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Winter Getaway Info

 

We are so glad you are attending this year's WINTER GETAWAY! Here is some important information for you regarding this year's trip!


​DEPARTURE TIME AND PLACE​
We will be leaving on Friday, February 9, but the exact departure time and place varies depending on what school you attend:  

ACADEMIES @ ENGLEWOOD: If you are an A@E student, please bring your luggage to school and leave it in Ms. Meltzer's MIDI lab next to the music room. The bus will pick you up in front of the auditorium at 3:30 PM.

TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL: If you are a Tenafly High School student, the bus will pick you up at approximately 3:15 PM near Tenafly Middle School. Please take your luggage to the 54 Columbus Dr, Tenafly, NJ.

BERGEN COUNTY ACADEMIES: We will also have a pick up at Bergen County Academies at approximately 4:15 PM, so if you attend BCA, please remain on campus until the AYL bus arrives to pick you up. If you are a BCA student, please leave your luggage in Mr. Zhang's science classroom in the morning. 

OTHER SCHOOLS: Students from othe schools should make arrangements to get dropped off at the Academies @ Englewood in Englewood, NJ, no later than 3:15 PM. Wait in front of the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium and look for a ton of Asian students. Please note: The sign in front of the school campus says, "Dwight Morrow High School." The address for the school is: 274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631.​

CCCNJ: Students from CCCNJ and their friends should meet at CCCNJ, 232 S Beverwyck Rd, Parsippany, NJ. ​​

PACKING LIST
Make sure you bring the following so you can have a great time at the Winter Getaway:

CLOTHING
  • Warm winter clothes
  • Winter hat
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • ​Athletic clothes for the gym
  • Sneakers for the gym
  • Additional sneakers or boots in case your shoes get wet
  • Swimsuit (for the hot tub)
  • Pajamas (or whatever you wear to sleep)
  • Animal onesie
SKI-RELATED​
  • Gloves (essential!)
  • Snowpants (very helpful)
  • Goggles (very helpful)​

TOILETRIES
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/bodywash
  • Contact lenses and solution

MISCELLANEOUS
  • 50+ for dinner on the way to camp & for lunch at the ski resort plus spending money for the camp snack bar and camp store (The camp store also accepts MasterCard and Visa.)
  • Beach towel (for the hot tub)
  • If you take prescribed medicine, please remember to bring it


You do NOT have to bring bed linens, pillows, or a sleeping bag.  All ski/snowboard equipment (skis/snowboard, boots, helmet) will be provided and is included in the price, so you don’t need to bring your own (but you can if you want to).

RETURN TIME AND LOCATION  
All buses will return on Sunday, February 11, at approximately 6:30 PM to East Bergen Christian Church, 320 Beverly Rd, in Teaneck, NJ (This is the place where we have club.)​​(The Tenafly bus will return to Tenafly Middle School around 6:45 PM, and the CCCNJ bus will return to CCCNJ around 7:30 PM.).

IMPORTANT POLICIES  
  • Always stay in control while skiing/snowboarding, stay on trails consistent with your ability, and never ski/board alone. 
  • Absolutely NO alcohol, e-cigarettes/juul, hookah, or illegal drugs are permitted. You won’t need them to have fun this weekend! Please leave them at home.  If you bring any such items to camp, we will notify your parents.​

HOW CAN I SELECT MY PING PONG PARTNER?
Every year at Winter Getaway, almost everyone will be participating in our Doubles Ping Pong Tournament. It’s all for fun, so don’t worry if you are not that good at ping pong. Please select your ping pong partner at aylpingpong.com. You can see a list of everyone going by clicking here​.


HOW DO I OBTAIN AN ANIMAL ONESIE?
It has become a tradition for many AYL Winter Getaway participants to wear an "animal onesie" (kigurumi) while skiing/snowboarding. This is totally optional and is NOT required, but if you are interested in continuing this tradition, please go to aylonesiecrew.com​ or click the orange button below. At this site, you can select an animal onesie and complete other important information.


WHAT ABOUT SAFETY AND SUPERVISION?
Parents, we want your child to have an amazing but safe experience. Supervision at the Getaway includes local adult leaders who also work as local public school teachers. The overall ratio of adult supervision to teens is 1:10.  Male and female housing at the camp is clearly defined, separated, and chaperoned. Students are closely monitored at all times. In addition, a fully licensed EMT will accompany us to the camp and be with us at the ski resort as well. Furthermore, at the ski resort, we require all students to wear helmets, and all snowboarders are required to wear wrist guards as well. In addition, if your child is a beginner, he or she must take free lessons provided by the Big Bear Ski School instructors. Please be assured that the safety and well-being of our young people are our first priorities.  


WHERE IS THE WINTER GETAWAY, AND HOW WILL WE GET THERE?
We will be staying overnight at Young Life's Lake Champion, located at 247 Mohican Lake Rd. in Glen Spey, NY 12737.  The camp’s phone number is (845) 856-6871. We will also be skiing/snowboarding at Big Bear Ski Resort, located in Lackawaxen, PA. We will be driving to the Getaway in motor coach buses provided by Campbell Tours of Slippery Rock, PA.

​I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
Contact any AYL leader or email us at ayl@asianyl.org​ or call/TXT us at (201) 777-0-AYL (0295).


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Young Life Asian Young Life | 24 W Railroad Ave PMB 148 Tenafly, NJ 07670-1735

Phone: (201) 777-0295

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