The culminating year for 6th grade students and 12th grade seniors is highlighted by a class retreat. Each group of students enjoys an organized retreat off-campus with their entire class. The retreats are one of the most memorable events as students bond and experience spiritual growth.
6th Grade Retreat
Our sixth graders enjoy a getaway off-campus during a regular school day where they engage in team building activities, spiritual emphasis, team games, and opportunities to choose various other fun activities.
The senior year the retreat takes place in the fall. Seniors spend three days at a Southern California camp facility where they concentrate on three things: bonding, spiritual development, and, of course, fun! At a Christian school, which is small compared to its public counterparts, relationships are essential. These relationships sometimes extend to thirteen years together in the Woodcrest Christian School System. And building these relationships can’t take place only in a classroom setting. That’s where getting away from campus to spend time together has become a highlight of the senior year. The bonding that takes place often links students long after their graduation separates them. In a similar fashion, spiritual development, though part of the classroom experience, needs other contexts in which to flourish, and time spent on retreat has proven to be the context for key spiritual decisions and commitments as those attending the retreat focus on relevant topics together. But what would retreat be without a major dose of fun. Whether that’s found in directed activities, various games, or maybe even a hike, students relax and enjoy each other’s company.