Grades 6-12

Nov. 4-6, 2016

Retreat Theme: "re:Claim the Name"

Camp Cost: $150

Check-In: 11/04/2016 7:00pm
Check-Out: 11/06/2016 10:00am
Meadow Shot of Two Counselors
Kids Drawing at a Table
Dance in Pondo 5
Finger Painting

From Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6, campers in grades 6-12 will explore faith, love, global/local issues, and so much more at La Foret Retreat Center in the Heart of Black Forest.

This fall's theme is re:Claim the Name. During the retreat, we will be naming, discussing, unpacking, and playing with words and phrases that are thrown about in Christianity. We will be encouraging the youth to define and develop personal understandings of these theological words and themes for themselves.

At our Fall Retreats, we invite church youth groups to come together in order to help the local congregations solidify youth friendships at the start of the program year. As much as possible, we place youth groups in cabins together and program the weekend to allow for youth-group bonding and conversation time as well as large-group gatherings, free time, and evening events in which campers catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

If your church has a small youth group or no youth group, no worries! Send youth anyway: We have an impressive team of trained volunteer youth leaders in our conference who will be staffing cabins, leading large-group gatherings, and creating cabin communities with youth. As a result, we welcome (but do not require) churches to send an adult if they send campers. We hope you will put this in your church calendars, newsletters, and e-blasts, and encourage your youth / youth groups / youth pastors to sign up!

While this is an RMCUCC event, youth do not have to be a member of a UCC church to attend: Any and all youth grades 6-12 are welcome.

We can't wait to see you there!

Event Leadership

Chris Gilmore

Rev. Chris Gilmore -- Chaplain

Rev. Chris Gilmore is the Lead Pastor at Sixth Avenue UCC in Denver, and has been planning and leading youth ministry for more than 20 years. He is thrilled to be chaplain this fall!

Curtis Reid (High School Director) and Shauntay Larson (Middle School Director)

Curtis and Shauntay are both La Foret veterans who grew up attending La Foret retreats, and are now proud to serve the camp as experienced youth leaders.