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2022 SCYL Winter Retreat

The 2022 Winter Retreat teens and staff!
From left to right: Molly (with Josh on her phone), Julien, Zsa Zsa, Kurt, Renée, Kit, Nora, Caroline, Bill, Athena, Craig, Lilly, Trent, Roberto, Wyatt, Ivy, Becky, and Ellie.

Written By Nora Barnaby, Clear Blue Sky Editor

The theme for our teens’ Winter Retreat was the Five Love Languages. During each of our sessions we learned about how everyone feels and shows love in different ways, and that in order to make someone feel loved you may have to do something different than what you normally would do. We also had a craft time after one of the sessions where we were told to make a replica of a gift that made us feel loved and meant a lot to us using a variety of supplies. 

We spent a lot of time, when we were not in session or sleeping, playing games such as Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, and Werewolf. The new year needed a new advisory board so we held elections for officer positions as well. Our new president is Zsa Zsa Dolley and we are excited to see what this year brings. 

At the end of all our teen retreats we always go on an outing. This time we decided to go to the Hideaway Lanes bowling alley. We had a lot of fun and ate a lot of pizza. I am very excited for the rest of this year and to see what we will accomplish. Happy New Year! 

Read the full issue of the January/February 2023 Messenger

Meet Nora Barnaby

Nora Barnaby is the 2023 SCYL Clear Blue Sky Editor. She lives in Michigan and is a lifelong Almont camper.