Northwest Young Adults Enjoy Winter Retreat

April 15, 2018 | Adam Nakamura

The Oregon Young Adults and former Big Lake Youth Camp (BLYC) staff members gathered in January for a time of fellowship and fun at the central Oregon camp.

Arriving on a chilly Friday evening, the young adults were welcomed with a fresh snowfall and some amazing food. Benjamin Lindquist, Oregon Conference young adults director, led the young adults in a journey of praising God and provided them with a fresh perspective on Jesus.

The young adults worshipped together on Sabbath and then had the opportunity to spend some quality time in nature. Some of them participated in cross-country skiing, while others went on a snowshoeing hike to Patjens Lake. The rest spent time carving out a sledding track and reliving some childhood memories in the snow.

After an exciting Sabbath day, the young adults regrouped in the Big Lake Lodge for some warm food and singing Big Lake Camp songs together. They ended the night with some traditional four-way volleyball and plenty of laughter.

“The weekend at Big Lake was such a good time to be able to get away from the stress of  life and reconnect with friends and God," says Haley Rasco, a senior nursing major.