October 19-21, 2018

NorthBay Adventure Camp
11 Horseshoe Point Lane
North East, MD 21901

Bring your Middle School youth for a weekend of service projects, faith-filled discussions, and relationship-building in small groups. FreeRide includes workshops and networking for adults, as well as opportunities to worship together. Come make new friends and renew friendships with attendees from throughout our synod!

$190 per person includes program, lodging, meals, activities, and a t-shirt! Registration is now open!

How to register

  • Distribute the Individual Registration Form and the NorthBay Waiver Form to all participants. Your church’s primary leader will use the forms to complete the registration online. You’ll need to submit these forms when you check in Friday, October 19 (if you need to retain them for your own records, please make copies). Remember to collect any scholarship applications now.
  • After collecting forms from your group, the primary leader completes the Group Registration Summary Form.
  • Using the Individual Registration Forms and Group Registration Summary Form, register your group online below. If you received any scholarship applications, please enter them into the online form
  • Next, your Group Registration Summary Form must be included with your non-refundable deposit of $120 per participant. Make checks out to “Delaware-Maryland Synod” with “FreeRide” and your congregation’s name in the memo line.
    • Deposits must be postmarked by September 21, 2018 and sent to:
      Delaware-Maryland Synod
      ATTN: Julie Stecker
      575 S Charles Street, Suite 202
      Baltimore, MD 21201
    • Note: scholarship applications must be submitted by the September 21 registration deadline.

That’s it! Once your deposit is received, the primary leader will receive a confirmation letter by email. Balance due on your payment for this event is due before FreeRide begins.

Event staff, Small Group Leaders, Work Crew, LYO members not attending with a congregation, and LYO Mentors register here.

Additions/Deletions/Substitutions to your group?
Click here to make changes.

Registered congregations may need the following resources:

  • General Confirmation Letter (one with specific congregational information was e-mailed to each church’s primary leader)
  • Individual Registration Form (a completed and signed form needs to be submitted on Friday evening when the group arrives)
  • NorthBay Release Form (required for every participant)
  • FreeRide participants are asked to generously contribute to the LWR School Kits Initiative. Click here for details about what to bring with you.

Work Crew

FreeRide relies on a small group of adults (ages 18+) and high school students who help as the Work Crew for the weekend – serving in the kitchen and dining room to serve the event participants. We request that each congregation attending FreeRide bring one Work Crew member with them for every 10 youth and adult participants attending (for example, if you have 10 or fewer people attending, we ask that you bring one Work Crew member; if you have 10-20 participants, we ask that you bring two Work Crew members). We also welcome those who may not have a congregation attending but would like to serve. For more information on Work Crew, you can download the informational letter. You can register for Work Crew online.