High SCHOOL FLorida WEEK 1

High SCHOOL FLorida WEEK 1

High SCHOOL FLorida WEEK 1

Come join RYM on the Beautiful Beaches of Northwest Florida for the BEST week of your summer.

General Information

Registration Status: Full - Waitlist Only
Dates: July 1-5, 2024
Location: Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, FL
Theme: Grace Alone
Speaker: Rev. Brooks Harwood
Cost: $500 per person
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Main Speaker

Rev. Brooks Harwood

Brooks was born in Texas and grew up in Nashville, TN. During his first year at the University of Tennessee he met his now wife, Meredith. Brooks came to college as a new Christian seeking answers and Meredith came to college looking for a good community. They found both in RUF. In 2011 they graduated, got married and moved to Nashville for Brooks to work as an RUF Intern at Vanderbilt University. After, in 2014, they moved to St. Louis, MO for Brooks to get a pastoral degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, to lead as an inner city youth coordinator, and for Meredith to style hair. Finally, in 2018, they moved to Houston for Brooks to begin his work as the RUF pastor at the University of Houston. That same year they had their first child, Sophie, and in 2022, they had their second child June. Both are THE best. Meredith currently works with the children’s ministry of our church, Christ the King.

Meredith loves cupcakes, currently binge watches home makeover TV shows, is an avid reader, knows more about football than her husband, and has an artsy flair when it comes to design. Brooks, on the other hand, loves dorky theological books and superhero movies, is a huge weightlifting fanatic, drinks too much coffee, and loves enjoying good food and drinks with friends.

Activities & Recreation

The following activities will be available during activity times:
  • Swimming (multiple pools & open ocean)
  • Gaga Ball
  • Spike Ball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Ping Pong
  • Kan Jam
  • Sand Soccer
  • Card Games
  • Various Group-Building Games
  • Paddle Boarding/Kayaking*
*Activity requires additional payment, and is contingent upon weather.