High School Retreat
It only happens once a year.
(Except when there is a pandemic...then it only happens once every two years, ha.)
Come be a part of this year's high school retreat weekend.
We invite you to join us for this retreat as we hang out, have fun, grow in faith, spend time in God's word, worship, eat, learn, spend time with friends (old or new) and play. Come deepen your relationship with Jesus. Come grow your friendship with other students. It's going to be a great weekend. Come. (or for those who prefer pig latin: ome-cay.)
Here are the details:
When: December 9-11
Where: Pineywoods Encampment
Sign-up Deadline: Sunday, Nov 27
If you're looking for more info about the retreat, well, here you go:
Dates & Times: December 9-11. We’ll meet at 6:45pm on 12/9 and return around 12:30pm on 12/11. Eat supper before you come. We will not eat lunch before we return.
Cost: $65. This covers all of your food, lodging, transportation, supplies, three gummy worms, 1/2 package of fun dip, autographed picture of Johnny Manziel (they're really cheap now), an altoid can, an old shoelace, and a huge amount of awesome.
DO NOT miss this trip for financial reasons. There are scholarships available if needed. Talk to Monty or Heather for more info.
Where are we going?
We are going to a camp called Pinewoods Encampment. Why they choose to say "encampment" instead of "camp" is something we don't know. There's probably a good reason. But people don't say Kroger Grocery En-store-ment. Nor do they say Gas En-station-ment. But "encampment" seems to work for them, so we'll go with it. Pinewoods camp (or encampment) is not too far from Woodlake, Texas. It's about an hour and 45 minutes from our church building. It's a great camp and we think it will be good for our group.
How we getting there? Our bus.
What are we going to do?
Retreat things. You know, like games, activities, time to hang out, Bible study, talking with friends, getting to know people better, enjoying a weekend away, worship, eating, and spending some time outdoors. We'll have a theme (last year's theme was "Life is Better Together") of some kind which will guide our Bible study and worship times.
Here are some additional questions you might (or might not) be thinking:
Can I bring a phone or a battery powered life jacket? Nope. By definition a retreat means to get away from routines and distractions for a few days. Because of this we're asking students to leave electronics at home - this includes phones, music devices, earbuds, video gaming devices, electronic tablets, etc. Oh and don't bring a battery powered life jacket either. Who even has one of those? That would be stupid. Batteries do not float. Neither do battery operated life jackets. So see this conversation is completely pointless and we're going to end it right now.
Can I bring friends? Of course
What do you do if you see an endangered animal eating endangered plant? Not sure
How do I sign up? Click the link below. It will take you to the sign-up page in CCB.
If I sign up for the retreat but I miss the bus, can I fly my personal airplane to the retreat? No, sorry unless you have a plane that can land on the water, we are sad to say you cannot fly a plane to the retreat. There are no runways in the area, however, let's talk about why you have a plane and you have never told us. Don't you think it would be cool for a youth group to have access to an airplane? We could take turns flying it around and going to really cool places and doing really cool things. And you've been keeping this info all to yourself? Shame on you.
If I sign up but can't go, what do I do? Let us know as soon as possible (money you pay in for the retreat is non refundable after November 27.) If you no-show or back out within a few days of the retreat it costs the church the full amount for your retreat spot (which is around $100 total) so please let us know as soon as possible if you end up not being able to go.
What happens after I sign up? Well first you can sit back and relax because you've signed up for an amazing weekend. Then you can get a little more excited each day because the retreat is coming. When you submit your sign-up form, you'll receive a link to a medical release for the camp. It can be turned in to the youth box at any time. As the retreat draws near (that's a fancy way of saying a few days before the retreat) will send you an email with a packing list and final details.
What do I do if I still have questions? Talk to Monty or Heather. Texting and email will work too
It's going to be a great weekend we hope you can join us!
Pics from previous retreats...