Take a look at last year’s information for the Middle School Retreat! We will update this page for 2017 when information is available.
Who: Younger youth, grades 6-8
When: March 4-6, 2016
Where: Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV
Cost: $70 per person, youth or adult.
Focus: Come explore with Youth Council as we investigate our faith. See what we can find out about ourselves, our purpose and our communities.
The retreat will begin with registration from 7:30 t 8:30 Friday evening, March 4, and end with worship around noon on Sunday, March 6. The first meal served is Saturday breakfast; the last meal is Sunday breakfast.
The cost for each participant is $70, youth or adult. the adult who will be responsible for youth on site is required upon registration.
Registration can be done online, by mail, or fax (304-744-7649). No phone registrations will be taken. The final deadline for registrations to be received by the Presbytery Office is Monday, February 22. If you have questions about registering youth with special needs o potential conflicts, call Susan Sharp Campbell prior to February 22.
What to Bring
- Warm clothes
- Sleeping bag or twin bed sheets, and a pillow
- Towels and toiletries
- Completed Covenant Form and Medical Release Form (found on the bottom of this page)
- Mission Project Supplies (See Mission Project)
Each group is also asked to bring snacks to share.
Our Mission Project this year is Toiletry Bags for local shelters and food pantries to distribute. Each Participant is asked to bring:
- toothbrush and paste
- small bar of bath soap or bottle of body wash
- shampoo and conditioner
- small hand sanitizers
- travel size deoderant
- trial mouthwash
If you know of a shelter or food pantry in your area that could use some of these, and are willing to take them, please let Susan Sharp Campbell know.
Cell Phone Policy
Retreats are an opportunity to get away from the normal routines of life. Therefore, you are encouraged to leave your cell phone at home in order to facilitate building a new community in a limited amount of time. Cell phones shall not be used during scheduled activities- including, but not limited to keynote, small groups, recreation, meals, energizers, music, and worship. This includes ANY FORM of cell phone usage. Misused cell phones are subject to confiscation.
In the event of an emergency, contact Susan Sharp Campbell, 304-667-9428.
Adult Advisers- Please Note
Each adult planning to attend the retreat must return a completed Volunteer and Information Form and a Release Authorization, no later than Monday, February 22, or have completed and returned one in the last 12 months. Once registered, adults will be emailed he Presbytery’s Child Protection policy; this should be read prior to arrival. there will be an adult orientation on Friday Evening at which adult participants will be asked to sign that they have read the policy.