Middle School’s Mountain Madness Retreat

Middle school students are invited to Mountain Madness, February 16 – 18, 2017 at the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park.

Join Youth Director, Summer Swisher, and ​1000+​ ​middle school​ ​students​​​ ​at​ ​Mountain Madness ​to​ ​encounter​ ​God​ ​through​ ​a​ ​“mountain-top”​ ​experience.​ ​​ ​Each​ ​year​ ​we bring​ ​in​ ​a​ ​speaker/entertainer​ ​to​ ​host​ ​the​ ​weekend​ ​–​ ​this​ ​year​ ​we​ ​will​ ​be​ ​joined​ ​by​ ​Apex Ministries.​ ​​ ​The​ ​high​ ​energy​ ​speakers,​ ​dynamic​ ​worship,​ ​fellowship​ ​and​ ​adoration​ ​help ignite​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​Jesus​ ​in​ ​the​ ​young​ ​people​ ​which​ ​encourages​ ​them​ ​to​ ​live​ ​their​ ​faith in​ ​everyday​ ​life.

The theme of the retreat is Saints Among Us – The Real Superheroes.

​​We​ ​will​ ​take​ ​time​ ​to​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​the extraordinary​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​the​ ​saints.​ ​​ ​The​ ​faith​ ​and​ ​devotion​ ​of​ ​the​ saints​ ​of​ ​yesterday encourage​ ​us​ ​to​ ​become​ ​the​ ​saints​ ​of​ ​today! The keynote​ ​speakers are ​APeX​ ​Ministries.  APeX​ ​Ministries​ ​(aka​ ​Gene​ ​and​ ​Brad)​ ​is​ ​an​ ​internationally​ ​known​ ​comedy​ ​duo based​ ​out​ ​of​ ​Brooklyn,​ ​NY​ ​and​ ​Aurora​ ​,​ ​CO.​ ​ Since​ ​1996,​ ​they​ ​have​ ​traveled North​ ​America​ ​using​ ​a​ ​style​ ​they​ ​define​ ​as​ ​Christian​ ​Vaudeville.​ ​ This​ ​includes death​ ​defying​ ​juggling,​ ​sketch​ ​comedy,​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​testimony. ​ ​In​ ​other words,​ ​they​ ​are​ ​evangelists,​ ​they​ ​throw​ ​things​ ​at​ ​each​ ​other,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​are funny.​ ​ Gene​ ​hopes​ ​one​ ​day​ ​to​ ​compete​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Olympics​ ​as​ ​a​ ​solo synchronized​ ​swimmer.​ ​ Brad​ ​is​ ​very​ ​strong!

The cost for the weekend is $145 per student and includes conference materials, lodging with 5 meals, and a t-shirt.

Please fill out and drop off the permission form to the ​Parish​ ​Office​ ​or​ ​to​ ​Summer​ ​by​ ​​December 22, 2017.  Checks should be made out to St. Scholastica Catholic Church.  Contact Summer at youthdirector@stscholasticaerie.org with questions. Spots are very limited, so please register as soon as you can.

To get a copy of the permission slip, click here.