PARENT RETREAT INFO

 
Thank you for all your help and dedication in these crazy times. We are excited to be able to provide a Spring Retreat for your teens, even if it looks a little different than normal. We are, once again, following the day long retreat model that we used in the fall. Details are below. 

Adult Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help make this retreat a success. This year we have one main area of assistance needed:
 
1. CONFESSION HELP: Saturday Night we are in need of some extra hands to help direct the teens to confession as well as the other prayer activities planned throughout the night. Assistance is needed from 7:00pm-9:00pm. We ask our volunteers to arrive around 6:45pm. This is a very powerful night and we need all the help we can get to make sure it runs smoothly. Sign up by clicking the link below.
 
 
 
Thank you for all you do to support Life Teen!

 Support Letters

We ask that parents write letters of support for their teens who are on retreat. In addition to letters from the parents we encourage that siblings, family and friends write letters as well. These letters are meant to express love and support for your teen. You can share past memories, an appreciation for who your teen has grown up to be or a letter encouraging them to continue to grow in their faith. This is often times one of the most impactful moments of the retreat for many teens and they will be so grateful for your letter.
 
We ask that…
– Letters be delivered to the parish office no later than Sunday February 28th
– Letters be clearly marked ‘LIFE TEEN RETREAT’ and clearly print your teen’s first and last name.
– Letters be no larger than a standard office envelope. Letters must fit into a brown paper lunch bag.

Transportation and Times

– Teens must arrive promptly at 8:30am at Hiram House Camp (33775 Hiram Trail, Moreland Hills, OH 44022) on Saturday, March 6th for check-in. Breakfast will be provided upon arrival
– Bus transportation will NOT be provided to and from Hiram House Camp this year due to COVID-19 restrictions
– Teens must be picked up from Hiram House Camp at 11pm on Saturday, March 6th
– Before a teen can drive themselves to the retreat, their parents must contact Erin (ehogan@basilthegreat.org) 

FAQS

WHERE IS THE RETREAT LOCATED?
The retreat will be held at Hiram House Camp. The address is 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
 
ARE MEALS PROVIDED?
Yes! The camp will provide us with 3 meals on Saturday, March 6th There is no need for teens to bring additional food.
 
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE RETREAT?(AND NOT BRING?)
Please click HERE to view the packing list.
 
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS.
No problem! Feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email with any questions/concerns you may have.
Erin Hogan
ehogan@basilthegreat.org
(216) 798-2666
Judy Paffilas
basillifeteen@basilthegreat.org
(440)526-1686 ext. 44