Fall Retreat To Take Place September 16-18 at NJ’s Camp Tecumseh
Affectionately known as Moose Retreat, the event will center on the theme of Remembrance and provide a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to gather together for fellowship, rest, and spiritual renewal.
This year, the beloved King’s tradition of Fall Retreat returns. The King’s Cabinet, consisting of the Student Body President and a five-person team, is hosting this year’s Retreat on September 16-18 at Camp Tecumseh in Pittstown, N.J. Affectionately known as Moose Retreat, the event provides a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to gather together for fellowship, rest, and spiritual renewal.
While Fall Retreat was suspended for Fall 2020, changes this year have made the event more affordable and more deliberately focused on Christian formation. In addition, Camp Tecumseh’s spacious campus will allow for social distancing, with many events taking place outdoors.
Traditionally, Fall Retreat sets the tone for the rest of the semester and beyond. Each year, the King’s Cabinet chooses a central theme for the weekend. This year’s retreat will explore the theme of Remembrance through keynote sessions from visiting speaker Dr. Tommy Carrington of Trinity International University and breakout sessions from staff and faculty members, including Danise Stokeld and Dr. Dru Johnson. The theme draws from Ecclesiastes 12:1’s charge to “remember your Creator in the days of your youth.”
In their invitation to the student body, the Cabinet wrote: “Join us as we consider what it means to create moments of remembrance in our lives—moments where we reflect on God’s promises and his goodness, align ourselves with the truths of scripture, and move forward in this renewed posture.”
This year’s Fall Retreat will also feature dodgeball, worship with Refuge, House Drama Competition, and conversations by the bonfire.
The King’s Cabinet warmly invites King’s students, faculty, and staff members to register for Fall Retreat on Eventbrite. Standard student tickets are $65 per person, and tickets for staff, faculty, and their families are free. Activities and care for faculty and staff children will be provided at no cost; email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Makenna McCoy (PPE ’22), director of communications on the King’s Cabinet, says, “Please join us in prayer for this upcoming Fall Retreat as we prepare to gather together in a few weeks. Pray that the Retreat would bring a sense of community to King’s and draw us all closer to the heart of Christ. We are excited to see the ways the Lord uses Fall Retreat to remind us of his promises and strengthen friendships.”
Photos from Fall Retreat 2019