The retreat is just a few short days away, and I'm getting excited.

Here's the departure time info: The bus will meet us at church at 3:30pm this Friday, January 9th. We're the second stop out of three, so we'll need to load up quick and get on our way as soon as possible. That means that you need to be at church with all of your stuff packed and ready to go by 3:15! That'll give us a little flex time if they bus is early and time to get everything set to have a great weekend. We will be stopping for dinner on the way up, so bring some cash for that.

Our return time is a bit more flexible. We will leave the camp around 11am on Sunday, and will stop for lunch (so make sure to save some money for that). We should be back around 5 or 5:30pm. I will let you know via email our anticipated arrival time that day.

The cost for the bus right now is $63 per person. This was not included in the registration fee. If you can pay all of that, please do. If you can't pay the full amount, I'm asking for $20 or anything more that you feel comfortable paying. You can make a check out to "ECC" and bring it with on Friday. If you have any trouble at all with the bus fare, let me know! The church can help out with that.

In addition, students will need to bring $2 cash as a tip for our driver.

It looks like it will be a cold and maybe wet weekend in New York, so dress warm. Shorts and sweatshirt are not going to keep you warm at 20 degrees. Bring layers, something to stop the wind, and good boots. We will be outside quite a bit, so dress for the weather!

Please let me know if you have questions! I'm looking forward to this!