For the past 17 years, the secondary students at Berean Christian School have been looking forward with anticipation to a special annual retreat time. Each year, administrators and faculty work diligently to plan and implement a special time purposely set three weeks after school begins to gather in order to have fun, fellowship and worship in a different setting.
This year’s retreat for both the junior high and high school took place at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center, located in Lake Placid, approximately two hours away from the normal school setting.
Traditionally, this time away is designated for bonding, worship and growth, and this year was no different. The speaker for the high school retreat was Warren Witter from the young adult ministry at Winners Church, located in West Palm Beach. In breaking away from the normal “speaker setting,” Witter spoke with students in a participatory manner. Students were able to share and ask pertinent questions. Students also had the opportunity to break into their accountability groups to participate together in activities that spoke toward the central theme, “restoration.”
The junior high retreat, occurring the week after the high school retreat, kept with the same format of meeting times that involved group activities. However, the junior high theme this year was “Stop Being Normal and Get Weird” and was led by Kevyn Brown, who is a junior high geography teacher at Berean.
At both retreats, students also had ample free time to enjoy the water inflatables, slip and slide, kayaking, canoeing, volleyball, lakeside bonfire and more. Year after year, the secondary retreats at Berean Christian School set the tone and get the year off to a great start in the right direction. For more information about the school, visit www.bcsbulldogs.org.
ABOVE: The accountability group meets at the retreat.