This is part 2 of a two part series on the great adventure that was Summit Retreat 2013! To read part one, click here.
Nighttime activities began with a photo scavenger hunt, in which students used clues to find props at camp to take pictures with. Cabins then carried their props to the next stations and ended with all of their props at the finish line. Prizes were awarded to the Most Creative Picture, Fastest Time, and Best Face. On another night, students were served hot chocolate and given board games to play in their cabin area. After a hard day at work, students enjoyed the relaxation time together. The last night concluded with a huge black light party, a highlight of the retreat for many campers. Rogers Summit student Michael Wilkinson said, “It was fun, crazy, loud, and all around awesome!” Both campers and counselors dressed in their best black light attire and sported glow-in-the-dark necklaces. Everyone had a great time dancing with others!
The spring break retreat also included the second annual Summit retreat Dodgeball tournament. Cabins joined forces in a huge tournament, and the teams competed with each other in a round-robin style tournament. Another notable event was Ozone’s very own “Movie in a Minute” competition. Each cabin was given a popular movie and told to act that movie out in a 60 second timeframe. Movies needed to include up to five scenes, and a wealth of props were available. The event was a crowd favorite.
The retreat concluded on Friday morning with a healthy-eating lesson by Mrs. Karen in the Crafts Center. Students mixed fruit, yogurt, and granola and learned about the nutrition in their food. Students were encouraged to look at the labels on their food and make healthy decisions. They then took pictures, ate one final Chow Hall meal (with a surprise “Planet Eagle” style dance party amidst eating), spent time talking through questions with their cabins, and watched the Retreat video.
Because students were placed in cabins based on location and age, many Ozone students had the opportunity to get to know one another on a far deeper level. As they continue to come to club together each week, those who attended the retreat feel a greater appreciation and understanding of each other. Friendships were born, relationships deepened, and God’s name was made known. That’s what happens at one of the best places on earth.
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