Calling all Middle Schoolers! On Saturday, December 2nd, we'll have an epic evening of chase, pursuit, and adventure as teams compete in a scavenger hunt, scurry through the banana lair, complete challenges, run from Harambe, and search for the golden banana on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. We'll then have an all-group activity and dinner together before you and your friends will head to a church family "host home" for a sleepover. You'll be fed with lots of snacks, Bible study, fun, and a few hours of sleep before breakfast and worship at church the next morning, Sunday, December 3rd, at 10:30am. 


  • 1:00pm: Welcome / Check-in (Glendora)
  • 1:30pm: Depart in charter buses for Newport Beach
  • 3:00pm: Welcome/Kick-Off (Balboa Pier)
  • 5:00pm: Rally at Dad's Banana Stand (Balboa Island)
  • 5:30pm: Depart for dinner, surprise activity in Orange County
  • 9:30pm: Return to Glendora / go to host homes
  • 9:00am (Sunday): Breakfast at Host Homes
  • 10:30am (Sunday): Real Life Worship Service at Sandburg MS (families welcome to join for the service!)
  • 11:45am (Sunday): Departure (and sleep?!) 


  • 6th Grade: Ross's (Boys) and Johnson's (Girls)
  • 7th Grade: L. Perone's (Boys) and E. Dunaway's (Girls)
  • 8th Grade: Svagdis' (Boys) and Schofield-Smith's (Girls)


Please come dressed in your team's color for the RUN! You can go simple or all-out... but you may get bonus points for team spirit. :) You should wear an outfit you don't mind getting slightly messy for the RUN, and you'll need tennis shoes/flashlight.

  • 6th Grade: Green (boys) & Yellow (girls)
  • 7th Grade: Pink (boys) & Blue (girls)
  • 8th Grade: Black (boys) & Red (girls)