Focus is an overnight (2 nights and 1 1/2 days) church retreat. This was my first year going to Focus and this year 300+ teens went to Focus, and believe me when I say it was crazy.
One of the first things we did on the first day I got there was go to a rally. Each rally took place in the gym at the church which somehow had enough room to fit every one. I guess I could compare it to a school pep rally, except Focus rallies are way crazier and are 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. There was a live band which played really loud but awesome christian music and a speaker that spoke at each rally. One time on Valentines Day (Saturday) we played Valentines Matchmaker, which was very funny because the girl ended up choosing the guy that thought that going to McDonald’s was a romantic date.
After rally #3 there was a fun event, which in this case was a “Insta Hunt” or Instagram hunt. You play the game by driving around Austin taking pictures of you and your group at specified landmarks (example: Honey Ham) or doing random things (example: jumping into a body of water). You then post the pictures to Instagram and your points for that picture get totaled up by somebody at the church. I think that my group and I took about 25 pictures and got a total of around 200+ points (not sure of the exact number). Anyway, the winner of the event got 700+ points. I’m not sure how they got that many pictures and points because we only had 2 hours to take and post the pictures, not to mention there was traffic and we where running to and from the car as fast as we could.
All in all, it was really fun and totally worth it! Can’t wait till next year!