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Junior Retreat Experience Sign Up Form is closed for the 2013-2014 school year (student must be signed into bmhs email before trying to access form)
The Retreat Programs at BMHS are designed to provide opportunities for spiritual formation that are appropriate to the developmental level of the students and challenge them in their faith.
Juniors have four retreat options – a Kairos Retreat (3 days, 2 nights) – where students have the opportunity to reflect on their relationships with God, themselves, and others in a meaningful way, the Urban Challenge at Romero Center (4 days, 3 nights), the Christian Appalachia Project (6 days, 5 nights) – where students have the opportunity to encounter God through service to the poor and marginalized, or the Junior Day of Reflection (1 day)
The Urban Challenge Retreat at the Romero Center is a 4 day, 3 night experience in Camden, NJ. The Urban Challenge Program is an urban, service-learning, immersion experience rooted in the Catholic faith tradition. Offering a point of access to the lives and stories of the people of Camden, NJ, and its surrounding communities, the Urban Challenge Program is a unique educational and retreat opportunity. The program is built upon four fundamental components: prayer, service, education, and reflection. Cost: $100 for Juniors not attending Kairos; $250 for all other students.
The Christian Appalachia Project is a 6 day, 5 night experience in Kentucky. The Christian Appalachian Project is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services. On this service experience, students will work together to build and repair homes during the day and share in prayer and reflection in the evening. Cost: $150 for Juniors not attending Kairos; $325 for all other students.
The Kairos experience is a 3 day, 2 night opportunity to literally retreat (“get away”) from every-day life in order to focus on one’s own personal relationship with God. The graces we seek on the Kairos retreat are that each student will have a transformative encounter with God and grow in gratitude, clarity, and self-knowledge. These graces are sought both through the student’s personal prayer and reflection, and also in his/her relationships with others, especially the members of the Junior class.
The Junior Day of Reflection is a one-day opportunity for Juniors to literally retreat (“get away”) from every-day life in order to focus on deeper questions about their faith, identity, and direction. The graces we seek on the Junior Day of Reflection are that each student will engage prayerfully and honestly with the activities presented to them and allow themselves to be open to insights that will guide their self-understanding and motivations for years to come.
Junior Retreat News and Information
In the Fall of each year, students will be given the opportunity to sign up for one of these options using our online registration “Junior Retreat Experience Sign Up”. (student must be signed into bmhs email before trying accessing form). Please note that costs were updated 9/25/13
- Urban Challenge Retreat at the Romero Center, October 3-6, 2013 (Cost: $100 for Juniors; $225 for students in other grades)
- Kairos Retreat, October 16-18, 2013
- Kairos Retreat, November 6-8, 2013
- Kairos Retreat, February 19-21, 2014
- Kairos Retreat, March 19-21, 2014
- Urban Challenge Retreat at the Romero Center, April 3-6, 2014 (Cost: $100 for Juniors; $225 for students in other grades)
- Christian Appalachia Project, April 13-18, 2014 (Cost: $150 for Juniors; $325 for students in other grades)
- Junior Day of Reflection, May 2, 2014