This weekend Johnson University will host Spring Retreat.

The retreat begins at 3 p.m. Friday and runs through 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Spring Retreat gives high school students a chance to experience JUTN while they engage in activities that help them grow closer to God.

Olivia Ingmyre, a senior and resident adviser here at JUTN, said that Spring Retreat is like a mini Christ In Youth conference, except in the middle of the semester.

Johnson students are encouraged to house high school students in their dorm rooms . Ingmyre has hosted students before.

“Hosting is either a good or a bad experience, there isn’t much in between,” she said.

While Ingmyre did not have a bad experience hosting high school students, she has decided not to host this year.

The event is also shorter than most Christ In Youth conference. The students for Spring Retreat come Friday and stay until Sunday.

Ingmyre said that all of the students who come to Spring Retreat create a different atmosphere on campus.

“It’s nice to have a lot of people on campus, but it’s constant and there’s no rest from it,” Ingmyre said. “They take away our peaceful campus, but it’s good.”

Overall, Ingmyre said that she thinks the event is a good one to have, especially at this time of year.

She said that people are used to getting those spiritual highs in the summer, but the rest of the year is relatively flat.

“[Spring Retreat is a] good way for them to rejuvenate their spiritual life halfway through the school year,” she said.



Posted by Rebecca Book

Rebecca is a freshman at Johnson University and is pursuing a degree in Library Science in the long term. She enjoys reading and writing and can't wait for what the future will bring.

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