These retreats are for youth ages 12-18 who just can’t wait to come back to camp! They will also give them the opportunity to grow in their faith, build community, and strengthen bonds within the group.
Due to an overwhelming number of registrations for the Jr./Sr. High Retreats and an ever-growing waiting list, we are offering the same curriculum twice a year.
**The Conference Youth Council will lead a retreat in the fall and spring, using the same programming. Choose the dates that work best for you. **Lakeshore will lead a reteat called Love and Justice: Hunger twice this year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
Don’t miss out on these faith formation opportunities. Sign up for one of each!
Conference Jr./Sr. High Retreats
Love and Justice – Hunger
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Goodbye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well” – but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. (James 2:14-17) We are vowing to not sit still, so join us as we take that first leap into taking action.
One way we will be taking action is through a food drive. We are asking that groups gather up all the individually wrapped and prepackaged non-perishable items and bring them with you to the ‘Shore. So please encourage members of your church, community, family, and anyone else to help fight hunger.
$99 | Jr./Sr. High Youth
At some point in each United Methodist youth’s life, the decision to claim the name of Christ for oneself and deciding whether to live a faithful, committed life becomes important to each of them. Lakeshore’s confirmation retreats are designed to help with this very important task.
5th – 8th Grade Youth | $104
Being Christian: DATES TBA
Being Methodist: DATES TBA
We know that young campers look up to their counselors and aspire to be just like them. At Lakeshore’s Counselor Training Camp, we take a weekend to guide our counselors-to-be towards the type of leaders that parents and children want them to be.
15-18-year-old future counselors
February 5-7, 2021
April 9-11, 2021
Each church is asked to provide adult counselors to stay in the cabin with their group, as well as participate with their youth during sessions and free time. In order to follow Safe Sanctuary guidelines, we recommend two adults of the same gender of the youth they are bringing. However, at a minimum, each group needs to bring one counselor per six youth of the same gender. Counselors must be at least 4 years older than the oldest youth they will be supervising.
This does NOT include Counselor Training! You do not need or have to send adults with your kids from your church if they are coming to the Counselor Training Retreat.