FAQ

When is the event?

Meltdown 2020 will be January 24th- 26th, 2020.

Where will Meltdown 2020 take place?

Meltdown 2020 will be at the Boardwalk Beach Resort on the beautiful Panama City Beach. Boardwalk Beach Resort is located at 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408.

What is happening at Meltdown 2020?

Students and leaders will worship with the Bethany Barr Phillips band, and be blessed by our speaker, Josh Griffin, who is bringing the Word! Every year, Meltdown is a chance for students to connect with each other, and most importantly of all with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Many students over the past two decades have been led to Christ and to a closer walk with Him through this weekend. We look forward to see what God will do this year!

Who may attend Meltdown 2020?

Meltdown is designed for youth grades 6th -12th and their adult leaders.

How do I register?

Click the registration link and register online as soon as possible!

What is the cost of Meltdown 2020?

The Great Deal – $120 if registered by Halloween
The Good Deal – $130 if registered by Christmas
The Deal – $140 if registered after Christmas
(Deposit is $50 per person. Final Balance is due Monday, January 14th. You may not drop numbers after Thursday, January 17th—this means that after January 17th you must pay for the total number you registered for.)

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee covers the speaker for the weekend, a great t-shirt, lunch and dinner on Saturday at Meltdown (breakfasts not provided for Saturday and Sunday), beds at the Boardwalk, a worship band, Big Games, and lots more!

What!? No Breakfast!? Why does Meltdown not include breakfast?

In the effort to keep registration costs low, breakfast has been left up to the individual youth groups. This came from surveying many who said this would be the easiest meal for their group to replace. Though it was nice to have breakfast provided by the resort, we wanted to keep the price of Meltdown accessible to all, and after careful consideration decided this was the best way to do it.

What should my group do for breakfast?

There are several options to do a quick, cheap, and easy group breakfast.

  1. Buy fruit, milk/juice, and breakfast pastries/bagels at SAMS and do a “continental breakfast” in the rooms or at a central meeting place.
  2. Buy bags of cereal and bring milk in a cooler. Cheerios! Yayy!! (Don’t forget bowls and spoons)
  3. Early in the morning drive around the corner and order sausage biscuits (or burritos?) from McDonalds. It’s 1 dollar a biscuit, so for a group of 20…well, you can do the math!
  4. This is easier for smaller groups, but, early in the morning you can hit up the Waffle House!! There are a couple that are a close drive from the resort. Though driving off the property might be hard for many groups, this could be an option for some.
  5. Though we hope that these hints help you, we know that you are an innovative youth leader!! So just use your imagination, and we’re sure you can come up with a wonderful breakfast!
  6. If you forget any breakfast supplies for your group, there is a Walmart just around the corner from the Boardwalk Beach Resort.

When will check-in on Friday at the Boardwalk begin and end?

Friday Evening 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Are volunteers needed?

YES! We need youth leaders and adults to volunteer to help with Saturdays BIG GAMES and for Security all weekend. We will ask you on Friday night but it would really help if you could let us know now if you have people who are willing.

What should I bring to Meltdown 2020?

Comfortable clothes for 2 days
Toiletries(toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
Comfortable walking shoes
Rain gear — just in case!
Light sweater or sweatshirt – It’s January!
Bathing suit and sunscreen – It’s Florida!
Bible
Water bottle
Spending money for food, snacks, novelties, offerings, etc.

What should I leave at home?

Sheets, blanket and pillow
Alcohol, vapes, or any other controlled substances not prescribed to you
Weapons, firearms, or fireworks of any kind
Loud stereo equipment/drumsets in your room (out of respect to others, music should not be heard outside of your room.)

Are participants allowed to bring cell phones?

Youth Leaders and adults must make the ultimate decision about whether your students bring cell phones or not. We do ask that all participants be courteous and turn cell phones off during worship, large group meetings, and prayer stations.

Will there be free time at Meltdown 2020?

The event schedule allows for free time on Saturday – which is when the Big Games will also be available.
*Plan to have something for your group to do IF it rains on Saturday afternoon!!!

Who sponsors Meltdown?

Meltdown is sponsored by local churches in the Northwest Florida/Southwest Alabama area. Meltdown is led by volunteers who have a heart for Youth Ministry. Meltdown is a non-profit event.

I’ve heard about the United Methodist Safe Sanctuary Policy but I don’t know what it is?

Safe Sanctuary is a policy that the General Conference of the United Methodist Church adopted in 1996 to reduce child abuse in the church and at church functions.

Meltdown 2020 Safe Sanctuary Policy

We expect that all adults accompanying your group to Meltdown 2020 have a Background Check on file at your church. Need help with your background checks? Contact Stuart at stuartworth@gmail.com for assistance.

What time is quiet time?

11:00 P.M. – 6:00 A.M.

What time is curfew and lights out?

12:00 A.M.

Who is responsible for discipline at Meltdown 2020?

The youth directors from each church are ultimately responsible for their students. If Meltdown staff become aware of any violations discipline will be done in consultation with the individuals group leader. All Adults are expected to help all the students follow all of the rules.

How can I get more information about Meltdown 2020?

For registration info contact Stuart Worth at 850-723-4716
Website: www.meltdownretreat.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/meltdownretreat
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meltdown-Retreat/378186475353