Students traveled as far as Chile during the academy's annual week of service.
Recreation and Discipleship Mark Adventurer Weekend
“Our focus is the whole family.”
Families from around Chesapeake Conference gathered at the Mt. Aetna Retreat Center last weekend for the 2022 Adventurer Family Weekend.
The weekend turnout exceeded initial expectations. More than 350 individuals attended the June 3-5 event that returned to an in-person format this year after previous years were canceled because of the pandemic.
“The reason for this weekend is to provide a family outing for a whole weekend,” says Carl Rodriguez, Chesapeake Conference youth director. “It’s a family retreat with wholesome recreation and a discipleship component to help families and young people grow. We don’t want just the Adventurers to show up…our focus is the whole family.”
The Adventurer family weekend began on Friday with crafts and archery, followed by a vespers service in the evening with the featured weekend speaker, Tim Lee. On Saturday, Lee spoke again for the Sabbath morning worship service and evening vespers. After sunset, families enjoyed a game night in the Highland View Academy gymnasium.
One of the weekend highlights was the activity stations on Sunday morning. Teen leaders (TLTs) led families through rotating activities, including canoeing, corn-hole, horseshoes, water blasters, string ball, and wagon rides.