Middle School MW - The Zone FAQs

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Leaders Faqs

» Does RYM require background checks on leaders & chaperones?

Yes. All leaders and chaperones (over 18 years old) are required to have BOTH of the following:

1. NATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
2. MINISTRY SAFE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS TRAINING

Please refer to the RYM Child Protection Guidelines for more information including links to each requirement. Deadlines for completing the national criminal background check and the Ministry Safe Child Sexual Abuse Awareness training are before you attend RYM as a chaperone.

» When can I start registering my group? How do I reserve space for RYM Middle School Midwest - The Zone?

Churches can now reserve spots for any RYM summer conference via the 2017 RYM Summer Conference Registration Form. Individuals need to be in communication with their church/group leader who will reserve spots through RYM. A $100/person deposit is required to reserve space. Deposit payments must be made to finalize your group reservation.

» Is the $100 per person deposit refundable? Transferrable?

No. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you drop your numbers/spots, the deposit of those unused spots cannot be refunded or applied toward the remaining balances. This applies even if you have registered for multiple RYM conferences.

» Can I make changes to my registration list?

Yes, you may exchange students or chaperones on your registration list. However, within two weeks of the conference (May 22nd), you may only exchange a boy for a boy or a girl for a girl (because housing assignments will already be arranged). Please communicate clearly with the RYM Conference Coordinator about any changes.

» What about students who drop out? Do we still have to pay for their spot?

You only have to pay for the spot if they drop out within a week before the conference (May 29th). If they drop out before this timeframe (and you let us know), you can get a refund for that spot less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Again, please communicate clearly with the RYM Conference Coordinator about any changes to your roster.

» Where can I find all the forms my students have to fill out?

You can find all the necessary forms at the Middle School Midwest - The Zone Info Hub.

» What age is considered Middle School? Who can come to MSMW - The Zone?

For middle school, rising 6th graders through rising 9th graders can come to RYM. Rising 9th graders have the option to attend middle school or high school RYM, or both according to individual church needs. If you have any questions, please ask the RYM Conference Coordinator.

» What kind of swimwear is allowed?

Modest swimwear is required - for both boys & girls. For girls, a one-piece bathing suit or tankini is acceptable, as long as it is modest (please - no bare midriffs). Boy's shorts/swim-trunks must be modest in length and coverage; boys are expected to wear a shirt when not at the pool or waterfront.

» What is the suggested chaperone to student ratio?

While we leave the specifics up to the trip leader (you know your students best) we suggest a ratio of 1 chaperone to every 6 students. 

» Can chaperones bring their children?

No. No exceptions (unless your children are at the proper age to fully participate in RYM).

» Do we need both male and female chaperones?

If you are bringing both male and female students, you will need both male and female chaperones.

» Can we request a certain room?

No.

» Can we request to stay with another group?

Yes, however there can be no guarantees as housing is often tight.

» What is there to do at Lake Williamson Christian Center?

Lake Williamson offers a multitude of recreation and activities. Activities include: lakefront with slide, blob, kayaks and paddleboats, zip line; gaga ball; high ropes course; basketball; volleyball; disc golf course; gymnasiums; pool and much more! All activities are included in the price!

» Where can I find a map of Lake Williamson?

Lake Williamson Map

Parent FAQs

» Where can I find all the forms my child has to fill out?

You can find all the necessary forms at the Middle School Midwest - The Zone Info Hub.

» When can I start registering my child?

Churches can now reserve spots for any RYM summer conference via the 2017 RYM Summer Conference Registration Form. Spots are first be secured by the church. Individuals need to be in communication with their church/group leader who will reserve spots through RYM. 

» What kind of swimwear is allowed?

Modest swimwear is required - for both boys & girls. For girls, a one-piece bathing suit or tankini is acceptable, as long as it is modest (please - no bare midriffs). Boy's shorts/swim-trunks must be modest in length and coverage; boys are expected to wear a shirt when not at the pool or waterfront.

» Where can I find a map of Lake Williamson?

Lake Williamson Map

Student FAQs

» Where can I find all the forms I have to fill out?

You can find all the necessary forms at the Middle School Midwest - The Zone Info Hub.

» When can I register for elective seminar classes?

Elective class registration will begin on May 15th, 2017.

» How can I register for elective seminar classes?

Elective registration will be online beginning May 15th, 2017.

» I can't remember the elective classes I picked. How can I figure this out?

There will be links online to view the registration list.

» What kind of swimwear is allowed?

Modest swimwear is required - for both boys & girls. For girls, a one-piece bathing suit or tankini is acceptable, as long as it is modest (please - no bare midriffs). Boy's shorts/swim-trunks must be modest in length and coverage; boys are expected to wear a shirt when not at the pool or waterfront.

» What is there to do at Lake Williamson Christian Center?

Lake Williamson offers a multitude of recreation and activities. Activities include: lakefront with slide, blob, kayaks and paddleboats, zip line; gaga ball; high ropes course; basketball; volleyball; disc golf course; gymnasiums; pool and much more! All activities are included in the price!

» Where can I find a map of Lake Williamson?

Lake Williamson Map