Winter Wonderland Retreat

For everything there is a season; so it is within your life.

The Goal

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Ecclesiastes 3:1

A time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance.

Ecclesiastes 3:4

The purpose of this retreat is to help all of those involved to grow closer to God, through both prayer and understanding. Our hope is that people will depart with the knowledge that there is a time and a season to everything, and that ultimately, only God knows where your path will lead and He will guide you through it.

The Agenda

December 21st, 2015

Arrival from 2:30-3:30

Room Arrangements 3:30-4:00

Introductions and Games 4:00-5:00

Prayer 5:00-5:30

Lesson on the three different types of prayer 5:30-6:30

(Vocal, Meditative, and Contemplative.)

Evening Meal 6:30-7:15

Gather around Campfire for Bible reading and applecider 7:15-8:30 PM

Scary Stories 8:30-10:00 PM

Further Introductions 10:00-10:30 PM

Return to room accomodations and prepare for night 10:30-11:00 PM

Lights Out 11:00 PM

December 22nd-23rd, 2015

Mass 9:00-9:45 AM

Breakfast 9:45-10:15 AM

Lesson on Vocal Prayer 10:15-11:00 AM

Outdoor Activity 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM

(Hiking or Skiing)

Lunch 2:30-3:15 PM

Lesson on Meditative Prayer 3:15-4:00 PM

Discover what Aspen has to offer 4:00-6:00 PM

This consists of exploring the town, and ministering to those in need.

Lesson on Contemplative Prayer 6:00-6:30 PM

Evening Meal 6:30-7:00

Selection, pick one of Aspen's restaurants that we discovered while about town.

Stargazing at the campfire with hot chocolate and smores 7:00-9:00 PM

Story telling around campfire 9:00-10:00 PM

Bible Reading 10:00-10:30 PM

Return to room accommodations and prepare for the night 10:30-11:00 PM

Lights out 11:00 PM

December 24th, 2015

Christmas Eve

Mass 9:00-9:45 AM

Breakfast 9:45-10:15 AM

Praise and Worship 10:15-11:00 AM

Gift Exchange 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Activity 12:00-2:30 PM

(Hiking or Skiing)

Lunch 2:30-3:15 PM

Return to room accommodations; prepare for evening activities 3:15-4:00 PM

Wear finest dress or evening wear

Go to the Christmas Carol play at the local theater 4:00-6:15 PM

Lesson on the influence God has in our lives 6:15-7:00 PM

Evening meal 7:00-7:45 PM

Go to candlelight service 7:45-9:15 PM

Parents Arrive 9:15-10:00 PM

Counselors have a final speech 10:00-10:30 PM

Goodbyes 10:30-11:00 PM

Departure 11:00 PM

More Information

We must humbly ask of you to bring the following personal items:


Winter Coats

Ski Jacket

Snow Boots

Evening Wear (A dress for women, and an attempt at style for the men; this will be for the final evening.)

A Modest Wardrobe

Most importantly bring a Bible, a pleasant, giving spirit, and a heart for God!

Also if in possession of a cellphone, or other means of communication, please do bring. As there will be hiking and other outdoor activities; we would hate it so very much for this class to get lost in the mountianous regions of Aspen.

Tis the Season for Christian Life

Monday, Dec. 21st, 2:30pm to Thursday, Dec. 24th, 10:30pm

315 East Dean Street

Aspen, CO

You will fly from Dallas straight to Aspen.
How great Thou art