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Things to Bring

  • Bible
  • pen
  • toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • towel
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag/blankets
  • sneakers
  • warm clothes (the AC in the worship room may be cold)
  • alarm clock (cell phones will not be used)
  • fan (optional)

Things Not to Bring

  • any electronic devices
  • cigarettes, drugs/other illegal substances, weapons, etc.

In other words, do not bring anything that can harm or distract you or those around you from being attentive to God and to one another.

While we understand that cell phones will probably be brought, they are not needed and cannot be used during the retreat. We will do our best to disconnect from virtual things to connect in reality and be more fully present with God and one another in community. All students must give their phones to their group leaders for safe keeping for the duration of the retreat as students' rooms are not locked. In case of an emergency during the retreat, parents can contact an ARISE staff person at any time at: 617.286.ARISE.