Delmarva Christian Schools, a nondenominational Christian school system, traveled to Black Rock Retreat Sept. 7-9 with over 50 students and chaperones. The annual tradition allows ninth-grade students the chance to become better acquainted with their classmates and learn more about what it means to be a DCHS Royal.
“The annual freshman retreat marks the time that our students become one unified class,” DCHS Principal, Nathan Benjamin. “Using technology-free time with each other and some of our senior leaders, teachers and staff, God began working in the hearts and minds of the campers this year as individuals and as a graduating class.”
On the retreat, students participated in devotion and cabin reflection sessions led by J.T. Spadin, Associate/Youth Pastor at Lift Church in Salisbury, bonded during team-building activities, and explored the Nature Center.
“I had a great time at Black Rock this year, I got the chance to make new friends, strengthen relationships with old friends, and grow closer to Jesus,” Delmarva Christian freshman, Harrison Schlabach.
Led by members of Royals Worship, the Freshman spent time singing Praise and Worship before chapel services.
Freshman Harrison Schlabach, Seth Mifflin, and Tyler Hutt take cover behind a barricade during Laser Tag.
Seniors Evan Murray and Evelyn Jensen competed with their bunkmates in the “Survivor” game at Black Rock Retreat.
Before departing for Black Rock, the freshman class gathers each year for a photo in the Small Gym at DCHS.