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Schedule of events
Saturday, December 2
10:00 am – Participants meet at the park and are required to check in at the canteen and sign a waiver before they begin. Canteen will also have various snacks, treats, and hot beverages available throughout the day. After checking in, participants will begin constructing temporary cardboard shelters. Supplies for the shelters–including heavy-duty cardboard boxes, bailing wire, tarps, and tools–will be provided and instructions given on site. Participants are welcome to bring their own cordless drills (1/2″ bits) and pliers to allow for quicker assembly.
12:00 pm – Central Christian Church basement – Mandatory winter weather safety training for all participants; sack lunch provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chubbuck Stake.
1:00 pm – Construction of shelters continues. Participants may choose to leave to collect additional clothing and sleeping supplies, based on the instruction received in the winter weather training.
5:30 pm – Soup kitchen style dinner served by BSA Troop 315.
6:30 pm – Central Christian Church – Performance by The Gate City Singers.
7:30 pm – Share stories and conversation around the burn barrel, and prepare to turn in for the night.
9:00 pm – Canteen closes for the night. American Legion Riders will provide overnight security and will help keep the fire stoked.
Sunday, December 3
6:30 am – Canteen will re-open for the morning. Participants begin to empty their cardboard shelters to prepare for breaking down the encampment.
7:30 am – Hot breakfast provided by a local restaurant. Participants are asked to disassemble their cardboard shelters and clean up around the encampment before leaving.
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*Note* Boxes are heavy-duty, double-layered corrugated cardboard, and large enough for a twin-sized mattress to easily fit inside with extra room for gear. We strongly recommend a foam mattress pad and sleeping bag with extra blankets, especially if your sleeping bag is not rated for less than 32°F.