Breaking Boundaries Building Bonds


Junior Maddie Brimberry and sophomore Lexi Carlson display the after effects of the annual shaving cream war during the young life polar bear weekend in Lake Geneva. Photo credit Maddie Brimberry

Sophia Woods, Sports Editor

Plainfield Younglife took on the iconic kickoff- to- winter trip, Polar Bear weekend at Lake Geneva for the 7th year in a row on Nov. 6-8.

The kids were lucky enough to have a fun- filled weekend while also getting a chance to be further educated on God. Between fun games on the bus and group bonding in their cabins, the weekend was a success! 

Unfortunately, the students did not get a chance to jump into the freezy- cold lake this year, but that didn’t stop everyone from making memories on the trip. The iconic shaving cream fight still went on. 

In addition to the messy events, the attendees got cleaned up and headed to club talk every night. They got to learn valuable lessons from poet and speaker Lamar Simms. “We all were able to see a little bit of ourselves in Lamar.” Sophomore Danny Dimartino says. “The power of his words were able to truly move us.”

Sophomore Lexi Carlson got to experience camp for the first time after getting into Younglife because of her friend Junior Maddie Brimberry. “Going to Polar bear was one of the best experiences of my life.” Carlson said. “I am so glad I went and got to strengthen my relationship with God and connect with new people.”