Middle School + High School retreats are both taking place February 23 - 25 here in Olathe!
Our spring retreat is a time for students to get away from their everyday lives and spend several hours in small group discussions digging deep into our faith. This year’s theme is Back to the Basics. We want each student to engage in understanding the basic foundations of our Christian faith. We stay in homes to create a more intimate environment for students to share. You won’t want your student to miss this opportunity to grow in their faith! Even though we do have fun on this retreat, spiritual growth is the focus. Your student will be expected to be respectful to the host home, the mentors leading their group, and the other students in their group.
Drop off and pick up times:
Please arrive on the 3rd floor of Cunningham by 7 PM on Friday, February 23rd to check in and drop off luggage. Our kickoff gathering will start in the Loft at 7:30 PM. Be sure to have your student eat dinner and shower before he/she comes on Friday night. When the gathering is over, we will head to the homes for small group time.
Sunday, February 25th at 9 AM we will meet in the LOFT for breakfast, and we will have our closing gathering at 9:30 AM. This gathering will be short and we will be done by 10:45. We strongly encourage parents to attend! This will be a time for you to hear what the students experienced over the weekend, to worship with your student, and to pray with your student. From there, we will head over to the sanctuary for the 11 AM gathering. You can pick up your student’s luggage before or after the 11 AM gathering.
Cost + Deadlines
The total cost for the weekend is $50. The spring retreat form and $50 payment are due by Wednesday, February 14thth. The form is available online here or we have hard copies in the loft. All students who sign up after the 14th will be charged a $10 late fee. It takes a lot of time and effort to get this event organized, so the sooner you can sign up, the easier it is for us! Also, all students participating must have a medical release form on file.
Students should bring a sleeping bag, air mattress (if they want), pillow, etc. since most will sleep on the floor. They will also need their Bible and pen, the usual toiletries (deodorant!!!), two towels, two changes of clothes, gym clothes, water bottle, snacks if they want them, trash bag for dirty clothes, etc.
7 PM Friday February 23 – 12:15 PM Sunday February 25
We are stoked to share a weekend with your student and we are praying that God will use the time in worship, in God’s Word, and together with their peers, to reveal His plan for their lives!
Our theme for High School Spring Retreat is IN THE MEANTIME. Our time together will focus on the fact that sometimes we believe God has this great plan for our life but we aren’t ready to experience that just yet…that maybe, we are called to live in the here and now. In doing so, we allow God to teach us some really important lessons before we get to the future things that He has for us!
Check-in will be 7:00 PM on Friday evening, with our First Gathering to follow. Students should eat dinner before they arrive. We will stay local throughout the weekend.
Cost + Deadlines
The total cost for the weekend is $50. The spring retreat form and $50 payment are due by Wednesday, February 14th. The form is available online here or we have hard copies in The Hub. All students who sign up after 14th will be charged a $10 late fee. It takes a lot of time and effort to get this event organized, so the sooner you can sign up, the easier it is for us! Also, all students participating must have a medical release form on file.
Friday, February 23
7:00 PM Check-in | The Hub
9:00 PM Late Night Activity
11:00 PM Host Homes
Saturday, February 24
9:00 AM Breakfast & Morning Reflection
10:30 AM Morning Gathering | The Hub
2:00 PM Free Time
6:00 PM Dinner in Host Home
8:00 PM Second Gathering | the Hub
10:00 PM Host Homes
Sunday, February 25
9:00 AM Breakfast at College Church
9:30 AM Closing Gathering | The Hub
Air mattress (optional)
Clothes you can get paint on
Clothes for evening/Sunday services