AUGUST 31 - September 3

BCOC is headed south for the 36th annual beach retreat over Labor Day Weekend! Join your chosen family for food and fellowship in sunny Panama City Beach, Florida at the Laguna Beach Christian Retreat. Meals are included and the schedule is purposefully light so that you can get plenty of rest and still spend lots of quality time together.

The theme of “Earth as Sacrament” will weave through the weekend as we ditch throw away cups for reusable ones, create art with old t-shirts, and learn how we can honor God by taking care of our Earth. Kristen Evans will facilitate our adult study time, and you can look forward to a marketplace event on the second day with multiple learning opportunities from Lynn Smith, Rynnie Morehead, Valerie Burton, Sim Butler, Taylor Bell, and Marsha Henderson. It’s going to be different, and it’s going to be great! Kids get to attend sessions at the same time, and will also create art and have fun playing with our adult volunteers.

The packing list includes an old colorful t-shirt to donate, a re-usable cup (if you didn’t order one) and a water bottle for each member attending. 

Please email me at with any questions or concerns. 

See you at the beach!

– Rachel Butler



  • Washcloths
  • Bath mat
  • Pool noodle
  • Black garbage bags to cover windows to keep out light
  • Jacket/sweatshirt
  • Personal snacks & drinks.
  • Bible
  • Sheets
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Beach gear
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Old colorful t-shirt
  • Re-usable cup

Laguna Christian Retreat Center

20016 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

(850) 234-2502