SURGE is a 3 day, 2 night retreat from Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26 planned and collaborated upon by churches in the Eastern Ontario region.
We are expecting about 80 students from grades 6 through 12.
This weekend will feature leadership and planning done by 4 different Sr High teams from 2 different churches! So many of the Sr. Highs will be "planning their own retreat" and learning through leading one another.
The focus of the weekend is The Trinity. The Trinity is a basic Christian teaching but a powerful one. It is the very essence of who God is as the God of love. Learning and reflecting upon the Trinity has the power to charge our faith and identity!
We look forward to see you at SURGE 2019.
WHERE? - Camp Cherith, Lanark, Ontario - Rustic but comfortable riverside camp with classic cottages.
WHO? - Grade 6 to 12, with leadership by Bay Park and Thousand Islands Sr. Highs!
WHY? - Because Spring is the season of new life, and God is always looking to restore our spiritual life. Time away helps us leave all the distraction behind and go out into "the wilderness" where we can encounter Jesus.
HOW much? $135 (talk to your youth pastor/leader about financial assistance).
HOW do I get there? Bus leaves Bay Park 5pm on Friday, May 24. Bus leaves Thousand Islands 6pm on Friday May 24. Return trip arrives at Thousand Island on 3:45pm on Sunday, May 26. Arrives at Bay Park at 5:00pm. No extra charge for transportation. Other churches please contact your youth leaders for transportation information.
WHAT do I bring? Typical overnight items: sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, towels, warm, active, and appropriate clothing, comfortable sneakers and footwear, bug spray, medications, Bible, journal.
ABSOLUTELY NO TECHNOLOGY or DEVICES - INCLUDING CELL PHONES. THIS IS A CELL PHONE FREE WEEKEND. Digital cameras are the only exception. Any devices will be collected and returned at the end of the weekend.
We all need time and opportunities to unplug and disconnect.
Parents, you can text or call Ryan Farrell at 613.483.1222 at any point during the weekend for updates. All leaders will have cell phones as well.