April 29-May 1, 2022
5th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians
$110 per participant

Registration will open in late January!

Give your child the tools to ask questions,
so they don’t live with the silence.

Created By God is a comprehensive, faith-based study of human sexuality for 5th graders and their parents or guardians. The Created by God curriculum was developed by Dr. James H. Ritchie. Students and adults will attend sessions both together and separate, all aimed towards creating opportunities for your child to learn, grow, and to open up conversations about the physical changes they are experiencing.

Retreat Objectives:

  • To offer reliable information to young persons about human sexuality- anatomy, attitudes, growth and development, relationships, reproduction, responsibility, and safety- built on a foundation of faith.
  • To create arenas of intimacy where young people feel free to ask all of their questions.
  • To nurture communication skills between parents and preteens.

Our staff of children and family ministers will spend time with both adults and students over four active learning sessions. Students will experience the curriculum in mixed-gender small groups. Adults will be led through a series of workshops, forums, and discussions dealing with raising students in the 5th grade and beyond. Scripture, worship, and fun games and activities are woven throughout the study. Some sessions will combine adults and students opening lines of communication. Families sleep in private rooms, bedding and towels are included.

Sample Schedule (Subject to Change)

6:00 PM Check In
7:00 PM Opening Session & Icebreakers
7:45 PM Parent Session: Overview and Q & A
7:45 PM Student Session 1- Gender Identity
8:30 PM Worship

7:30 AM Morning Devotion (Optional)
7:45 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Parents & Children: Gathering
8:45 AM Parent Seminar 1: CBG Now and Later
8:45 AM Student Session 2: External and Internal Terms
10:30 AM Parent Seminar 2: Effective Communication & Emotional Intelligence
10:45 AM Students Break / Snack
11:00 AM Student Session 3: Growth and Development
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Parents & Students: Intimacy
1:45 PM Challenge Course, Review, and Skit Rotation
3:45 PM Break / Snack
5:00 PM Skit Presentations
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Game Show Rotation
8:00PM Student Session 4: Fetal Development & Parent Debrief
9:00 PM Q&A Time
9:30 PM Worship
10:15 PM Milk and Cookies

7:30 AM Morning Devotion (Optional)
7:45 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Parent & students: Seminar 4: Social Media
9:30 AM Break
9:40 AM Student & Parent Closing Session
11:00 AM Depart

For information on retreat content email Kali Grenus at kali@wwumccc.org
For information on registration email Mindy Standifer at mindy@wwumccc.org