“The Adventure” is just days away! We are looking forward to an amazing two days. There will be worship, engaging small groups, new and creative games, good food, and of course incredible people. We wanted to send along a few instructions since Elevate does look a little different this year.

Check-in & Check-out – Adjusted Due to Weather

Check-in is from 1:00-2:00p Friday and from 10:00-10:30a on Saturday. The process will happen at the Student Center on Rochester University’s campus.  That is where we will be set up for registration. Simply park your car, walk into the Student Center, indicate the student’s name/s, and tell us who will be picking up the student/s that evening. We will give you a slip for check out. Be sure to bring that back with you. Check-out is at the Student Center from 10:45-11:00p each evening. To check a student out, you will simply pull around and hand the designated Elevate staff member the check-out slip you filled out earlier in the day. You will then pull around and the student/s will be brought around to your car. That is it. It is that simple!
Student Center is #12 on the campus map.
Campus Map:

NOTE: If you need early check-out (this is not ideal but can be accommodated) indicate this at check-in so we know when to look for you. The attached schedule will let you know where we are. Also, if your student will be arriving late please let us know as soon as you are able so that we can make sure to look out for them. Upon arrival at RU please find Cole or Dan.

Dietary Needs:

We will be eating great food all weekend. We want to make sure everyone stays fueled up for the fun. If your student/s has dietary restrictions, please connect with Dan or Cole so we can better prepare to serve them.

  • Dan Henegar –
  • Cole McClure –

What to bring:

Well, in true Elevate fashion, there is a chance you’ll get messy. Please bring these items with you each day. A backpack with a change of clothes, shorts and a shirt you can get wet in (not a bathing suit), a towel, sunblock, and sneakers that you can run and play in.

What not to bring:

Illegal substances, weapons of any kind (yes, even your pocket knife should stay home), or a bad attitude.


We encourage all students to leave their cellphone at home for the day. While we will not ban them, there will be no use for them while we are doing Elevate stuff. If students have them, we will kindly encourage you to keep them put away and connect with real people…with skin…and faces.

Guardians, please share this information with your students. Students, be sure to share this information with your guardians. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us. We look forward to seeing you and to all of the cool things God will do this weekend.

– Dan and Cole, Your Elevate Directors

About Elevate 2021 & Registration

For 23 years, Elevate has been an annual week-long camp run by Rochester University and dedicated to deep worship, learning, spiritual growth, relationships, and of course, summer fun! Last year, as the world paused, Elevate did too. This summer, we are excited to announce we’re back for another amazing year of worship, growth, games, group breakouts, and other fun. However, things will look a bit different. Elevate 2021 is a two-day event for students entering 6th grade through students leaving 12th grade. RU will not be housing students overnight—we will meet on June 25 and again on June 26 for two packed days of Elevate. The cost of the event is $20.We are so excited to have some version of our beloved summer camp and offer it for an incredibly low price. Those who can only attend Friday OR Saturday also have the option to register for a single day (priced at $10). We also encourage youth leaders to come along free of charge.
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