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IPoint EQUIPS - Sept. 26-27

Speaker: Rich Van Pelt

Rich Van Pelt is a member of the Associate Staff of The Center For Parent/Youth Understanding and is the National Director of Ministry Relationships for Compassion International. Rich trains thousands of educators, counselors and youth workers each year in adolescent crisis intervention and teen suicide prevention and response. His expertise springs from more than three decades of youth and family work, including ten years with incarcerated youth in the Colorado Department of Corrections. He has helped kids and parents navigate some of life’s toughest stuff. He is the author of several books including The Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Kids in Crisis and A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids in Crisis.

Click here for more information or to download a registration form. Registrations paid in full by September 18 receive a $25 discount. 

 You’ll Learn:
  • How appropriate humor, empathy, availability, training and a servant spirit combine to make you the kind of youth worker teenagers believe is safe
  • How to practice Deep Listening to forge strong connections with students
  • How to create safe places to talk about unsafe things
  • How to eliminate bullying and reduce gossip and social exclusion
  • How to recruit, train and sustain a youth ministry team committed to creating a sanctuary for teenagers
  • How to forge partnerships with teenagers, parents, schools, law enforcement and other adults to extend the safety zone beyond your reach
  • How to avoid over-promising to protect teenagers from harm
  • How to assess the possibility that someone may be a risk to himself or others
  • How to identify the go-to sources for swift and effective professional referrals in your organization and community
  • How to get a kid help without leaving her feeling abandoned


 IPoint EQUIPS Schedule:

Friday, September 26

  • Registration – 6:00-7:00pm
  • Session – 7:30pm

Saturday, September  27

  • Registration – 8:00am for commuting guests
  • Session  – 8:30am – 12noon
  • Session  – 1:30pm – 3pm
  • Departure approximately 3pm

Summer 2015 Dates & Pricing

“You bet I will be back! I’ve been here 9 times now, and the fun factor is awesome.” -9th Grade Camper
The total is in! Inspiration Point set another summer youth camp attendance record with 1,480 campers. With how quickly camps and retreats are filling at Inspiration Point, it is never too early to get signed up for next year. Dates and pricing for 2015 youth & family camps are available by following the links below:
Online registration for 2015 summer youth & family camps will be available at on September 1.
*We will be launching a new online registration on September 1 which will improve the user experience and allow us to register adult retreat guests and family camps online. Thank you for your patience during this transition.  
Get Away. Get Life. Get to The Point.  


Fall Youth Retreats
Can’t wait ‘til next summer to get back to Inspiration Point? You don’t have to! Come away for an action-packed youth retreat this fall. Retreats at Inspiration Point do fill, so be sure to get your registration in early to save yourself a spot!
Fall Fest {Forty-5}
September 12-14, 2014
Grades: 4th - 5th  
Price: $95
Middle School Mania
October 10-12, 2014
Grades: 6th – 8th 
Register and pay in full by September 12 to receive a $25 early registration discount. Use promo code “MSM” when you register online. 
Click here to register online.
CPYU Parent Page
We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is an outstanding, Christian resource for staying up-to-date on what is going on in our culture. Click here to download the latest articles from CPYU’s Parent Page. Inspiration Point is proud to partner with parents by providing CPYU's Parent Page as a gift to our eNewsletter subscribers.
Staff Retreats

Staff retreats can be a great tool for strategic planning, problem solving, and developing unity. Check out this blog by Retreat Central for tips on planning a retreat. Don’t forget to give us a call to check availability and pricing at Inspiration Point! 

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