Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive and depart?
You should arrive at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (17100 Chalmers Ave. Detroit, MI ) by 5pm on Thursday, July 19 and plan on the event ending around 2pm Sunday, July 22. For those flying, you should arrive at 2pm or before and leave Sunday later than 4pm.
What if I register but then discover before the event that I can no longer go?
By registering for the Servant Event, you are making a commitment. A $50 charge per person will be retained for cancellations made on or before May 15. All cancellations need to be made in writing. No refunds will be issued May 16 or after.
What are the age requirements for the Young Adult Servant Event?
We don’t put any hard age requirements for this event but most that attend are between 18 and 30. We ask that if you are over 30, that you bring at least one person that is under 30 with you.
What if I am under 18 but still want to attend the event?
We review this on a case by case basis. Your parents will need to fill out an extra form and you will need to have a non-family member fill out a recommendation form. Contact Brandon Heath for these forms and more information.
Can I bring a group of Young Adults, even if I’m not a young adult myself?
Yes, we are always looking to partner with existing groups and churches that minister to young adults. We would enjoy having you and your group join us. We encourage you to collect everyone’s paperwork and send it in all at once.
Can I invite a friend or someone who is not part of an LCMS church?
YES! We highly encourage you to invite friends from work, school, and other places where you have influence.
If I am traveling by plane, what airport should I fly into?
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). We encourage you to get your plane tickets early (once you have confirmation of being registered) to save money. We will send you a travel form to fill out once you have registered to communicate your travel info. We will also provide a shuttle from the airport to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church for an additional $30 (you can pay with registration or after).
What do I need to bring?
See page 5 under What to Bring for a list. This list will be updated in an email as we get closer to the event.
What meals are covered?
All meals while at Camp Restore, Detroit/Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (Friday/Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch). All other meals are on your own.
What is housing like?
You will be staying at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in downtown Detroit. You will be sleeping on mattresses and frames in old class rooms. You will need to bring your own bedding (suggested sleeping bag/sheets and pillow). Showers are on campus!
When will I find out if I am registered for the Servant Event?
Every Tuesday, we will send out confirmation emails for all registrations that we have received that week. If you have not received an email from us after two weeks of sending it in, we encourage you to contact us.
Can we come early or stay later than the dates of the event?
You are encouraged to enjoy Detroit a few extra days but you won’t be able to stay at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Many stay a day or two after. Shuttles can get you to a hotel on Sunday BUT you are responsible for transportation after July 22.
Where do I find answers to other questions I may have?
Check out updates at https://www.facebook.com/OrangeNationYA/, or contact Brandon Heath by email at NationOrange@gmail.com or by phone at 619-447-5906.