure we know to look out for them!

Alive Teen Retreat Packing List

Camp Youth Incorporated is a wooded camp site nestled on the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake.

  • There is a large dormitory with toilets, showers and sinks where the girls will be staying.
  • The boys will be housed in screened, open-air cabins with room for six boys and two counselors in each cabin. The boys will share a shower house with toilets, showers, and sinks.

Whether in the dormitory or cabins, the teens will be sleeping on twin bunk beds. As a reminder, weather may be warm during the day and cool to cold at night. Please pack accordingly.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Flashlight
  • Towel, washcloth, soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Brush, comb
  • Hair dryer, etc. (if needed)
  • Twin fitted sheet (mattress must be covered with a sheet)
  • Sleeping bag or flat twin sheet with a twin blanket*
    *For boys, we recommend a sleeping bag, hats, gloves and socks at night in case it's cold!
  • Pillow/pillowcase
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Tennis shoes (other shoes/sandals if desired)
  • Water shoes for canoeing
  • Long pants (shorts if weather looks like it will be warm)
  • Shirts (both long and short sleeved)
  • Underwear/socks
  • Pajamas (for cool weather)
  • Jacket/sweatshirt/rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • No expensive items: electronics, jewelry, money, etc.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices will only be allowed on a very limited basis
  • Food or drinks. All meals and snacks will be provided.

Camp Youth Incorporated Map and Directions

From Nashville:

  • Take I-24 East to Exit 64, Waldron Rd/La Vergne.
  • Turn right onto Waldron Rd off the exit and travel 2.5 miles to Murfreesboro Rd.
  • Turn right onto Murfreesboro Rd and travel 2.5 miles to Fergus Rd (Exxon Station is on the corner).
  • Turn left onto Fergus Rd and travel 8/10 (0.8) of a mile to Jones Mill Rd.
  • Turn right onto Jones Mill Rd and travel 4.3 miles to the end of the road past Poole Knobs Campground. The road dead-ends at Camp YI.

Please note: Jones Mill Road is a long and winding road. You need to just keep going and going and you will eventually come to the end of the road and camp.

From Murfreesboro:

  • Take I-24 West to Smyrna/Sam Ridley Pkwy Exit 66.
  • The exit ramp will turn you onto Sam Ridley Pkway heading towards Smyrna.
  • Travel about 3 miles and take the ramp for US 41N / US 70S / N Lowery Street.
  • Turn right onto Lowery Street and travel 1.5 miles to Fergus Rd (Exxon Station is on the corner).
  • Turn right onto Fergus Rd and travel 8/10 (0.8) of a mile to Jones Mill Rd.
  • Turn right onto Jones Mill Rd and travel 4.3 miles to the end lof the road past Poole Knobs Campground. The road dead-ends at Camp YI.

Please note: Jones Mill Road is a long and winding road. You need to just keep going and going and you will eventually come to the end of the road and camp.