Youth: Fall Retreat

Looking for an opportunity to grow closer to God and closer to others? 

Come be a part of Fall Retreat at Camp Challenge this October!

When: October 2nd-4th 
Where: Camp Challenge
Who: Open to 7th-12th grades
Cost: $175 (includes meals, lodging, and transportation)*
Registration is open now until September 20th!
The weekend will be focused around Romans 8:15 as we explore what it means to be a part of the Family of God. We will join at camp with other youth from around the state, but will stay in cabins with other Youth at the Crossing youth & leaders. Cabin groups will function as family units for the weekend, and will be in closer contact with one another. Outside of cabins, social distancing will be practiced and masks will be required. Please recognize that exposure to COVID-19 could be a potential risk should you choose to send your youth to participate for the weekend. We will do everything we can to keep our group safe, but want to be upfront about the limits on our ability to do so in an overnight setting. If you would like to see the full details regarding safety protocols that will be put in place, we are happy to share that with you.
Note: This opportunity will replace our tradition of attending the 365 Youth Convention in November. Indiana Ministries has made the decision to cancel 365 Youth Convention this year due to the large crowd and safety concerns.

We are planning to provide an option for transportation in cabin groups, or you may opt to arrange your own transportation to and from Camp Challenge. A health screening will be conducted prior during drop-off at the church (and/or upon drop-off at camp). If you know your youth will not pass the health screening, please do not bring them. Youth will not be admitted to camp if:

    • Anyone riding in the vehicle has a temperature greater than 100.3 °F
-OR- Camper answers yes to any of the following questions:

  • Have you or anyone in your household had COVID-19 symptoms* in the last 14 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household been in contact with anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms* or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

Have you traveled by air in the last 14 days?

To complete your registration, you must:
  1. Complete the Youth at the Crossing online registration form here.
  2. Complete a Medical Release Form for the 2020/2021 school year.
  3. Complete Camp Challenge registration form and waivers here.
  4. Pay your $175 payment online, or mail a check to:
Youth Fall Retreat

ATTN: Mollie Peslis

9111 Haverstick Road

Indianapolis, IN 46240

*If you need financial assistance, the Scholarship Application is also due September 20th. If funding is available, we will contact you regarding the status of your application.

Weekend Schedule...

Friday, Oct. 2nd

4:30-5:00pm: Registration/ Check-in / Head toward Camp Challenge

7:00pm: Free Time/ Settle in

7:30pm: Dinner

8:45pm: Session #1

9:45pm: Debrief

10:15pm: Late Night Activity

12:00am: Lights Out

Saturday, Oct. 3rd

9:00am: Breakfast

10:00am: Morning Worship/ Devo

10:45am: Silence and Solitude (Personal Devos)

11:30am: Game

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Breakout #1

1:40pm: Move to next Break out

1:45pm: Breakout #2

2:15pm: Free Time

5:30pm: Dinner

6:30pm: Group Activity

7:30pm: Free Time

8:00pm: Session #3

9:00pm: Small group debriefs

9:30pm: Late Night Activities

12:00am: Lights Out



Sunday, Oct. 4th

9:00am: Breakfast

10:00am: Clean up/ Pack up

10:30am: Silence and Solitude

10:45am: Session #4

12:00pm: Check out & head home