Fall Retreat Itinerary


A Plea: Please leave all electronics at home unless your parents require you to bring them. Parents, your child can use my phone, as needed. My desire for this weekend is that we could unplug ourselves from the distant and guarded world and discover the real people and real God who are in our midst.



4:15-4:45 Meet at FAC. Just have a snack to hold you over, since we will eat upon arrival. We’ll stop at a gas station, so feel free to bring money for a snack (we’ll also stop for fast food on the way home. See packing list.)

5:00 DEPART.

7:00-15 arrive and unpack

7:15-8:15 EAT

8:15-:9:15 Session 1–Leaving Home: The Grass is Greener

9:15-12:00 Games & whatnot


8:30-9:30- Breakfast

9:30-10:00Session 2–The Distant Country: Wallowing in the Mud 

10:00-11:30 Reflection exercise: Prayers from the Pig Sty

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 Group Discussions

2:00-5:30 Games / Challenges

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-7:00 Pre-Session 3, a time of silence (explained at dinner)

7:00-8:30 Session 3–Finding our Way Back Home: The Return of the King. 

8:30-12:00 Bonfire, S’mores, Hot Chocolate, Stories & Games


8:30-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:30 Session 4–Life at Home: Brother of a Good King. Child of a Gracious Father.

10:30-12:00 Pack up, clean up, hang out 

12:00 Depart (fast food on way home)

Arrival: 2:30-3:00

Packing List:

  • Bible
  • Journal and pen
  • 1 group snack (guys something salty, girls something sweet)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Change of clothes for two days
  • Warm clothes for night (dark clothes for hiding)
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • $$$ MONEY to eat fast food on the way home

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