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Here at Veritas we take seriously the mental, spiritual, physical, emotional and character development of our students. Last year we embarked on a new tradition to jumpstart the school year outside of the normal classroom with a school-wide retreat called Lion Camp. 

Lion Camp returns on September 7th and 8th as our students head to Spruce Lake for an overnight stay filled with games, activities, teaching and more. 

The final agenda is still firming up, but the following gives you the flavor of the event. In order for your student to attend they must fill out this activity waiver


To develop school spirit among our Students, Faculty and Admin Team      
To orient our students to the Shalom Community* we strive for at Veritas      
To give opportunity for God to work deeply in our lives, conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ. (Rom. 8:29)


September 7-8 (one overnight). We leave Veritas after Lunch on Thursday, September 7, and return to Veritas by 3. pm on Friday, September 8.


Spruce Lake Retreat Center, PA


 Some chaperones may be asked to drive vehicles to assist with transport needs. 

What to bring?

Our 24 hours will be packed! We will focus on team-building, physical challenges, hiking and other outdoor pursuits, as well as games designed to just have fun. In the evening we will have a Team Time, which will include student-led worship, a devotional and a focused time of prayer. There will also be a couple of general sessions featuring a guest speaker.

Plan to pack a lunch or order a lunch for your student on Thursday, 9/7. We will eat lunch at school before we leave. We will be participating in outdoor activities, so please pack appropriate clothing.

Packing List:

  • Comfortable, modest pants (jeans are allowed but not recommended) are encouraged for outdoor activities. You may wear shorts, but please pack pants as well.
  • Sneakers or other closed toe, closed heel, tie shoes are required for the climbing wall and other outdoor activities.
  • It may get cool at night, so pack a sweatshirt.
  • Spruce Lake is providing linens & towels.
  • Bible and a journal/notebook.
  • We will have time to visit their game room on Thursday night. Please bring quarters to play the games. This is optional.

How much?

As a service to our families, there is no fee to attend Lion Camp. We are trusting that the Lord will provide for the need, above and beyond what we could ask or imagine! (Eph. 3:20)

Those who would like to donate and help offset costs for this new endeavor are welcome to contact our office or by going to to donate online. The per-student cost would ordinarily be $125-$150.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of helping out in this way!