High School Ministry Vision Retreat

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

All high school students (current and incoming) are invited to join the Thrive leaders for a short weekend of prayer, fellowship, and discussion about starting a specific high school ministry. Our goal is to include our high school students in laying the foundation for a new ministry. This process includes diligent prayer, vision casting, establishing a Biblical foundation, and discussion. We are hoping this retreat will be a rewarding time for all who come as we seek God for our high school ministry! 

The Details

The Schedule

When: Friday, August 10-Saturday, August 11, 2018

Where: The Belschwinder's Camp House, Schroon Lake, NY, 12870

Cost: $25 covers all transportation and food. Bring it with you on the retreat. 

Chaperones: Jon & Sammie Belschwinder, Matt & Stephanie Richmond, Mark Dollard, Nikki Gardy, and Joy Woodard 

What to Bring: Overnight bag (toiletries), pajamas, sweats (it can get chilly at night), change of clothes, appropriate swimwear, beach/shower towel, Bible, sneakers, sunscreen, bug spray, your signed 2018-19 Parental Consent Form, and $25 (mentioned above). 

What NOT to Bring: Game systems, movies, inappropriate clothing/swimwear, fireworks, drugs, alcohol, massive amounts of extra stuff. NOTE: We do NOT have wi-fi, internet, or cable in the house. 

Sleeping Arrangements: Larger gender group downstairs, smaller gender group upstairs. Each floor has its own bathroom. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

  • 9:00am: Depart OSL parking lot 

  • 10:30am: Arrive at house and unpack

  • 11:00am: Overview of rules, goals, and expectations. 

  • 11:15am: Opening prayer time

  • 11:30am: Quiet Time/Devotion: Establishing a Biblical Foundation for Ministry

  • 12:30pm: Lunch & Team Time

  • 2:00pm: Free Time

  • 5:00pm: Team Building Activity 

  • 6:00pm: Dinner

  • 7:00pm: Round-the-Fire Discussion: How to combine biblical foundations and practical application for ministry. 

  • 8:30pm: Camp Fire Worship

  • 9:00pm: Free Time

  • 10:30pm: Spokie Nokie (You'll have to wait and see!) 

  • 11:00pm: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • 8:00am: Rise and Shine

  • 8:30am: Breakfast

  • 9:00am: Quiet Time: How do you want to grow in your faith and knowledge of God this year? 

  • 10:00am: Team Time

  • 11:00am: High School Ministry Logistics Q&A

  • 12:30pm: Free Time

  • 2:00pm: Pack Up

  • 2:30pm: Final thoughts, Prayer

  • 3:00pm: Depart Schroon Lake

  • 4:30pm: Arrive back at OSL


The Forms

2018-19 Parental
Consent Form
High School Vision
Retreat Letter & Schedule

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