All set for the 2019 Fall Retreat? Here’s everything you need to know to have a great weekend!
Waivers All participants must fill out 2 waivers (click here to see the status of your waivers):
Departure Please arrive at 7:30 pm and bring all luggage to the front porch of the Congregation House. Then come inside to register and turn in or fill out waivers. We will leave by 8:00 pm.
Return Sunday at noon
Transportation Camp Canaan is an hour away and we will be traveling there in the church bus, a rental van, and leaders’ personal vehicles
General Packing List
- Clothes, jackets, and shoes that can get dirty and are appropriate for the weather (we will be spending a lot of time outside)
- Pillow and sleeping bag or blankets & sheets
- Bible, notebook, pen
- Reusable water bottle
- Towel and washcloth
- Personal medication
- Nut free snack to share (S’mores ingredients are a great choice!)
- Frisbee (optional, but there is a great disc golf course on the island!)
- Camera (optional)
Electives Packing List
Visual Art Favorite art supplies (markers, pastels, etc.), clip board or other hard surface for drawing (we will have art supplies for everyone to use, just feel free to bring your own if you have favorites)
Solo Reflection Camping chair or blanket (for sitting on outside), Bible, pen/pencil, notebook, any devotional materials of your own that you like to use
Music Instrument and accessories (or your voice)
Do Not Pack List
- Anything illegal: drugs, alcohol, weapons, fireworks, medication you do not have a prescription for
- Mining equipment
- Anything with a screen (see below)
Technology Free Weekend Please do not bring phones, laptops, tablets, and anything else that has a screen or needs charged. Car/bus rides are also technology free. Any technology items that appear will be held by the leaders and returned at DCPC on Sunday. If anyone has any questions/concerns about this, please let me know in advance! Why is this important? The irony of our technology is that we use it to connect to others and build community, but we often do that at the expense of building community with those we are physically present with. Having a technology free weekend will enable us to be present and connected with our retreat community. Possible exceptions to the no screen rule: smart watches, digital cameras, e-readers.
We’re Teaching This Our theme for the weekend is the series Stressed Out and here’s what it’s all about:
Have you ever experienced the heart racing, palm sweating, all consuming feeling of anxiety that comes with stress? If you have, then you know it can feel almost paralyzing. But that’s not the way God intended us to live. In this series, we’ll
discover that with God, it’s possible to live a life defined by freedom rather than stress.
Parents: get more details and ideas to try at home in the Parent Cue.
We’re Doing This
Depart DCPC/Arrive at Camp Canaan
Group meeting (welcome, expectations, schedule, etc.)
Wake up & breakfast
Big group & small groups 1
Big group & small groups 2
High ropes & free time
Campfire & vespers
Wake up, breakfast, & packing
Depart Camp Canaan/Arrive at DCPC
Cancellations We have paid for all youth who are going at this point and cannot provide any refunds.