Girls are 'Captivated' at Dorm Retreat
This past weekend the ladies of the dorm experienced the annual Girl’s Dorm Retreat. We heard from speakers Mindy, Melenga, and Vivian, all long-time friends of Dean Melissa Mekelburg, on the topic of Captivated. Each young woman was faced with one question this year: what makes you captivating? The girls enjoyed breakout sessions such as bingo, crafts, a small obstacle course, and a prayer walk with each of the RA’s.
“This weekend Tristan and I were put in charge of having girls reflect on captivating women of the Bible,” says RA Jessica Singon, “it really humbles me to be reminded that everything works in God’s special plan to make us His captivating daughters.”
On Saturday evening we ended dorm retreat with a fun game of capture the ring and slowed the rest of the night down with a movie that had everyone laughing. “It’s really nice to have a fun weekend off of a busy schedule,” comments Josie Reeves, “It’s easy to get busy at Campion so just it’s nice to enjoy the time off.”
Dorm retreat was an overall wonderful experience and on behalf of the Girl’s Dorm thank you to all who contributed such as Mrs. Fagan, the Helms, both Dean Mekelburg and Dean Johnson, the RA’s, and our awesome speakers. To all of you reading this I leave you with one last question: what makes you captivating?
Article Written by Faith Paden, Senior
Guys' Disconnect from Distractions in the Outdoors
The Guys' dorm headed out to Mills Springs Ranch in Wyoming for their annual retreat. At the camp, they spent time together having worship and church services together in addition to enjoying outdoor activities. The speaker for the weekend was Head Dean, Daniel Force's father, Gary Force, pastor of the Durango and Pogosa Springs churches. After church on Sabbath, they went on a hike, went repelling, and practiced slack-lining.
"The best part was being able to grow closer as a dorm and getting to know everyone a little bit differently," reflected Connor Coe, RA.
Check out Connor's slideshow from the retreat!