8th Grade Retreat at Whispering Winds

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Just a few weeks before they graduate and head off to high school, the eighth graders at Saint John School spent two days at the Whispering Winds Catholic Camp & Conference Center near Julian. Here are observations about the retreat experience and lessons learned from students in the eighth-grade journalism class:

FRIENDSHIPS: I really enjoyed Whispering Winds because it was a chance to rebuild and start new friendships.

TEAMS: We had many fun events that occurred at the Whispering Winds camp last week . One of them was the games we played as a team. This was very fun to work as a team. There were many different skills we had to practice such as neatness, listening skills, teamwork, determination, and so many more. This experience affected me as it showed me to always work as a team and to be determined.

CAMP: The camp was on the top of a hill near Julian. The air was damp and on the first day we were welcomed by wind and rain. By the second day it was still cold but the rain lessened. We were surrounded by hundreds of trees and plants in every direction and there were multiple buildings for sleeping accommodations.

FAITH: I really enjoyed going to this retreat. Not only did we get to bond with our peers but we got to be closer to Jesus.

FRIENDSHIP: We learned about friendship and God and strengthened our relationships with our classmates.

APOLOGY: I was affected positively by the apology activity because I got to ask for forgiveness for things that happened in the past.

DETERMINATION: We had many fun events that occurred at the Whispering Winds camp . One of them was the games we played as a team. This was very fun to work as a team. There were many different skills we had to practice such as neatness, listening skills, teamwork, determination, and so many more. This experience affected me as it showed me to always work as a team and to be determined.

 

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