This year was a particularly emotional retreat, with a few of our close friends leaving to go to university, as well as the various spiritual and heart warming exercises we participated in. One of the exercises we did was going around in a circle hugging each other, yes it was a little awkward at first, but it is things like this that our hi-c needs. On our last night we had a time to pray in small groups or to just pray for one another, it was a time filled with tears for many of the hi-c and one of the deepest moments the hi-c as a whole has ever had together. A few of our members who are more reserved even came out of their comfort zone and shine during the skits and dances. Spending time with all the hi-c at this year’s retreat and all the new things we did this year really brought us closer and more comfortable with each other.