Gauntlet 2019

Every summer, we take thousands of students to Florida for a distraction-free, Jesus-centered week in Daytona Beach. There’s no better place for middle and high school students to connect to Jesus and other students.

When and Where is Gauntlet?

July 22-26, 2019
Daytona Beach, Florida

Parents, keep reading to see what your student will experience at Gauntlet. Or, use the button below to read FAQs and learn more about the trip.

Parent Info

Not a parent? Use the Go, Give, and Serve buttons to see how you can get involved.

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Tickets are $399 and are non-refundable. This covers students’ transportation, rooms, lunch and dinner in Daytona, and all Gauntlet activities. If your student wants to purchase some fresh airbrush or a souvenir from the Gauntlet Store, they’ll need some spending money.

Sign-ups are now closed for 2019. You can sign up to be on the waitlist.

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Need help?

Concerned about sending your student to Gauntlet? If your child has special needs, we’d love to try to accommodate them. Learn more about our special needs ministry here.

Whatever the barrier, we’d love to talk about it and see if we can help. If you’ve got questions, concerns, or need financial assistance, let us know. We do whatever we can to help everyone who wants to go to Gauntlet get to Gauntlet.

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Where is Gauntlet?

Daytona Beach, Florida

What is a day at Gauntlet like?

Students start the day spending time with Jesus, learning about Him from the Bible and talking to Him in prayer. Students can do this on the beach or in the room, as long as everyone sticks together.

Next, we’ll kick off the mornings with a combination of sessions, community groups, and fun! Sessions are a lot like a Fuse night but better. Then, in community groups, students from all over the state connect and have a real talk. Throw in some crazy games and group activities, and by midday, everyone is getting hungry.

Lunch is different every day, but it’s always delicious. After eating, students have free time to relax on the beach, go shopping, or lounge at the pool — whatever the entire room can agree to.

Each night, we come together for dinner and an evening session. We sing, we learn, and we pray. Then, it’s back to the room for small group time. And maybe a little sleep. Maybe.

How much does it cost to go to the Gauntlet as a student? As a volunteer?

Student tickets are $399. Volunteer tickets are $100.

What if our plans change? Can I get a refund?

No. After signing up for Gauntlet, your money is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Will there be security?

Yes. Campus Safety travels to Gauntlet to ensure students’ safety. We assign one volunteer room leader to every four students. This leader has been background checked, interviewed, and trained. Your student’s room leader will be with your student at all times.

What is the role of a room leader?

Room leaders care for students by leading small group times, ensuring students’ safety, being on time, and making sure students have the best week of their lives.

How do I volunteer as a leader?

Fill out the volunteer interest form. This form lets us know you are interested in serving at Gauntlet. The Fuse team at your campus will be in touch about your next steps.

If I just graduated high school, can I still come to Gauntlet?

Yes! Students who graduated high school in May can attend Gauntlet as seniors.

If I’m starting middle school in the fall, can I come to Gauntlet?

Not yet. To come to Gauntlet, students must have completed sixth grade.

What do I do if there is an emergency while my child is at Gauntlet?

There will be an emergency phone line for you to call and get in contact with your student. You will find out more about this at the parent meeting.

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