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