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.

Don’t miss out on these faith formation opportunities. Sign up for one of each!

Check out our COVID Guidelines for Retreats

Conference Jr./Sr. High Retreats

The Conference Youth Council will be planning these retreats with the help of leaders Amanda Crice and Amanda Westmoreland. We are excited about these youth-led faith formation weekends.
$104 | Jr./Sr. High Youth
Fall Retreat: Cancelled
Spring Retreat: This will be a virtual event held by the CYC.

30 Hour Famine

This retreat will give youth an opportunity to grow in their awareness of the hunger and poverty that one billion children experience in God’s world. The 30-hour famine includes fasting from food for 30 hours, participating in thought-provoking sessions that remind us that God calls us to share our resources and pray for all God’s children. 

All participants should begin fasting at 1:00 p.m. Friday of the retreat. Juice and water will be provided at regular intervals during the fast. Everyone is required to drink plenty of liquids.

$99 | Jr./Sr. High Youth
February 26-28, 2021 | Brochure & Registration Form


Confirmation Retreat

confirmation retreat crossAt 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: February 19-21, 2021
Being Methodist: March 12-14, 2021

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Counselor Training

Jillian CrenshawWe 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 | $225  $190  $155
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.