1. District and Cluster events
a. It is the policy of Heritage Church to enable its youth to participate in Mid-America Region, Ohio-Meadville District, and other district, regional, and local cluster activities as often as scheduling and appropriate adult supervision allow.
b. When participating in events involving youth from other churches (e.g., “cons,” “lock-ins,” retreats, overnights, etc.), all Heritage youth must also follow the rules specific to the events, and the instruction of the adult leaders and coordinators thereof.
2. Overnight sleeping arrangements. Heritage youth are allowed to sleep in mixed-gender rooms provided:
a. an adult who is awake is present at all times;
b. the door to the room is always open;
c. there is only one youth per sleeping bag (i.e., no “coupling” or “grouping”); and
d. the rules of the specific event allow for it. In other words, in this instance, certain District or Denominational rules, if they are more “strict” that Heritage’s rules, will always take precedence.
3. Heritage youth and parents/guardians/youth the age of 18 or over must fill out all forms, and follow all procedures required by the coordinating group or organization, in order to attend and participate in such overnight events.
~ Approved by the Board of Trustees, December 8, 2014.
~ Revised and approved by the Board of Trustees, May 15, 2015.