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Bethel to Host "The Weekend" for Middle and High Schoolers Oct. 28-30

10/17/2011
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Students grades 7-12 can experience Bethel University in one dynamic weekend Oct. 28-30 at an event entitled “The Weekend.”
     Formerly known as Bethel Christian Youth Festival (BCYF), “The Weekend” is an event where middle and high school students take part in all kinds of events including ones that nurture them spiritually.
     “We want those who attend The Weekend to be nurtured spiritually and at the same time we want them to see all the fun things that go on in a Christian school environment like Bethel,” said Tina Hodges, Dean of Enrollment for Bethel’s College of Liberal Arts. “This would be an especially worthwhile trip for church youth groups in the area.”
     “The Weekend” begins on Friday, Oct. 28 with registration for breakout sessions followed by pizza at Jack’s Place. A Bethel University Academic Theatre production of Frankenstein held over especially for guests taking part in “The Weekend” will follow.
     “Then there will be vespers and a game,” Hodges said “Saturday morning, there will be breakout sessions where participants can discuss the sciences, religion, nursing and criminology. After lunch, there will be some recreation followed by a tailgate party and the Wildcat football game.”
     Hodges said there would also be fellowship at Holland Farm (adjacent to the Bethel campus) that will include ghost stories and s’mores. Vespers will complete Saturday evening, and “The Weekend” will conclude after a Sunday morning worship service.
     “We have some pretty good door prizes to be given away throughout the weekend,” Hodges said. “We have an ipod, nanos, flatscreen TV, a dorm survival kit, a dorm fridge and coupons for Chick-fil-A, Sonic and McDonald’s.”
     Cost to participate is $60/youth or $55/youth for groups of 10 or more. This includes accommodations, meals, and a T-shirt. Youth directors can register their groups by going to www.bethelu.edu/weekend. Participants should bring a sleeping bag. For more information about “The Weekend” e-mail admissions@bethelu.edu or call 731-352-6289.