Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas, TX

Florida Trip 2022

Florida Trip 2022

All incoming 9th-12th graders - Join us in Panama City Beach, Florida, for an incredible week of fun, sun, worship, and teaching.**


Upon registering for the trip, please have the following information ready to go: 2 roommate requests and the grade your child will be this coming school year. Trip registration will require full payment at that time. The cost for incoming 9th-11th grade students will be $705. The cost for rising seniors will be $725.


Please note that if you need to cancel your registration, a full refund will be given through April 1. A partial refund of half the registration fee will be given through May 3. However, starting May 4, no refunds will be given for trip cancellation. In the event that the trip is canceled altogether, full refunds will be given.


We depart by charter bus on Saturday, May 28, 7:00 a.m., from the PCPC Parking Lot (south of the main building) and return Friday, June 3, 5:00 p.m.

Students stay in dorm-style rooms with adult leaders and are able to list two roommate preferences in the online registration. They are guaranteed to be with one of their requests.

Parent click HERE for a document on "What parents need to know" from Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center.

The students will meet twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for group meetings. Morning meetings are led by staff and evening meetings are led by our speaker. There is ample time each day for daily devotions and for cabins to meet together to discuss the teaching.

Students will have free time between lunch and dinner to enjoy the beach, the pool, the sun, volleyball courts, etc. Our staff and volunteers also plan various night activities for the group. Staff and volunteers are actively engaged in the students' lives and participate in all activities with students.

A note from Will Washington about cell phones:

With all of the activity, frenzy, and distractions in our daily lives, connecting with one another and with God can become difficult. The purpose of the Florida Trip is to provide that space and environment for students (and leaders) to connect relationally with one another and with Jesus Christ. One way that we will be seeking to encourage that this year is by making a no cell phone policy for the majority of the trip. We will have students give up their phones and any other electronic devices (in an organized and secure fashion) once they arrive in Florida and will have them returned on Thursday night when we depart for Texas. Our hope is that by “getting away” from their phones, your student will discover two things: how freeing it is to be digitally unplugged and how much more in tune they can be relationally with their peers and with God. Your student’s leaders will be accessible as will myself and the youth staff at all times if your student would need to be contacted or if you needed to be contacted.


  • Bedding: Pillow and your choice of a twin/double sheet, blanket and/or sleeping bag
  • Clothes: T-shirts, shorts, shower shoes, other shoes, socks, underwear, modest swimsuit (1 piece and/or modest tankinis for girls, no speedos for boys), etc.
  • Toiletries and any medications
  • Bath towels and beach towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Money for four fast food meals while traveling and for snacks during the trip (There is a little snack shop on the retreat center’s property that is open during the day and night.)
  • Bible and a pen
  • Nalgene Bottle/Refillable water bottle


Please do your best to plan around the dates of this trip in order to allow your student to travel by bus with the rest of the group. If valid and immovable plans inhibit them from being able to ride the bus to Florida or back to Dallas, then alternative travel plans must be approved, purchased, and submitted to by May 6.

Flights must be booked in and out of ECP Airport and cannot arrive before Saturday, May 28 or depart after Friday, June 3 without special permission, as that would be before the buses arrive or after they leave. You will also have to secure your student their own ride to and from the airport. Please send flight itinerary and an email confirming that you have booked the proper shuttle for your student.


PCPC Youth Ministry is in need of volunteers to serve as leaders on the annual Florida Trip, May 28-June 3. The Florida Trip is our biggest outreach to high school students in the Park Cities and a wonderful ministry opportunity to "extend the kingdom" to the next generation right in our own backyard! Note: no prior experience with students required. Please contact for more information.

Date & Time

May 28–June 3


Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center
20016 Front Beach Rd
Panama City, FL 32413


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