PARENT RETREAT INFO

Adult Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help make this retreat a success. There are two areas in which we need assistance.
 
1. REGISTRATION: help check teens in, distribute name tags and get them onto the buses. Parents are needed Friday evening from 6:00-7:00pm in the St. Basil Family Life Center Center, your help will also be needed following the 7:00pm mass to load teens onto their buses. You can sign up by clicking the button below. Thank you!
 
 
2. NIGHT PATROL: patrol Hiram House Camp to make sure teens are in cabins. Parents are needed from 11:00pm – 1:00am both Friday and Saturday night. We need two parents each night. You can sign up by clicking one of the buttons below. Thank you!
 
Friday Night Patrol                     Saturday Night Patrol
 
3. 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-9:00/10:00pm. 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.
 
 
4. LETTER SORTING: In addition to the support letters that parents write, teens also write notes to each other on the retreat. We are in need of help sorting letters on Sunday afternoon from 12:00pm-2:00pm. You can 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 October 27th 
– 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 by 6:30pm at the St. Basil Family Life Center on Friday, November 1st
– Bus transportation will be provided to and from Hiram House Camp
– The retreat will conclude with 5:30pm mass at St. Basil on Sunday, November 3rd. We invite family and friends to attend this mass with the teens.

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.
 
IS DINNER PROVIDED FRIDAY NIGHT?
We recommend feeding your teen before dropping them off at St. Basil as dinner will not be provided on Friday night, there will be pizza served late. All other meals will be provided at the camp.
 
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.
Tim Dollard
tdollard@basilthegreat.org
(440)596-0209
Judy Paffilas
basillifeteen@basilthegreat.org
(440)526-1686 ext. 53