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Last Updated on November 15, 2021 by OCF Communications

The Connections and Conversations Retreat is for homeschooled students in grades 9-12 (ages 14-18). This retreat is designed to connect high school students to a larger community while engaging them in the art of discussion and building fun, new relationships. There will be opportunities for fellowship, discussion, games, rock climbing, hiking, possibly tubing if there is enough snow and more. This retreat is geared toward those enrolled in the Classical Conversations Challenge I-IV programs, but all homeschooled students are welcome.

Andy Truitt, former Classical Conversations National Director, will be leading the sessions and the parent chaperones will lead the breakout groups. Past students who have attended this retreat have said it was “life-changing” and “…wish I could do this several times a year.”

Our discussion will be based on the book “That Hideous Strength” by C.S. Lewis. This is an excellent, thought-provoking book that will also provide for great discussion. Every attendee (students and chaperones) MUST read the book BEFORE arriving on the first day of the retreat. You will not get much out of the retreat if the details of this book are not fresh in your mind, so even if you’ve read it before please do so again to refresh your memory. You’ll also need to bring a hard copy of the book to the retreat with you.

Please plan to arrive between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday and depart at 10:00am on Sunday.

Cost: $270 (plus tax) per student.  $240 (plus tax) per chaperone. Due upon sign up. The cost includes, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, and all activities. Transportation is on your own, but there is an option for a shuttle ride from the Denver airport for an additional cost.

Read “That Hideous Strength” prior to arrival at Spring Canyon.

If you have any questions please call/text (303-406-8908) or email ([email protected]).

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