North Cobb Christian School kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with the annual Middle and Upper Retreat2WebSchool Retreats. The retreats are designed to allow the students to interact with classmates and teachers through activities, group time, special speakers, and worship. Both groups competed in Color Wars (Upper School) and Tribe Wars (6th-8th grade), participated in worship, enjoyed outdoor recreation time, and heard from key speakers. With the Middle School (6th-8th grade) at Woodlands in Cleveland, GA, fifth graders at Cherokee YMCA, and Upper School at Shocco Springs in Talladega, AL, the retreats were a unique experience away from the walls of NCCS.
Nathan Wright, NCCS Student Life Director, described the time on retreats as ”always a special time eachRetreat1Web year, and this year was no different. When you take a second and zoom out, you realize that these moments turn to memories that will stick with our students throughout their whole lives. It'd be hard to pack in any more fun on these retreats. It's an undertaking, but it's so worth it. In addition to the connections and relationships students built upon with other students and teachers, students were able to take time to draw closer to the Lord. We had around ten students that came to life in Jesus for the first time, as they trusted Him as their Savior. You can't put words around that.” Each group returned to NCCS expressing the desire to continue to have open hearts for God’s path and to continue to keep the feeling of community that was cultivated at retreat alive when they returned to school.