Kairos

KAIROS JUNIOR RETREAT 

Kairos embodies the value of Christian faith as lived and experienced in community. During the three and a half day retreat students are given the opportunity to step away from the hectic pace of everyday life to look within themselves to find their true worth as people in relationship with God, family and friends.  The retreat involves hearing faith talks, small and large group sessions, prayer, mass and other retreat experiences.

2014 - 2015 Kairos dates are:  Oct. 22 - 25,  Feb. 11 - 14, Mar. 25 - 28.   Wed after school
through Sat. Evening.

Registration will be conducted throuogh an email to junior parents.  There will be an on line
registration link.  Register for the retreat date you want.   
  Please note that students participating in choir and the musical cannot sign up for Winter Kairos as rehearsal times conflict.   Do not sign up for a Kairos retreat date where you are participating in Prep sports.
The retreat cost is $220. Financial scholarships are available.  Please do not let the cost get in the way of participating in this retreat.  You will be billed for the cost of the retreat through your Seattle Prep account after the retreat has occured.

 Questions? Call Community Ministry 206-577-2173  Room 104 McDonnell Hall 

Kairos 37 Roster  Oct. 22 - 25

  Blake Anderson
  Dimitri Angelidis
  Juan Bernal
  Amita Bhaskaran
  Natalie Birkhold
  Jordan Blue
  Cooper Brethauer
  Avery Brown
  Cullen Carter
  Maddie Chhina
  Seth  Chism
  Hunter Clancy
  Stephen Fellin
  Anna Fuller
  Elizabeth Giesa
  Georgia Green
  Matteo Guillot de Suduiraut
  Sean Gummersall
  Kristina Hall
  Hope Harmon
  Elise Henn
  Allie Hermans
  wolf hofmann
  Joe Hyde
  Joe Hyde
  Emma Jensen
  Elena Joseph
  Katie Kocher
  Hiatt Konen
  Elinor Lamb
  Jesse Lewis
  Campbell Maghie
  Thomas  Mallick
  maggie Malone
  Nolan Manning
  Chris  Martin
  Alex Martin
  Feven Mekonenn
  Nick Mocha
  Michelle Nguyen
  Riley Nolan
  Willow Nye
  Elise Marie Osmek
  Blake Owens
  Christopher Rawlings
  Lucy Ridgeway
  Leeds Rising
  Evan Sarantinos
  Mikayla Savage
  Sophie Stern
  Philip Vien
  Daniel Sullivan
  Maya Tawatao
  Surafel Techane
  Clarissa  Teodoro
  Greta Tobin
  Day'jaMae Vallieu
  Michael Van Hare
  Eric Van Hare
  Ava Wardian
  Aaron Whitters
  Nicole Wilson
  Lauren Ylvisaker

 

Senior Team Leaders 

Natalie Lynam

Libby Neihoff 

Emma Sexton 

Victoria Talty

Andrew Fisher 

Josh Cavanaugh 

Jack Ratliffe

James Ferrese

 

Adults
Matt Barmore
Brian Mack
Jolene Boyle
Shannon McCarty
Jen Dotsey
Mike Kelly
Paul Fitterer
Katrina Freeburg

 

 

 

PACKING AND LOADING INSTRUCTIONS FOR KAIROS 37
We are excited for the Kairos 37 junior retreat at Camp Brotherhood, north of Seattle near Arlington, leaving after school Wednesday Oct. 22, and returning Saturday, Oct. 25, around 5:00 pm.   Remember that you will be missing 2 days of classes. We will expect you to contact your teachers about assignments before the retreat and be responsible as to planning ahead to avoid missing work.

 Departure: Immediately after class on Wednesday Oct. 22 (B Day late start) at 2:40 pm

 Gear:          BEFORE SCHOOL-

Drop off bags, sleeping bag, and snack before school in the Prep Buses parked outside the theater on Miller Street. 

After school

Please head to Prep’s Big Blue bus parked outside the theater and check in with Ms. Bernal or Ms. Forte.  They will  collect your cell phones,  (power them down, and place them in the provided padded envelope, and write your name on the envelope, DO NOT SEAL THE ENVELOPE) You will get your phone back at the end of the retreat.  You will then get on the bus and we will travel up to camp. 

Parking:     Unless you have a designated spot in the garage, do not park there; Arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up at Prep.

Saturday return: We will return to Prep Saturday evening Oct. 25 around 5pm

 Packing ListPlease put your name on all items!

  • Sleeping bag and pillow – We will be sleeping on bunk beds.
  • Clothes for three days,  Prepare forwet and rainyweather, including a jacket for outside activities
  • Towel, soap andtoiletries
  • A second pair of shoes andchange of clothes in case of rain
  • Refillable water bottle!  This is important!  Bring a mug if you want tea / hot chocolate
  • Flashlight (it gets really dark!)
  • Optional: journal, camera, sports equipment, soccer, football, Frisbee, etc.
  • Musical instrument if you play one
  • We will collect your cell phones at the start of the retreat and will return them at the end of the retreat.  
  • Bring Snacks to share  …chips, cookies, fruit—anything!!

