The middle school students of Sophia Academy embarked on an overnight spiritual retreat from Nov. 29-30.
The retreat took place at Covecrest, a Catholic youth camp in the north Georgia mountains. Students took part in low ropes courses to build team work and high ropes courses to conquer fears and build confidence. Devotionals led by Director of Religious Education Julie Noggle and religious education teacher Emily Harrington focused on a scripture passage that called students to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. It was a life-changing event for some participants as their parents remarked, “She is like a new person,” and, “We clearly saw God's work come to life before her eyes.”
A hands-on experience that calls for collaboration and strategy is in line with the school’s mission to educate students in a multisensory environment. The spiritual component stems from the school’s religious founding and current position of seeking Catholic status.