Sophomore Retreat

An Experience In Christ

Lots To Do

This retreat will be a unique experience for you and your classmates. We will be focusing on strengthening your personal relationship with God. It will incorporate Christ, education, and fun all in one trip. With games, sports, bible studies, crafts, and service opportunities you are sure to find something you like.

Sophomore Reatreat

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 at 7:30am to Friday, April 22nd 2016 at 11:30am

400 Private Road 6036

Palestine, TX

Schedule

DAY 1

9:00-Leave Gorman

10:00- Cabin Assignments/ Unpacking
10:45- Christian Witness Talk Show (Copeland)

11:30- Lunch

12:30- Small Groups Introductions

1:00- Options

3:00- Large Groups Games

4:30- Small Groups

5:30- Dinner

6:45- Evening Activity- Treasure Hunt

8:30- Evening Worship (Copeland)

9:30- Back to Cabins

11:00- Lights out


Day 2

7:30- Wake Up

8:15- Breakfast

9:30- Meet in Copeland

10:30- Options

12:30- Lunch

1:30- Small Groups

2:00- Options

4:00- Large Groups Games

5:00- Small Groups

6:00-Dinner

7:00- Evening Activity Human Foosball

9:00- Evening Worship

10:00- Back to Cabins]

11:00- Lights Out


Day 3

7:30- Wake Up

8:15- Breakfast

9:30- Meet in Copeland

10:30- Options

12:30- Lunch

1:30- Small Groups

2:00- Options

4:00- Large Groups Games

5:00- Small Groups

6:00- Dinner

7:00- Evening Activity Surprise!

9:00- Evening Worship

10:00- Back to Cabin/ Pack Up

11:30- Lights Out


Day 4

7:30- Wake Up

8:15- Breakfast

9:30- Meet in Copeland

10:30- Load Bus/ Go home

counselor guide

Treasure Hunt

Very few events get the teens going like a Treasure Hunt. Find a small chest or knapsack and fill it with Snicker Bars. Double-wrap it in garbage bags and bury it in the woods, about six inches under the soil. Maps are handed out to each team, but the directions could be in rhyme or in directional code, instead of the usual "right" or "left".
Some direction samples would be:
"Head ten paces o'er to the lake,
then look at the log with the mold;
Then head south and stop at the red painted rock,
Hurry! The treasure grows old."
You may have clues all through the woods, tacked up so nobody may remove them.
To add to the suspense, each team must carry a raw egg throughout the hunt. If they should break the egg, they must return to the lodge and sit one minute before they receive another egg.

Human Foosball

Lakeview has a Human Foosball Table, with a large wooden platform, poles to hold onto, and goals on each end. Students should hold onto the poles as players would be placed on a Foosball table, and use a soccer ball to play without leaving their position on the pole.

Large Groups Games

Indoor Game- Gladiator Hockey

Use Pool noodle as hockey sticks, a ball as a puck, and chairs to make a goal. Split into two teams and assign numbers. Call out two number to run to the middle to grab the noodles and attempt to be the first to score.


Field Game- Extreme Soccer

Set up four goals in a cross shape, creating two intersecting fields. Divide into four teams, and use two balls to play two games of soccer at once.


Water Game- Watermelon Wrestling

Fill a kiddie pool with water, fill a bucket with Vaseline, and place a watermelon in the bucket. Divide into two teams, and choose individuals or teams to get in the pool, and try to get the watermelon to their team first.