KNOXVILLE – The Johnson University Freshmen Cornerstone classes are going to Eagle Rock Retreat Center in Tallassee on September 17-19 and 20-22.
Freshmen will be staying in a lodge with rooms divided between male and female, and will explore discipleship, relationship building, and prayer throughout their time at Eagle Rock.
“There’s opportunities to go canoeing, to go hiking, rock climbing, [and to use a] high ropes course,” Dr. Gary Stratton said. “Then there’s opportunities to do things like painting…wood burning, bead making. [Students can] either explore creation or explore creativity or a little bit of both.”
The students will not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including phones, watches, computers, etc.
“A-Gap really likes helping students figure out how to let their technology be their tool, not their master,” Stratton said.
A-Gap is the organization that is leading the retreat at Eagle Rock.
Stratton said that, if all goes well, there will be opportunities to come, like leadership retreats and spiritual formation retreats for any student at Johnson.