Benefits to the Camper: the Ezra Journal is a tool for campers to evaluate, think, learn, and write their own biblical principles; campers are challenged to think about what they believe and how to make practical application in their lives; it’s an opportunity to be around other cream-of-the-crop young people who want to do right; personal evaluation time gives campers a good starting point for areas to work on; veteran Ezra Retreat campers have a separate track of sessions that deal with specific topics including discernment, fruits of the spirit, responsibility, and service principles; each retreat will challenge campers to deepen their relationship with God and work on their leadership skills from a biblical perspective.

 

Benefits to the Church/School: on the last evening of the retreat, each group gets together to talk about how they can better serve, often sharing and brainstorming for over an hour about how to be better servants when they return home; excellent challenge and stretching time for young people who want to do right—it is easy to concentrate on the ones who have obvious needs and overlook this group of teens who are not causing problems but have some of the greatest potential for learning; young people are challenged to know what they believe and where it is found in the Bible; the Ezra Retreat works well with a school group—pick the few who really want to do right.

 

Highlights: campfire on Friday night is a special time of sharing what God has taught; quiet time on Friday morning allows campers to write in their Ezra Journal; Ezra isn't an activity-intensive retreat but rather a time to allow campers to reflect on the past year and make goals for the next year.

 
  Day 1  
  10:00 Arrival
  Noon Orientation
  12:30 Lunch
  1:00 Jed's Quest (guys) & Personal Evaluation (girls) 
  1:30 Session
  3:00 Free Time
  3:30 Jed's Quest (girls) & Personal Evaluation (guys) 
  5:00 Session
  6:00 Dinner
  7:00 Session
  9:00 Activity
  10:00 Free Time
  10:30 All to Cabins
  11:00 Lights Out
     
  Day 2  
  7:00 Personal Devotions
  8:00 Breakfast
  8:30 Session
  9:15 Personalizing
  10:30 Free Time
  11:00 Personalizing
  12:30 Lunch
  1:00 Activities
  4:00 Session
  4:45 Free Time 
  5:00 Session
  6:00 Dinner
  7:00 Session
  8:45 Free Time
  9:00 Jed's Quest
  10:30 Campfire
  11:00 All to Cabins
     
  Day 3  
  7:00 Personal Devotions
  8:00 Breakfast
  9:00 Departure
 
 

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