OXEN Apparel is excited to host InTents Feast this fall to commemorate the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. We invite you to join us September 23rd- October 2nd in Hastings, MI.
This Old Testament feast is all about the foreshadowing of the coming of our Messiah Jesus Christ, and the great work God is accomplishing though Him.
What makes this feast so unique is that it celebrates the culmination of God’s entire plan for mankind. It’s an amazing opportunity for coming together to worship God, celebrate the work he is doing though Jesus, learn about Him, and form friendships and fellowship with other believers.
The InTents Feast is designed to be a deeply rich and rewarding spiritual experience for the entire family. We welcome all followers of Jesus to come together to dig into the scriptures together, and worship our God in spirit and in truth.
InTents Feast is all about ‘rejoicing before the Lord’ (Lev. 23:40)! Every morning and evening we will have prayer & devotion/worship services incorporating contemporary worship music and biblical teaching. Each afternoon there will be programing for small children, youth, and the entire family. Activities include arts & crafts, zipline, rock climbing, and our daily family/team games competition and much more! Although we highly encourage you to participate in all of the festivities, all programing is voluntary, so you can have as much or as little activity as you’d like.
Fellowship is a high priority at the feast, so each night everyone is invited to a themed potluck feast, fun, and fellowship.
Register before July 1st to get early bird pricing!
FAMILY TENT SITE
Family tent sites cover 2 adults + up to 4 minors. If your family is larger then this, you are welcome to add up to 2 more people for an additional charge. As per the State of Michigan Law, there is a maximum of 8 persons per campsite. If your family is larger then this, you will need to purchase an additional campsite.
SINGLES TENT SITE
A single tent site is perfect for those who are camping alone, or for a couple without children. This campsite may be a shared with another singles registration. The registration covers only 1 adult, but you may add an additional adult or child upon registration.
Bring your RV, fifth wheel, or pop-up and enjoy the feast with up to 8 people on your campsite. Sites available with full hook-ups to water, electricity, and sewer.
6 or 8 PERSON CABIN
Each cabin comes equipped with an A/C unit as well as a mini fridge. These sites do not have a bathroom or sink inside, but are in close walking distance to the bathhouse and a spigot with clean running water.
Clean Indoor Bathhouse w/ Hot Showers & Laundry
Running Water, Electricity, Picnic Tables & Fire Ring at every campsite.
Dump Station for RV's
Beach for swimming, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaks, Paddleboat, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES (ages 2-12)
Arts & Crafts, Singing, Dancing,
Games and More
Morning & Evening Praise and Worship Services, Family Games, Twin Zip Line, Climbing Wall, Archery Tag, Hayrides, Tennis, Basketball, Horseshoe pits & More!
with RV Supplies, Treats, Souvenirs, Ice, and Firewood
Gilmore Car Museum– Hickory Corners
Charlton Park, Beach, & Canoe Rental– Hastings
The Legacy Golf Course– Hastings
U-Rent-Em Canoe Livery– Hastings
Many Restaurants– Hastings & Delton
Kalamazoo Nature Center & Air Zoo
Bowens Historic Mill– Middleville
Binder Park Zoo– Battle Creek
The most important thing to remember while at InTents 2018 is: Have Fun! We are coming together to fellowship with Christ followers from all stages in our walk. It’s the final Feast of the year and it’s our aim for it to be the most joyous event of the year!
People coming to InTents may differ on how they calculate the feast times. Many people have biblical reasons for how they interpret the commandments. Everyone is a student and trying our best to follow the example of our Messiah. Remember what our parents taught us about respect? “You have to give it, to receive it.” And, don’t forget, “Treat others as you want to be treated!” We understand that we have differences. Let us demonstrate how Believers should resolve those differences and get along as a community should. Respect also includes other people’s/camper’s areas and belongings (fishing poles, bikes, tools, etc).
Campsites & Housing Areas
Another lesson our parents taught us. “Keep your room clean!” You are responsible for keeping your area(s) clean and free from trash and food sitting around.
We will be meeting for worship and other group activities. Please ensure that you keep all your personal effects with you and do not leave them unattended. Keeping these areas clean is just as, if not more, important as your campsites.
Modest, seasonably appropriate clothing should be used. All of the activities will be coed so please dress accordingly. Please limit coed youth/young adult activities or have supervision available.
The consumption of alcohol is fine. After all, this is a feast and the Torah even addresses this issue. (Deut. 14:26 – 16:13) We ask you drink responsibly. Have a good time and keep it safe. All local laws will apply for age.
You will be providing all of your own meals for the feast. Bring enough food for your family. Each night we will be getting together for a potluck type meal but you are not required to participate. But if you do participate, we ask that you please contribute enough food for your family. You will be responsible for your family’s meals and cooking them. Each campsite has a fire ring that you are more then welcome to use for cooking, or you can bring your own camping stove or grill. Outside firewood is not allowed, however it will be available for purchase from the camp store for $1/bundle.
