Chrysalis (Ages 15-18)

Chrysalis (Ages 15-18)

What is Chrysalis?

Chrysalis is the growth stage between the caterpillar and the butterfly.  While on the surface it may look like nothing is happening, the delicate process changes a caterpillar into a butterfly with wings and beautiful colors.  This symbolizes that through dying to self, Christ can transform us into new beings.  Jesus Christ can transform us into something beautiful.  We must open ourselves to Jesus for this transformation to occur.

Chrysalis is the name chosen for this three-day experience because it symbolizes faith growth in the lives of high school and college aged young adults – the spiritual growth that is necessary between adolescence and adulthood.  It is a crucial time of maturing faith for discipleship.

Chrysalis has its roots deeply planted in its parent movement, the Walk to Emmaus.  Chrysalis is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the faith, to experience Christian love and support, and a chance to make new commitments in their faith journey.  The content of the three days focuses on God’s grace, how one experiences Christ as friend in the body of Christ, and how one is called into discipleship, giving love to a needful world.

Chrysalis send-offs begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning of the weekend.  Sponsors are encouraged to bring their caterpillars to the camp between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM to check-in at the Delaware Lodge, receive a bed tag and a name tag, and select a bunk. Please bring bagged salty snacks, bagged candy, or a couple of two-liter bottles of pop for the teens to share through the weekend.