"Can these bones live?" - Ezekiel 37:1
This year we will be returning to Blue Mountain Christian Retreat Center with the other youth groups in our presbytery to enjoy a weekend of fun and spiritual growth. This year's theme is "Can These Bones Live?" which comes from Ezekiel 37. See below for all the important details and the registration & release forms!
Packing & Cost
What to bring:
Warm clothes, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, gloves/hat/boots, water bottle, Bible, pen, snacks! Money for food on the way back and for any snacks at the camp.
What NOT to bring:
Any electronics, including cell phones. If you must make a call on the retreat you can use a youth leader’s phone.
Total cost: $190 (+$10 for t-shirt)
Payment can be made via cash or check at youth group on Sunday evenings.
Cash should be in an envelope marked "Breakaway" with the students name on it.
Check's should be made out to "Hanover Valley Presbyterian Church" with "Breakaway" in the memo line.
You can now pay online by following the link at the bottom of the page! Please consider covering the 2.75% processing fee so the church does not have to incur that additional expense.
DO NOT bring money the night we leave for the retreat.
Scholarships are available! We never want money to be a barrier to student involvement. If you are in need of financial assistance please contact Noah Trask
Breakaway is the annual winter retreat of the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery. Breakaway exists to point students to Jesus Christ in everything we do. We look forward to a break from the normal routine of everyday life and an extended time away to reflect Christ as He is revealed to us in the Word of God.
This year our theme for Breakaway is “Can These Bones Live?” We live in a world where there are so many that appear to be alive, even in the church, and yet they are dead and in need of a heart change that can only be done by the Holy Spirit. At Breakaway we want to challenge our students to live as people who have been made alive in Christ. Breakaway also provides plenty of opportunities to make new friends as well as strengthen current friendships. There’s also plenty of good food, fun, and laughter. It all makes for a great weekend that you won’t want to miss!
Departure & Return
Depart from HVPC
Friday, Feb 17 at 5:30pm
*eat dinner before arriving
Return to HVPC
Sunday, Feb 19 by 10:00pm
Parents will recieve updates on our return ETA
Contact info while we’re gone:
cell: (717) 634-6284
Blue Mountain Christian Retreat
phone: (570) 386-2154
About the camp:
This is our fifth year at Blue Mountain Christian Retreat in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania. It is a very nice camp with a huge (sound-friendly) room for the whole group to meet in, several large rooms which are great for breakouts, nice cabins for us to stay in, a gym, and a big cafeteria with tasty food. We hope you can join us this year!