2017 Retreat: April 27–29
 

The Youth Leaders' Retreat assists churches and pastors in the West by training and supporting biblical youth leaders to impact today’s generation for eternity.

 

Benefits to the Camper: lots and lots of ideas proven to be useful by other youth leaders; split-track sessions that allow youth leaders to choose which topics are most helpful to them; packs as much information in as short a time as possible; sessions are taught by youth workers and pastors who are currently working with youth; the Youth Leader’s Brain (four volumes)—notes and ideas from a decade of retreats, divided into several lobes which include Philosophy, Parents, Youth, Staff, Nitty Gritty, How To, Messages, Resources, Games, Activities, Skits, Stunts, Themes & Fundraising

 

Benefits to the Church: re-energized youth staff—many groups bring all of their adult volunteers so that their youth workers have their own activity; the drive home is a great time to debrief all the ideas and fine tune which ones will best help their group; philosophy-based teaching—this retreat is not only about what to do in youth work but also why it should be done; tracks for working with children through college and career singles.

 

Highlights: tri-tip barbecue on Friday night; give aways galore—everybody goes home with something; everyone shares what works for them

 
Final schedule will be available at registration upon arrival.
  Thursday  
  4:00 Registration opensplease do not arrive early
  6:00 Dinner
  7:00 Session
  8:00 Free Time
  11:00 Quiet in Cabin Area
     
  Friday  
  8:00 Breakfast
  9:00 Session
  10:00 Free Time
  10:15 Idea Share
  11:30 Split Session
  12:30 Lunch
  1:30 Session
  2:30 Idea Share
  3:30 Free Time
  4:00 Session
  6:00 Dinner
  7:00 Session
  8:30 Personal Reflection
  9:00 Free Time
  10:30 Quiet in Cabin Area
     
  Saturday  
  8:00 Breakfast
  9:00 Session
  10:00 Free Time
  10:30 Brainstorm
  11:30 Wrap Up
  12:30 Lunch
  2:00 Departure
 
 

Thanks for visiting!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

49191 Cherokee Road      Newberry Springs, CA  92365
E-mail: info@ironwood.org     Phone: 760.257.3503     Fax: 760.652.4808