Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Middle School Retreat - Day 2: Night Activities!
After a long day of fun and excitement it was time for some FOOD!
Pizza making! It is so genius to have these kids in on the food prep! And they are all so good at it.
Mmmm.... Middle School Cake!
Travis was trying to get extra sleep anytime and anywhere he could! He was a chaperone super star!
After dinner Rob had this amazing Labyrinth activity planned for all of us!
There were all these amazing stations with a lot of simple activities that encouraged self reflection and thought. It was so lovely.
The kids worked in small groups going to each of the activity centers around the maze.
It was so lovely watching them quietly move around, reading to each other, and spending some time together thinking and being.
Love this one.
In this activity they got to spend some time thinking about heavy thoughts and concerns they carry around with them day to day. They held stones while they reflected on those worries and concerns and then let the rocks go into a bowl of water; representing them letting go of their day to day struggles during this time together.
Of course, the kids still managed to find a way to add some pure silliness to the activity!
But silliness is always welcomed at the MSR.
It was a pretty cool activity! Thanks Rob!
At the last station the kids got to plant seeds that they would bring back to their islands.
We finished the night we a few more games... like super-sized jenga.
And this human battleship type game.
By the end of the night everyone looked exhausted but so happy!