Berean Students Go On Retreat To Lake Hudson

The secondary school campus at Berean Christian School was quiet Aug. 29-31 and again Sept. 5-7 as high school and junior high school students attended the 16th annual retreat at the Word of Life Retreat Center in Hudson, Fla., and at Lake Placid.

Students always look forward to this retreat, traditionally held on the third or fourth week of school. Students spent three days worshipping, zip-lining, playing sports, swimming and bonding together.

Luke Schartner was featured as the retreat speaker for both retreats this year. He gave students a lot to think about when it comes to choices they are faced with on a daily basis. He also told students that everyone is unique and that God cares about them. Team building activities that were led by the student council also provided opportunities to work together and bond as a group while at the same time having fun.

“It was nice to build relationships with other students as well as see the ‘inner kids’ come out in the teachers,” said student Daniel Downey, who attended his second retreat with BCS.

New student Cemeantha Negron had a good time as well. “In worship time, everything that they talked about related to my life,” Negron said.

Secondary retreats at Berean Christian School help set the tone for the rest of the year. They also help create memories that will last for years. For more information about Berean Christian School, visit

Above: A table of Berean girls enjoy lunch during the retreat.