October 9 – 11
Students in grades 6 – 12
Departure 10/9 at 5:45 PM from IHC (eat dinner before arriving)
Return 10/11 12:00 to IHC
Cost: $40, scholarships available upon request
Here is the link to register your student
The registration deadline is October 1. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org when you register your student so that we will have the proper amount of drivers.
We will take the middle school 6th and 7th grade youth and the 8th grade confirmation class from our church to Procter Camp and Conference Center where we will join other youth from our Episcopal Diocese. Students do NOT need to be Episcopal to feel welcome at the retreat. Last year there were about 50 students from all over Ohio at the spring retreat.
The students will be separated into high school and middle school groups. The students will stay in very nice cabins at the retreat. The cabins have 6 bedrooms with 3 beds in each room. Bathrooms are in the cabins. Camp counselors will stay in the cabins in separate bedrooms from the campers. The camp counselors have all worked at the Procter summer camp, were in their 20s and were very well liked by the students. I will be at the retreat the entire time and will participate with our students, but will not be staying in the cabins.
I am attaching a packing list to this email. This is not a time to wear your nice clothes. We will be outside much of the time.
Goal of the retreat:
“This retreat will focus on what the youth want, particularly where we feel God calling us. We will let the youth attending this retreat help mold and shape the spiritual experience they are looking for. We will have worship opportunities, time for reflection and fellowship, tons of singing, games and fun in a wonderful community. We are hoping to provide a space for youth to grow closer to God
in a safe and fun environment.”
Two activities of your choosing (last year there was basketball, soccer, human foosball, fishing, boating, Bible study, gardening and crafts)
Low Ropes Course/ Team Building
Campfire with smores
Singing and worship
Night time games
Outdoor group games
Closing Eucharist (designed and lead by students)
Three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning
Two extra drivers are needed to take the students to camp and two extra drivers are needed to pick up the students on Sunday morning. We are anticipating that a large group from IHC will attend the retreat. Please email@example.com if you can help with driving or if you have any questions.