Spiritual Retreats and Emphasis Days
Retreats and special spiritual emphasis days are planned each year for lower, middle and upper school students as a time for spiritual renewal and relationship building.
Lower school students participate in S.L.A.M. (Spiritual Life and Meaning) week in the fall. Each morning, students in grades JK-5 gather in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium for team-building games followed by a time of praise, worship and study. Students in grades 4-5 go off campus one day during the week and spend the day at the Hemby Center, a local YMCA-affiliated retreat complex.
Middle and upper school students travel each fall to Windy Gap, a Young Life-owned retreat center in the North Carolina mountains, where they spend two days and nights bonding with their classmates and growing in their relationships with Christ. Time at Windy Gap consists of chapel in the morning and evening and friendly class competitions and free time in the afternoon. This annual event is a much-anticipated highlight of every school year.
Upper school students also spend one day second semester off campus for a spiritual emphasis day. This day is usually held at a local church, and much like Windy Gap, is designed for spiritual growth and refreshment.