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Anchor Weekend Starts in








You Need an Anchor.

The past year has been crazy for you with everything related to COVID, and as a Youth group, we haven’t done any large events where we can take some time and anchor ourselves to God in awhile.

The Bible says in Hebrews 6:19 that “This hope (God) is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” We’re going to be spending some time away on the beautiful island of Grand Manan to recharge our relationships with God and each other!

This spiritual retreat was made possible by a generous donation by the Graham family in memory of Paul Graham who wanted to invest in the next generation! Thank you for your donation!

Basic Information

In order to catch the ferry, we will be picking students up at 2:30pm from the Middle and High School. We will arrive back to the Ridge around 10:45pm on Saturday evening. If your student lives in Nackawic or the surrounding, we can drop Nackawic students off at Robins for pick-up on our way through.

This event is for Students going into Grade 8 or older.

Deadline to register and pay is September 19 because we have to register for the ferry and need numbers for food/accomodations.

We are also looking for vehicles that seat more people to take down as they charge the same amount for a car as they do a van or 6-7 seater SUV. If you’re able to lend your vehicle, let me know! (two vans = three cars, saving almost $40)


The cost of the event is 20$ which covers transportation to and from the event and meals on Saturday. The low price is due to the generosity of the Graham Family’s donation.

Additional money will be needed for supper on Friday night when we eat on the Ferry. Menu will be posted on this page soon. Additional spending money for souveniers or treats they’d like (Grand Manan is a tourist destination after all!).

Registration payment can be done by cash, debit, or e-transfer.

If using e-transfer, in the memo put “Youth – Anchor Weekend – Student name” and send to giving@theridgechurch.ca.

If debit, give receipt to Ryan.

If money is an issue, please speak to Ryan and we will figure something out.


Packing List

  • Physical Paper Bible
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Toiletries (Toothpaste/Toothbrush/deoderant)
  • Sleeping Bag & Pillow (Sleeping at the church, likely on the floor)
  • Clothing
  • Bathing Suit (If you want to brave the North Atlantic in late September)
  • Good shoes (for hiking/trails)
  • Water Bottle
  • A good attiude
  • If you get sea sick, some anti-nausea medication


Friday Schedule (Tentative)

2:30pm – Pick up from School

4:45pm – Arrive at Black’s Harbour Ferry Terminal

5:30pm – Supper on the Ferry (Bring Money)

7:00pm – Arrive on Grand Manan

7:15pm – Beach Walking/Sunset Watching

8:00pm – Bonfire & Session 1

10:00pm – Arrive to Lighthouse Church to Sleep (1038 Route 776 Grand Manan, NB)

11:00pm – Lights Out

Saturday Schedule (Tentative)

7:30am – Wake-up

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – Session 2

10:00am – Discussion

11:00am – Free Time/Fun Stuff

12:00pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Time Alone with God @ Anchorage Provincial Park (136 Anchorage Rd, Grand Manan, NB)

3:30pm – Regroup/Discussion

4:30pm – Fun Stuff

5:30pm – Supper

7:15pm – Board Ferry

10:30pm – Arrive Nackawic

10:45pm – Arrive Maple Ridge



Ferry Food Menu

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Registration is now closed.