Sample Retreat

Group Adventure:

The following are samples that reflect the typical overnight retreat. However, we will customize retreats for groups based on their individual retreat goals and purposes.

Weekend stays follow a similar format and generally include VR staff facilitating 2-3 hour blocks of time in the morning, after lunch, and during one evening.

Sample Over-Night Retreat

No VR Staff Facilitation

Friday

  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Advance Party arrives to decorate and/or set up registration materials.
  • 5:00- 6:00 pm: Guest arrive, check in, and settle in for retreat.
  • 6:15 pm: Dinner
  • 7:15-until: Combination of speaker/Bible study/meetings/worship/music

Saturday

  • 7:00 am: Early Risers coffee
  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am-Noon: Combination of speaker/Bible study/meetings/worship/musicDebrief the good, the bad, and the ugly. Celebrate the successes and examine the failures.
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Pack and depart

Sample Over-Night Retreat

*With VR Staff Facilitation

Friday

  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Advance Party arrives to decorate and/or set up registration materials.
  • 5:00- 6:00 pm: Guest arrive, check in, and settle in for retreat.
  • 6:15 pm: Dinner
  • 7:15-7:45 pm: *VR led Kickoff/icebreaker activities
  • 8:00 pm: *Worship/music/speaker/meetings
  • 9:30 pm: *VR led Night Activity

Saturday

  • 7:00 am: Early Risers coffee
  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am-Noon: Combination of speaker/Bible study/meetings/worship/musicDebrief the good, the bad, and the ugly. Celebrate the successes and examine the failures.
  • 9:30 am: *VR led Activities (Outdoor Adventure, Team building, Water Activities, Recreation sports)
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Pack and depart