Calm Down Retreat 2011—Schedule

Calm Down Retreat Schedule-2011


3:30 pm Check-in/Registration

5:45 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Camp Okoboji Orientation

6:45 pm Singing with Camp Program Staff

7:15 pm Community Building with Camp Program Staff

8:15 pm Free time/Camp store

8:45 pm Rhythm of the Christian Life

9:45 pm Prepare for Campfire Worship

10:00 pm Compline at the Point

11:30 pm Lights Out



7:00 am Morning Prayer

7:45 am Breakfast

8:30 am Morning Scripture Study

9:30 am Free time

10:00 am Service to Camp Okoboji

11:30 am Mid-day Prayer

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Meditation Trail

2:00 pm Service to Camp Okoboji

3:00 pm Quiet time/Swimming/Canoeing

4:30 pm Evening Prayer

5:45 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Spenser’s Underground

9:30 pm Return to Camp

10:00 pm Compline at the Point



7:00 am Morning Prayer

7:45 am Breakfast

8:30 am Leave Camp for Day on the Bike Trails

Morning Scripture Study on the Trail

11:30 am Mid-day Prayer at Kiwanis Park

NOON Lunch at Kiwanis Park (Cooks will bring supplies, participants will make their lunches)

1:00 pm Bike to Hill Top Nursing Home for Service to the Community

3:45 pm Return to Camp

4:30 pm Evening Prayer

5:45 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Singing with Camp Program Staff

7:00 pm Out on the Lake

9:30 pm Compline on the Water

10:30 pm Return to Camp

11:30 pm Lights out




7:00 am Morning Prayer

7:45 am Breakfast

8:30 am Taking it all home!

9:30 am Cabin clean up and packing up

10:15 am Eucharist Celebration

11:15 am Finish Cabin clean up & packing up

11:30 am Mid-day Prayer

Noon Lunch

1:00 pm Departure

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