June 17 - 22, 2023
June 24 - 29, 2023
Student participation is determined by what grade they just completed.
Quest is intended for any student who JUST COMPLETED 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
Horizon is intended for any student who JUST COMPLETED 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
Both Horizon and Quest start on a Monday. Registration is between 2-4pm at the Nibble Nook. The first scheduled activity is a leaders meeting at 4:45pm in Synodical Hall. The first conference wide event is dinner on the Hotel front lawn around 5:30pm.
Yes! Here is the map of Bonclarken.
- Modest summer clothing (see Dress Code), note: The North Carolina Mountains can get cool at night.
- Bedding: Sleeping bag /sheets, pillow
- Towel(s) and washcloth. Also, pool towel.
- Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
- One set of old clothes for the Sludge War
- Rain jacket, bug spray, sunscreen
Optional items to pack:
- Long pants, close-toed shoes (required for some Bonclarken activities), long-sleeved shirt
- 100% cotton t-shirt for tie-dye (there will be a limited number of shirts for sale to tie-dye for $5/each)
Skateboards, Tobacco, firearms/weapons, alcohol, fireworks
In order to promote respect for ourselves and for the opposite sex, clear guidelines with regards to dress have been established for summer conferences. Please review these guidelines as you prepare for the conference and pack accordingly.
Shirts should touch the waistline of shorts/pants/skirts and should cover the stomach and back. Furthermore, shirts should not be tight or low cut. There should be no exposure of cleavage or under-garments (this includes boxer shorts).
Swimsuits must be one piece or abide by the above shirt rule.
Shorts/skirts should be no shorter than fingertip length (When a person is standing up straight with the arms hanging straight down, the hem of their shorts/skirt should be at or below their fingertips).
Clothing should not display sexually suggestive or offensive pictures or words.
Modesty is the key! Respect the conference staff’s decisions concerning the appropriateness of your attire.
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”
We strongly discourage students from bringing phones. It’s a great week to unplug and disconnect. That said, we only require students to not have phones with them during large group gatherings in the Amphitheater and YAB (on the schedule) and seminars. It is up to church leaders to monitor their students’ phone use.
It’s time to be in your lodging and go to sleep. By “lights out” you have accomplished everything you need to do (shower, brush teeth, finished a conversation, etc.) in order for your head to hit the pillow and fall asleep. Students are not to leave their lodging after “lights out.”
Students are expected to attend all large group (at Amphitheater and YAB locations) and seminar sessions. Students can participate as desired in afternoon activities and tournaments.
Please contact Bonclarken directly with food needs. They do their best to accommodate dietary issues.
Bonclarken has a gift shop and people love to snack at the Nibble Nook and Back Porch!
Also, some groups may go off site during Family Day on Thursday. This can include trips to nearby Hendersonville where there is shopping available.
Yes! Please address all mail as follows:
Name of Student
Horizon (or Quest) Conference
Bonclarken Conference Center
500 Pine Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731