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!

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Jr./Sr. High Retreat

Matthew 22: 37-39 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” As Christians we are called to love. First and foremost, to love God, but also our neighbors. While we will never have the ability to give that perfect love God shows us, we should strive to radiate God’s love to all of those around us. Join us as we discover how we can best answer our call to love.
This retreat is open to both individuals and groups!
$104 | Jr./Sr. High
Fall Retreat: November 12-14, 2021
Spring Retreat (Theme TBA): March 11-13, 2022 – Online Registration is open for this retreat!

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 25-27, 2022 | Online Registration |  


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 18-20, 2022
Being Methodist: March 25-27, 2022
Online Registration!

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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 | $228  $193  $158
Counselor Training #1: February 11-13, 2022
Counselor Training #2: April 22-24, 2022

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.