Q: What is the cost for the weekend and what does it include?
A: The cost is $90/person ($110/person after July 15) and $30/child (12 and under). These costs cover all of your food for the weekend, your lodging, course materials and all other costs for the weekend.
Q: What if I need to cancel? Is there a refund?
A: In the event you must cancel you will receive a refund as defined: 30 days or more before the OTG weekend a full refund, 8 – 29 days before $50/person will be withheld and the remainder will be refunded (including payment for children, if applicable). 7 days or less there will be NO refund.
Q: What do we need to bring?
A: sleeping bag & pillow, inflatable mattress or some type of camping mattress, flashlight, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, Bible, personal clothing, toiletries, towel, hammock (optional), bathing suit (optional)
Q: When should I arrive on the Friday? What time do we wrap up on the Sunday?
A: The arrival time for OTG is Friday anytime between 6:30pm – 7:30pm. On Sunday, departure will be after lunch (which is included in your cost).
Q: What are the bathroom facilities like?
A: There are bathrooms located in a central location in the OTG village. They have flush toilets and water for hand washing. There are rustic shower areas in each house but no running water to them. Water can be heated on the stoves and mixed with cold water for a bucket shower. It is quite the experience!
Q: Do we need to bring food?
A: No, all meals and snacks are provided for the weekend. If you would like to bring additional snacks that is fine. Please note there is no refrigeration available in the village. (If health needs require food or medication to be refrigerated feel free to contact us and we can discuss options.)
Q: Is there a children’s program?
A: There is no specific children’s program as there have only ever been a handful of children on any given weekend. The atmosphere up there is very relaxed and the OTG village is a children’s paradise. Depending on age the children have enjoyed just playing while the sessions were running or sitting in the sessions with their parents. Parents are free to handle it however is best for their children. The families that have come through Off The Grid have loved the experience!
Q: I know OTG is about missions, but what are the sessions about? What topics are taught?
A: Our sessions throughout the weekend give a snapshot of:
- what we do here at Ethnos Canada
- the needs in Canada and around the world
- the need to learn a foreign/tribal language
- the part culture plays in tribal evangelism
- roleplaying through some case studies
Q: Where are you located?
A: The OTG village is located on the Ethnos campus just south of Durham, ON. The address for a GPS is: 313363 Hwy 6 South, Durham, ON.