Youth Leaders’ Retreat Highlights & Benefits
—Benefits to the Camper
—Split-track sessions that allow youth leaders to choose which topics are most helpful to them.
—Sessions are taught by youth workers and pastors who are currently working with youth.
—The Youth Leader’s Brain online (four volumes)—notes and ideas from a decade of retreats, divided into several lobes which include Philosophy, Parents, Youth, Staff, Nitty Gritty, How To, Messages, Resources, Games, Activities, Skits, Stunts, Themes & Fundraising.
Benefits to the Church
—Re-energized youth staff—many groups bring all of their adult volunteers so that their youth workers have their own activity.
—Philosophy-based teaching—this retreat is not only about what to do in youth work but also why it should be done.
—Tracks for working with children through college and career singles.
—Tri-tip barbecue on Friday night.
—Give-aways galore—everybody goes home with something.
—Everyone shares what works for them.