Fall Retreat 2022

Middle and High School retreat from October 7-9th at Mission Meadows! We will be talking about God's design for rest in our lives and spend time truly resting in Him.

Cost

- $160 a student. $135 for additional siblings
- Financial Aid available* Contact [email protected] for more info.
- Cost goes towards renting the camp, meals and snacks for all students, t-shirts, and transportation.


Logistics

When:
- Evening of Friday October 7th through the afternoon of Sunday October 9th
- October 7th - Drop-off/Check-in at 5:45 PM at the church in the evening. Students ride to retreat center.
- October 9th - Pick-up at church at 3:00PM afternoon
Where:
- Mission Meadows on Chautauqua Lake. They have been amazing to us in the past and the facilities are beautiful.
(Pick-up and drop-off at Browncroft.)
Who:
- Current 6th-12th Grade students


What will be taught?

We will be studying scripture to see what God says about rest. In a society where we are taught to "go go go" and achieve, we will be comparing that to What God says in scriptures. This weekend will be a true retreat, and provide opportunity for our students to rest as well.


Why a Retreat?

Although we are always teaching God's word and pointing our students towards Christ, on retreats students get extended time with peers, leaders, and learning about God's love for them. When a whole weekend is devoted to being "unplugged" from the world and "plugged-in" to Christ, this often yields significant moments of faith in our students.Whether student's make a pivotal decision in their walk with Christ, or grow in deeper in Christ-centered community with their leaders/peers, retreats are great tool for students to grow closer to God and to others.
Also, retreats are a great on-ramp for students looking to join our youth group.


Medication

Medication will be self-carry and self-administered on the trip. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message us.


Safety Precautions

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All students will have a leader who is their primary point for supervision and contact throughout the entire day and during the night. These leaders can be contacted by parents at anytime if something needs to be communicated to their student.

Contact

[email protected] for any questions you may have


Packing List

- 1 suitcase
- Bible
- Pen or Pencil
- Casual Clothes for Large group Sessions
- Gym clothes for games
- Outfit to get messy
- Long Sleeved Shirt or hoody for night-time temperatures
- Swimsuit (no formal dress code. As always, teach our students to honor God and His beauty in all they do, including the way they express themselves and view others)
- Close toed shoes for games
- Towel
- Sleeping Bag
- Pillow
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Pajamas
- Snacks
- Optional: Spending Money (There is a snack bar!)
- Student Phone usage is NOT permitted on the trip. This includes smart watches. Our goal is to foster community and eliminate distraction and truly "retreat". All leaders will have phones if parents need to get in contact with students. Numbers will be provided to parents to get in touch. We recommend keeping student's phones at home.

Example Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY
5:30PM - Students Arrive
6:15 - Students leave
9:00 - Arrive at Mission Meadows. Drop- off stuff
9:15 - Session 1
10:00 - S'mores
10:45 - Showers/bed
11:15 - Lights out
SATURDAY
7:30am - Wake up
8:30am - Breakfast
9:15am - Morning devotionals
10:00am - Session 2
11:00am - Small Group Time
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Large Group Game - Meet at Chapel
2:30pm - Free time / Climbing/ Swimming/ Gym
5:30pm - Dinner
6:30pm - Session 3 | Extended Worship
8:00pm - Small Group Time
9:00pm - Late Night Game - Meet at Chapel
1100pm - Showers
11:30pm - Lights out
SUNDAY
7:30am - Wake up/Clean cabin
8:10am - Leader meeting in cafe*
8:30am -Breakfast
9:00am - Morning devotionals
9:30am - Pack/. Clean Cabin/ Bring bags outside Cafeteria
10:15am - Session 4
11:00am - Small Groups
11:45am - Lunch
12:30pm - Depart for BCC
3:00pm - Arrive at Church