Our annual Fall Retreat has grown into something really special, and with many of our teens fresh off an incredible time at NYC 2023 where they were challenged in multiple ways, we believe this year’s retreat is going to be a great follow up! As such, we’re excited to welcome Michaele Lavigne, our featured speaker. Michaele is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and specializes in spiritual formation–this year’s focus–and we have no doubt this event will be a valuable time for your teens!
Fall Retreat is open to any student currently in 6th thru 12th grade. We’re going to work toward a deeper relationship with Christ by discovering different methods of spiritual formation. Naturally, that comes alongside periods of worship, fun and games, a dance party tradition, and more! (Not to mention Cross Oak’s infamous milkshakes!)
The cost to participate is $145 (for teens), $115 (for adults), but if you register by October 1, you’ll save $25 per person! (Consequently, those who register between October 9-15 will pay an additional $15.)
Fees include entrance to all sessions and activities, breakfast Saturday through Breakfast Sunday (you’ll need to provide dinner prior to your arrival Friday night), late night snacks, and a t-shirt!
We require a minimum of 1 adult per 6 students and one adult per gender. So if you have 5 girls and 1 boy, you’ll need both a male and a female chaperone. (Note: “Adult” is defined as being over 20 years of age.) **If you are a small church with a few teens and do not have an adult to send, please contact Josh Huff. We’d like to help make it work for you!
HOW TO REGISTER: All registration is done through the nwonyievents.org. However, please note that each church has its own registration link! When you visit the registration site, every church will be listed. Select your church and use that link in your local church communications. Your church will then have access to their own registration system. We’re also happy to report that online registration now includes a medical release form for each participant, as these are required for every teen participating in retreat.
CANCELLATIONS: Because certain aspects of retreat must be paid in advance, we are unable to issue full refunds. Cancellations up to two weeks prior will be issued a refund minus $40. Cancellations less than two weeks prior will not be refunded at all.
WHAT TO BRING: Students should bring a Bible, a writing utensil, clothes, extra cash for the Snack Bar, a laundry bag, toiletries, bed linens and towels. Plan for every kind of weather–you never know what to expect in November! Also, some sleeping areas are separate from shower facilities–plan accordingly!
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Normal contraband (weaponry, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, etc.), student vehicles (students driving to the event will be sent home), and electronics (items that aren’t absolutely necessary!) **We reserve the right to confiscate items deemed inappropriate until the end of the event, and appreciate your understanding.