Grades 6-12

Nov. 2–4, 2018

La Foret: Unplugged

Camp Cost: $150

Check-In: 11/02/2018 7:00pm
Check-Out: 11/04/2018 10:00am
Meadow Shot of Two Counselors
Kids Drawing at a Table
Dance in Pondo 5
Finger Painting

Over the weekend of Nov 2-4, campers from across the Rocky Mountain Conference will converge in the Black Forest, creating a radically loving, sacred, and joyful community. ALL youth (grades 6-12) are invited!

This year's theme is "La Foret: Unplugged," and the retreat will be led by youth-ministry vets Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt (Lakewood UCC) and Rev. Mandy Hall (Plymouth UCC in Ft. Collins).

During our time together, we'll be spending as much time outdoors as possible—enjoying hikes, campfires, free time, labyrinth, you name it—so please bring several layers and good outdoor shoes with you to camp!

Fall Youth Retreat is all about embodiment. We will try spiritual practices and find one that best speaks to each individual. We’ll deepen trust—in ourselves, God, and others—and get in touch with our unique purposes for this life. Together, we’ll find the kaleidoscope of things that reflect hope in the world. Make faith yours; feel it in your bones.

Through large and small group activities, we invite and inspire campers to dig deep to discern what they believe and why they believe it. By the end of the weekend, youth will have assembled a special box full of La Foret magic and reminders of God’s ceaseless presence in their lives.

Our vetted, trained, and committed staff have planned a special retreat that seeks to anchor youth in faith in the midst of our crazy world. They’ll facilitate powerful experiences, lead games, arts & crafts, music, worship, a dance, time in nature, and so much more.

Event Leadership


Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Mollie lives in CO after serving as Director of Outdoor Ministries for the New Hampshire Conference. In her time in the RMC, she has already become a huge youth leader at La Foret!


Rev. Mandy Hall

Mandy serves as the Director of Christian Formation at Plymouth UCC in Ft. Collins, where her passion is helping young people grow their faith in creative and meaningful ways. She lives in Mead with her husband Chris and Golden Retriever, Oberon.