Friday, February 26, 2010

Young People's retreat

The weekend of President's Day was youth group winter retreat.  Which means Eric and I spent Valentine's weekend apart each with a cabin full of teenages, sleeping on bunk beds with 2 inch thick 'matresses' [...if you could really say we slept at all!]

The retreat is put on by RYS and there were 4 main URC churches involved, with two other smaller URCs that had kids in attendance.  our group was over 100 people!


The camp we stayed at was Pali Mountain and it was pretty nice.  The food was really great for camp food, and they won some kind of best camp food award in 2009.

I got up early the first morning and took pictures of the sunrise
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The boys cabin across the way.
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Kelli (another seminary wife) and I had the junior and senior girls on the top floor of the cabin and another leader in our group had the freshman and sophomores downstairs.

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Even though there was quite a bit of snow on the ground, it got up to the high 40's during the day so the snow was heavy and slushy.  But it was perfect for snowballs and forts.

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(only in CA would have kids playing in the snow in t-shirts!

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The kids also did a lot of sledding, and built ramps and runs all weekend for it.

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Our theme for the week (the messages and Sunday's services) was wisdom. Bill and Robert Godfrey both spoke on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job.
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We had a couple of group games one night...this is balloon volleyball with 100 people...



First married Valentines....can you see the lack of sleep?

All in all it was a great weekend...we loving working with the youth group at church!

The whole crew

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