I am super excited about our fall retreat that is quickly approaching! As I'm sure most of you have heard, the retreat is completely free for all of your students! What's even more exciting is that we have 26 students signed up to go! I am so excited to see what God is going to do in the life of our students during the retreat!
I want to cover some information that I think is important that we all are aware of to make this retreat as awesome as possible.
1. On Friday, October 16th, we will be meeting at the church at 6:00 to begin packing up everyone's stuff. We will be leaving at 6:30ish. Please do not wait until 6:30 to show up.
2. While this is a weekend that will be incredibly fun, we do have to have some rules. Some of these, do not apply to any of our students at all, but they need to be said.
2a.Phones are allowed but only during free time. They will be taken if a student is using them during worship.
2b.Students must dress appropriately. There will be no shirts or shorts that are too short. Also, for the clothes that the students will be wearing for our games involving water, please make sure they are not see-through. Students who choose to dress inappropriately will be asked to change and will be sent home if they have no clothes to change into.
2c.Students are expected to be respectful to all adults and to each other.
2d.Students will be expected to shower. Whether they like it or not.
2e.NO PDA. I can't even keep up with the latest boyfriends and girlfriends in our group, but at this retreat, there will be no display of any of those relationships.
These are some of the rules I feel like should be mentioned ahead of time, there are other rules that I think go without saying, as these students are all well aware of how I expect them to behave. I don't want to, but I will send students home from the retreat if they can't behave.
Here is a packing list for the retreat. Please remember when packing that we have 26 students going to the retreat so everyone can't have a whole set of luggage. The bolded items are the things I think are essential.
-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Twin Size Bedding or Sleeping Bag (Everyone will be sleeping on a twin size bed)
-Clothes for Saturday and Sunday as well as to sleep in
-Clothes that can get messy(These can be the same clothes they wear Saturday, but they will need clothes to change into after the messy games.)
-Snacks(we will have a lot of snacks, but students are welcome to bring their own. No Peanuts)
-Eno Style Hammock(definitely not necessary, but fun)
Overall, I think this retreat is going to be awesome and look forward to it! We will be getting home Sunday the 18th around 12. Please be there to pick up your students. I will be tired too haha.