Metro C&MA Youth Retreat
Jr. & Sr. High Retreat
Fri-Sun // April 12-14, 2019
Pillow / Blankets / sleeping bag
Soap, shampoo, towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant (please), shower shoes, etc.
Clothes - warm clothes / gym clothes / PJs
Money - for Saturday offering / snack shop / vending machines
Bible / journal
Going to Retreat
Transportation // 2-3 hr bus ride to campsite
No dinner will be provided by the campsite on Friday evening. Please bring dinner to eat on the bus
Snacks - for the 2-3 hr bus ride. Counselors will bring snacks and cup noodles
Since we’ll be attending an evening service upon arriving at the retreat site, we advise the youth (especially those with long hair) to shower before leaving for retreat
Returning from Retreat
Bus will be leaving Lake Champ on Sunday at 1:00 PM
If you’d like to pick up your child from the campsite, please arrive before 1:00 PM
Bus will arrive at NYCAC around 3:30 - 4:30 PM, depending on traffic
Cell Phone Policy
Up to parent’s discretion whether or not their youth brings their cellphone to retreat
Cellphones will be collected during Worship Service and Small Group times to help students better focus and connect
Counselors will have parent’s emergency contact numbers and parents can communicate with youth by contacting counselors
What to expect
Our district retreats at Lake Champion are full of not only tons of excitement, fun, and games, but are also filled with many moments to encounter Jesus.
There is a Chapel session Friday night, 2 sessions on Saturday, and 1 session on Sunday morning. There are also 2 small group times after the sessions on Saturday meant for you and your students to dive deeper into what the speaker has shared, as well as be a safe place for your students to talk about whatever it is they may be facing in their lives in a smaller, more familiar and personal group.
Saturday afternoon is left open for lots of free time for you and your students to play basketball, frisbee, soccer, dodgeball, sand volleyball, climb the rockwall, hang out in the game room, eat at the snack bar, ride the giant swing, test your balance skills at the high ropes course, and maybe even take a ride on the zipline into the lake (weather permitting, of course). Free time is meant to give your students a break, as well as for you to build relationships with your students through having some fun!
Registration Forms & Fee Due Sunday, 3/17/19
1. Sign-up for Youth Retreat
2. Print & Sign Liability Release Forms
Both forms MUST be completed by each attendee and brought to retreat!
3. Youth Registration
If you’re youth is not already registered with 3Stone YM, please register here: