YOUNG ADULT RETREAT //
SPRING

May (18) 19-21, 2023

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Pay in full by February 28th and save $20!

Play. Connect. Grow.

Calling all young adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five! Are you looking for an epic, fun-filled weekend? This is for you. Looking for a chance to grow current relationships or start new ones? This is for you. Looking for a chance to get away, relax, and be still? This is for you.  Whether you are married or single, solo or with a group, college-aged or business professional, we’d love to have you come to Camp Lebanon and join us at the Young Adult Retreat (YAR)!  

Planned By Young Adults

Step out of the busyness of life and take a weekend away to connect with old friends (or make new ones!), have fun, and grow in your faith… all in a beautiful setting.  YAR is planned by a team of young adults just like you, who build the weekend from scratch every year.  Choose from a ton of “Optional Options” all weekend – big games, theme nights, epic events, and seminars.  Plus, join us for inspiring worship and intentional bible study in daily chapels!

Planned by young adults FOR young adults

Retreat Highlights

Camp is filled with plenty of activities that you can enjoy anytime!  There are active options like ultimate frisbee, ziplining, wiffleball, laser tag, boating, and tournaments.  There are also chill options like Dutch Blitz tournaments, cards, reading, walking trails, and hammocking.  Throughout the weekend we’ll have scheduled Optional Options where you can come join in on an organized activity.

Craft Option: Bleach Tie-Dye

So excited to introduce a brand new tie-dye technique to Camp Lebanon at YAR // Spring!  Bleach tie-dye is a fun way to add some color and design to an item of clothing.  

This craft costs $7 for a t-shirt; $2 if you bring your own clothing item!

If you are bringing your own clothing item, we recommend dark clothing (black, navy, maroon, etc.) made out of cotton.  It can be hard to predict what color the bleached areas will turn out to be, so testing the inside of a sleeve cuff, or around the waist, or somewhere else you don’t mind having a little bleach is always a good idea! 

Remember to wear some clothes you do not mind potentially getting bleach on while doing this craft!  Let’s get crafty!

BONUS DAY

THURSDAY, May 18, 2023

$50 (arrive Thursday night)

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YAR: Unplugged

Do you need some extra time away at Camp? Come on up on Thursday instead of Friday!  The Bonus Day focus is “YAR Unplugged,” spawning from the perceived need to rest, take a breath, shut off the noise, and spend time in God’s Word & creation with God’s people. 

For this “unplugged” Bonus Day, you will be offered the opportunity to disconnect from your phone, social media, screens, and news sources. While not mandatory, we would love to have you join us for a 24 hour technology cleanse.  We’re even planning an afternoon tea party to help with the “detox” process!  The cost for the Bonus Day is only an extra $50 and includes 1 bonus night, 3 bonus meals, bonus activities, and bonus time with friends.  

EPIC FUN

The leadership team is currently in planning mode for the 2023 epic fun events.  For now, take a look back at the epic events from the 2022 YAR Spring retreat.

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Laser Flag

We’re not going to tell you the details now, but you should definitely plan to bring some dark clothes and tennis shoes (eye black also encouraged!)

SAturday AFTERNOON:
FUNk

It’s like a 5k, but instead of putting the emphasis on the distance we put the focus on the FUN! Bring some clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and get ready for a crazy fun time.

SAturday NIGHT:
Senior Citizen Night

This year’s Saturday night dinner theme is “Senior Citizen Night.” Participation isn’t mandatory but is highly encouraged! Dress up as the older and wiser version of yourself (hit up your local Goodwill if you need to!). Walkers, canes, and gray hair encouraged.  Oh, and we’re throwing a Seniors Activity Party following dinner. As the kids like to say, “it’s gonna be lit!”

*Schedule subject to spontaneous improvement

PLAY
This weekend is filled to the brim with opportunities to have fun! Participate in epic activities, let out your competitive sports edge, play board games, sit around a campfire, or just relax in peace & quiet.
PLAY | PLĀ
engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
CONNECT
Created for community, an important reason for this weekend is the chance to connect with people. This may mean growing deeper with your current friends or establishing brand new friendships.
CON·NECT | KƏˈNEKT
bring together so a real link is established.
GROW
Along with the fun & fellowship, you can grow at your own pace. Be encouraged during chapel sessions, glean practical wisdom & insight during the mentor panel, go in-depth during the seminars, and process with peer small groups.  
GROW | G
cultivate; progress to maturity.

See more highlights in our photo albums!

2023 Speaker

SPEAKER:
Steve Treichler

We are thrilled to have “Trike” back at the Young Adult Retreat this year! Steve is the founding and the Senior Pastor of Hope Community Church. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota he came to the Twin Cities to go to the University of Minnesota. While a student at the U of M, Jesus Christ changed his life! After being involved with campus ministry as a student and then 5 years as a staff person, Steve decided to go into pastoral ministry/church planting and was the founding pastor of Hope Community Church in 1996. He is married to Carole, and has three children, David (and wife Brittany), Jonathan, and Calvin (married to Kennedy). He also is the owner(?) of a mischievous beagle, Dakota, the Wonder Beagle! In his free time he enjoys flyfishing, duck hunting, remodeling/woodworking, and hanging out with friends with a quality cigar.

WORSHIP LEADER:
Wade ANderson

We are excited to have Wade and his friend, John, lead us in worship this year!

YAR Leadership Team

This excellent team of young adults is working hard to prepare the best young adult retreat humanly possible.

Interested in being on the YAR TEAM?

Grow together.

Guest Reviews

"There are few other places in my life where I can so openly and easily discuss hard topics and dive into theology."
"The worship music, seminars, mentor panel, and chapel times really helped recenter me on God in the midst of a crazy spring. The messages challenged me to think in new ways and open up in deep conversation with my friends."
'I loved how inviting people were. Every group was willing to let new people in which I appreciated so much."

Pricing & Options

Weekend Retreat = Friday night arrival (no meals Friday) – Sunday

THURSDAY BONUS DAY = $40 additional – Thursday night arrival (no meals Thursday)

Early Bird Discount! = Save $20 by using the promo code “YARLYBIRD” when you register (must sign up by Feb 28th!)

REGULAR HOUSING
Cabin or Dorm Styles
$ 109 / Person
  • 2 Nights
  • 5 Meals
MARRIED HOUSING
Private Room
$ 119 / Person
  • 2 Nights
  • 5 Meals
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