Commonly asked questions about OTE
Frequently asked questions
What is On the Edge?
The On The Edge Summer Program is a five-week youth discipleship program held at Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center in Murrieta, California. Our goal is for students to be refreshed in the Word of God and be discipled by our incredible staff while providing an atmosphere for them to fellowship and build relationships with people their own age.
This summer our theme is No Turning Back, derived from Luke 9:62 – “But Jesus said to him, ‘No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.’” We understand that consistently choosing Jesus is completely against our sinful nature which is why, in conjunction with our theme we want to emphasis that Grace Changes Everything. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 says,”But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” It is our heart that our students leave this summer with a greater understanding of God’s all-sufficient grace and desire to live a life transformed by Him.
How much does OTE Cost and what does it include?
On The Edge costs a total of $1,600. The first payment of $100 is a deposit securing your spot, followed by a $1,500 payment covering the cost of your tuition, room and board, mission expenses, transportation, classes, and all events.
How long is OTE?
On The Edge is a five-week program. This year, our program will be from June 24th-July 29th, 2017.
How many people are in one room?
Each room has a capacity of eight, which includes one counselor and one junior counselor.
What is the staff to student ratio?
We have a three-to-one student to staff ratio. Each student will be placed in a room with two leaders.
What opportunities will I have during Missions Week?
Vacation Bile School (VBS) is an outreach held on the conference center grounds in which the community is invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to participate in leading skits, facilitating games, and teaching the Bible to children.
Students will have the opportunity to serve local churches, helping staff their VBS and practically help maintain their church building by landscaping and painting, while also reaching the community with door-to-door evangelism, worship nights, and various other outreaches.
Palm Springs, California (Tentative):
Students will have the opportunity to partner with Calvary Chapel The Bridge in hosting a VBS, as well as reaching the youth in the valley through activities and city evangelism.
St. George, Utah:
Students will have the opportunity to serve at Calvary Chapel St. George by helping maintain their church building, landscaping, and painting, while also reaching the community with door-to-door evangelism, worship nights, and various other outreaches. Students can expect to be stretched by leading worship, teaching, sharing their testimony, and sharing their faith on the streets of St. George.
Students who have passports, notarized forms, and the desire to serve in Mexico will have the opportunity to spend five days in Mexico volunteering at Calvary Chapel Bible College Ensenada completing various projects. They will also have the opportunity to visit migrant camps and orphanages during outreaches while in Mexico.
How much money should i bring?
All student expenses are covered in tuition. However, students may want a little extra spending money for the Overflowing Cup Coffeehouse or for any needs that they may have during their stay here. Students who travel to Mexico during Missions Week will also have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.
What if my child becomes ill?
We require that all students take out health care for the duration of their stay at On the Edge. We have a certified registered nurse on staff who will assess the severity of the situation and take appropriate action. We also have urgent care centers and hospitals within a 1/4 mile of our campus.
If I pay the deposit and I decide to not go, can I get my money back?
If you pay your deposit and decide that you no longer want to attend the program, your deposit is refundable within the first day of the start of the summer program. Once the program has started and we have not been notified of your withdrawal from the program, we are unable to refund your $100 deposit. Our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.