National Conference - Chattanooga, TN: October 21-26, 2016

2016 National Conference ​- Chattanooga, TN
October 21-26

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OVERVIEW: National Conferences are traditionally our largest gatherings. You will have a chance to get to know more Solid Rockers and do ministry together with folks from many places. Also, we will be premiering the newest SRCFC video release, "Higher Ground."

The Climbing: The climbing on the SE sandstone is some of the most fun climbing around and Chattanooga, TN has become the region's hub.  And this is true whether it is bouldering, trad climbing or sport climbing. We will be camping at Foster Falls, which could  keep most climbers busy the whole conference.  Not too far away is T-Wall with world class trad climbing. And of course, the bouldering at Stone Fort and other places is outstanding.

The Big Three: Bouldering in the Southeast featuring Stone Fort, Rocktown & Horse Pens 40.

calhoun.jpgPRESENTER: We are pleased to announce that Kitty Calhoun will be our keynote presenter at this year’s conference. She has been a noteworthy alpine climber all her career, an industry ambassador for decades and currently works with Chicks with Picks; and through it all, she has continued with her faith in God. She has been part of SRCFC for many years, allowing herself to be known as a friend of SRCFC. Learn more about Kitty on our accomplished friends of SRCFC page.

 

WORLD PREMEIR VIDEO RELEASE: This year we will be showing for the first time, our new release, "Higher Ground."  This was a hard story for us to tell in a lot of ways.  John Unruh was a chapter coordinator in Mexico who was passionate about climbing and sharing the love of Jesus with climbers.  His death a year ago was a tragedy, and in this short look at his legacy we see both the pain, and the powerful legacy that he left behind.

 

 

The Camping: The main gathering/meeting place for the Conference will be the Foster Falls Campground in South Cumberland State Park.  SRCFC has reserved sites at the campground for Friday night, 10/21, until Tuesday night, 10/25.  It will costs $5 person per night payable beforehand or at the event. Staying in other locations in the area works too. 

The Meetings: As mentioned above, meetings will be at the Foster Falls Campground in South Cumberland State Park. Please bring a camp chair and warm clothing.

THE SCHEDULE 

Friday, Oct. 21 
Daytime: On-mission Climbing at Foster Falls or other area of your choice
6:00 pm: Check-In at Foster Falls Campground 
8:00 pm: Evening Gathering – Pre-Premier Screening of “Higher Ground” at Foster Falls Campground

Saturday, Oct. 22
7:00-7:30 am: Morning Devotional
Daytime Option #1: On-mission Climbing and Outreach Booth at Triple Crown Bouldering Competition - Stone Fort.  Sign-up to compete or get more information. No climbing for spectators/booth volunteers. Dinner will be available for purchase. The comp is at Montlake Golf Course in Soddy-Daisy, TN.
Daytime Option #2: On-mission Climbing and Work Project Foster Falls
8:00 pm: SRCFC Evening Gathering at Foster Falls Campground

Sunday, Oct. 23rd
8:00 am: Climbers Church featuring Kitty Calhoun at Foster Falls Campground
Daytime: “Climbing for Denny Cove” Fundraiser for the SCC’s purchase of Denny Cove at the crag of your choice.
8:00 pm: SRCFC Evening Gathering at Foster Falls Campground

Monday, Oct. 24th
7:30-8:00 am: Morning Devotional at Foster Falls Campground
On-mission Climbing at Foster Falls or other area of your choice
​7:​30 pm: Premier of “Higher Ground – John Unruh Legacy” and Kitty Calhoun Presentation in Chattanooga

Tuesday, Oct. 25th
7:30-8:00 am: Morning Devotional at Foster Falls Campground
On-mission Climbing at Foster Falls or other area of your choice
8:00 pm: SRCFC Evening Gathering at Foster Falls Campground

Wednesday, Oct. 26th
7:30-8:00 am: Morning Devotional at Foster Falls Campground
On-mission Climbing at Foster Falls or other area of your choice
Check-out of Campground by 10:00 am

The Cost: The suggested donation is $50.00 per adult. Your donation will help to cover the program costs of SRCFC holding a National Conference and provide for your entrance into the presentation. Although encouraged by all participating at any level (except for children, teens and students), this is a suggested donation and is not required for you to attend.  See payment options.

Climbing Clinics: TBA

“On the Rocks” Wilderness First Aid (WFA): TBA

WORK PROJECT: TBA  foster_falls_work.jpg

Other Information 
  • Registration Deadline October 15th.  Email office@srcfc.org to get sign-up information, "JOIN" the event on Facebook or post you are going on Where Climbers Gather.
  • Your Responsibility: You are responsible for connecting with someone to climb with (you will receive a list of participants and climbing objectives), your camping equipment and all your meals! 
  • What to Bring: ___ Camping ___ Climbing Gear ___ Food ___ Camp Chair ___ Bible/Something to Write with
  • When registering, you will have a chance to offer/look for carpooling.
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