JH Philly Blitz

Philly Blitz
January 24-26

Serve, play, worship, learn and grow together on this fun, unique weekend. This retreat will challenge students to serve wholeheartedly and understand God’s heart for hope and restoration.

Registration is limited to the first 40 students so register early!
Register by Jan. 1: $120 | Register after Jan. 1: $140 | Registration Closes Jan. 8

*Scholarships are available by filling out the scholarship application and we will be in contact.  If you are approved, you will be provided with registration instructions at that time. 

Your registration is not complete until you complete The Philadelphia Project’s online waiver!
Student Waiver | Adult Waiver

Please Note: If you register and are unable to attend, you may be held responsible for the retreat costs if you do not cancel one week prior to departure.

Questions? Contact April at students@westshorefree.org.

Check-in at 5:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 in the gym lobby.

Return at 3:30 p.m. Sun, Jan 26 at the church. 

– Bible 
– Pen 
– Towel 
– Toiletries 
– Sleeping Bag 
– Pillow 
– Snack item to share 
– Favorite Game 
– Friend! 
– Indoor Clothes 
– Outdoor Clothes for service projects that will get messy 
– Money for lunch on Sunday afternoon 
– Long Pants
– Closed-toe shoes
– Refillable/reusable water bottle

Leave Behind: 
Cell Phones 
– iPods 
– Electronic Devices 
– Expensive personal items
If parents or students need to communicate in an emergency, they may do so through the leader’s cell phone! 

Is it safe for students to serve in Philly? 

The Philadelphia Project is a ministry of Roxborough Presbyterian Church located in Germantown (actually Northwest of “urban” Philly.) They’ve hosted youth groups to help them restore their community for over a decade. They have a very organized program overseen by dedicated staff and volunteers. We had a great experience there last year and are looking forward to another awesome weekend. Visit their website for more information. 



4:30 p.m.            Leaders arrive for check-in

5:00 p.m.            Students check-in at Church

5:30 p.m.            Depart for Philly

7:30 p.m.            Arrive and Unpack

8:00 p.m.            Program, Small Groups and Snack

11:00 p.m.          Prep for Bed


8:00 a.m.            Breakfast

8:45 a.m.            Orientation

9:00-3:00 p.m.   Serve (and Eat Lunch) at Work Sites

3:00-6:00 p.m.   Showers (at YMCA) and Free Time

6:00 p.m.            Dinner

7:00 p.m.            Program, Small Groups, Games and Snack

11:00 p.m.          Prep for Bed


8:30 a.m.            Breakfast, Pack-Up and Group Reflection

10:30 a.m.          Attend Church Worship Service

12:30 p.m.          Depart (Stop for Lunch @ nearby McDonald’s)

3:30 p.m.            Return to Church