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Young Adult Fall Retreat 2017

Young Adult Fall Retreat

RETREAT INFORMATION 

Thank you to everyone who is interested in attending the 2017 Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Fall Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center!

This is a ministry of the Youth Office of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.

Check out the video from the 2016 retreat: Click Here

 

DATE: September 29-Oct 1, 2017

 

LOCATION: 

St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center

38526 Dunlap Road

Squaw Valley, CA 93675

www.stnicholasranch.org

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

Click HERE to register online with CampDoc

 

 COST: 

$140 for a Dorm Room (cabins with multiple bunk beds)
$180 for Double Occupancy Lodge Room (hotel style room with two queen beds)
$250 for Single Occupancy Lodge Room (hotel style room)

Includes 2 nights lodging and all meals: Friday dinner – Sunday breakfast.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Dorm Rooms:  Large rooms with multiple bunk beds. All of the dorms have attached bathrooms and electricity. Minimal bedding is provided: pillow, sheets, and light blanket. If you want to bring a sleeping bag or heavier blanket, that is recommended. Towel for showing also provided.

Lodge Rooms: Hotel style rooms with two large queen beds and private bathroom with shower. All bedding and towels provided.

 

RETREAT SPEAKER: Coming Soon!

 

THEME: Coming Soon!

 

ARRIVAL ON FRIDAY:

Arrivals begin at 5:00pm on Friday, Dinner is served at 6:30pm, and we will begin the retreat introduction around 8:30pm. It is normal to have participants arrive at all times Friday night since many will be coming after work. Some will arrive as late as midnight and we will post which cabin you will be staying in on the welcome board by the cafeteria.

 

DEPARTURE ON SUNDAY:

We will attend Divine Liturgy at the Monastery on Sunday morning and the retreat will end around 12:30pm.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
5:00pm Arrivals, registration, and fellowship
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Arrivals, registration, and fellowship continued
9:00pm Welcome & Introductions
10:00pm Candlelit Paraklesis service in the Faith & Heritage Center
11:00pm Games, fellowship, and snacks

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
7:45am Orthros in the Faith & Heritage Center
8:15am Time with God
8:30am Breakfast at the Ranch
9:30am Session 1 in St. Peter’s
10:45am Break
11:00am Session 2 in St. Peter’s
12:00pm Lunch at the Ranch
1:00pm Adventure Time at the Lake (fishing, canoeing, archery)
3:00pm Break
4:00pm Great Vespers at the Monastery
5:30pm Break & change into comfy clothes for the evening
6:00pm Dinner at the Ranch
7:00pm Time with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos
8:00pm Break
8:30pm Talent Show
10:00pm Games & fellowship

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2017
6:30am Orthros at the Monastery
8:00am Divine Liturgy at the Monastery
10:00am Breakfast
10:45am Group Photo on the grassy knoll
11:15am Session 3 & Wrap up – in St. Peter’s
12:30pm Departures

 

FLYING: 

FRESNO AIRPORT (FAT):

If you are flying, we recommend that you fly into the Fresno Airport. This airport is small and has limited flights (and sometimes expensive) but it is the closest to the Retreat Center. Fresno (FAT) airport is about 45 minutes away and if you fly in anytime after 3pm, someone can pick you up on their way to the retreat.

 

SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) or SAN JOSE (SJC):

You can also fly into Northern California and road trip about 4 hours south to the retreat center with the Bay Area Group. San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC) are great airports to fly into on Friday early afternoon (arrive before 4pm), and fly out late Sunday night (after 7pm). Both San Jose and San Francisco airports are about 4 hours north of the retreat center. #roadtrip

 

LOS ANGELES (LAX) or ORANGE COUNTY (SNA)
-You can fly into Southern California (LAX) or (SNA) Friday afternoon and fly out late Sunday night after 7pm. LAX is about 4.5 hours south and SNA is about 5.5 hours south of the retreat center so you would join in with the people coming from Southern California.

 
 

HEALTH INSURANCE: 

Please make sure to fill out your medical information on CampDoc when you register. If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card with you. 

 

PACKING LIST:

-sleeping bag and/or warm blankets for a twin size bed (only if staying in the Dorms)

-toiletries

-bath towel (only if staying in the Dorms)

-Casual/comfy attire is recommended for throughout the weekend.

-It does get colder in the evenings, so a sweatshirt is recommended.

-Monastery Liturgy clothing for Women: Modest Long dress or skirt (no slits), long sleeve shirt or sweater, closed toe shoes, and head scarf.

-Monastery Liturgy clothing for Men: Long dress pants, dress shirt, closed toe shoes.

-flashlight

-phone charger

-chapstick and sunscreen

-water bottle 

-playing cards & board games

-musical instrument

-Money to spend in the Monastery Bookstore

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