St. Louis Middle School Retreat
May 30-June 1, 2018
For upcoming 7th-9th graders (2018-2019 school year)
WHERE: St. Louis, MO
WHY: To hang out with friends in a cool city, get to know HYG staff, create lasting memories
WHAT: Fun stuff and Six Flags. We also have devotionals and relationship building activities each night.
HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express in Fenton, MO. Students stay in a room with other students of the same gender and grade. Adults do not stay in the rooms with students, but they do monitor the rooms at night. The hotel front desk is staffed at all times.
ADULTS: The 3 HYG youth ministers, 4 HYG interns, and a few parents serve as chaperones. Each adult chaperone keeps up with their assigned group of students. Students are given freedom to walk around Six Flags in small groups. We meet at specified times to walk around as a group. Students are also given a card with all the adult cell phone numbers in case they ever get separated or just want to call and say thanks for being awesome.
COST: $175.00 per student and around $50 spending money. Fee covers bus, hotel, one dinner, City Museum ticket, and Six Flags ticket. Spending money is needed for 3 fast food meals x $10 each, plus lunch at Six Flags $20. Amount depends on souvenir/food purchases at Six Flags. Breakfast provided at the hotel. We provide light snacks and water both nights.
Wednesday: Arrive at Highland at 6:40am to load bus; Depart from Highland at 7:00am sharp; Fast food lunch on the way; City Museum, dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory (included), Devo at hotel
Thursday: Six Flags all day; lunch at the park; fast food dinner at Lion's Choice; Devo at Forest Park
Friday: Fast food lunch, return to Highland at 4:00pm
REGISTRATION: opens in the spring.