To participate in the feast, we ask that everyone observe the food guidelines instructed in Leviticus 11. Please be sure to check food labels and ingredients lists so that unclean items are not used in food prep. (gelatin/marshmallows)
Biblically unclean food items will not be allowed at meal events and ask that you not bring them to the event.
Registration fees can be made in payments, but these payments are non-refundable. Payments will be received online via PayPal once your registration form has been completed. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations must be paid in full by September 1, 2018. All spots are reserved in order payment is received.
All campers will have access to clean, indoor restrooms with hot showers. Many free activities will be available for you to enjoy: swim area, fishing, playground, basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, ga-ga ball, horseshoe pits, and hiking trails. Other amenities include a coin-operated laundry facility, and a camp store.
The camp is less than 10 miles from Hastings, Michigan. In Hastings there is are grocery stores, a Wal-Mart, and many places to eat. Cotant’s Farm Market is also nearby with an apple orchard, corn maze, indoor fall-fest activities, and a bakery as well. There are many great options for entertainment or activities within 30 minutes should you want to get out and explore the area.
Each individual or family is responsible for taking care of their own needs. You will need to bring enough food for your own family. Each night we will have a potluck style community meal.
We will release a schedule for everyone registered as soon as we have it finalized. Each day there will be organized activities and abundant free time for fellowship and rest. Our daily organized activities will include: bible study, youth activities, family games, praise and worship.
We will be camping – rain or shine. Weather in West Michigan is unpredictable, but typically this time of year we are still experiencing sunshine, but temps are cooling – mornings and evenings are typically sweatshirt weather. Night temps start dropping, and early mornings can be cold. Our experience is that camping is comfortable with an electric heater in late September. Each campsite has electric, so you may want to consider bringing an outdoor extension cord and a space heater, with a safety switch, and maybe a milk crate or something stable for safe use of an electric heater in your tent. Some activities could be canceled due to rain or poor weather, but we will have use of an indoor space for organized
activities throughout the week.
Still have a question? Please contact us and we will do our best to get you the information you need.
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Please contact us with any additional questions! We want to help make this a meaningful, joyous feast for each person who joins us!
Your registration fee covers the cost of the rental of all the campground facilities, equipment, staging, lights, audio, travel costs for guest speakers etc. As well as the materials for activities for our children, toddlers, and youth. Each registration also includes a special InTents Feast t-shirt for each person registered for the full event. Our goal is to make sure that your Feast of Tabernacles is a season of joy!
A non-refundable $50 deposit will be due at the time of registration for tent site reservations. All remaining payments must be paid in full by Sept. 1, 2018. If you need to extend this deadline for any reason please contact us.
Because of very limited spaces, the full fee will be due at registration for all Cabin reservations. All spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis.
Register before July 1st to get early bird pricing!
|FULL EVENT RATES (8 NIGHTS)||BEFORE JULY 1||BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1ST||AFTER SEPTEMBER 1|
|6 PERSON CABIN||$315||$375||$435|
|8 PERSON CABIN||$345||$405||$465|
|WEEKEND RATES (2 NIGHTS)||BEFORE JULY 1||BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1||AFTER SEPTEMBER 1|
|6 PERSON CABIN||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|8 PERSON CABIN||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
Prayer is a critical piece of InTents Feast. Prayer begins the assault on enemy territory, creating a beachhead for this event. Part of every disciple’s job is to pray earnestly for new workers..(Matt. 9:28). If you are willing to dedicate time to lifting this event in prayer, we encourage you to be apart of this team.
Please only sign up for this if you are able to come at least 3 to 4 days early and/or stay 1 to 2 days later. You MUST contact us in advance for this much-needed volunteer area. If you are not approved on the Set-up or Tear-down crew, then you will not be allowed into the camp early or stay later.
All parents of children in the program MUST volunteer throughout the week to assist our Children’s Program team. No special talents are required. Our Team Leaders will contact you in advance.
We try to lighten the load on everyone by having each evening meal be pot-luck style. However we still need a team of people who will help in the areas of Food Prep, Serving, and/or Clean-up. A lot of help is needed at each of the evening meals. You will be contacted by the Team Lead.
Security is a vital part of our camp. We will need volunteers who are willing to keep an eye on the camp, and be aware of any safety issues that may arise. We ask that all able-bodied men volunteer in this area.
Washroom Warriors work to keep the camp facilities clean and proper for all of us. Those with a true gift of service are needed in this area
If you have any retail experience and would like to volunteer at the merchandise area, sign up for this opportunity. You will be contacted by our Team Lead.
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