Rafting Retreat
August 16-18

This August the youth of St. B's head out for a weekend full of fun, fellowship, and rafting! 

Retreats are fun! Going away together is a cornerstone to building community. We intentionally step out of our regular routine, and into a place of rest, remembering, and reorientation. On retreats we remember that we are loved first by God, which enables us to see who God is calling us to be a followers of Jesus and reorient our daily lives around the things that matter most in the Kingdom of God. 

We'll depart from St. B's Friday August 16, and stay the weekend at The Ocoee Retreat Center. Saturday morning we're on the Ocoee River with Nantahala Outdoor Center as our guides. In the evenings we'll gather together for games, and worship around the bonfire. 

Download all the details on the Rafting Retreat Brochure

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Who: All 7- 12 graders

When: August 16 -18

Friday, 6:30 p.m. - Sunday, 11:45 a.m.
please eat dinner before you arrive on Friday

Where: Drop Off and Pick Up at St. B’s

Cost: $150. Scholarship is available. 

Lodging: Ocoee Retreat Center

**Register by Wed., August 07**

We’d love a few more adults to join us. 



6:30pm    Arrive at St. B’s

7:00pm:   Depart St. B's


Midnight: Lights out


9:00am    Breakfast

10:00am  Rafting

2:30pm    Lunch

7:00pm    Dinner

9:00pm    Bonfire


8:30am    Depart

                Breakfast on the road

11:45am  Arrive at St. B's

What to bring

Clothing: Casual and comfortable attire, modest sleep clothes, shoes, sandals. For rafting: a swimsuit/shirt and shorts, old tennis shoes or water shoes (no flip flops)

Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, 2 towels, shampoo, body wash

Bedding: sleeping bag and pillow

Miscellaneous: snacks to share, water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray Bible, BCP, journal & a pen.

Release Forms: Both the St. B’s and Ocoee release form must be completed, and signed. 

Please leave laptops, tablets, homework etc. at home