The seniors at Kingwood enjoy a senior retreat at the beginning of the school year. We go to Springville Camp and Conference Center on a Saturday and return Sunday evening. The retreat allows the students to get to know each other better, unify, and determine what legacy they want to leave their last year at KCS.
A special speaker joins us, usually a youth pastor and his wife, to share as well as challenge the seniors as they face their last year of school and the future. There is a large group meeting which includes worship and then we break into smaller guy/girl groups for a more intimate time of sharing.
During the day they enjoy lake activities such as: the Blob, the Wet Willie Slide, a water trampoline, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and much more. There is also ping pong, foosball, pool, air hockey, and video games in the rec center. One of the highlights of the weekend is the zipline that goes across the lake.
There is a pizza night, and lots of snacks, drinks, and laughter. On the way back to the school, we stop and enjoy a meal together at Red Robin. The senior retreat is a treasured tradition each class looks forward to each year.
Community Service Projects
Students attending KCS are required to participate in a specified number of community service hours per year in order to graduate. Those hours can be gained through community work, helping at school or working with their church. Many times, students exceed the number of required hours because of their desire to make a difference in the lives of others.