Recently, seniors from the King’s Academy traveled to Ocklawaha for a three-day Senior Retreat at Southwind Camp. The purpose of the retreat is to strengthen class unity while challenging students with regards to leadership and spiritual commitment.
The seniors’ days at camp consisted of team building activities, leadership training, and fun free-time sports and activities including braving the chilly waters to swim and go down the water slide. They also enjoyed a friendly competition between advisory groups in an “Amazing Race” format. Students were challenged throughout the weekend to embrace this year’s retreat theme “Bold in Christ.”
TKA faculty members challenged the seniors to be bold as they head off to college next year, using examples of bold Christians from the Bible. TKA President Jeff Loveland also addressed the students about the boldness of the wise men. In one session in which the boys were separated from the girls, Chaplain Gary Butler spoke to the boys about boldness in sexual purity, and the female leaders spoke to the girls from Jeremiah 29:11, explaining that God’s plans are much better than ours. They also presented an acronym for BOLD: Bless others, Offer ourselves, Love others, Daily devotional.
“The senior retreat is always a major highlight of our students’ senior year, allowing them time for team building, personal reflection and fellowship,” Secondary Principal Soya Jones said.
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.tka.net.
Above: Joe Gustafson, Shelley Locke and Ethan Stern take a break.