HIGH SCHOOL RETREATS (GR.9-12)
FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING RETREATS FOR SCHOOLS AND PARISHES (ALL OTHER RETREATS WILL CONTINUE THE FOLLOWING YEAR):
1. NETWORK RETREAT - GRADES 9 & 10
2. VENTURE RETREAT - GRADES 11 & 12
HopeStone will abide by all COVID restrictions and protocols. This means that retreats may be limited in physical or group activities. HopeStone will be facilitating smaller retreat groups - we can accommodate 0 - 60 students for the 2021-2022 year. This means our retreat teams will be smaller. These are all to ensure the safety of students and our team.
We are currently taking bookings for in-person retreats for the new year of 2022.
Be sure to look into our VIRTUAL Retreat Option too. Our Virtual Retreat options can be facilitated by a teacher or chaplain with students in class and/or at home.
We provide guest speakers and facilitators. While we do host a specific retreat for each grade, we can also personalize a retreat to your specific topic or theme. We have a list below of additional retreat topics. We do not currently have a facility of our own, our team comes to you – church, school, community centre, etc.
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:
When the whole world tells you that you need to be happy, famous and comfortable, the church tells you that you were made for more. You were made to be great, to be bold and to push yourself beyond comfort.
Do you know how great you are? Students will be challenged to reflect on their everlasting identities, their authentic personality traits and walking forward with their struggles.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the last few years of their lives and how they'd like to see themselves grow moving forward.
This retreat is VERY hands on! Using activities, different forms of media and a small social project. We look at the 7 themes of Catholic Social Teachings.
Students will discuss their worth and exactly how their actions can affect those near and far. Focus will be given to when we are loveable, our promise as mankind and how the world needs our young people to take action.
*Can be arranged for larger groups and even a larger conference style event.
GR. 10 (& 9)
This retreat is focused around our connections with our families, friends and our relationships. Looking at what drives our desire for the connections that we have from the past, present and future. Students will get to look at how relationships change, especially following a Pandemic.
How students use filters to protect themselves and how they use filters to establish what they want others to know or not know about them.
Students will dive into the difference of what key traits others are defining them by verses who they truly are – or want to be!
GR. 12 (& 11)
Students are reaching a time of major life decisions, greater responsibility and independence. This day will look at what students will truly be faced with once they leave high school and venture forward into the next phase of their lives.
Equipping students with the appropriate tools to strengthen, maintain and defend their faith. Challenging students to take a real hard look into their own lives, their habits and how they will battle the secular world gracefully. Reflecting on the last few years of the their lives, how do they want to change their world and the world around them for the better? What does their voice sound like?