The sixth grade overnight retreat is usually remember for many exciting and interesting activities. During an opening walk, students learn about the interdependence of nature and how to identify a variety of plant life. Other stations during the retreat provide an opportunity to discover the small animal life that can be found in a marsh, a chance to walk in a stream (which eventually leads to the Gulf of Mexico), and some exercise removing invasive species (plants, not aliens).
During free time, the sixth graders enjoyed games such as panda ball, nine-square and board games. Students also had the choice to do some canoeing on Lake Jake.
There were also many opportunities for prayer and reflection during a solo hike, evening vespers, meal time, and Holy Ground.
Of course, the one take-away that the sixth graders will likely recall are the mosquitoes, which were an ever-present reminder of the variations found in God’s creation.