Does your teen need to Breakaway?  The answer, if you were wondering, is 100% absolutely they do.

Parents of teens, I’m talking to you.  And for the record, I get it because I AM you.  I have teens (well, one official teen and one pretty close) and let’s be honest, it is NOT an easy stage of life… for them, or for you.  And let’s be honest, sometimes we all need a break.  And the good news, is that I can help with that.

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On February 1st-3rd, the Eastport Bible Church Youth Group will be taking it’s annual Breakaway Retreat and your 7th-12th grader is invited.  We WANT them to come with us and we will love them and support them and teach them good things and keep them entertained ALL weekend long.

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Everyone’s teen needs a break.  And that is what Breakaway is all about.  It’s a break from home, a break from school and a break from… technology.  YES, technology.  We do what we can to strongly encourage our students to put the phones down.  To get out and engage with the world and even the great outdoors.

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It might be a foreign concept to your son or daughter, but it won’t take them long to catch on.  And spoiler alert, they will survive the weekend without their phone.  And not only survive, they will thrive.

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Every year, I think this concept of breaking away is getting more and more important.  Our teens have a lot on their plates and a lot of pressures all around them.

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But Breakaway is also a time for them to reconnect.  To take time for themselves, or with friends while being encouraged by our incredible team of leaders.  We’ll have some sessions for them to learn good things as well as some time for worship and reflection.

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Also, there’s a talent show.  And you can or can not have talent for it and it won’t even matter.  Because it will just be fun.

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There is never a better time to invest in your teen than now.  They need more than ever to know they are loved and created to do great things and that is what we will teach them through our weekend retreat.

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They will come home changed, but in the best possible way.

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So what do you need to do to sign them up for this incredible weekend?  Not much.  You can actually just click on this link and check out our Breakaway page as well as get your permission slip.  If you have any questions at all, you can feel free to reach out to me or Jeremy anytime as well.  If money is an issue, don’t let that stop your teen from joining us (we have scholarships that are available).

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You might need a break and your teen might need one as well.  And our Breakaway retreat is the best possible place for that to all happen.  We hope to see you there!

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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