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dsc_9823cWhat high school takes all of their students on a 3-day retreat off campus for unity, collaboration, worship, guest speakers, activities and games? Desert Christian High School in Tucson, AZ does!

dsc_9749cEach year the whole campus, freshmen-seniors, as well as staff and faculty take off for three days around the backside of Mount Lemmon to the Triangle-Y Camp. Here seniors display their leadership capabilities and take on the responsibility of being mentors and group discussion facilitators, life-long skills that they hone throughout the year and into adulthood. Young men carry young lady’s luggage to separate camp grounds; worship time is, dare I say, better than church, and lead by students; small group breakout discussion times work themselves into deep discussions about life and how to embody a Christian spirit; activities challenge their mind, body and soul; and teamwork is displayed in terms of friendly, but determined home room competitions. dsc_9745cThe culmination of three days of reflection, confiding, consulting, playing, eating and worship is a bonfire under the stars, modern Christian songs sung in a cappella, and words of wisdom given by seniors and modeled by the entire student body.

There’s no place like Desert Christian my friends, no place at all. THIS is where you want your children to be educated, to be dsc_9693cnurtured, to learn the skills they’ll need to be successful adults in a changing modern world.

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