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Youth Retreat
December 3-5, 2021

Retreat Information

This year’s retreat will be at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center in Lynchburg and is for grades 6th-12th. Our theme is “Make it Matter;” and connects to Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork…” Bring your youth to this event to help them connect to meaningful ways to live out their faith every day. Our retreat will feature great speakers and  musicians, a hands on service opportunity, games and connection with youth and adult youth leaders across the Virginia Conference. Registration opens August 15. Register early for the Early Bird Rate through November 1 at $140 per person. 

Registration for Retreat

Only church groups are able to register for the retreat, not individuals. Your church’s group leader will register and pay using the link provided above. Once you have registered your group will receive a registration packet with details about the event and information to finalize your registration. The registration packet includes all forms required to attend the retreat. Forms are due by November 29 to attend the retreat.

CCYM

We are rebuilding our Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) in the Virginia Conference. At the retreat this year we will elect one youth from each district. All elected CCYM members and district coordinators will attend our first event, Feb. 4-6 at Westview on the James as we begin planning for 2022. This event will be led by Chris Wilterdink, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. This is an exciting opportunity for leadership development for the youth of our conference!

COVID-19 Protocol 

In order to maintain as safe an environment as possible for the conference youth retreat all participants will wear masks during group events. All participants at the event must either be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test in the week leading up to the event. During registration all group leaders will be asked to affirm that they will follow this protocol.

Learn More

Questions or want to learn more about our upcoming retreat? Join us on September 15, Noon – Youth Ministry Leader Zoom and Lunch
Learn about our upcoming retreat, theme, and how to register. We’ll also share plans for rebuilding our CCYM! Join us every second Wednesday of the month by registering below.

More Info – email learning@vaumc.org