The boys had a chance to get away from school and to relax for a weekend at Glacier View Ranch (GVR) for their dorm retreat. The Men’s Club officers planned a weekend of camping, worship, and exploring nature.
Edward Camas, senior, commented, “I had low expectations for this retreat because I thought it wouldn’t be that fun, but this has actually been the most fun I’ve had in a group in a long time. Hiking up an entire mountain with my friends was amazing, the cool nights and the changing weather was an experience I will never forget.”
On Friday evening, the boys arrived to camp, set up their tents and hammocks, and had a sundown worship in the Chapel of the Pines. After the worship service the boys were given a tasty snack of s’mores around the fire.
After sleeping in on Sabbath morning, a hot breakfast, and worship, the boys had time to relax and were allowed to explore the grounds on their own for most of the day. An evening rain shower delayed supper, but afterwards, the boys had a sundown worship around the campfire.
On Saturday night, the boys gathered for glow-in-the-dark capture the flag. Following the first game, the boys were given two options: play hide-and-seek or relax by the fire. Michael Shannon, freshman, remarked, “I thought it was pretty awesome when we played hide-and-go-seek in the dark. This was my first dorm retreat and I made memories I'll never forget.”
On Sunday morning the boys packed up camp, ate breakfast, then filed into the bus to head back to campus. “Dorm retreat was great,” reflected Shawn Ferguson, “It was amazing to get away from all the school stress and work.”
Jared Marcenaro, Student News Team
Photos: Noah Sturges