Fifty-five First Presbyterian Christian Academy middle school students recently spent three days at Camp Kicklighter in Shellman’s Bluff working on a re-beautification project to prepare the grounds and camp for its summer program.
The students attended daily chapel services and participated in team-building activities to develop trust, leadership skills and a deeper connection with Christ.
They had dirty hands — cleaning, digging and maintaining the property — but they said they left with fulfilled hearts. The middle-schoolers focused on the importance of helping others.
Lee Christensen, a social studies and Bible teacher at FPCA, led the retreat.
The students said the work was difficult, but they really enjoyed getting to know one another better and bonding with their classmates.
They said they walked away feeling like a family and finding a great connection with their faith.