ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RETREATS (GR.5-8)
**FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO OFFER THE CONFIRMATION RETREAT TO SCHOOLS AND PARISHES. ALL OTHER RETREATS WILL CONTINUE THE FOLLOWING YEAR. Book In Person Retreats for January 2022 onwards.
Invite HopeStone to come facilitate and run your retreat.
We provide guest speakers, facilitators and musicians can be requested. While we do host specific retreats for each grade, we can also personalize a retreat to your specific topic or theme with enough notice.
Contact us directly with dates, length of day and number of participants for prices.
We encourage Youth Minister involvement and participation whenever possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE DAY:
Welcome, introductions and prayer
Small group or large group discussions
RETREAT THEMES ARE:
This very interactive retreat focuses on what Mercy is within our faith, our schools, our families and ourselves. We travel through different stories and give practical steps to countering the cruelty and selfishness of our world.
Students will be submerged in opportunities to act mercifully through physical and hands-on activities. We strive to assist students in realizing how a simple act of kindness, patience and bravery can, in fact, change the lives of those around them. This retreat is a great way to bring mercy back to the classroom.
(GR. 7 / 8)
HopeStone will come and run a Confirmation retreat for and with you.
This fun, challenging and engaging day focuses on understanding what Confirmation means for participant’s with the seal of the Holy Spirit and God’s mark in their lives.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from our dynamic speakers, small group discussion, activities, large group discussions, prayer time, games and a time for Mass or Reconciliation can be arranged.
This retreat focuses on assisting students to see the need to come together, in all aspects of their lives; reminding them that we cannot walk together, if we cannot stand together.
They will be challenged to participate in active and practical exercises to reach out to people who are not in their typical friendship circles. The activities will help to foster a community of respect. Students will be shown the little ways they can bring joy and love to those around them, and should leave inspired to walk with others.
This retreat focuses on assisting students to see what happens after their Confirmation. How they navigate their lives with these new gifts. Also, a large focus on finding hope in the most hopeless of situations.
Giving students a practical way to move towards the direction of finding peace and joy, when they feel suffocated and disconnected by their peers, their family and the world in general.