Do you struggle to live your faith at school? Is it hard to talk about Jesus to your friends? Is it easy to put on your "secular filter?" Do you want to know how to live without filters? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us at Crestfield for a weekend of faith, fun, and fellowship. We will discuss practical, biblical ways to address these questions, and a few others. Can't wait to see you!
Retreat Speaker: Randy Texter
Randy Texter has been in youth ministry for the last 14 years. He loves hammocks, kayaks, and challenging youth to reach their full potential as ambassadors for God’s Kingdom. He is currently serving a growing youth ministry in West Freedom, PA, where he lives with his wife and 2 mischievous, but cute, children. Any chance he can, he retreats outside to paddle, camp, and hike.
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Middle School Groups: November 17-19, 2017
Middle/High School Groups: December 1-3, 2017
Groups arrive between 6:30-7pm Friday.
Departure will be late Sunday morning after breakfast.
Sunday morning worship will be held.
Cost: $105 per person
*cost includes fees for speaker, music leader, housing, food, and programming
2. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Lodging is assigned on a deposit received basis.
Chaperones and Adult Leaders:
Unlike our summer program, our retreats run Conference Style. This means that rather than registering as individuals (as you would for our summer camp), participants register as a church or group. Each church is responsible for providing their own chaperones. We ask that you have at least one adult advisor per eight youth of the same gender.
Crestfield has worked intentionally to provide a fun, safe, grow in your faith retreat. Part of the success of the retreat entails your assistance (and the leaders for your group) in having a presence with your youth and their participation in the retreat. Your most important role is to spend time getting to know your youth and where they are in their faith journey.
Registration & Liability Waivers:
As the group leader, you are responsible for collecting all money, registrations and liability waivers prior to the retreat. *NEW FOR 2017-2018* Each member of your group must have a signed and completed copy of the liability waiver found here. This is the only paperwork Crestfield requires upon arrival. Individual registration, health information, and emergency contacts are the responsibility of the group leader. Please have these forms completed and bring them with you to provide to us at registration.
No payment is necessary at the time of check-in. Crestfield will send you an invoice after the retreat. Once checked in, we will direct you to your lodging so you can get setteld in and then join the rest of the retreat at the designated time.
Lodging is assinged on a first-come, first-served basis. Crestfield reserves the right to move your group to best accommodate all groups attending the retreat.
There MAY be a nurse for consultation but the expectation is that each group handles medications and first aid needs internally and independently within the group. Therefore, please make sure you know all of your group's dietary and medical needs.
Meals will be served in the Dining Hall. Breakfast will typically be held at 8:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and dinner at 5:30 pm. We will also provide an evening snack when applicable.
We have a camp store with various items (shirts, hats, sweatshirts, etc.) that will be open at the conclusion of the weekend. Let your youth know to bring additional money in case they want to purchase something.