Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

9th Annual Clergy Kid's Retreat


imageThe 2015 Clergy Kids Retreat is our 9th annual!  Kalahari is a huge amazing waterpark, and there are large chunks of time built into the retreat for students to play, laugh, relax, and hangout with each other.  Teen's lives are transformed through the retreat. Lifelong friendships are formed. God brings healing, encouragement, and hope to teens who are drowning in pain and hopelessness...

What They're Saying:
"I was so excited about the water park before I went, but honestly, retreat could be held in a cardboard box and it would still be awesome. CK retreat is a chance to be 100% genuine about everything without being judged or worrying about how it will affect one's family. My leaders and members of my small group helped me through some of the most difficult times in my teenage life, and God's presence has never failed to be there in abundance."
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"CK retreat is awesome. It has changed my life, helped me have an awesome relationship with God, and has given me some lifelong friends."

"I definitely enjoyed just hanging out...we played pool basketball and I got to dunk."

"God used the CK retreat in a powerful way in my daughter's life soon after we had to make a very difficult move.  He blessed her with hope, healing, and great friends who understood at a time when she was starting down the path of bitterness and poor decisions.  She didn't miss one year of retreat after that! In addition to the emotional and spiritual benefit, the waterpark is unbelievable, and amount of down-time built into the weekend for fun and connecting is amazing."   

image"Clergy kids retreat has helped me to see that I'm not alone, and that there are other kids out there who know what I'm going through."

"Life is not always simple and especially not as a CK, and the adults and students at Clergy Kids Retreat understand that... I have been in 9 school 4 states and 13 houses...  As a PK sometimes the only proper thing to do is not talk about your problems or your family's problems, but I can be open at retreat... It is a place you can feel safe and free to be yourself."

"(My son) was nervous the first year because he didn't know what to expect, but by the end of the weekend he was saying he couldn't wait until next year to go again.  He seemed to really open up a lot...he participated in the talent contest and won a t-shirt. He wears it proudly and tells everyone where and how he got it. He is looking forward to next year as well!"

"I loved being a part of the small group times where the girls really opened up and real issues werimagee dealt with and great relationships were created."

"My daughter came home just thrilled that she had the opportunity to express her true feelings about being the child of parents involved in full-time ministry.  She did not have to hold back to spare the feelings and thoughts of the average church member because she was with other kids who actually understood that clergy kids face different, and sometimes difficult, expectations of church members."

For more testimonials from students, parents, and retreat leaders, click here.

Date: Saturday - Monday, February 14-16, 2015
Who: Teens (grades 7-12) of Nazarene clergy
Location: Kalahari Resort & Water Park - Sandusky, Ohio
Cost
: $99/person for single-student families; $89/person for multiple-student families
Sign-up: Registration & $25 deposit is due Jan. 7. Balance & Medical Release due Feb. 4.

We understand a few schools do not get off for President's Day (2/16). If your school does not, and you choose to leave Sunday night, we will discount your registration by $25.


Click to join the MVNU Region Clergy Kid's Retreat Facebook group to see pictures from the past retreats.

Questions? Contact retreat director Tom Duncan at tduncan@mvnu.edu or the Church Relations Office at 1-888-470-0050.

Registration Form: PDF Format  |  Word Document  |  Online

Medical Form: PDF Format  |  Word Document

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