Retreat Rules, Terms, and Conditions

Dearest In Christ,

Thank you for registering for the Antiochian Christian Orthodox Youth weekend retreat at the Antiochian Village in Goulburn.

We look forward to having a fantastic few days together in the name of Christ. Below is some important information below that will help you make the most of your time at the retreat.

General Terms and Conditions

All behaviour is expected to be in-line with Christ’s teachings and this will form the foundation of all rules including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Attendees must be aged 15-18 (with those aged 18 still in High School), on the date of the retreat
  • Attendees are expected to fully participate according to the calendar
  • The organisers (i.e. ACOY) and its representatives, reserve the right to:
    • Change the timetable
    • Change themes/topics
    • Disapprove a registration
    • Ask attendees to leave the retreat site
  • Antiochian Village is a monastery and conference centre in a residential area. This means:
    • Vehicles, attendees, activities must be kept to a reasonable sound limit
    • Lights-out times must be respected
  • Attendees are expected to abide by the Do’s and Don’ts while staying at the Antiochian Village

Drop off and Pick up

Drop-off

  • Transportation via bus has been organised for attendees. No car-pooling to the Village is accepted in the interest of your safety.
  • Buses will be departing from St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, 11 Henry Street Punchbowl.
  • Please arrive by 3pm on Friday, July 12th, 2024 for a 3.30pm sharp departure
  • Parent/ guardians must be present with the attendee until they have been checked in by an ACOY representative.

Pick-up

  • Parents/guardians will be able to pick up attendees from St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, 11 Henry Street Punchbowl, Sunday, July 14th, 2024 at 3.30 pm (pending traffic conditions – students will be asked to message their parents once we are 30mins away from St Nicholas)
  • ACOY representatives will be present with attendees until they have been picked up by a parent or guardian.
  • ACOY representatives will advise parents and guardians of any schedule changes.

The Location

Antiochian Village Goulburn
13 Kenmore St, Goulburn NSW 2580

Packing for the Retreat

Food and Drink

  • If you have any dietary requirements that have not been specified upon registration, please contact an organiser ASAP

Useful Contacts

To ensure that the students will get the most spiritually out of the retreat, mobile phones will be safely kept with organisers for the duration of the weekend. The following ACOY representative can be contacted to check in on your children or if you have any questions.

  • Georgina Fajloun (Main Organiser) – 0432 799 870

Weekend Timetable (Subject to change)

We look forward to seeing you there.

In Christ,
ACOY Retreat Committee