Encounter 2018

About

Encounter, a dynamic youth event, is happening this November 2-3. It is designed to engage you in worship, through music and the Word, and to challenge you to explore the call God has placed on your life. It also introduces you to Kingswood University, to see if this may be the place God is leading you to train for ministry.

 

Encounter 2018

Registration

Note: We have hit capacity on housing, but registration is still open for people who are interested in staying in hotels. 

Encounter 2018 is happening November 2-3, 2018. It is for students in grades eight through twelve. The early-bird registration fee is $60 CAD per person (including HST).

Registration deadline without penalty is October 19th, 2018.

Online Registration Forms

Printable Registration Forms

The Fine Print
Please make cheques payable to Kingswood University. Pre-registration must be received by October 19th, 2018. After this date, the full-price registration fee will be $70 per person (including HST). No housing will be reserved without receipt of the pre-registration forms and fees. Your registration fee covers the cost of housing for Friday, November 2nd, 2018 only. Housing for additional nights is possible but must be arranged with the Kingswood Enrolment Department by October 19th, 2018. There will be a fee of $10 per person (including HST), per additional night.

Please make sure you have sufficient supervision for your group during Encounter. It is your group leader’s responsibility to supervise your group at Encounter events, as well as at the hotels. We appreciate your cooperation to help us make Encounter 2018 a positive experience for everyone! Pre-registration will only be confirmed after receipt of all registration forms (Group and Individual) and applicable fees by October 19th, 2018.

To be eligible for the draw for a GO PRO, you must have your registration in before or on October 19th, 2018 at 5:00pm AST. Winner must be present at the time of draw. If the winner is not present at the time of draw, names will be drawn until a winner is present (or at the discretion of the Enrolment staff due to extenuating circumstances).

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Parents

Kingswood University is a Wesleyan university located in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. It is the only Wesleyan higher-education institution in Canada. To introduce youth to the school, Kingswood annually hosts Encounter. This event is designed to engage youth in worship through music and the Word and to challenge them to explore the call God has placed on their lives. Encounter begins on Friday night and ends Saturday night, usually the first weekend in October.

Encounter is composed of three services which include worship and the Word and may involve dramas and testimonies. It also offers a variety of activities from sporting events to program exhibitions. Because Encounter is meant to introduce students to Kingswood University and the atmosphere on campus, those attending are encouraged to immerse themselves in campus life, by staying in the residence halls and eating in the dining hall.

Our goal for Encounter is that students:

  • Encounter each other
  • Encounter Kingswood
  • Encounter the Lord (most importantly)

*Remember that registration forms for Encounter are due by October 19th, 2018.

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Leaders and Parents

We are so excited that you are helping teens reach their God-given potential! Encounter is a dynamic youth event designed to engage youth in worship, through music and the Word, and to challenge them to explore the call God has placed on their lives.

Our goal for Encounter is that students:

  • Encounter each other
  • Encounter Kingswood
  • Encounter the Lord (most importantly)

Teens will also participate in fun activities, tour Kingswood, and meet new friends. Encounter is meant to introduce students to Kingswood and the atmosphere on campus. Those attending are encouraged to immerse themselves in campus life, by staying in the residence halls and eating in the dining hall.

Kingswood University is a Wesleyan university located in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. It is the only Wesleyan higher-education institution in Canada.

*Remember that your teens will only be entered into the draw for a GO PRO if their registration forms arrive no later than 5pm AST, October 19th, 2018.

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Housing

There are three options for housing for Encounter:

1. The first option is to stay on campus in the residence halls with current students. This experience will give your teens a glimpse into residence life here at Kingswood University. Please note: We encourage you to register early in order to reserve your spot in the residence halls. Kingswood has overnight accommodations for up to 300 students. Once our accommodations have reached their maximum, you will be responsible to find off campus housing. There have been blocks of rooms held for Encounter Weekend at a couple of our local hotels. Please read Option 2 for more details.

2. The second option to stay at a local hotel. We have a block of 15 rooms reserved at the Fairway Inn at a special Kingswood University rate.  These rooms must be booked directly with the hotel and will be held up until October 25. When you call, please indicate that you are part of the Kingswood Encounter event.

Fairway Inn (506-433-3470)
$107 + tax/room for 2 people
$12 + tax for each additional person
Breakfast not included.

Amsterdam Inn (506-432-5050)
Please note: Amsterdam Inn will only be holding these rooms until October 12th.
$104+ tax/room for 1-2 people per room
$114 + tax for 3-4 people per room
Breakfast included.

Note: If you wish to stay extra nights you are responsible for booking them with that particular hotel.

3. The third option is to make your own arrangements. You may have friends close by that would allow you and your teens to stay at their house.

Please remember that your youth must be supervised wherever you choose to stay. Housing for additional nights on campus is possible but must be arranged with the Kingswood University Enrolment Department by October 19th, 2018. There will be a fee of $10 (including HST) per person per additional night.

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Map

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Directions

You can find directions to Kingswood University over on our main site’s contact page.

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Cost

Early bird registration is $60 (including HST) for the weekend.

After October 19th, registration is $70 (including HST).

Register by October 19, 2018 for your chance to win a GO PRO

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Speaker

Rev. Seth Fancy is pastor at Kings Church in Halifax, NS.

Rev. Trevor Hyde with xStayTruex Ministries

 

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Band

Worship will be led by a group of Kingswood students who also serve on our student ministry teams, who lead worship in chapel and travel throughout the summer to youth camps and various rallies. 

To book one of our four student ministry teams, fill out this form or click below on each of their logos. You can also contact the Enrolment Team for any questions you may have.

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Schedule

Friday, November 2

4:00-6:30 Registration (Mitchell Student Centre)
6:45-7:15 Pre Service (Saunders Irving Chapel)
7:15-8:30 Evening Rally (Chapel)
8:30-9:20 Snack (Wesley Hall)
9:30-11:00 Hockey Game (8th Hussars Sports Arena)
10:45-11:45 Coffee House (Location TBA)

Saturday, November 3

7:30-9:00 Breakfast (Dining Hall – Lower Level of Stairs Hall)
9:30-9:50 Pre Service (Saunders Irving Chapel)
9:50-11:00 Morning Rally (Saunders Irving Chapel)
11:15-1:00 Lunch (Dining Hall / Wesley Hall)
11:30-1:00
11:30-1:00
Youth Pastor’s Lunch – (Mitchell Student Centre)
Grade 12 Lunch (Wesley Hall Classroom)
1:15-4:00 Afternoon Activities
4:00-5:15 Supper (Dining Hall / Wesley Hall)
5:30-5:50 Pre Service (Saunders Irving Chapel)
5:50-7:15 Evening Rally (Saunders Irving Chapel)
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Sunday Stay Over

20141003 encounter first service-2-smallWe realize and appreciate that some of you come from long distances to attend Encounter. Because this event does not end until Saturday night, those of you who have significant distances to travel may feel the need to stay over until Sunday.

If you are staying on campus, we would love to accommodate you for a fee of $10 (including HST) a night per person. This covers the cost of your room for Saturday night and Sunday morning breakfast at the University. Please let the Enrolment staff know of your plans to extend your stay on campus by October 19th, 2018.

If you are staying off campus, you will be required to confirm your housing with the hotel where you have your reservation.