Joshua Generation FAQ
1. How will my child receive his/ her medication? Will there be a Registered Nurse at Joshua Generation?
There will be a designated “Team Parent” during the boot camp and each team will also have a “Team Parent” during outreach. They will distribute them at the correct time each day and make sure they’re taking the correct amount. There will not be a registered nurse during Joshua Generation but the staff will have first-aid training before JG begins. If there is an emergency and they need to seek greater medical attention we will make sure they contact you immediately and get the necessary treatment.
2. How much physical activity will my child need to participate in during JG?
The days during boot camp will be filled with a lot of physical activity. (i.e. games, dancing, drama, sports, etc.) Outreach involves a lot of walking in addition to dancing and doing dramas and playing sports.
3. Where can I pick up my child?
You will be able to pick up your child at YWAM Boston’s ministry center on July 7th (specific time of pickup is TBA). We are located at 374 Broadway, Somerville MA.
4. What is parent’s night? When/ Where is parent’s night? What should I expect?
Parent’s night is a set time during boot camp where the parents are allowed to come visit their child on the evening of June 30th (time TBA). They will get to see and hear what they have been learning (dances, drama, etc.). It is a sending off before the teams leave for outreach.
5. Can my child stay in my home and commute to JG daily?
Joshua Generation is designed for students to have fellowship with one another and they will have to stay at the boot camp location to participate in the program.
6. Should my child pack snacks?
We don’t allow snacks in their sleeping/personal area because we want to keep the building as clean as possible. If things spill or food is crushed it makes it very difficult to maintain the building and we don’t want bugs to move in. All food will be provided. There really isn’t a need for them to bring snacks.
7. Where should I send money?
165 Sycamore St.
8. If my child is coming from out of state, will transportation to and from the airport be provided?
Yes, plan to arrive on June 22nd. Please send us their flight information and we will make arrangements.
9. Will my child be on a team with people he/she knows?
Possibly. In most cases we do honor those requests to keep people together. Other times, we find it best to split up people from the same youth group or church so that they have varied experiences.
10 What will my child need to bring?
There is a link under the Applications tab and you will be able to find the “What To Bring List” there.
11. Can my child come late to boot camp?
No. It is the best case scenario for your child and the team for them to arrive on time. Special considerations may be able to be made in extreme circumstances, contact the JG director.
12. Can I pick up my child early?
No, it is the best case scenario for your child and the team for them to stay until the end. Special considerations may be able to be made in extreme circumstances. Contact the JG director.
13. Will my child be able to contact me?
Students will be allowed to contact you using a staff member’s phone. We don’t allow cell phones, mp3 players, ipods, etc. (listed on the “What to Bring List”) because they can be a major distraction from what God wants to do during their time at Joshua Generation. We also want to encourage them to meet new people.
14. Where will my child be sleeping?
We have designated dormitory style rooms at the YWAM Boston ministry center where they will be sleeping. The rooms are non-coed, and resident JG staff will monitor the rooms. They will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. They are allowed to bring a twin sized air mattress for the duration of boot camp, but it needs to be left behind for outreach, for the sake of travel space. When on outreach, we will have host homes provided. There's no guarantee of a bed for every student, so they might be asked to sleep on the floor.
15. Will I be able to visit my child?
Yes. Joshua Generation will be hosting a Parent’s night at the YWAM Boston ministry center. We also need volunteers for kitchen help and laundry during the week.
16. What will my child be wearing? (dress code)
During the boot camp, the students will need to wear comfortable, not form fitting clothes that allow for a lot of physical activity. Aside from mandatory list of items to pack, your child will be given three team shirts that will be worn for outreach.
17. What does a boot camp day look like?
We will have a schedule of the exact times for each day at registration, but we will be beginning early each day. In the morning we will have breakfast, devotionals, quiet times, the Furnace (time for intercession), lecture, team time, and one hour of art class. Lunch will begin at approximately 12:30. For a half an hour after lunch they will either have free time of work duties. Whatever they have during this time, they will have the other after dinner. In the afternoon, we will continue with art classes, apologetics workshop, then dinner. After dinner-work duties, games, another speaker/lecture time, worship, snack, showers and then lights out at 11PM.
18. How can I contact my child while he/she is on outreach?
Your child will be able to contact you with his/her team leader’s phone.
19. What are the emergency contact numbers?
Doug Tunney (412)600-1096
Debi Tunney (412) 780-1920
Katie Reeves (433)604-7957
Aaron Reeves (857)417-3067
Jeremy Tunney (412)860-7758
Amanda Caton (724)762-7961
John Caton (724)463-3004
Rick and Liz Morgan (603)289-2612
20. How much spending money will my child need?
Everything is provided for your child for the duration of their time with JG. We do not recommend bringing more than $50.
1. Where will my child be going?
For this year’s outreach, we will all be traveling to various cities and towns throughout New England. We will be hosted by several churches and have outreaches in their respective neighborhoods. We will be staying in New England for the entirety of the outreach.
2. Can I pick my child up at the outreach location?
Special arrangements can be made if extenuating circumstances require that you pick your child up at the outreach location. Contact the director.
3. What does an outreach day look like?
The students will have breakfast provided for them at their host homes. They will then travel to our host church where we will meet as a team for devotionals and quiet times. The leaders will discuss the location of outreach for that day and then we will load up the vans and head out. Outreach will begin in the morning, usually no later than 10AM. A packed lunch should be provided by the host homes, if not we will make sure that your child gets somewhere to have lunch, that will be paid for by YWAM. We will do outreach all afternoon and arrive back at the church around 5:30-6PM for dinner. We will debrief and then head to our host homes. Occasionally, we head back out to the streets after dinner for more outreach for no more than 2 hours; the team leaders will decide and discuss during dinner.
4. What will my child be wearing?
During outreach, your child will be wearing a team shirt every day for outreach. You will find specifics for your son/daughter on our website under the “Joshua Generation” tab; click applications then there should be a link saying “What to bring”; it should all be listed in there.
5. When will my child be leaving for outreach?
We will leave for outreach on July 1st, and return on July 7th.
6. How much spending money will my child need?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for all of outreach. If they want any snacks, they will need to purchase that with personal money. We will also be having an off day on July 4th (location TBA). If they want to purchase any type of clothing, food, etc. there, it will have to be from personal money also. We do not recommend students bringing more than $50 for spending money.
7. How will my child be traveling to the outreach locations?
We will be renting 15-passenger vans for all of outreach. We are fully insured, and our drivers are experienced and properly licensed. Your child’s safety is our main priority.