 We look forward to thisretreat andexpect a positive, memorable experience for everyone!   If you have questions contact us.

 Mrs. Boyle & Mr. Brian Mack

Community Ministry Directors, Kairos 37

bmack@seaprep.org; jboyle@seaprep.org

Camp Brotherhood (360) 445-5061   Emergency phone: (206) 852-2641

 

 

FAQ’S – Frequently Asked Questions     JUNIOR KAIROS RETREAT AT SEATTLE PREP

 What is Kairos? Is it required?

 Kairos is a retreat for juniors where students are asked to explore their relationships with Self, Others and God. It is an optional retreat attended by 95% of the class Students have a choice of three times to go: end of October, January or March.

 What does Kairos mean?!?

Kairos is a Greek word for time which is distinct from chronological time (Chronos). We call it God’s time or the “opportune moment.” We try to provide an experience where ordinary time is left behind. Students are asked to leave their cell phones and watches at home to help them enter this “time out of time.” Kairos is a popular retreat model nationally for Catholic High Schools and Universities.

What is the format of the retreat?

Much of what happens on Kairos is a surprise, but our goal is to encourage students in their spiritual formation and how to become leaders in their own lives. Retreatants hear talks and participate in small group discussions. We include indoor and outdoor activities, so warm clothing is important. The retreat concludes with a mass.

Can I come late or leave early from the retreat?

Because of the continuous and seamless nature of this retreat, no student will be permitted to arrive late or leave early; no exceptions!

What do students need to bring on the Retreat?

You will receive a "To Bring List" when you register for the retreat, including emergency contact phone numbers for the time you are gone. We encourage you to bring any musical instrument that you play.

Packing List – Please put your name on all items!
• Sleeping bag and pillow
• Clothes for wet and rainy weather, including a jacket for outside activities
• Towel, soap and toiletries
• A second pair of shoes and change of clothes in case of rain
• Refillable water bottle
• Flashlight
• Optional: journal, camera, sports equipment, soccer, football, Frisbee, etc.
• Musical instrument, if you play one
• Money for possible fast food stop on way home ($5)
• Please do NOT bring cell phones or personal music players.

How long is the retreat and how much school will a student miss?

The retreat runs from Wednesday after school to Saturday evening. Students miss school on two days (Thursday and Friday) and are responsible for work missed during that time. We depart from and return to Seattle Prep. Faculty are given a retreat roster of which students will attend Kairos and do their best to work with the student to mitigate work load and impact. Communication is key from the student to faculty.

Which is the best time to go? Fall, Winter or Spring?

This depends very much on your athletic and activities schedule. Because of the seamless nature of the retreat, no one may arrive late or leave early from Kairos, so you need to choose a time when you have the fewest conflicts and can clear your calendar for the four days. Every Kairos has the same format but not necessarily the same venue. We currently alternate between Camp Brotherhood in Arlington and Camp Burton on Vashon Island.

How do I sign up for Kairos?

Registration will be conducted through an email to junior parents.  There will be an on line registration link.  Register for the retreat date you want.     Please note that students participating in choir and the musical cannot sign up for Winter Kairos as rehearsal times conflict.   Do not sign up for a Kairos retreat date where you are participating in Prep sports.

How much does it cost?

The retreat cost is $220. Financial scholarships are available.  Please do not let the cost get in the way of participating in this retreat.  You will be billed for the cost of the retreat through your Seattle Prep account after the retreat has occured.

Who leads this retreat?

Two Seattle Prep Community Ministers (Campus Ministers) serve as point people for the retreat and spend eight weeks training 7-8 senior leaders. Five additional faculty and staff attend each retreat. 

Who can I talk with if I have worries, concerns or questions about this or any other retreat experience?

You can call Community Ministry 206 577-2173 or email us.   Any Community Minister would be happy to talk with you about the retreat program and the overall 4 year retreat plan for the Spiritual Development of our students.

My Family is not Catholic. What does my son or daughter need to know before going?

The short answer is nothing. The retreat is structured in such a way to deepen their own faith life, all are welcome to participate at their own level of comfort. Please feel free to contact any member of the Community Ministry team to discuss this or similar concerns.

Is there any follow up that happens after the retreat?

Students are invited to continue their retreat experience by attending weekly mass at Prep. Students can check out of their liturgy/study hall and attend mass in the Healy Chapel on liturgy days. Students are also invited to two separate reunions. One is held during lunch a month or so after the retreat, the second is held in the evening at Prep.

 

 

 

 

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206-324-0400
206-323-6509 (fax)
2400 11th Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98102