YOUNG ADULT RETREAT //
May (18) 19-21, 2023
Play. Connect. Grow.
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
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!
THURSDAY, May 18, 2023
$50 (arrive Thursday night)
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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 | PLĀ
CON·NECT | KƏˈNEKT
GROW | GRŌ
See more highlights in our photo albums!
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.
Interested in being on the YAR TEAM?
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 HOUSINGCabin or Dorm Styles
MARRIED HOUSINGPrivate Room